Claudio Munoz was named to the USL Team of the Week for his role in Tulsa's 2-1 win over San Antonio FC.
The Tulsa Roughnecks FC picked up its second straight home victory last Saturday with a hard-fought 2-1 win over in-form San Antonio FC, and today, defender Claudio Munoz was recognized for his role in the result. Munoz was named to the USL Team of the Week that was announced by the league office.
It is the first time that the former Chilean National Team defender has received a spot on the Team of the Week.
Munoz turned in a strong performance on the Roughnecks backline in Saturday’s victory over San Antonio. He had five interceptions, five clearances and three tackes. He also won 10 of 12 duels during the match.
The win marked the first time that TRFC had defeated San Antonio FC during a regular season match. The two teams played to a draw earlier this year.
The complete USL Team of the Week is below.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Maxime Crepeau, Ottawa Fury FC: Crepeau recorded his league-leading 13th shutout of the season – tying the USL single-season record – with a five-save performance in Fury FC’s 2-0 win against the Richmond Kickers.
D – Paco Craig, Louisville City FC: Craig recorded assists on both of Louisville’s goals in the club’s 2-2 draw on the road in Pittsburgh and recorded 10 clearances while winning seven of 10 duels in two games over the week.
D – Claudio Munoz, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Munoz had a stellar game at the back as the Roughnecks defeated San Antonio FC 2-1. It is the first time that the former Chilean National Team defender has received a spot on the USL Team of the Week.
D – Walker Hume, Orange County SC: Hume helped Orange County record a road shutout victory in Fresno with 10 clearances and three interceptions while also winning 11 of 17 duels overall.
M – Eric Calvillo, Reno 1868 FC: Calvillo’s first goal for 1868 FC was the game-winner as the side moved back into the playoff positions with a 1-0 victory against the LA Galaxy II on Saturday night at Greater Nevada Field.
M – Tsubasa Endoh, Toronto FC II: Endoh scored four goals across Toronto’s two-game road trip, including the first hat trick of his career on Sunday evening against FC Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium.
M – Emmanuel Ledesma, FC Cincinnati: Ledesma recorded four assists over two games during the week, including three helpers on Sunday against Toronto FC II that saw him claim the USL single-season record for assists.
M – Zac Portillos, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Portillos put in a strong two-way performance down the left for Tampa Bay, recording two key passes, winning seven of eight duels and completing 35 of 42 passes in the Rowdies’ 1-0 win against ATL UTD 2.
M – Corben Bone, FC Cincinnati: Bone recorded three goals across two games, including scoring twice in FCC’s late rally against Toronto FC II on Sunday evening, to keep the club’s winning streak alive at seven games.
F – Daniel Rios, North Carolina FC: Rios scored the lone goal as North Carolina took a crucial victory in its bid for a place in the USL Cup Playoffs on the road against Penn FC on Sunday evening.
F – Chris Cortez, Phoenix Rising FC: Cortez was active all game in Phoenix’s victory against Seattle Sounders FC 2, finishing with five shots and two key passes while notching the game-winner in Rising FC’s 1-0 win.
Bench: Carl Woszczynski (PHX), Kyle Venter (PEN), Wal Fall (STL), Callum Ross (OKC), Maikel Chang (SLC), Renzo Zambrano (POR), Andreas Ivan (NY)