PITTSBURGH (May 9, 2023) — Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC striker Albert Dikwa was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 9 of the season, the league announced this afternoon.
Dikwa scored both of the Hounds’ goals in the team’s 2-2 draw Friday night at Monterey Bay FC, which pulled him into a tie for the league lead with seven goals in 2023. The striker was his usual physical presence in the attacking areas of the field, winning a match-high four fouls and getting five touches inside the Monterey Bay box, which was the second-most in the match.
The 25-year-old striker from Cameroon also made some team history with his two-goal game. Dikwa now has 23 goals as a member of the Hounds, which moves him into the team’s all-time top 10 — one behind 2013 USL Pro MVP José Angulo for ninth on the list.
This is the second Team of the Week honor this season for Dikwa, who led the squad as Player of the Week after his first career hat trick in Week 2 of the season. To see the full Team of the Week, visit uslchampionship.com.
Dikwa and the Hounds are back in action tonight in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, where they will face the New England Revolution of MLS in a Round of 32 match at 7:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.