PITTSBURGH (August 11, 2020) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC midfielder Robbie Mertz has been named to USL Championship Team of the Week, presented by Cleer Audio, following the club’s 4-1 victory against New York Red Bulls II on Aug. 8 at Highmark Stadium.
Mertz posted two goals in the showdown, one coming via penalty kick in the 3rd minute and the second occurring on a play during the 61st minute in that the Pittsburgh native crashed the net and slotted home a loose ball in-close.
In his second season for the Hounds, Mertz has recorded three goals and one assist for seven points. His three tallies, as well as six chances created, rank second most on the team.
In addition, Ropapa Mensah has been named to the Team of the Week bench after scoring a goal against New York this past Saturday. The striker blasted home a shot from the top of the 18-yard box in the 65th minute. Through six games played this season, the Accra, Ghana native has six points (two goals and two assists).
Riverhounds SC will be back in action on Saturday, as the club travels to Indy Eleven. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium, and the match will be televised locally on 22 The Point.
For more information on Team of the Week for Week 7, visit uslchampionship.com.
HOUNDS NAMED TO TEAM OF THE WEEK:
Jordan Dover: Week 3 – July 14
Robbie Mertz: Week 3 – July 14
Kenardo Forbes: Week 4 – July 21
Danny Griffin: Week 4 – July 21
Kenardo Forbes: Week 6 – Aug. 4
Robbie Mertz: Week 7 – Aug. 11