PITTSBURGH (May 1, 2018) – Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC defender Tobi Adewole has been named to USL Team of the Week for a second time this season after helping the Hounds to their fifth shutout and third straight win at home this past weekend.
Defeating Atlanta United 2, 1-nil, the Pittsburgh defense was suffocating, allowing zero shots on goal despite the visitors holding a 60-40 edge in possession. Adewole led the way with a team-high eight clearances in addition to three tackles, two interceptions and an 8-for-13 success rate on aerial duels.
Entering his sophomore campaign, Adewole has anchored the Hounds central defense to tie for the league lead in shutouts with five. He leads the club with 41 clearances and 14 interceptions, while also being one of only three Hounds players to have played in every minute so far this season (540 minutes total).
The accolade marks the fourth straight week a Hound has been named to USL Team of the Week, as Adewole follows up Thomas Vancaeyezeele (Week 6), his own nomination in Week 5 and Neco Brett (Week 4 – Player of the Week).
In addition, midfielder Christiano François earned a spot on the Team of the Week bench for his assist on Brett’s game-winning goal against Atlanta.
Fresh off an unbeaten April and in the midst of a six-game unbeaten streak, Riverhounds SC hits the road for its second meeting against Toronto FC II this season on Saturday, May 5. The match will kick off at 6 p.m. and take place at Marina Auto Stadium in Rochester, New York. Fans can catch all the action live on Pittsburgh’s CW.
For more information on the USL Team of the Week for Week 7, visit USLsoccer.com.
HOUNDS NAMED TO TEAM OF THE WEEK
Tobi Adewole: Week 7 – May 1
Thomas Vancaeyezeele: Week 6 – April 24
Tobi Adewole: Week 5 – April 17
Neco Brett: Week 4 – April 10 (Player of the Week)