TAMPA, Fla — After a four-goal week in which he helped his team win their first two matches of the season, Des Moines Menace forward Kino Ryosuke has been named PDL Player of the Week in Week 4.
Ryosuke contributed greatly to each of the Menace’s two victories. The forward tallied two goals in the team’s opening win against WSA Winnipeg - including the opening game-winner - before recording another two days later, again including the game-winning second goal, in the team’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Lions.
Here’s a full look at the PDL National Team of the Week in Week 4.
GK - Dayne St. Clair, New York Red Bulls U23: In his debut action on the season, St. Clair was fantastic for the Red Bulls U23 in goal, securing the team’s first shutout of the season and third-straight win.
D - Ebenezer Ackon, Lansing United: While helping Lansing earn a big rivalry victory over the Michigan Bucks, Ackon went 90 minutes in defense and aided in keeping a clean sheet.
D - Roy Boateng, San Francisco Glens SC: As Glens SC secured their first PDL victory, Boateng was again strong in defense to help the team also secure its first shutout.
D - Tyler Botte, Long Island Rough Riders: In the Rough Riders second-consecutive shutout, Botte went a full 90 minutes to help the club stay perfect on the season.
M - Matteo Polisi, TSS FC Rovers: In a win and incredible come-from-behind draw for the Rovers, Polisi went 135 minutes, scoring both goals of the 2-2 draw against Sounders FC U23.
M - Jackson Dietrich, Dayton Dutch Lions: Aside from an amazing, game-winning Goal of the Week-nominee free kick, Dietrich scored three total goals in the Dutch Lions two victories this week.
M - Matt Dorsey, Brazos Valley Cavalry F.C.: While starting each of Brazos Valley’s win and draw this past week, Dorsey contributed a goal while controlling midfield play effectively.
M - Miguel Timm, Myrtle Beach Mutiny: In a draw and win for the Mutiny, Timm recorded an assist and a goal that contributed directly to his team’s four points on the week.
F - Kino Ryosuke, Des Moines Menace: Kinoshita lead all goal-scorers this week in the Menace’s two season-opening wins, striking four times to boost himself into the Golden Boot chase.
F - Moses Danto, Calgary Foothills FC: In Calgary’s 3-1 win over the Timbers U23, Danto contributed to all three goals, taking two for himself while contributing an assist on one in-between.
F - Dion Dozzell, West Virginia Chaos: After a goal and an assist in the Chaos’ 3-1 win over Cincinnati, Dozzell scored two more and assisted a second in the team’s draw against the Otters to cap a huge week.