Cortez Hat Trick Leads to USL Player of the Week Honors

Photographer name: Michael Rincon Home team name: Phoenix Rising FC Away team name: OKC Energy FC Shoot date: 3/24/2018 Location: Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Photo courtesy Michael Rincon 

Phoenix Rising forward Chris Cortez was named the USL Player of the Week for Week 2 of the 2018 USL season. Cortez scored three goals and notched an assist in Phoenix Risingโ€™s 4-1 win over OKC Energy FC.

Cortezโ€™s goals came in the 45th and 83rd minutes as well as in stoppage time. Cortez also rovided the assist for Solomon Asanteโ€™s SportsCenter Top 10 worthy highlight goal in the 28th minute. Cortez became the second different player this season to receive a league honor following Asanteโ€™s Team of the Week Honorable Mention in Week 1.

Phoenix Rising FC is back in league action on the road on Saturday against Reno 1868 FC.