Following a big 1-0 victory over the league leading Carolina RailHawks, Yohandry Orozco, who scored the game's only goal, was named North American Soccer League Player of the Week. He's the second New York player to be named this season (Juan Arango in Week One), and he's rightfully ecstatic about the match, and his performance:
"I’m thrilled about this accomplishment, and I feel humbled and thankful for the opportunity that Giovanni Savarese has given me. Scoring the winning goal against the league leader was not only special for me, but also important for our team because we were able to secure three more points in the standings. This only makes me feel like I want to continue to work hard to help bring more victories to the Cosmos."
Meanwhile, Head Coach Gio Savarese had the following to say about his countryman's performance:
"I would like to be the first one to congratulate Yohandry because he has worked very hard since arriving to the Cosmos and has showed his commitment and determination to reach his full potential. The coaching staff felt that he was ready to contribute to the team this week and during our game against Carolina, he definitely showed what he is capable of doing."
After watching the first few matches of the season, Orozco has looked like the player that most of us hoped he'd be when he signed. Hopefully, he keeps the good performances coming, because if he does, New York is going to be a tough team to beat.