Connect with us

Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Hounds forward Albert Dikwa earns USL Championship Player of the Week honors

Photo Courtesy Detroit City FC

From Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC / USL Championship report

Riverhounds SC forward Albert Dikwa was named the USL Championship Player of the Week, presented by Konami eFootball, the league announced this afternoon.

Dikwa had two goals and an assist in last Saturday’s 4-3 win on the road at FC Tulsa, which maintained the Hounds’ undefeated start to the season and, at 4-0-1, gave the team its best five-game start to a season in club history.

Dikwa scored the game’s opening goal just six minutes into the match, the fastest goal for the Hounds this season. After recording an assist on Alex Dixon’s first-half goal, Dikwa scored again in the 60th minute to give the Hounds a 4-1 lead before Tulsa mounted a late comeback attempt.

The game was the first multi-goal game as a professional for Dikwa, a 24-year-old native of Cameroon. Already this season, his third with the Hounds, he has set career marks for goals (four) and points (10 — four goals, two assists) in just one month of play.

As Player of the Week, Dikwa also will be part of the USL Championship Team of the Week for Week 5, which will be announced later this afternoon. He is the second Hounds player to win Player of the Week in 2022, joining Dane Kelly, who won the honor in Week 1.

The Hounds are aiming to extend their undefeated streak on the road again this weekend, when they travel to face Las Vegas Lights FC at 7 p.m. Saturday. That game will be shown on 22 The Point (WPNT) in Pittsburgh and streamed on ESPN+.

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

Riverhounds MF Danny Griffin

Subscribe to PGH Soccer Now

Enter your email address to subscribe to PGH Soccer Now and receive notifications of new posts by email.

More in Pittsburgh Riverhounds