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Houston Dynamo homegrown Memo Rodriguez snatches MLS Goal of Week

Jul 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez (18) attempts to get control of the ball away from Montreal Impact defender Laurent Ciman (23) during the second half at BBVA Compass Stadium. (Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports)

Houston – Houston Dynamo homegrown player Memo Rodriguez won Major League Soccer’s Goal of the Week award for scoring against the Montreal Impact with a golazo key to his team’s Week 2 victory.

In the 36th minute, Rodriguez ripped a left-footed strike into Montreal’s net – opening up the scoreboard for La Naranja and tying the game. The Dynamo went on to win the game 2-1.

Rodriguez scored against Montreal in a similar manner in 2017, blasting the ball from at least 20 yards during his first MLS appearance after re-signing with the Dynamo after they waived him in 2015.

“It’s a good honor to be nominated for goal of the week,” Rodriguez said after training earlier this week, before finding out he had won. “Hopefully I will win, and hopefully there are more to come and we keep improving every day.” 

The attacking midfielder said his goal came as a result of hard work and practicing similar shots over  – scoring was the cherry on top. He also gave due credit to his team members for the goal.

Rodriguez is a true Dynamo product, having passed through each level of the Houston Dynamo Academy development process from the academy to the second-tier Rio Grande Valley FC Toros, and finally to the MLS team.

The Dynamo will look for their second home win when they host the Vancouver Whitecaps at 3 p.m. ET Saturday.

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