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Jennings, Bodily Named to Team of the Week

April 16, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla - The USL Championship revealed the Team of the Week for Week 6 of the 2024 regular season on Tuesday, with Tampa Bay Rowdies forward Cal Jennings and midfielder Blake Bodily both earning spots following stellar showings in the squad's 5-2 win over Miami FC last week.

Tampa Bay's Joshua Pérez also earned a spot on the Team of the Week bench for his two assists in the result against Miami. Pérez now leads the Rowdies with three assists on the year.

Jennings continued his hot start to the season with one tally in each half in Miami. After hitting the woodwork with a clever chip early in the match, Jennings eventually found the back of the net with a headed effort in front of goal off of a cross from Bodily. Jennings completed his brace in the 52nd minute, finishing off a counterattack generated by Pérez. The 26-year-old attacker currently leads the Rowdies with four goals through the first five matches of the season.

In addition to his assist on Jennings' first-half goal, Bodily also netted his first goal for the Rowdies. A newcomer to the squad this season, Bodily extended Tampa Bay's lead with a left-footed rocket from the left edge of the box deep in added time of the first half. Bodily joined the Rowdies in the offseason following a career-best season with San Diego Loyal in which he posted five goals and nine assists.

The Rowdies return to action this Saturday, April 20 in a matchup with El Paso Locomotive FC at Al Lang Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET and tickets can be purchased at

USL Championship Team of the Week - Week 6

GK - Jackson Lee, Rhode Island FC: The Australian earned a second consecutive selection as he posted a three-save shutout that included a key double-save in the second half to earn RIFC a 0-0 draw with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.

D - Carlos Guzman, Monterey Bay F.C.: The Mexican veteran notched a pair of assists in Monterey Bay's 3-1 victory against Las Vegas Lights FC on Saturday night while completing 56 of 67 passes and winning 4 of 4 tackles and 9 of 15 overall duels.

D - John Stenberg, Phoenix Rising FC: The Swedish center back scored the only goal in Phoenix's 1-0 victory against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and was solid defensively, winning 3 of 3 tackles and 4 of 4 aerial duels.

D - Kwame Awuah, Loudoun United FC: The Canadian recorded the assist on Loudoun's opening goal and completed 29 of 38 passes overall while making seven recoveries, three interceptions and winning 5 of 9 duels.

M - Blake Bodily, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Bodily recorded a goal and assist in the Rowdies' 5-2 victory against Miami FC on Thursday night and notched three chances created while completing 24 of 29 passes overall.

M - Rodrigo Lopez, Sacramento Republic FC: The veteran midfielder scored his first goal of the season and had five shots and two chances created while completing 78 of 93 passes in Sacramento's 1-1 draw against FC Tulsa on Saturday night.

M - Florian Valot, Loudoun United FC: The French veteran provided the assist on Loudoun's game-winning goal and had two chances created overall while completing 56 of 66 passes, winning 3 of 3 tackles and making 14 recoveries defensively.

M - Emilio Ycaza, Charleston Battery: Ycaza played the full 180 minutes across Charleston's two victories on the week and had a goal and assist in the side's win at Indy Eleven while recording seven chances created across the two games.

F - Johnny Rodriguez, Oakland Roots SC: Rodriguez scored a pair of goals in the opening six minutes of the second half to rally Roots to a 3-2 victory against El Paso Locomotive FC on Saturday night and become the club's all-time leading goalscorer.

F - Cal Jennings, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Jennings scored a pair of goals and hit the woodwork in Tampa Bay's 5-2 victory against in-state rival Miami FC on Thursday night while recording six shots and three shots on target overall.

F - Nick Markanich, Charleston Battery: The 24-year-old continued his stellar start to the season, recording three goals and one assist while recording seven shots and four shots on target across victories against Louisville City FC and Indy Eleven to keep the Battery undefeated.

Coach - Ben Pirmann, Charleston Battery: Pirmann's side had a two-win week, first defeating Louisville City FC in a rematch of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2023 USL Championship Playoffs before heading on the road to defeat Indy Eleven to remain undefeated this season.

Bench: Duran Ferree (OC), Niall Logue (OAK), Patrick Seagrist (TUL), Ezra Armstrong (NC), Memo Diaz (OAK), Joshua Pérez (TBR), MD Myers (CHS)

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