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Ronaldo Damus and Matt Mahoney Named to Team of the Week for Week 9

May 7, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC News Release

Colorado Springs, CO - The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and the USL Championship officially announced today that Ronaldo Damus and Matt Mahoney have been named to Team of the Week for week 9 of the 2024 season, presented by Konami eFootball.

Matt Mahoney has now won Team of the Week twice in the 2024 USL Championship regular season. Last Saturday, Mahoney won 2 of 2 tackles, and 8 of 11 aerial duels and made three interceptions, seven clearances, and eight recoveries. With his impeccable defensive skills, he was able to secure the Switchbacks' win without El Paso scoring at all.

Ronaldo Damus had an incredible game last Saturday against El Paso Locomotive. This forward scored both goals for the game and had four shots on target.

In the 21', #2 Koa Santos ran up the right farside on the pitch in the attacking zone, crossing the ball to Damus. Damus had a quick touch on the ball and then rocketed the ball into the back of the net, giving the Switchbacks their first goal of the night.

Then in the 88', a penalty was conceded by El Paso player Eric Calvillo and was won by Switchbacks player #20 Yosuke Hanya. Due to this penalty happening in the 18, the Switchbacks were awarded a penalty kick. Damus calmly took the position and struck the ball toward the left of the net, while El Paso's goalkeeper leaped to the right. With Damus getting the second goal of the night, it had secured the Switchbacks' second win of the 2024 season.

The Switchbacks have a double match this upcoming week. The team heads to New York to play in the Open Cup on Wednesday, May 8th with kickoff at 5:30 pm MT. Then the Switchbacks head to Connecticut to play Hartford Athletic on Saturday, May 11th at 5:00 pm MT. Mark your calendars for May 17th as the Switchbacks return to Weidner Field to battle Rhode Island FC for Armed Forces night! For tickets to that match, and all others, head HERE.

USL Championship Team of the Week - Week 9

GK - Nate Steinwascher, Detroit City FC

D - Junior Etou, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

D - Matt Mahoney, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

D - Abdi Mohamed, New Mexico United

M - Jorge Hernandez, San Antonio FC

M - Jack Blake, Indy Eleven

M - Chris Allan, Charleston Battery

M - Enzo Martinez, Birmingham Legion FC

F - Marlon Santos, Memphis 901 FC - Player of the Week

F - Ronaldo Damus, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC

F - Daniel Bruce, New Mexico United

Coach - Stephen Glass, Memphis 901 FC

Bench - Adam Grinwis (CHS), Adrian Diz Pe (IND), Bura Nogueira (SA), Tyler Pasher (BHM), Dylan Borczak (MEM), Phillip Goodrum (TUL), Stefano Pinho (BHM)

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