FRISCO – After his first professional hat trick last week on loan, Jesus Ferreira has been named the USL Player of the Week.
The FCD Homegrown also made club history with Tulsa Roughnecks FC, becoming their first player in franchise history to score three in a game.
Though the Roughnecks played to a 4-4 draw against Seattle Sounders FC 2 on Wednesday, Ferreira almost single-handedly had his club sitting pretty entering the final half hour, holding a 4-1 lead.
He first found the net in the 16th minute off of a through ball from Nemanja Vukovic. Ferreira found some space between the two Seattle center backs and finished the ball in the bottom corner.
His second goal of the night for Ferreira was a header in the 54th minute. He slipped behind his man and was able to get a free header off from six yards to give Tulsa a 3-1 lead.
Ferreira completed his hat trick just two minutes later, taking a pass at the top of the 18-yard box and splitting two defenders off of a nifty first touch and again tucked the ball away in the bottom right corner.
In 12 games while on loan this season, the 17-year-old has six goals on 18 shots. He is the second FCD player to be named USL Player of the Week after Adonijah Reid earned the title after his first professional hat trick in Week 15.