FRISCO — Forward Ricardo Pepi has been included in USL League One's Team of the Week for Week 8 for his goal and performance in North Texas SC's 2-2 draw away to Lansing Ignite FC on Saturday.
Pepi returned to North Texas SC from international duty with the U-17 U.S. Men's National Team on Saturday as a halftime substitute for David Rodriguez. Pepi marked the occasion in style by curling a sensational freekick into the top corner of the goal to spark North Texas' late comeback against Lansing Ignite FC. His 83rd minute goal was his fifth in USL League One and put him back on top of the scoring charts. This is Pepi's third Team of the Week inclusion in just his third appearance--also being named to the League's best XI in Weeks 1 and 3.