USL League One announced on Thursday that North Texas SC midfielder Arturo Rodriguez has been voted the 2019 USL League One Young Player of the Year.
The 20-year-old produced a great first professional season with North Texas with a league-leading 10 assists before earning League One Final MVP honors as he scored the game-winning goal against Greenville Triumph SC.
The FC Dallas academy alum received 35 percent of the vote to receive the award ahead of North Texas SC teammate Ronaldo Damus, who finished second on 29 percent. Toronto FC II’s Jordan Perruzza and North Texas SC’s Ricardo Pepi finished tied for third on 12 percent as six players overall received votes for the award.
Rodriguez was the lone North Texas player to appear in every game of the season. In addition to recording 10 assists, Rodriguez also tallied seven goals in the regular season and led League One with 72 chances created, 52 of which came from open play.