SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Earthquakes forward Cade Cowell has been selected to Major League Soccer’s Team of the Week for Week 2 after tallying a goal and the game-winning assist in last Saturday’s 3-1 win over FC Dallas.
Cowell’s goal was one of four league-wide nominated for MLS Goal of the Week and his assist was named Pass of the Week by MLSsoccer.com‘s Matthew Doyle.
Cowell, 17, is the youngest player to earn MLS Team of the Week honors so far this season.
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES MIDFIELDER CARLOS FIERRO
On Cade Cowell’s development and what to expect from him in 2021:
“I think he is one of the best players on our team. He is very young. There is still much for him to learn, but as you’ve seen, he can compete with bigger players. He is going step by step in getting experience. With his speed and his desire, he has helped the team by scoring and assisting. I can see him joining a big club in Europe.”
SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES GOALKEEPER JT MARCINKOWSKI
On Cade Cowell’s performance Saturday:
“Definitely not surprised [about his performance]. I think it’s been some time coming. I think his improvements over the last two years have been leaps and bounds, and I think you saw it today. There is so much there and there is so much potential still. He’s nowhere close to how good he can be, which is great for us because he is going to keep getting better. Even these past two months, and especially this offseason, his improvements have been huge. He’s a really great kid, we’re all so happy for him, and really just looking forward to more.”