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Korrio Player to Watch for May: Roque Lopez excels at club, high school & international levels

Like his female counterpart Midge Purce, Roque Lopez has earned this month’s Korrio Player to Watch award by virtue of steady improvement and success at increasingly challenging levels of play, having risen from FC Frederick’s Under-17 Premier side to Real Maryland’s Super Y-League U-16 squad and most recently, the Puerto Rico U-20 National Team.

An attacking playmaker for his FC Frederick team, Lopez was asked to play center back in his Super Y team’s 4-4-2 formation by Real Maryland coach David Edlow, and the Puerto Rican-born youth adapted to the new role seamlessly, defending well, reading the game intelligently and starting attacks with precise passing out of the back.

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