L.A. BLUES: Chijindu is USL Pro POW

Chukwudi Chijindu's two-goal-plus-assist performance in the L.A. Blues' 3-0 victory Sunday at Pittsburgh was honored with the USL Pro's Player of the Week award.

The forward from Fontana, on loan from Chivas USA, netted his second and third goals of the campaign as the Blues (5-2-2) opened a seven-point lead atop the third-tier league's National Division.

Forward Jhonatan Bravo, who scored in Friday's 1-1 draw at Dayton, also made the USL Pro Team of the Week. Orlando City's Max Griffin, from Palmdale; former Galaxy defender Troy Roberts, with Rochester; and short-lived Blues defender Gareth Evans, with Wilmington, also made the week's-best team.