Argentine midfielder Walter Gaitan debuted in USL Pro with three goals and an assist as the L.A. Blues opened with wins in Puerto Rico and Antigua. On Monday, he was named the third-tier league's player of the week.
Gaitan scored a goal and assisted another in the Blues' 3-0 victory Friday at Sevilla FC Puerto Rico, and he scored both Blues goals in a 2-1 comeback win Sunday at Antigua Barracuda FC. L.A. closes its four-game Caribbean trip with matches Wednesday against Puerto Rico United and Saturday vs. River Plate Puerto Rico, both in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
Blues center back Nelson Akwari was selected for USL Pro's team of the week.