Richie Ledezma’s season has been filled with frustration due to several injuries at PSV, but the American ended his competitive schedule on a major high note in Sunday’s Eredivisie finale.
Ledezma scored his first senior goal for PSV in a 2-1 road win over PEC Zwolle, giving the attacking midfielder major confidence heading into the 2022-23 campaign. The 21-year-old was reduced to only five league appearances due to a serious knee injury suffered in 2020, mainly featuring for Jong PSV in the Eerste Divisie.
Ledezma came off of the bench in the 69th minute of Sunday’s season finale and needed only four minutes to propel PSV in front at MACPARK Stadium. Jordan Teze played a through ball upfield for Ledezma to race onto, before the substitute drilled a low shot into the bottom-left corner.
It was Ledezma’s eighth-career goal in the Netherlands and his second between PSV and Jong PSV this season. Ledezma finished the match with a match-high two drawn fouls, while he also won five of his seven duels and made one interception.
Ledezma, who has earned one cap for the USMNT, now enters his offseason ahead of this summer’s Dutch Super Cup against PSV in late-July.