Thursday, May 30, 2013

Lower Division Five Stars – Round 8

A weekly list of the top five players or performances of each round in NASL, USL Pro and MLS Reserves in all competitions - this week featuring the Second Round of US Open Cup along with league play…

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ROUND SEVEN (May 20-26)

Player – Club (5 Star Selections)

Pablo Campos – Minnesota United 
Set up the go-ahead goal and game-winner in a 3-2 road victory against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Chris Cortez – LA Blues 
Tallied two goals and an assist to lead Blues over visiting Charlotte, handing the Eagles their first loss.

Bilal Duckett – Rochester Rhinos
The defender, on loan from New England, scored the 1-0 game-winner against visiting GPS Portland in US Open Cup and helped lead Rhinos to scoreless draw against Charleston.

Georgi Hristov – Tampa Bay Rowdies
Scored both goals, one via penalty, in a 2-1 road victory in the US Open Cup against USL Pro VSI Tampa Bay and scored both goals in a 3-2 home loss to Minnesota United

Jorge Herrera – Charlotte Eagles
Scored two goals, one from the spot, in 3-0 win over visiting Sounders U23 in US Open Cup and two more, one via penalty, in 4-3 loss on the road versus LA Blues.

Close but not quite: Joseph Madigan (Dayton); Joseph Ngwenya (Richmond); Shay Spitz (LA Blues); Scott Morrison (Phoenix)

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Previous Weeks: 

One: Andre Akpan (NYRB Reserves); Akira Fitzgerald (Carolina); Kevin Molino (Orlando); Devon Sandoval (RSL Reserves); Jose Valencia (Timbers Reserves)
Two: Tommy Heinemann (Whitecaps Reserves); Cory Miller (LA Blues); Brian Shriver (Carolina); Casey Townsend (Richmond); Carl Woszcynski (LA Blues)
Three: Christhian Hernandez (Harrisburg); Pedro Mendes (Atlanta): Luke Mulholland (TB Rowdies); Michael Nanchoff (Timbers Reserves); Jamie Watson (Orlando)
Four: Jordan Allen (RSL Reserves); Mike Azira (Charleston); Dom Dwyer (Orlando City); Yann Ekra (Harrisburg); Lance Laing (Edmonton)
Five: Hans Denissen (San Antonio); Dom Dwyer (Orlando City); Shaun Francis (Charlotte); Andrew Marshall (Pittsburgh) Maicon Santos (Fire Reserves)
Six: Jose Angulo (Pittsburgh); Dom Dwyer (Orlando City); Kekutah Manneh (Whitecaps Reserves); Joseph Ngwenya (Richmond); Zack Schilawski (Carolina)
Seven: Simone Bracalello (Minnesota); Dom Dwyer (Orlando City); Shaun Francis (Charlotte); Jason Johnson (Dynamo Reserves); Tjeerd Westdjik (Dayton)