Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lower Division Five Stars - Round 9

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A weekly list of the top five players or performances of each round in NASL, USL Pro and MLS Reserves in all competitions, including the US Open Cup Third Round…

ROUND NINE (May 27-June 2)

Player – Club (5 Star Selections)

Blake Brettschneider – Rochester Rhinos
Tallied a goal and an assist to pull the Rhinos even twice in a 2-2 draw against the Blues. It marked the first time this season in 10 games that the team scored more than one goal.

Andriy Budnyy – VSI Tampa Bay
Scored a pair of goals as the team jumped to a 4-1 lead in a 4-4 draw versus the Timbers Reserves.

Dom Dwyer – Orlando City (5) 
Back among the Five Stars, Dwyer scored the game-winner and added an insurance tally in the Lion’s 3-1 Open Cup upset win over the Colorado Rapids Tuesday.

Diego Restrepo – Tampa Bay Rowdies
Stopped a penalty in a 1-0 Open Cup upset win over the visiting Seattle Sounders Tuesday and registered another upset across the continent Sunday in Edmonton for a scoreless draw.

Zach Schilawski – Carolina RailHawks (2) 
Set up both goals in the club’s 2-0 upset Open Cup win over the Galaxy Wednesday.

Close but not quite: Jose Angulo (Pittsburgh); Chris Cortez (LA Blues); Aaron Wheeler (Harrisburg)

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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)
Eight: Pablo Campos (Minnesota); Chris Cortez (LA Blues); Bilal Duckett (Rochester); Georgi Histov (TB Rowdies); Jorge Herrera (Charlote)