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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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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)