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Hoffman Named PDL Player of the Week
Scored five goals in three games for Orange County Blue Star

USL News Release

Thursday, June 16, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues today announced the USL Premier Development League Team of the Week for Week 7 of the season, honoring Orange County Blue Star midfielder Chandler Hoffman after his five goals in three games helped his side complete a perfect three-game road trip and move back into the playoff race in the Western Conference’s Southwest Division.

Hoffman opened the week with a hat trick in a 5-2 win against the LA Blues 23 and then added a goal apiece in Blue Star’s victories against the Ogden Outlaws and BYU Cougars.

The Thunder Bay Chill’s Brandon Swartzendruber also had a big week, scoring three goals in two games against the Des Moines Menace. He was joined in the Team of the Week’s attack by the Carolina Dynamo’s Robbie Lovejoy, who scored twice as his side rallied for a 3-2 victory on the road against the West Virginia Chaos, and New Orleans’ Patrick Mullins, who had both goals in the Jesters’ 2-1 win against the Mississippi Brilla.

Chivas El Paso’s Jorge Muniz was named as the Team of the Week’s goalkeeper, beating out strong competition as he saved two penalty kicks in the Patriots’ 1-0 victory against West Texas United, while a pair of midfielders who struck game-winning goals were also selected as Brandon Chagnard gave his side a 1-0 victory in Laredo and 16-year-old Nicolas Russo scored the only goal in the Central Florida Kraze’s 1-0 win against FC Jax.

 

USL Premier Development League Team of the Week

Pos

Player 

Team

Highlights

GK

Jorge Muniz

El Paso

Made two penalty saves as the Patriots earned a 1-0 victory

D

Wes Knight

Vancouver

Had an assist and was solid as the Whitecaps defeated Portland

D

Konnor Macnamara

Toronto

Strong in the center as the Lynx shut out Hamilton

D

Danny Kramer

Long Island

Played key defensive role as Rough Riders handed Reading first loss

M

Chandler Hoffman

Orange County

Scored five goals in three games on big Blue Star road trip

M

Brandon Chagnard

Baton Rouge

Struck in injury time to give Capitals win against Laredo

M

Marshall Kosaka

North Sound

Scored twice to help SeaWolves to their first win of the season

M

Nicolas Russo

Central Florida

16-year-old scored late to move Kraze within one point of division lead

F

Brandon Swartzendruber

Thunder Bay

Scored three goals in two games against Des Moines

F

Patrick Mullins

New Orleans

Pair of goals lifted Jesters to victory against Mississippi

F

Robbie Lovejoy

Carolina

Two goals helped Dynamo rally to victory against West Virginia

 

Honorable Mention: Abbotsford – Danfi Parker; BYU – James Bindrup; Central Florida – Keneil Baker; El Paso – Omar Tena; FC London – Carl Haworth; Jersey – Ryan Meara, Pila Legobang; LA Blues 23 – Tony Sandoval; Laredo – Greg Mulamba; Long Island – Keith Detelj; Michigan – Kenny Uzoigwe; Mississippi – Moses Aduby; New Orleans – Paris Simmons; Northern Virginia – Robert Burke, Ahmed Sheta; Orange County – Fernando Monge, Sam Chappell; Portland U23s – Miles Byass, Brent Richards; Real Maryland – Travis Pittman; Schulz Academy – William Suedois; Southern California – Ryan Shaw; Vancouver – Long Tan; Virginia Beach – Thiago Silva; Westchester – Greg Cumpstone, Jake Keegan, Dan Panchano; West Virginia – Richard Isberner.
 

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