By: Herceny Del Cid
IRVINE, CA (May 6, 2014) – USL PRO named Orange County’s Rauwshan McKenzie to its Team of the Week for Week 7 of the 2014 season.
Despite the 2-1 loss against Sacramento FC, McKenzie had an incredible performance on defense. The Portland Timbers loanee prevented several goal scoring opportunities for Republic FC.
In addition, Allan Russell and Jiovanni Santana received Honorable Mentions in Week 7’s Team of the Week. Russell, after creeping behind the Sacramento defense, headed home a cross from Santana in the 48th minute for Orange County’s goal in the match.
USL PRO named Charleston Battery goalkeeper Odisnel Cooper the Player of the Week, after he recorded a pair of shutouts in the Battery’s two road wins during the weekend.
OC Blues FC is looking forward to return to Irvine and play in front of their home crowd in Week 8 of USL PRO, at Anteater Stadium on May 8th at 7:30PM as they face the Charlotte Eagles.
If you can’t make it to Anteater Stadium, you can watch the games via livestream, thanks to a new partnership between USL PRO and YouTube. Watch OC Blues FC versus Charlotte Eagles live, for free, on the OC Blues FC YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/ocbluesfc)
USL PRO Team of the Week
|GK||Odisnel Cooper||Charleston||Recorded eight saves in two shutouts wins for Battery|
|D||Rauwshan McKenzie||Orange County||Solid performance for Blues despite loss in Sacramento|
|D||Ashani Fairclough||Wilmington||Limited Rochester’s chances in scoreless draw|
|D||Kyle Hoffer||Rochester||Standout performances as Rhinos claimed two road draws|
|M||Bradlee Baladez||Arizona||Had game-winning goal as United defeated Charlotte|
|M||Kevin Molino||Orlando||Pair of assists were integral to Lions victory against Energy|
|M||George Davis IV||Richmond||Late equalizer earned Kickers draw with Rochester|
|M||Kadeem Dacres||Arizona||Opened scoring and threatened often against Eagles|
|F||Omar Salgado||Charleston||Two goals in two Battery victories in Harrisburg, Dayton|
|F||Dennis Chin||Orlando||Pair of goals led Lions to victory against Energy|
|F||Adam Jahn||Sacramento||Had game-winner as Republic FC took first home win|
Honorable Mention – Arizona: Matt Kassel, Scott Morrison; Charleston: Andre Lewis, Mamadou Diouf; Charlotte: Drew Yates, Jorge Herrera;Dayton: Ryan Finley, Aaron Schoenfeld; Harrisburg: Yann Ekra; Oklahoma City: Philip Lund, Kyle Greig; Orange County: Allan Russell, Jiovanni Santana; Orlando: Yordany Alvarez, Justin Clark; Richmond: Conor Shanosky, Collin Martin; Rochester: John McCarthy, Tyler Rosenlund;Sacramento: Thomas Stewart, Nemanja Vukovic; Wilmington: Quillan Roberts, Tom Parratt.