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Philadelphians Abroad

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Bobby Convey scored his first goal in a Kansas City uniform Saturday, but his team still fell short in the end.

Convey made a nice run into the box in the first half against Chicago, picked up a pass from Roger Espinosa, and right-footed a slow ball into the net for his 31st goal in MLS. He has scored in all nine of his MLS seasons.

Elsewhere among Philadelphians in the pros, Seattle center back Jeff Parke was dominant in a 2-0 win over Dallas on Wednesday. Dallas speedster Fabian Castillo was flying past Seattle defenders left and right, but Parke’s excellent positioning and smart, strong play bailed his team out time and time again. On Saturday though, he was caught arguing for an offsides call against Real Salt Lake, and Fabian Espindola exploited it by cutting past Parke and taking a lofted through ball in for the game-winning goal.

Out in Harrisburg, J.T. Noone scored his second goal of the season. For D.C. United, Medford’s Stephen King stepped in for an injured Perry Kitchen to play 62 minutes against Houston, but he was partially at fault for the game’s only goal when he failed to close quickly enough on Brad Davis, who subsequently blistered the game-winner from distance. Chicago’s Dan Gargan left one game early with an injury and then was called in as a sub in a second game for injured Arne Friedrich. Meanwhile, Los Angeles goalkeeper Bill Gaudette went back to the bench, as former Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Brian Perk got the start against Montreal.

Also, courtesy of PSP’s Ed Farnsworth, Philly area players dominated the Union-Red Bulls reserve match on Sunday. Antoine Hoppenot scored for the Union in the 11th minute of Sunday’s reserve game against New York and went 80 minutes. Corey Hertzog scored the tying goal for New York and went the full 90. Jeremy Vuolo was between the posts for New York for the full 90.

Convey’s goal is below, as is a roundup of how other Philly area players fared in the pros this past week.

Major League Soccer

Bobby Convey, M, Kansas City — Started, played 78 minutes, scored a goal in Kansas City’s 2-1 loss to Chicago.  Season: 10 games, 10 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Dan Gargan, D, Chicago — Started and played 51 minutes Wednesday in Chicago’s 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake. Played 61 minutes Saturday in Chicago’s 2-1 win over Kansas City. Season: 9 games, 7 starts.

Jeff Parke, D, Seattle —  Started and played 90 minutes Wednesday in Seattle’s 2-0 win over Dallas. Started and played 90 minutes Saturday in Seattle’s 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake. Season: 8 games, 7 starts.

Zarek Valentin, D, Montreal —   Season: 5 games, 5 starts.

Stephen King, M, D.C. United —  Played 62 minutes in DC’s 1-0 loss to Houston. Season: 5 games, 1 start, 1 assist.

Andrew Wenger, M, Montreal — Played 22 minutes in Montreal’s 1-1 draw with Los Angeles.  Season: 7 games, 1 goal.

Bill Gaudette, GK, Los Angeles — In the 18 but did not play. Season: 3 games, 3 starts, 7 saves, 4 goals allowed.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Colorado — Colorado did not play last week. Season: 8 games, 8 starts, 1 goal.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Philadelphia —  In the 18 but did not play. Season: 2 games.

Antoine Hoppenot, M/F, Philadelphia — Did not play for Philadelphia.  Season: 1 game for Philadelphia. 3 games, 1 goal for Harrisburg.

Jeremiah White, M, New England — Did not play. Season: 2 games.

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia — Did not play. Season: 3 games, 2 starts.

Corey Hertzog, F, New York —Did not play.  Season: 0 games.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Philadelphia — Did not play.  Season: 0 games.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Philadelphia — Did not play.  Season: 0 games.

Mike Seamon, M, Seattle — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, New York — In the 18 but did not play. Season: 0 games.


J.T. Noone, M, Harrisburg — Started, played 81 minutes and scored a goal in a 2-2 draw with Richmond. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 2 goals.

Tom Brandt, D, Harrisburg — Started and played 90 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Richmond. Season: 2 games, 2 start2.

Morgan Langley, M, Harrisburg — Started and played 61 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Richmond. Season: 4 games, 4 starts.

Tony Donatelli, M, Charleston —Started and played 80 minutes in Charleston’s 1-0 loss to Rochester. Season: 4 games, 3 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Ryan Richter, M, Charleston — Played 19 minutes in Charleston’s 1-0 loss to Rochester. Season: 6 games, 4 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Tyler Bellamy, D, Rochester — Did not play. Season: 1 game.

Ryan Heins, F, Richmond — Started and played 87 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Harrisburg. Season: 6 games, 6 starts.


Matt Hannigan, GK, San Antonio — Did not play. Season: 3 games, 6 goals allowed, 9 saves.

Austrian Bundesliga

Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg — In the 18 but did not playSeason: 15 games. (More complete stats are not available via the Bundesliga and Red Bull web sites.)


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