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Philadelphians Abroad: Locals trade goals in Col.

A pair of Philadelphia area players traded goals at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, while another linked up to give Harrisburg a win in the USL.

This weekend’s matchup between the Colorado Rapids and Montreal Impact provided excitement for anyone following the Pennsylvania players.  Rookie Andrew Wenger slotted in at forward for his first start in his MLS career.  This alone would be cause for celebration for the 21-year-old Lititz, Pa. native, but Wenger took the opportunity to prove his value as the No. 1 overall SuperDraft pick by scoring Montreal’s second of the match.  The neatly taken near-post goal would be Wenger’s second in his short MLS career.

Perhaps Wenger was simply taking his cues from another Philadelphia area player celebrating on the field in Commerce City, Colorado on Saturday, as veteran Jeff Larentowicz put Colorado on the board earlier in the match with a powerful penalty kick just inside the left post.  This would also be Larentowicz’s second of the season.

Finally, if Saturday’s game in Toronto left you wondering what could have been, you need not have looked any further than the Harrisburg City Islanders’ match-up against Rochester.  The match saw Union alumni J.T. Noone and Morgan Langley team up for the game’s only goal.

Major League Soccer

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Colorado — Played 90 minutes on Saturday and opened Colorado’s account with a goal in Colorado’s 3-2 win over Montreal. Season: 12 games, 12 starts, 2 goals.

Dan Gargan, D, Chicago — Started and played 90 minutes in Seattle’s 1-1 draw with Chivas on Saturday. Started and played 90 minutes in Chicago’s 2-1 win over Dallas on Wednesday. Season: 11 games, 10 starts.

Jeff Parke, D, Seattle —  Started and played 90 minutes in Chicago’s 2-1 loss to Columbus on Saturday. Started and played 90 minutes in Seattle’s 2-0 loss to Columbus on Wednesday.  Season: 11 games, 10 starts.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal — Earned his first MLS start, played a full 90 minutes, and scored his second goal of his MLS career on Saturday in Montreal’s 2-3 loss to Colorado. Season: 10 games, 1 start, 1 goal.

Antoine Hoppenot, M/F, Philadelphia — Played 25 minutes in Philadelphia’s 1-0 loss to Toronto on Saturday.  Season: 2 games for Philadelphia. 4 games, 1 goal for Harrisburg.

Zarek Valentin, D, Montreal — Did not play due to a right calf contusion. Season: 5 games, 5 starts.

Bobby Convey, M, Kansas City — Did not play due to a left calf strain. Season: 11 games, 11 starts, 1 goal, 2 assists.

Stephen King, M, D.C. United — Did not play. Season: 7 games, 1 start, 1 assist.

Bobby Warshaw, D, Dallas – Did not play due to a right foot fracture. Season: 6 games, 2 starts.

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

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

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 —In the 18, but 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 in either of Seattle’s games this week. 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 a full 90 and provided an assist in Friday’s 1-0 win over Rochester.  Season: 7 games, 7 starts, 2 goals, 2 assists.

Tom Brandt, D, Harrisburg — Started and played 90 minutes in Friday’s 1-0 win over Rochester. Season: 5 games, 5 starts.

Morgan Langley, M, Harrisburg — Started, played 79 minutes and scored the game-winner in Friday’s 1-0 win over Rochester. Season: 7 games, 7 starts, 2 goals.

Tony Donatelli, M, Charleston —  Started and played 90 minutes in Friday’s 1-0 win over Los Angeles.  Season: 6 games, 4 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Ryan Richter, M, Charleston — Played 11 minutes in Charleston’s 1-0 win over Los Angeles. Season: 7 games, 4 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

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

Drew Cost, M, Rochester —  In the 18 but did not play. Season: 8 games, 1 assist.

Ryan Heins, F, Richmond — Played 20 minutes and recorded an assist in a 3-1 win over Wilmington. Season: 8 games, 7 starts, 1 assist.

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond — Started and played 53 minutes in Richmond’s 3-1 win over Wilmington.  Season: 5 games.


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

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