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Player of the Week: Andrew Wenger

Andrew Wenger finally got his first start this past weekend, now that he’s graduated Duke University and joined the Montreal Impact full time.

All he did was score a goal and score the 5th highest of all MLS players in the league’s weekly Castrol Index rankings. We think that makes him our Philadelphia Player of the Week.

Wenger, a Lititz, Pa. native, went the full 90 in Montreal’s 3-2 loss to Colorado. He scored one goal in the 48th minute, took four shots, and put two on goal. And he did it with only about 20 touches all game.

Whether Wenger will remain a starter at striker remains to be seen, with Montreal signing Marco Di Vaio¬†as their first designated player. He’s not due to start playing for the team until late June, so that gives Wenger a few more bites of the apple before Di Valo is eligible.

Honorable mention

Kelsey Haycook scored two goals for the Philadelphia Fever in a losing effort, the second on a 30-yard free kick. Harrisburg’s Morgan Langley scored another goal for Harrisburg, and J.T. Noone created it. Jeff Larentowicz had another solid game for Colorado. Reading United’s Ryan Finley netted a brace against Central Jersey.

(Note: We took the vote prior to Tuesday’s US Open Cup games. As a result, we didn’t factor in J.T. Noone’s performance against New England. He might get the award next week though. Fantastic display by Noone and the City Islanders.)

2 Comments

  1. Is he from Lilitz or Lititz?

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