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Philadelphians Abroad: Hertzog, Hip-Hoppenot

Those looking forward to seeing Reading native Corey Hertzog retake the field for New York will have to wait a little longer.  Last week, New York agreed to extend Hertzog’s loan to Wilmington until the end of the USL Pro season.  Originally loaned for a one-month stint, Hertzog will now appear in the Hammerhead kit at least until August 18 when Wilmington plays its last regular season game.  The move instantly paid off, with Hertzog adding two to the tally in the Hammerheads’ 4-2 drubbing of the Los Angeles Blues.

From the Department of In Case You Missed It,  Antoine Hoppenot’s game play against Kansas City got a little more attention than expected. From a game in which Hoppenot’s form would earn him an MLS Team of the Week honorable mention, the kid from Princeton would also claim a more dubious distinction: That of “NOT Goal of the Week.” In his semi-regular, semi-entertaining feature, MLS “analyst” Simon Borg pokes fun at the Hoppenot goal attempt, which saw what should have been a simple chip sailing over the cross bar. Never mind that Hoppenot would go on to get it right only minutes later. Borg also tries his hand at the nickname game, laughingly dubbing the rookie “Hip-Hoppenot.”  After an attempt like that, you start to think that maybe Borg just needs to find himself a little help.

Shall I suggest Hip Hop Anonymous?

U.S. Open Cup

Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

Antoine Hoppenot, M/F, Philadelphia — Played 28 minutes in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over Harrisburg. Tournament: 2 games, 1 goal.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Philadelphia — Played 7 minutes in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over Harrisburg.  Tournament: 2 games.

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

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Philadelphia —  Did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia — In the 18, but did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

J.T. Noone, M, Harrisburg – Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to Philadelphia.  Tournament: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 goal.

Tom Brandt, D, Harrisburg – Played 82 minutes in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to Philadelphia. Tournament: 4 games, 3 starts.

Morgan Langley, M, Harrisburg – Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 5-2 loss to Philadelphia, scoring Harrisburg’s second goal. Tournament: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Sporting Kansas City vs. Dayton Dutch Lions

Bobby Convey, M, Kansas City — Did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Seattle Sounders

Jeff Parke, D, Seattle — Did not play. Tournament: 2 games, 2 starts.

Mike Seamon, M, Seattle – In the 18, but did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

Major League Soccer

Antoine Hoppenot, M/F, Philadelphia — Played 26 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Houston. Season: 5 games, 1 goal for Philadelphia. 4 games, 1 goal for Harrisburg.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Philadelphia —  Did not play. Season: 2 games.

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 3 games, 2 starts.

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

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

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal — Did not play. Season: 12 games, 3 starts, 3 goals.

Zarek Valentin, D, Montreal — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 loss to D.C.  Started and played 65 minutes in Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to Toronto. Season: 10 games, 10 starts.

Jeff Parke, D, Seattle — Did not play. Season: 14 games, 13 starts.

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

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

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Colorado — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Portland. Season: 15 games, 15 starts, 2 goals.

Bobby Warshaw, D, Dallas – Bye week. Season: 6 games, 2 starts.

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

Bill Gaudette, GK, Los Angeles — Did not play. Season: 3 games, 3 starts, 7 saves, 4 goals allowed.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, New York — In the 18, but did not play on both Sunday and Wednesday. Season: 0 games.

Dan Gargan, D, Chicago — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Kansas City. Season: 15 games, 14 starts.


Corey Hertzog, F, Wilmington — On loan from New York, started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Los Angeles, scoring goals in the 5th and 73rd minutes. Season: 0 games for New York. 8 games, 7 starts, 6 goals, 2 assists for Wilmington.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Harrisburg — On loan from Philadelphia, played 14 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Rochester. Season: 0 games for Philadelphia, 2 games, 1 start for Harrisburg.

J.T. Noone, M, Harrisburg – Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Rochester. Season: 12 games, 12 starts, 2 goals, 2 assists.

Tom Brandt, D, Harrisburg – Did not play.  Season: 8 games, 7 starts.

Morgan Langley, M, Harrisburg – Started and played 76 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Rochester, notching an assist. Season: 13 games, 11 starts, 2 goals, 1 assist.

Tony Donatelli, M, Charleston – Did not play on Sunday. Started and played 78 minutes in Friday’s 2-0 win over Antigua. Season: 10 games, 8 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Ryan Richter, M, Charleston – Started and played 64 minutes in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Antigua. Played 45 minutes in Friday’s 2-0 win over Antigua. Season: 14 games, 8 starts, 2 goals, 2 assists.

Tyler Bellamy, D, Rochester – Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Harrisburg. Season: 3 games, 1 start.

Drew Cost, M, Rochester – Did not play. Season: 10 games, 1 start, 1 assist.

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond – Bye week. Season: 11 games, 10 starts, 1 goal.

Ryan Heins, F, Richmond – Bye week. Season: 14 games, 12 starts, 2 assists.


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


  1. WilkersonMcLaser says:

    “Hip? Hip Hop? Hip Hop Anonymous?” Well deployed.

  2. Borg’s latest “column” blasts Spain for poor sportsmanship for not taking off a player voluntarily after Italy went down a man. Seriously. Not making this up.

    His draft ratings each year are similarly a joke and guys who he has rated highly often end up going undrafted and never playing in the league.

    He is a first class idiot.

    • he is a buffoon of the highest order. You remember his comment about women and the MLS. classic example of a guy who finds himself too clever and never tires of his own voice. I don’t understand how anyone at MLS soccer stands him.

      • Eli Pearlman-Storch says:

        Seriously. at a certain point how is he not doing more harm than good? CUT TIES MLS!

  3. Just about everything Simon “the” Borg says is instantly forgettable, to me at least. But something i will NEVER forget is Hoppenot’s goal at the Sporting KC game, right in front of me and my friend in Section 103! 🙂

  4. Garret good point!!!

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