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Philadelphians Abroad: Hoppenot gets “cheeky”

With the Union playing two games in the last week, there was a good chance we’d see one of our locals make an impact on the field. While none of our lads garnered a starting role this week for the U, we saw Antoine Hoppenot and Chris Alright come into both games as late substitutions and Zach Pfeffer make his way into the 18. While Albright’s time might have been better used to give Philly’s youth some valuable playing time, Hoppenot again proved his worth.

Coming into the match as a 71st minute replacement for an electric Jack McInerney, Hoppenot picked up right where Jack left off. His hard work and effort paid off in the closing minutes when Michael Farfan fed a low ball that was slightly behind the Princeton lad. Doing his best Jack Mac-in-L.A. impression, Hoppenot back-heeled the ball just beyond the reach of Chicago’s scrambling goalkeeper to put the game to bed for Philadelphia and earn himself a Goal of the Week nomination.

Major League Soccer

Antoine Hoppenot, M/F, Philadelphia — Played 29 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 win over New England. Played 19 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Chicago, scoring a goal in the 87th minute.  Season: 22 games, 3 starts, 3 goals for Philadelphia. 4 games, 1 goal for Harrisburg.

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia — Played 9 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 win over New England. Played 12 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Chicago.  Season: 6 games, 2 starts.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Philadelphia — In the 18, but did not play on Wednesday and Saturday. Season: 0 games.

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

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Philadelphia — Did not play. Season: 0 games for Philadelphia, 8 games, 3 starts, 1 goal for Harrisburg.

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

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal — Started and played 65 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Houston. Season: 21 games, 5 starts, 4 goals.

Zarek Valentin, D, Montreal — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 14 games, 14 starts, 1 goal.

Jeff Parke, D, Seattle — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Portland. Season: 27 games, 26 starts, 1 assist.

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

Bobby Convey, M, Kansas City — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 15 games, 14 starts, 1 goal, 2 assists.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Colorado — Started and played 45 minutes in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to San Jose. Season: 30 games, 30 starts, 3 goals.

Bobby Warshaw, D, Dallas — Did not play. Season: 6 games, 2 starts.

Bill Gaudette, GK, New York —In the 18, but did not play. Season: 11 games, 11 starts, 29 saves, 14 goals allowed, and 3 clean sheets for New York. 3 games, 3 starts, 7 saves, 4 goals allowed for Los Angeles.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, New York — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

Corey Hertzog, F, New York — Did not play. Season: 0 games for New York. 120 games, 19 starts, 11 goals, 5 assists for Wilmington.

Dan Gargan, D, Chicago — In the 18, but did not play on Saturday. Started and played 77 minutes in Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Philadelphia. Season: 21 games, 18 starts.

Marcus Tracy, F, San Jose — Did not play. Season: 0 Games


Pat Hannigan, GK, San Antonio — Bye week. Season: 3 games, 6 goals allowed, 9 saves.


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