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Philadelphians Abroad: Convey shines, Finley debuts

Photo: Paul Rudderow

Though the MLS season is now upon us, none of the Philadelphia-area players made any big splashes over the weekend. In fact, of the 15 locals on MLS rosters, only five saw any playing time, combining for 268 minutes. There are, however, a few items to note since the last time we checked in with the locals lads:

  • Of the 5 locals who were drafted to MLS teams this off season, only two players have made their way onto full team rosters, 9th overall SuperDraft pick Ryan Finley (Holland, PA) and 38th overall SuperDraft pick Greg Cochrane (Lumberton, NJ).  Finley earned 14 minutes in Columbus’s 3-0 win over Chivas U.S.A., while Cochrane made the 18 for Los Angeles.
  • Mike Seamon, the Rahway, NJ native formerly of the Seattle Sounders has signed with the USL Pro’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds for the 2013 season.
  • It appears former Union man and Southampton, PA native Ryan Richter’s trial with D.C. United did not earn him a spot with the squad. The Charleston Battery’s website seems to indicate that he will be returning to the USL Pro side for the second year in a row.
  • Hammonton, NJ’s own Tyler Bellamy and Allentown, PA native Jason Yeisley also appear set to return to their USL Pro clubs, the Rochester Rhinos and Richmond Kickers, respectively.
  • Finally, Lancaster, PA’s Richard Canouse and Abington, PA native and Philadelphia Union Home Grown Player Zach Pfeffer both got the start on Sunday for the Hoffenheim U19’s 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.  This marks the forth straight start for both since the season resumed last month.

Major League Soccer

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia Union — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

Greg Cochrane, D, Los Angeles Galaxy  In the 18, but did not play. Season: 0 games.

Bobby Convey, M, Sporting Kansas City — Started and played 63 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Philadelphia. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Ryan Finley, F, Columbus Crew — Played 14 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Chivas U.S.A. Season: 1 game.

Dan Gargan, D, San Jose Earthquakes — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

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

Corey Hertzog, F, Vancouver Whitecaps — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 0 games.

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 0 games.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 4-0 loss to Los Angeles Season: 1 game, 1 start.

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

Jeff Parke, D, Philadelphia Union — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Kansas City. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

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

Zarek Valentin, D, Montreal Impact — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

Bobby Warshaw, D, FC Dallas — Played 11 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Colorado. Season: 1 game.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 0 games.

Austrian Bundesliga

Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg — Did not play. Season (League): 0 games. Season (Cup): 2 games, 2 starts, 2 goals against.

Danish 1st Division

R.J. Allen, Skive IK — League play resumes March 23, 2013.

Finnish Veikkausliiga

Jon Okafor, M, MYPA — League play begins April 14, 2013.

German Bundesliga Süd/Südwest (U19)

Russell Canouse, M, Hoffenheim — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Season: 16 games, 10 starts.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Hoffenheim Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 goal.

Israeli Liga Leumit

Noah Sadaoui, F, Hapoel Kfar Saba F.C. — On loan from Maccabi Haifa (Isreali Premier League), did not play. Season: 3 games, 1 start.

Swedish Superettan

Billy Schuler, M, Hammarby IF — League play begins April 7, 2013.


  1. Eli Pearlman-Storch says:

    Glad to see Greg Cochrane made the 18 for the reigning champion LA Galaxy. Where you at Stephen Okai? Damani Richards?

  2. Starvatow says:

    “Russell Canouse” – not Richard.

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