Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Hertzog breaks locals’ scoring drought

Philadelphia area players have been in a bit of a drought this season when it has come to scoring. Throughout the first five weeks of the new season, not a single one of our locals had scored a goal, and only one (Mr. Antoine Hoppenot) had provided an assist. That changed this weekend, and the goal came from a somewhat unlikely source, Reading’s own Corey Hertzog.

Prior to Saturday’s game against San Jose, Hertzog had played only 1 minute in MLS since the beginning of the 2012 season (yes, 1 minute!). This is despite being selected 13th overall by New York on a Generation Adidas contract in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft and then having a head-turning time on loan with the USL Pro’s Wilmington Hammerheads last year, scoring 9 goals and providing 5 assists in 17 games. After being released by New York last November, Hertzog signed with Vancouver in January. Starting the first four games of the season on the Whitecaps bench, Hertzog was called upon to start for Vancouver against San Jose, and he didn’t disappoint. Serving as the focal point of the Vancouver attack, Hertzog’s goal came at an opportune time when a poorly orchestrated bout of shoe changing (I kid you not) left the Earthquakes temporarily down two men. While it may not have been the most glorious goal in the world, a goal’s a goal, and our region’s players are back on the board (and for his effort’s, Hertzog’s been name PSP’s Player of the week).

In other news, another local, Jeff Larentowicz, provided a late assist in Chicago’s 3-1 win over New York. We all hate the Red Bulls.

Off in the Kingdom of Sweden, Montreal Impact loanee and Lancaster, PA native Zarek Valentin started in his first game for FK Bodø/Glimt, playing 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Ullensaker/Kisa IL.

Finally, former Philadelphia Union player and Swarthmore man Morgan Langley provided Harrisburg’s only goal in their 5-1 preseason loss to University of Maryland.\

CONCACAF Champions League

Greg Cochrane, D, Los Angeles Galaxy  Did not play. Season: 0 games.

Major League Soccer

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia Union — Did not play. Season: 1 game.

Greg Cochrane, D, Los Angeles Galaxy  Bye week. Season: 0 games.

Bobby Convey, M, Sporting Kansas City — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 2 games, 2 starts.

Ryan Finley, F, Columbus Crew — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 2 games.

Dan Gargan, D, San Jose Earthquakes — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Vancouver. Season: 2 games, 2 starts.

Corey Hertzog, F, Vancouver Whitecaps — Started and played 82 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with San Jose, scoring a goal in the 62nd minute. Season: 2 games, 1 start, 1 goal.

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — Played 12 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Columbus.  Season: 4 games, 1 assist.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-1 win over New York, providing an assist in the 89th minute. Season: 5 games, 5 starts, 1 assist.

Jeff Parke, D, Philadelphia Union — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Columbus. Season: 5 games, 5 starts.

Ryan Richter, F, Toronto FC  Did not play. Season: 0 games.

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

Bobby Warshaw, D, FC Dallas — Played 4 minutes in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Toronto. Season: 5 games, 1 start.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — Bye week. Season: 3 games.

NASL

Pat Hannigan, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Minnesota, making 3 saves and having 0 goals against. Season: 1 game, 1 start, 3 saves, 0 goals against.

Christopher Williams, D, San Antonio Scorpions — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

USL PRO

Tyler Bellemy, D, Rochester Rhinos — First game scheduled for April 13, 2012. Season: 0 games.

Thomas Brandt, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for April 13, 2012. Season: 0 games.

Tony Donatelli, M, VSI Tampa Bay — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers Reserves. Season: 3 games, 3 starts.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for April 13, 2012. Season: 0 games.

Morgan Langley, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for April 13, 2012. Season: 0 games.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for April 13, 2012. Season: 0 games.

J.T. Noone, M, VSI Tampa Bay — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers Reserves. Season: 3 games, 3 starts.

Jason Pelletier, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for April 13, 2012. Season: 0 games.

Mike Seamon, M, Pittsburgh Riverhounds — Started and played 66 minutes in Saturday’s scoreless draw with Richmond. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Andrew Welker, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for April 13, 2012. Season: 0 games.

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond Kickers — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s scoreless draw with Pittsburgh. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Colin Zizzi, d, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for April 13, 2012. Season: 0 games.

Austrian Bundesliga

Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg — No game this week. Season (League): 0 games. Season (Cup): 2 games, 2 starts, 2 goals against.

Danish 1st Division

R.J. Allen, Skive IK — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Vejle. Season: 4 games, 4 starts.

Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division)

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

Finnish Kakkonen (Second Division)

Alex DeJohn, D, Ekenäs IF — League play begins April 28, 2013.

Yannick Smith, F, Ekenäs IF — League play begins April 28, 2013.

German Bundesliga Süd/Südwest (U19)

Russell Canouse, M, Hoffenheim — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Stuttgart. Season: 17 games, 11 starts.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Hoffenheim — Started and played 45 minutes in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Stuttgart. Season: 5 games, 5 starts, 1 goal.

Israeli Liga Leumit

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

Norwegian First Division

Zarek Valentin, D, FK Bodø/Glimt — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Ullensaker/Kisa IL. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Swedish Superettan

Anthony Allison, F, Umeå FC — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 preseason win over Mariehems SK. League play begins April 14, 2013.

Billy Schuler, M, Hammarby IF — In the 18, but did not play in preseason 0-0 draw with Ljungskile SK. League play begins April 14, 2013.

 

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