Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Allison thrives, Cochrane starts, Richter earns first MLS minutes, Hernandez creates game winner

Photo: Paul Rudderow

Junior Lone Star FC and Overbrook High alumnus Anthony Allison started the season right for Umeå FC of the Swedish Division 1, putting up a Man-of-the-Match performance in Saturday’s league-opening 2-0 win over IK Frej Taby. Allison contributed to the opening score when his through pass split the IK Frej defense to allow teammate Linus Christensen to pass the ball into the net in the 8th minute. Allison would put the game away in the 33rd minute when a pass from teammate Lamin Sillah would find him with only the goalkeeper to beat. Allison easily slotted the ball to the left corner of the goalkeeper to give his team their first away win of the season.

If you’ve been reading our Philadelphians Abroad column, you’ll know that scoring in Sweden is nothing new to Allison, this goal being his 44th in three seasons in the Scandinavian nation.

In other news, Holland, PA-native Greg Cochrane earned his first start with the L.A. Galaxy in the team’s 1-0 loss to FC Dallas on Saturday. Cochrane replaced first choice left back Todd Dunivant, who had started the first eight games of 2013, in the lineup after Dunivant picked up a knock in last week’s CONCACAF Champions League semifinal loss in Monterrey. Cochrane was the one bright spot in an otherwise unimpressive match for the Galaxy, notching an impressive seven clearances as well as an interception and blocked cross. The rookie was also effective in containing LA’s Brazilian winger Jackson who struggled against the Galaxy, despite his recent run of good form for the league leading FC Dallas. Cochrane was selected 38th overall by Los Angeles in the MLS SuperDraft in January.

If you were at PPL Park on Saturday, you saw Southampton, Pa. native Ryan Richter making his MLS debut. Richter, who entered the match in the seventh minute, was a standout at La Salle before being signed by the Union in 2011. He had no league appearances before being released by his hometown club and signing with Charleston Battery for the 2012 season. Richter trialed at DC United and then Toronto before signing with the Canadian club in March.

Finally, Philadelphia Union Home Grown Player Cristhian Hernandez made the score sheet for the Harrisburg City Islanders in their league opener against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. With the two teams tied late in the game at 1-1, Hernandez provided the assist to teammate Lucky Mkosana’s extra time winner.

CONCACAF Champions League

Greg Cochrane, D, Los Angeles Galaxy  In the 18, but 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  Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Dallas. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Bobby Convey, M, Sporting Kansas City —Bye week. 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 Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Portland. Season: 3 games, 3 starts.

Corey Hertzog, F, Vancouver Whitecaps — Started and played 63 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake. Season: 3 games, 2 start, 1 goal.

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — Played 17 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Toronto.  Season: 5 games, 1 assist.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to Houston. Season: 6 games, 6 starts, 1 assist.

Jeff Parke, D, Philadelphia Union — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Toronto. Season: 6 games, 6 starts.

Ryan Richter, F, Toronto FC  Played 83 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Philadelphia. Season: 1 game.

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

Bobby Warshaw, D, FC Dallas — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 5 games, 1 start.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — Played 10 minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Columbus. Season: 4 games.

NASL

Pat Hannigan, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0  loss to Tampa Bay, making 1 save and having 2 goals against. Season: 1 game, 1 start, 4 saves, 2 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 — Match information for Saturday currently unavailable. Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Orlando. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Thomas Brandt, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — Played 81 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. Season: 1 game.

Tony Donatelli, M, VSI Tampa Bay — Match information for Saturday currently unavailable. Season: 3 games, 3 starts.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Pittsburgh, providing an assist in the 90th minute. Season: 1 game, 1 start, 1 assist.

Morgan Langley, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 73 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Played 26 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. Season: 1 game.

J.T. Noone, M, VSI Tampa Bay — Match information for Saturday currently unavailable. Season: 3 games, 3 starts.

Jason Pelletier, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

Mike Seamon, M, Pittsburgh Riverhounds — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Harrisburgh. Season: 2 games, 2 starts.

Andrew Welker, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 9 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond Kickers — Started and played 73 minutes in Saturday’s 4-1 win over Charleston. Season: 2 games, 2 starts.

Colin Zizzi, d, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Pittsburgh. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

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 3-2 loss to FC Fredericia. Season: 5 games, 5 starts.

Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division)

Jon Okafor, M, MYPA — Played 14 minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with KuPs. Season: 1 game.

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 Wednesday’s 5-3 win over FSV Frankfurt. Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Unterhaching. Season: 19 games, 13 starts.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Hoffenheim — Played 5 minutes in Wednesday’s 5-3 win over FSV Frankfurt. Started and played 45 minutes in Sunday’s 4-2 win over Unterhaching. Season: 7 games, 6 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 Monday’s 2-1 loss to Sandefjord Fotball. Season: 2 games, 2 starts.

Swedish Superettan

Billy Schuler, M, Hammarby IF — Started and Played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with IFK Värnamo. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Swedish Division 1 North

Anthony Allison, F, Umeå FC — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 win over IK Frej Taby, providing an assist in the 8th minute and a goal in the 33rd minute. Season: 1 game, 1 start, 1 goal, 1 assist.

 

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