Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Pfeffer and Langley score, Gargan and Wenger Assist

Photo: Paul Rudderow

Across the Atlantic, Philadelphia Union Home Grown Player Zachary Pfeffer once again showed his worth for the Hoffenheim U19s. Going into the second half drawn 1–1 with FC Augsburg, Pfeffer came out swinging, scoring the go-ahead goal in the 52nd minute. The lead would not hold for long, however, with Augsburg scoring again just two minutes later. The eventual draw would place Hoffenheim third in the league overall to end the season.

Speaking of coming out swinging, the Harrisburg City Islanders rolled over Antigua in Friday’s USL Pro matchup. Kicking off the scoring was none other the Swarthmore Alum and former Union man Morgan Langley, who scored in the 1st minute off a rebounded shot from teammate Sainey Touray.

Philadelphia native Dan Gargan earned his first assist of the season last Wednesday. Down 1–0 at the half to a visiting Toronto FC side, Gargan ignited the play that would lead to the equalizer early in the second half. One-timing a quick throw-in from Gargan, last year’s Golden Boot winner Chris Wondolowsk freed up rookie Adam Jahn, who slipped a left footed strike past the Toronto goalkeeper from 10 yards. Scoring again in the 81st minute, San Jose would go on to win the match 2–1.

Finally, Lancaster native and Montreal forward Andrew Wenger earned his second assist in as many games Saturday afternoon. Combining with teammate Maxim Tissot in the 80th minute, the duo worked quick to find a streaking Marco di Vaio just in front of the net to equalize the game at 2–2.  Thanks to some late game heroics from teammate Matteo Ferrari, the Impact would go on to win the game 3–2.

Major League Soccer

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia Union — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 1 game, 1 clean sheet.

Greg Cochrane, D, Los Angeles Galaxy  Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 loss at Vancouver.. Season: 5 games, 4 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Bobby Convey, M, Sporting Kansas City — Did not play on Wednesday or Sunday. Season: 3 games, 2 starts.

Ryan Finley, F, Columbus Crew — Played 20 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Colorado. Season: 4 games.

Dan Gargan, D, San Jose Earthquakes — Started and played 90 minuted in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over Toronto, providing an assist in the 48th minute. Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 4-0 loss at Seattle. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 assist, 1 clean sheet.

Corey Hertzog, F, Vancouver Whitecaps — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 4 games, 3 start, 1 goal.

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — Played 29 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Chicago. Season: 9 games, 1 assist.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Did not play due to red card suspension. Season: 8 games, 8 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Jeff Parke, D, Philadelphia Union — Did not play due to injury. Season: 9 games, 9 starts, 1 clean sheet.

Ryan Richter, D, Toronto FC  Started and played 90 minutes in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss at San Jose. Season: 5 games, 4 starts, 0 clean sheets.

Marcus Tracy, F, San Jose Earthquakes — Played 1 minute in Wednesday’ 2-1 win over Toronto. Played 25 minutes in Saturday’s 4-0 loss at Seattle. Season: 3 games.

Bobby Warshaw, D, FC Dallas — Played 19 minutes in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Portland. Played 9 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over D.C.. Season: 7 games, 1 start.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — Started and played 66 minutes in Wednesday’s 2-1 loss at New York. Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-2 win over Real Salt Lake, providing an assist in the 80th minute. Season: 7 games, 3 starts, 2 assists.

Canadian Championship

Corey Hertzog, F, Vancouver Whitecaps — Tournament play resumes May 15, 2013.. Cup: 1 game, 1 goal.

Ryan Richter, D, Toronto FC  Eliminated from tournament. Cup: 2 games, 2 starts.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — Tournament play resumes May 15, 2013. Cup: 2 games, 2 starts, 1 goal.

NASL

Pat Hannigan, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 5-2 loss at Carolina, recording 4 saves and 5 goals against. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 19 saves, 10 goals against.

Christopher Williams, D, San Antonio Scorpions — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 5-2 loss at Carolina. Season: 2 games, 1 start, 0 clean sheets.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — in the 18, but did not play. Season: 0 games.

USL PRO

Tyler Bellemy, D, Rochester Rhinos — Played 1 minute in Friday’s 1-0 win at Wilmington. Season: 3 games, 2 starts.

Thomas Brandt, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play. Season: 3 games, 2 starts.

Tony Donatelli, M, VSI Tampa Bay — No game this week. Season: 7 games, 7 starts, 1, goal, 1 assist.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 36 minutes in Friday’s 4-0 win over Antigua. Season: 5 games, 5 starts, 2 goals, 2 assists.

Morgan Langley, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 69 minutes in Friday’s 4-0 win over Antigua, scoring a goal in the 1st minute. Season: 5 games, 5 starts, 2 goals.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play. Season: 4 games, 2 starts, 1 goal.

J.T. Noone, M, VSI Tampa Bay — No game this week. Season: 7 games, 7 starts.

Jason Pelletier, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 90 minutes in Friday’s 4-0 win over Antigua. Season: 2 games, 2 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Mike Seamon, M, Pittsburgh Riverhounds — Started and played 90 minutes in Thursday’s 2-1 win over Phoenix. Season: 8 games, 8 starts.

Andrew Welker, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play. Season: 1 game, 1 start.

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond Kickers — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 3 games, 3 starts, 1 goal.

Colin Zizzi, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play. Season: 5 games, 5 starts, 1 assist, 1 clean sheet.

Austrian Bundesliga

Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg — Started and played 90 minutes in Monday’s 6-0 win over SC Wiener Neustadt. Started and played 90 minutes in Wednesday’s 2-1 win over FC Pasching in the semi-final of the OFB Cup. Season (League): 3 games, 3 starts, 2 goals against, 1 clean sheet. Season (Cup): 4 games, 4 starts, 3 goals against, 2 clean sheets.

Danish 1st Division

R.J. Allen, D, Skive IK — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-o loss at Viborg FF. Season: 9 games, 9 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division)

Jon Okafor, M, MYPA — Played 8 minutes in Thursday’s 2-1 loss to FF Jaro. Season: 7 games, 2 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Finnish Kakkonen (Second Division)

Alex DeJohn, D, Ekenäs IF — Started and played 90 minutes in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw over Käpylän Pallo. Season: 3 games, 3 starts, 1 clean sheet.

Yannick Smith, F, Ekenäs IF — Did not play. Season: 0 games.

German Bundesliga Süd/Südwest (U19)

Russell Canouse, M, Hoffenheim — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at FC Augsburg. Season: 22 games, 16 starts, 1 goal.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Hoffenheim — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 2-2 draw at FC Augsburg, scoring a goal in the 52nd minute. Season: 11 games, 8 starts, 3 goals.

Israeli Liga Leumit

Noah Sadaoui, F, Hapoel Kfar Saba F.C. — On loan from Maccabi Haifa (Israeli Premier League), started and played 66 minutes in last Friday’s 0-0 draw at Sektzia Nes Tziona. Season: 6 games, 3 starts.

Norwegian First Division

Zarek Valentin, D, FK Bodø/Glimt — Started and played 90 minutes in Thursday’s 2-2 draw at Vard Haugesund. Did not play on Sunday due to yellow card suspension Season: 6 games, 6 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Swedish Superettan

Billy Schuler, M, Hammarby IF — Started and played 90 minutes in Thursday’s 2-0 win at IK Brage. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 goal.

Swedish Division 1 North

Anthony Allison, F, Umeå FC — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-0 loss at BK Forward. Season: 5 games, 5 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

4 Comments

  1. I’m sure the German U19 league is pretty high quality for a U league and probably one of the better ones in the world.
    What does it say about how good Pfeffer is that he can drop right into it and play so well?

  2. Will Pfeffer come back to the Union for the summer? I don’t remember te terms of his loan.

    • I am fairly certain I read at the time it was announced that it is a year-long loan that will last until the end of 2013.

      • I believe Hoffenheim will have a briefcase of Euros that will extend his loan indefinitely.

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