Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Allen relegated, Vuolo starts, locals score in U.S. Open Cup

With many of Europe’s football leagues wrapping up their seasons comes the unfamiliar-to-most-Americans drama of promotion and relegation where a leagues’ top clubs seek glory at a higher level of play, while those finishing at the bottom of the heap are cast into a lower league. One local witnessed this drama first hand last week in Danish First Division.

Coming off of a 2-0 loss to Brönshöj Boldklub on Thursday, Old Bridge, NJ native R.J. Allen found himself and his Skive IK teammates in a relegation battle heading into their last game of the season on Monday. In 11th place of 12 teams, Skive IK could climb free of the relegation zone with a win over Hobro, provided that fellow basement dwellers AB, who were tied on points but had the goal differential edge, did not win their game as well. Skive held up their end of the bargain, beating AB 4-3, but unfortunately for Allen, AB prevailed in their match as well. While Skive IK will move down to the Danish 2nd Division, the fate of Allen is up in the air.  After joining the team following their winter break, Allen found himself on the field 13 times, starting nearly every game since signing with the club.

In other locals news:

  • Downingtown, PA native Jeremy Vuolo made his first start for the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL. In Saturday’s 3-1 win over Ft. Lauderdale, Vuolo made 5 saves and allowed 1 goal. Vuolo claimed the starting spot from fellow Philadelphia native Pat Hannigan who in the first four games of the season allowed 10 goal without earning a single clean sheet.
  • Three locals scored goals in last week’s U.S. Open Cup action. Darius Madison and Steve Neumann posted goals in Reading United A.C.’s 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley United Sonic, while Frank Tweneboa scored for Ocean City Nor’easters in their own 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls U-23s.

Major League Soccer

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

Greg Cochrane, D, Los Angeles Galaxy  Played 9 minutes in Wednesday’s 4-1 win at Philadelphia. Played 7 minutes in Sunday’s 1-0 loss at New York. Season: 7 games, 4 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Bobby Convey, M, Toronto FC — Played 45 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Columbus. Season: 4 games, 2 starts.

Ryan Finley, F, Columbus Crew — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 4 games.

Dan Gargan, D, San Jose Earthquakes — In the 18, but did not play. 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 26 minutes in Wednesday’s 4-1 loss to Los Angeles. In the 18, but did not play on Saturday. Season: 10 games, 1 assist.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Philadelphia. Season: 9 games, 9 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 Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Columbus. Season: 6 games, 5 starts, 0 clean sheets.

Marcus Tracy, F, San Jose Earthquakes — Did not play. Season: 3 games.

Bobby Warshaw, D, FC Dallas — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 7 games, 1 start.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — No game this week. Season: 7 games, 3 starts, 2 assists.

U.S. Open Cup

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia Union — First game scheduled for May 28, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Tyler Bellemy, D, Rochester Rhinos — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Thomas Brandt, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Keasel Broome, GK, Ocean City Nor’easters  Started in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls U23s, providing an assist in the 14th minute. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start, 1 assist, 0 goals against, 1 clean sheet.

Shane Campbell, D, Reading United A.C. — Did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

Kevin Curran, D, Ocean City Nor’easters — Started in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls U23s. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start.

Jonny Dolezal, D, Reading United A.C. — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start, 1 clean sheet.

Tony Donatelli, M, VSI Tampa Bay — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 1-1 (5-3 P.K.) win at the Orlando City U23s. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start.

Ali Famili, M/D,  Lehigh Valley United Sonic — Started and played 45 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Reading. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start.

Ryan Finley, F, Columbus Crew — First game scheduled for May 28, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Dan Gargan, D, San Jose Earthquakes — First game scheduled for May 28, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Michael Gonzalez, M, Lehigh Valley United Sonic — Played 29 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Reading. Tournament: 1 game.

Pat Hannigan, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — First game scheduled for May 28, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Ryan Jones, D,  Lehigh Valley United Sonic — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Reading. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start.

Christian Kaschak, M,  Lehigh Valley United Sonic — Played 45 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Reading. Tournament: 1 game.

Duke Lacroix, M/F,  Ocean City Nor’easters — Started in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls U23s, scoring a goal in the 14th minute. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start, 1 goal.

Morgan Langley, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — First game scheduled for May 28, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Kyle MacDonald, M,  Lehigh Valley United Sonic — Played 14 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Reading. Tournament: 1 game.

Darius Madison, F, Reading United A.C. — Started and played 71 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley, scoring a goal in the 50th minuteTournament: 1 game, 1 start, 1 goal.

Dante Marini, M, Reading United A.C. — Played 20 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley. Tournament: 1 game.

Jarred Martinelli, F, Reading United A.C. — Did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

John McCarthy, GK,  Reading United A.C. — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start, 0 goals against, 1 clean sheet.

Billy McConnell, D,  Reading United A.C. — Did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Tom Mustac, F,  Lehigh Valley United Sonic — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Reading. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start.

Steve Neumann, M, Reading United A.C. — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley, scoring a goal in the 55th minuteTournament: 1 game, 1 start, 1 goal.

J.T. Noone, M, VSI Tampa Bay — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 1-1 (5-3 P.K.) win at the Orlando City U23s. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start.

Jimmy Ockford, D,  Reading United A.C. — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start, 1 clean sheet.

Jeff Parke, D, Philadelphia Union — First game scheduled for May 28, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Jason Pelletier, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Keegan Rosenberry, M, Reading United A.C. — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start.

Manolo Sanchez, M,  Reading United A.C. — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Lehigh ValleyTournament: 1 game, 1 start.

Mike Seamon, M, Pittsburgh Riverhounds — Did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

Melvin Snoh, M,  Reading United A.C. — Played 14 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley. Tournament: 1 game.

Marcus Tracy, F, San Jose Earthquakes — First game scheduled for May 28, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Frank Tweneboa, F,  Ocean City Nor’easters — Started in Tuesday’s 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls U23s, providing an assist in the 58th minute. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start, 1 assist.

Bobby Warshaw, D, FC Dallas — First game scheduled for May 28, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Christopher Williams, D, San Antonio Scorpions — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Brad Vanino, M, Reading United A.C. — Did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

Jamie Vasquez, F,  Reading United A.C. — Did not play. Tournament: 0 games.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Andrew Welker, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Tyler Witmer, F,  Lehigh Valley United Sonic — Started and played 90 minutes in Tuesday’s 2-0 loss at Reading. Tournament: 1 game, 1 start.

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond Kickers — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Colin Zizzi, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — First game scheduled for May 21, 2013. Tournament: 0 games.

Canadian Championship

Corey Hertzog, F, Vancouver Whitecaps — Played 25 minutes in Wednesday’s scoreless draw at Montreal. Cup: 2 games, 1 goal.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — Started and played 81 minutes in Wednesday’s scoreless draw with Vancouver. Cup: 3 games, 3 starts, 1 goal.

NASL

Pat Hannigan, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Did not play. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 19 saves, 10 goals against.

Christopher Williams, D, San Antonio Scorpions — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Ft. Lauderdale. Season: 3 games, 2 starts, 0 clean sheets.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Ft. Lauderdale, making 5 saves and allowing 1 goal against. Season: 1 game, 1 start, 5 saves, 1 goal against.

USL PRO

Tyler Bellemy, D, Rochester Rhinos — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 3 games, 2 starts.

Thomas Brandt, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — In the 18, but 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 80 minutes in Friday’s 2-2 draw with Orlando. Season: 6 games, 6 starts, 2 goals, 2 assists.

Morgan Langley, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 66 minutes in Friday’s 2-2 draw with Orlando. Season: 5 games, 5 starts, 2 goals.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Played 8 minutes in Friday’s 2-2 draw with Orlando. Season: 5 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 2-2 draw with Orlando. Season: 3 games, 3 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Mike Seamon, M, Pittsburgh Riverhounds — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Dayton. Season: 9 games, 9 starts.

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

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond Kickers — Started and played 56 minutes in Friday’s 1-1 draw with Los Angeles. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 goal.

Colin Zizzi, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 90 minutes in Friday’s 2-2 draw with Orlando. Season: 6 games, 6 starts, 1 assist, 1 clean sheet.

Austrian Bundesliga

Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 win over FC Wacker Innsbruck. Season (League): 4 games, 4 starts, 3 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 82 minutes in Thursday’s 2-o loss to Brönshöj Boldklub. On roster for Monday’s game, but full match report unavailable as of writing. Season: 12 games, 11 starts, 1 goal, 2 clean sheets.

Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division)

Jon Okafor, M, MYPA — Started and played 79 minutes in Friday’s 2-0 win over FC Lahti. Season: 8 games, 2 starts.

Finnish Kakkonen (Second Division)

Alex DeJohn, D, Ekenäs IF — Started and played 90 minutes in Monday’s 1-0 win at BK-46. Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Salon Palloilijat. Season: 5 games, 5 starts, 2 clean sheets.

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

Israeli Liga Leumit

Noah Sadaoui, F, Hapoel Kfar Saba F.C. — On loan from Maccabi Haifa (Israeli Premier League), did not play. Season: 6 games, 3 starts.

Norwegian First Division

Zarek Valentin, D, FK Bodø/Glimt — Started and played 90 minutes in Thursday’s 3-0 win over Strømmen IF. Started and played 90 minutes in Monday’s 0-0 draw at HamKam. Season: 8 games, 8 starts, 4 clean sheets.

Swedish Superettan

Billy Schuler, M, Hammarby IF — On roster for Monday’s game, but full match report unavailable as of writing. Season: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 goal.

Swedish Division 1 North

Anthony Allison, F, Umeå FC — Played 45 minutes in Friday’s 3-0 loss to Dalkurd FF. Season: 6 games, 5 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

One Comment

  1. Yannick Smith is no longer with Ekenas IF. He is playing on Narpes Kraft (Finland).

    Jordan LeBlanc is also on this team.

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