Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Dwayne Reid

Photo courtesy of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference

In Gold Cup play, Chris Wondolowski’s had a pretty good week, scoring five goals in two games.There’s one player a little closer to home, however, who’s been even better: Dwayne Reid.

The first-year Ocean City Nor’easters man has scored seven—that’s right, seven—goals this week over the course of two games, with an assist to boot. Anyone who can do that deserves PSP’s Player of the week honors

Versus New York Magic

The first game was played Friday, against the New York Magic. The game was delayed for two hours due to torrential rain, but the Jamaican-born Reid wasn’t too sleepy to score four goals and grab an assist by halftime. He finished the rout and set the franchise record for goals in a game with a penalty kick on the hour mark. While the Magic were undermanned (the team began the game with only eight outfield players, though were up to three subs by halftime), a five-goal, one-assist performance is always impressive.

Versus Reading United

What’s more impressive is following up that game by scoring a decisive brace against the other top team in the division. With the win against New York, Ocean City was in position to clinch the Mid-Atlantic Division of the USL’s  Premier Development League for the second year in a row when they hosted Philadelphia Union affiliate Reading United on Sunday night. Reid was again the hero, scoring two goals in the first half to lead Ocean City to a 2–1 win before being shown a red card in the 62nd minute. It was the first PDL loss of Reading’s season and the capper to what was, the ejection aside, a phenomenal week for the 25-year-old Reid.

Reid plays his college soccer for Bloomfield College in New Jersey. If he can keep scoring like he has this week, it’s only a matter of time before Philadelphia-area fans see a lot more of him.

4 Comments

  1. Dwayne Reid says:

    Can you please send me this pic, I will truly appreciate it. Much thanks on the article!!!! OC

    • Dwayne, we actually changed the picture because the initial pic was posted by mistake and wasn’t one we had permission to use. The original photo was shot by the AC Press. You can contact them at 609-272-7000.

    • Where have you been? How come you only dominate now?!

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