Philadelphians Abroad

Philadelphians Abroad: Donatelli & Noone lift Tampa over Charleston, Okafor scores in Sweden

Photo: Scott Miller/Mark Sims Photography. Courtesy of VSI Tampa Bay

Glenside, PA native and VSI Tampa Bay midfielder Tony Donatelli earned his first goal of the season against his former team Charleston Battery last Saturday. Early in the game, Donatelli looked to capitalize off of a poor give-away by Charleston. Sprung by his teammate, Donatelli was off to the races. Despite an onrush of Charleston defenders, Donatelli was able to fly past every one, even overcoming a botched interception attempt. Racing into the box, he slipped the ball past the goalkeeper to put Tampa Bay up just 7 minutes in.

Fifty-two minutes and two goals later, Tampa Bay had completely run over Charleston. The locals, however, would see one more highlight in this game. Receiving a cross in the left side of the box after a Tampa Bay corner volleyed back and forth across the field, Harrisburg, PA native and former Philadelphia Union midfielder J.T. Noone drove a quick ball to the feet of teammate Sallieu Bundu, who fired it home to tally the fourth goal for VSI in what would eventually be a 4-2 win for the home side.

In other news, Verona, NJ’s on Jonathan Okafor, now playing for Swedish side MYPA, also scored his first goal of the season, though even the Google translation of this game report is largely unintelligible to me. If you know how that goal went down, please feel free to share in the comments below.

Major League Soccer

Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia Union — In the 18, but did not play on Wednesday and Saturday. Season: 2 games, 1 clean sheet.

Greg Cochrane, D, Los Angeles Galaxy  Did not play. Season: 10 games, 7 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Bobby Convey, M, Toronto FC — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Kansas City. Season: 11 games, 9 starts, 1 assist.

Ryan Finley, F, Columbus Crew — No game this week. Season: 4 games.

Dan Gargan, D, San Jose Earthquakes — Played 45 minutes of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Seattle. Season: 7 games, 5 starts, 1 assist, 1 clean sheet.

Corey Hertzog, F, Vancouver Whitecaps — Started and played 62 minutes in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Chicago. Season: 7 games, 6 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — Played 20 minutes in Friday’s 3-1 win over Chivas U.S.A. Season: 18 games, 1 start, 2 goals, 1 assist.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-1 loss at Vancouver. Season: 17 games, 16 starts, 1 goal, 3 assists.

Jeff Parke, D, Philadelphia Union — Started and played 90 minutes in Friday’s 3-1 win over Chivas U.S.A. Season: 17 games, 17 starts, 3 clean sheets.

Ryan Richter, D, Toronto FC  Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 loss at Kansas City. Season: 14 games, 13 starts, 1 clean sheet.

Marcus Tracy, F, San Jose Earthquakes — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 5 games.

Bobby Warshaw, D, FC Dallas — Did not play. Season: 8 games, 1 start, 1 clean sheet.

Andrew Wenger, F, Montreal Impact — Played 5 minutes in Saturday’s 4-0 loss at New York. Season: 12 games, 6 starts, 1 goal, 3 assists.

U.S. Open Cup

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Next game scheduled for August 7, 2013. Tournament: 3 games, 1 start.

NASL

Hunter Gorskie, D, New York Cosmos – First game scheduled for August 3, 2013. Season: 0 games.

Pat Hannigan, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Next game scheduled for August 3, 2013. Season: 6 games, 6 starts, 20 saves, 11 goals against.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Next game scheduled for August 3, 2013. Season: 5 games, 4 starts, 18 saves, 3 goal against.

USL PRO

Tyler Bellemy, D, Rochester Rhinos — In the 18, but did not play. Season: 10 games, 6 starts, 4 clean sheets.

Thomas Brandt, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — In the 18, but did not play on Wednesday. Did not play on Saturday. Season: 3 games, 2 starts.

Tony Donatelli, M, VSI Tampa Bay — Started and played 78 minutes in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Charleston, scoring a goal in the 7th minute. Season: 17 games, 16 starts, 2 goals, 2 assists.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 63 minutes in Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Los Angeles, providing an assist in the 19th minute. In the 18, but did not play on Saturday. Season: 14 games, 11 starts, 3 goals, 4 assists.

Morgan Langley, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 72 minutes in Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Los Angeles. Started and played 82 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Richmond. Season: 15 games, 11 starts, 4 goals.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Played 18 minutes in Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Los Angeles. Played 9 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Richmond.  Season: 14 games, 5 starts, 3 goals.

J.T. Noone, M, VSI Tampa Bay — Played 38 minutes in Saturday’s 4-2 win over Charleston, providing an assist in the 59th minute. Season: 17 games, 17 starts, 1 goal, 2 assists.

Jason Pelletier, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 90 minutes in Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Los Angeles. Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Richmond. Season: 13 games, 13 starts, 1 assist.

Mike Seamon, M, Pittsburgh Riverhounds — No game this week. Season: 10 games, 10 starts.

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

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond Kickers — Started and played 90 minutes in Friday’s 1-1 draw at Rochester. Started and played 88 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Harrisburg. Season: 12 games, 11 starts, 1 goal, 2 assists.

Colin Zizzi, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 72 minutes in Wednesday’s 4-2 win over Los Angeles. Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-0 loss to Richmond. Season: 15 games, 15 starts, 1 assist, 2 clean sheets.

Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division)

Jon Okafor, M, MYPA — Started and played 77 minutes in Sunday’s 2-1 win over TPS, scoring a goal in the 36th minute. Season: 17 games, 7 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Finnish Kakkonen (Second Division)

Alex DeJohn, D, Ekenäs IF — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with SalPa. Season: 14 games, 14 starts, 7 clean sheets.

Norwegian First Division

Zarek Valentin, D, FK Bodø/Glimt — No game this week. Cup: 3 games, 3 starts, 1 clean sheet.

Swedish Superettan

Billy Schuler, M, Hammarby IF — No game this week. Season: 10 games, 7 starts, 1 goal.

Swedish Division 1 North

Anthony Allison, F, Umeå FC — In the 18, but did not play.  Season: 13 games, 12 starts, 2 goals, 1 assist.

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