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Philadelphians Abroad: Injury ends Valentin’s season, Horst sees red, Gargan assists, and Neumann’s first minutes

Photo: Courtesy of Bodø/Glimt

After only two games into this year’s Norwegian Tippeligaen campaign, Lancaster, Pa., native Zarek Valentin’s season appears to be over. The Bodø/Glimt right back, who joined the then second-tier side on loan from Montreal last season, suffered a torn left Achilles tendon in training on Wednesday.

The local lad helped Bodø/Glimt earn promotion to Norway’s top flight last season after four years in the second division, playing 25 games for the side (all starts) while contributing to 15 clean sheets. Valentin shared the news on Twitter:

Though the last round of the Tippeligaen will be played in early November, such an injury generally requires about six months of recovery, with additional time to regain match fitness. Surgery is set for today.

Bodø/Glimt head coach Jan Halvor Halvorson told Norweigian newspaper Avisa Nordland, “Of course it is bitter, but there is nothing we can do about it if the Achilles is torn. We just have to build him up again.”

In other news:

  • Saturday’s matchup between Houston and Dallas took a serious turn when, in the 60th minute, Houston defender, and Pine Grove, Pa. native David Horst, committed a sliding tackle that would controversially see him ejected from the game. Trailing 1-0 after an hour of play, Dallas capitalized on the man advantage to hang four on Houston in the final 30 minutes.
  • LA Galaxy defender and Philadelphia’s own Dan Gargan racked up his first assist of the season in Sunday’s derby with Chivas USA. Fed a long ball from teammate Stefan Ishizaki, Gargan made a quick cross to an onrushing Robbie Keane to provide the opening goal in LA’s 3-0 win.
  • Finally, New Hope, PA native Steve Neumann earned his first minutes in MLS play this Saturday, coming on as a late game sub for Daigo Kobayashi in New England’s 2-0 loss to D.C. Here’s to many more appearances for the local youth standout!

Major League Soccer

Greg Cochrane, D, Chicago Fire  Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Philadelphia. League: 3 games, 3 starts, 0 clean sheets.

Bobby Convey, D/M, New York Red Bulls — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Montreal. League: 5 games, 4 starts, 0 clean sheets.

Dan Gargan, D, LA Galaxy — Started and played 85 minutes in Sunday’s 3-0 win at Chivas, providing an assist in the 37th minute. League: 2 games, 1 start, 1 assist.

Antoine Hoppenot, F, Philadelphia Union — Played 3 minutes in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Chicago. League: 5 games.

David Horst, D, Houston Dynamo — Started and played 60 minutes in Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Dallas, receiving a red card in the 60th minute. League: 4 games, 4 starts, 2 clean sheets.

Jeff Larentowicz, M, Chicago Fire — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Philadelphia. League: 5 games, 5 starts, 2 goals.

Steve Neumann, M/F, New England Revolution — Played 6 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 loss at D.C. League: 1 game.

Jeff Parke, D, DC United — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 win over New England. League: 4 games, 4 starts, 1 clean sheet.

Zach Pfeffer, M, Philadelphia Union — Did not play in Saturday’s draw. League: 0 games.

Ryan Richter, D, Toronto FC  In the 18, but did not play in Saturday’s win. League: 0 games.

Billy Schuler, M/F, San Jose Earthquakes — No game this week. League: 0 games. CCL: 1 game, 1 start.

Andrew Wenger, F, Philadelphia Union — Did not play in Saturday’s draw due to red card. League: 4 games, 3 starts, 1 goal.

NASL

Tony Donatelli, M, Ottawa Fury F.C. — Season begins April 12, 2014. League: 0 games.

Hunter Gorskie, D, New York Cosmos – Season begins April 13, 2014. League: 0 games.

Jimmy Ockford, D, New York Cosmos — Season begins April 13, 2014. League: 0 games.

Jeremy Vuolo, GK, San Antonio Scorpions — Season begins April 12, 2014. League: 0 games.

USL Pro

Danny DiPrima, M, Harrisburg City Islanders — In the 18, but did not play in Saturday’s draw. League: 0 games.

Ryan Finley, F, Dayton Dutch Lions — On loan from Columbus, did not play in Friday’s win. USL Pro: 1 game, 1 start. MLS: 0 games.

Cristhian Hernandez, M, Harrisburg City Islanders  — On loan from Philadelphia, started and played 83 minutes in Saturday’s scoreless draw at Wilmington. USL Pro: 1 game, 1 start. MLS: 0 games.

Corey Hertzog, F, Orlando City — Started and played 72 minutes in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Rochester. League: 2 games, 2 starts.

Morgan Langley, M/F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s scoreless draw at Wilmington. League: 1 game, 1 start.

John McCarthy, GK, Rochester Rhinos — In the 18, but did not play for Saturday’s loss.  League: 0 games.

Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Harrisburg City Islanders  — On loan from Philadelphia, and played 27 minutes in Saturday’s scoreless draw at Wilmington. MLS: 1 game.

Jason Pelletier, M/F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s scoreless draw at Wilmington. League: 1 game, 1 start.

Garrett Pettis, F, Harrisburg City Islanders – Did not play in Saturday’s draw. League: 0 games.

Andrew Welker, F, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play in Saturday’s draw. League: 0 games.

Jason Yeisley, F, Richmond Kickers — Did not play in Saturday’s win. League: 0 games.

Colin Zizzi, D, Harrisburg City Islanders — Did not play in Saturday’s draw. League: 0 games.

Austrian Bundesliga

Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg — Did not play in Saturday’s win. League: 0 games.

Finnish Veikkausliiga (Premier Division)

Alex DeJohn, D, TPS — Season begins April 12, 2014. League: 0 games.

German Bundesliga Süd/Südwest (U19)

Russell Canouse, M, Hoffenheim — Started and played 90 minutes in Saturday’s 3-0 win over SC Freiburg. League: 19 games, 18 starts, 1 goal, 1 assist.

Norwegian Tippeligaen (Elite Division)

Zarek Valentin, D, FK Bodø/Glimt — Started and played 90 minutes in Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Vålerenga. League: 2 games, 2 starts.

Swedish Superettan

Bobby Warshaw, M, GAIS — Did not play in Sunday’s loss. League: 0 games. Cup: 1 game, 1 start, 1 goal.

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