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USL Week 10 pro honors announced
Cvilikas, Millwood named Players of the Week

USL News Release

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

TAMPA, FL -- United Soccer Leagues announced the Team of the Week honors for the 10th week of the USL season, honoring Minnesota’s Brian Cvilikas as the USL First Division Player of the Week and Baltimore’s Machel Millwood as the USL Second Division Player of the Week.

(Jeremy Olson / James Calder)

After missing the first six games of the season, Brian Cvilikas has slowly worked his way back into the lineup and made just his second start over the weekend an eventful one as he helped guide the winless Thunder to their first victory of the campaign with a two-goal outing.

In the 13th minute, Ricardo Sanchez served a swerving ball on a free kick in from the right flank and Cvilikas found a hole in the Carolina RailHawks’ defense to redirect the ball in. Later in the 27th minute, a Rod Dyachenko corner kick found its way into the box, where Lawrence Olum got his head on it and Cvilikas directed it into goal off his chest.

The brace was his second of the week as he also struck for two in Minnesota’s come-from-behind US Open Cup victory over Nebraska’s 402. After falling behind, Cvilikas tallied the equalizer and later scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 3-2 decision.

A midweek US Open Cup loss to the Premier Development League’s Ocean City Baron’s added to the misery of a five-game winless run in league play for Crystal Palace Baltimore, but new addition Machel Millwood helped turn the tide against the Wilmington Hammerheads with a goal and assist in a 2-1 victory Saturday.

In the 27th minute, Pat Healey lofted a lovely diagonal ball over the Wilmington back line. Machel Millwood beat his marker, timing his leap perfectly to head the ball over the helpless Hammerheads ’keeper for the former USL-1 striker’s first goal in a Palace uniform to give Palace the advantage, which held up for the rest of the half.

In the 53rd minute, Millwood held the ball up well 30 yards out then found Val Teixeira running into the box. The Portuguese striker made no mistake, burying the ball with a deadly left-footed strike.
 

USL First Division Team of the Week
Pos
Name
Team
Highlights
G
Nic Platter
Minnesota
Seven saves in 2-0 win over Carolina
D
David Hayes
Portland
Led team in two road draws
D
Wes Knight
Vancouver
Two assists in 3-2 win over Miami
D
Cristian Arrieta
Puerto Rico
Two goals in 4-1 win over Austin
D
Matt Bobo
Charleston
Led team in 1-1 draw versus Portland
M
Pato Aguilera
Cleveland
Two assists in 3-0 win over Rochester
M
Jonathan Steele
Puerto Rico
Goal in 4-1 win over Austin
M
Godfrey Tenoff
Cleveland
Goal in 3-0 win over Rochester
F
Diego Serna
Miami
Goal in 2-0 win over Austin
F
Brian Cvilikas
Minnesota
Two goals in 2-0 win over Carolina
F
Charles Gbeke
Vancouver
Two goals in 3-2 win over Miami

USL Second Division Team of the Week
Pos
Name
Team
Highlights
G
James Thorpe
Western Mass
14 saves in 2-0 win over Charlotte
D
Ed Hayden
Pittsburgh
Goal in 1-0 win over Bermuda
D
Sascha Gorres
Richmond
Assist in 2-0 win at Pittsburgh
D
Andrew Marshall
Baltimore
Led team in 2-1 win over Wilmington
D
John Borrajo
Maryland
Led team in 1-0 win over Richmond
M
Nicki Patterson
Harrisburg
Assist in 3-0 win over Bermuda
M
Lucio Gonzaga
Maryland
Goal in 1-0 win over Richmond
M
Pat Healey
Baltimore
Assist in 2-1 win over Wilmington
F
Almir Barbosa
Western Mass
Two goals in 2-0 win over Charlotte
F
Steve Fisher
Harrisburg
Two goals in 3-0 win over Bermuda
F
Machel Millwood
Baltimore
Goal, assist in 2-1 win over Wilmington

 

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