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Week 22 USL-1 honors announced
McFarlane named Player of the Week

USL News Release

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

TAMPA, FL -- United Soccer Leagues announced the Team of the Week honors for the 22nd week of the USL season, honoring Rochester’s Errol McFarlane as the USL First Division Player of the Week.

(Dylan Higgins)

On Thursday evening in Portland, midseason Rhino acquisition Errol McFarlane accomplished something no team in the USL First Division has done this season – score twice against the Timbers. His two-goal outing gave the Rhinos their first victory of the year over a club in the current top four in the league, but most notably, ended Portland’s league-record 24-game unbeaten streak.

After nearly putting away a header from 15 yards out in the first half, McFarlane capitalized on his first attempt of the second half in the 52nd minute. Off a ball played into the box by Steve Kindel, McFarlane bounced a header around the out-stretched arms of Steve Cronin and across the goal mouth, dodging two Timbers defenders, before finding the back of the net to give Rochester a 1-0 lead.

After Ryan Pore pulled the Timbers even in the 81st minute, McFarlane capped his brace in second-half stoppage time. Fighting for a loose ball inside the box, he was able gain possession before the Timbers could clear it from danger. McFarlane slotted a shot into the back of the net to seal the 2-1 win and end the Rhinos four-game winless stretch.

The two strikes were his first points of the year for Rochester and were only the fifth and sixth goals allowed by the Timbers at home in 12 games.
 

USL First Division Team of the Week
Pos
Name
Team
Highlights
G
Bill Gaudette
Puerto Rico
Three saves, including PK, in 2-0 win
D
Stephen Keel
Portland
Goal in 1-0 win at Austin
D
Wes Knight
Vancouver
Assist in 1-1 draw at Minnesota
D
Steve Kindel
Rochester
Assist in 2-1 win at Portland
D
Adam Braz
Montreal
Led team to two wins
M
Leo Inacio Nunes
Miami
Goal in 3-1 win over Austin
M
Lawrence Olum
Minnesota
Two goals in 3-1 win at Charleston
M
Leonardo Di Lorenzo
Montreal
Goal in 1-0 win over Carolina
F
Errol McFarlane
Rochester
Two goals in 2-1 win at Portland
F
Roberto Brown
Montreal
Two goals in 2-1 win at Cleveland
F
Charles Gbeke
Vancouver
Two goals in 3-2 win over Austin

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