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F.C. New York's Brito Honored
Two goals earn USL PRO Player of the Week award

USL News Release

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. – United Soccer Leagues announced the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 9 of the 2011 season today, honoring F.C. New York forward Graciano Brito as Player of the Week after he scored twice to rally his side twice in a 2-2 draw against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night.

Brito answered each time after the Kickers had taken the lead, scoring his second goal of the night with 11 minutes remaining to earn his side a point. The former Quinnipiac standout now has four goals this season, half of his team’s total.

The Charleston Battery earned a pair of victories in the past week, rallying back in both, and midfielders Jon Gruenewald and Nicki Paterson both achieve recognition for their game-winning goals for the side. Gruenewald’s, which came last Tuesday against the Richmond Kickers, was also his first professional goal.

A pair of players from Orlando City also gain recognition as defender Demar Stewart and forward Kevin Molino were named to the team after their performances in last Wednesday’s 2-0 victory against Richmond. Molino in particular had a very strong performance, playing a part in both goals as he assisted on Lewis Neal’s opener before bagging the second himself.

 

USL PRO Team of the Week

Pos

Player 

Team

Highlights

GK

Jesper Leerdam

Dayton

Recorded a number of outstanding saves to preserve draw vs. Charlotte

D

Ivan Becerra

Wilmington

Had a goal and was crucial as Hammerheads earned two road points

D

Louie Rolko

Pittsburgh

Helped keep Wilmington attack in check as Hounds posted shutout

D

Demar Stewart

Orlando

Was key to containing Richmond’s explosive attack in 2-0 win

M

Nicki Paterson

Charleston

Was dynamic in midfield, scored winning goal against City Islanders.

M

David Schofield

Harrisburg

A danger down the wing, provided assist for Angulo against Battery

M

Alfonso Motagalvan

Rochester

Rifled in equalizer as Rhinos earned point against Hammerheads

M

Jon Gruenewald

Charleston

First professional goal was game-winner against Richmond

F

Graciano Brito

New York

Scored twice to earn his side a road point against the Kickers

F

Kevin Molino

Orlando

Provided great energy and had a goal and assist against Richmond

F

Sallieu Bundu

Charlotte

Had early goal and was constant threat to Dayton’s goal in 1-1 draw

Honorable Mention: Charleson -- Stephen Armstrong; Charlotte –Jorge Herrera, Eric Reed; Dayton – Julius Willie; Harrisburg – Jose Angulo; Orlando – Lewis Neal; Pittsburgh – Matt Tuttle, Hunter Gilstrap; Richmond – Matt Delicâte, Edson Elcock; Rochester – Neal Kitson; Wilmington – Brock Duckworth, Tom Parratt.

 

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