Weekly pro honors announced

 
 
Returning to Canada proved to be an immediate positive for Alen Marcina as he helped guide the Montreal Impact to a draw and a win on the road this week. He was sent to Montreal for Lars Lyssand a week before after having found himself on the bench this season in Puerto Rico after leading the Islanders in scoring last year.
 
Moments after falling behind at the 85-minute mark in Portland Thursday night the Canadian striker used a slight touch to put the ball past goalkeeper Josh Wicks to level the score with four minutes remaining in his second game with the club.
 
Two nights later in Seattle Marcina got his first start with the club and came through in the 71st minute when his lofted centering pass found Leonardo Di Lorenzo at the far post for the game-winner to move the Impact to 5-2-5 on the season with the second best points per match average.
 
After starting the season with four losses, the expansion Crystal Palace Baltimore side has quietly been working their way up the table with a run of six straight unbeaten (3-0-3) to pull within reach of playoff contention. Harold Urquijo led the club to a 2-2 draw in Cincinnati Saturday.
 
The U-20 Columbian international was instrumental in leading the club to a 2-0 lead on the road at halftime with a goal and an assist.
 
Leading scorer Matthew Mbuta broke down the left side in the 18th minute of play, and passed to Urquijo, who split two Kings defenders. Urquijo broke in on the goalkeeper from 25 yards out and as the Cincinnati keeper moved off his line he calmly slotted the ball into the lower left corner for a 1-0 Palace lead.
 
Ten minutes later it was Urquijo who made the second goal when he beat a defender on the right and slotted the ball to Josh Alcala, who beat the Cincinnati keeper from 12 yards out to put Palace up by two. The insurance goal proved critical as the Kings rallied to tie the game in the final nine minutes.
 


USL First Division Team of the Week
 
Pos
Name
Team
Highlights
 
G
Richard Goddard
Vancouver
10 saves, two shutouts win, draw on road
 
D
Jay Needham
Puerto Rico
Led team in 0-0 draw against Vancouver
 
D
David Stokes
Carolina
Led team in 2-0 win against Charleston
 
D
Diaz Kambere
Vancouver
Led team in 0-0 draw at Puerto Rico
 
M
Hugo Casillas
California
Goal in 1-1 draw at Rochester
 
M
Brian Farber
Minnesota
Goal in 1-0 win over California
 
M
Leonardo Di Lorenzo
Montreal
Goal in 1-0 win at Seattle
 
M
Neil Dombrowski
Portland
Goal in 1-1 draw against Montreal
 
M
Tony Donatelli
Vancouver
Assist in 1-0 win at Miami
 
F
Aaron King
Charleston
Goal in 2-1 win over Atlanta
*
F
Alen Marcina
Montreal
Goal, assist in win, draw on road

 

USL Second Division Team of the Week
 
Pos
Name
Team
Highlights
 
G
Kevin Trapp
Western Mass
Seven saves in 2-1 win at New Hampshire
 
D
Steve Wolfe
Richmond
Goal in 2-0 win at Bermuda
 
D
Josh Rife
Charlotte
Led team in 1-0 win over Cleveland
 
D
Dustin Bixler
Harrisburg
Led team in 2-0 win over New Hampshire
 
M
Adam Williamson
Wilmington
Goal in 1-0 win at Bermuda
 
M
Steve Shak
Charlotte
Goal in 1-0 win over Cleveland
 
M
Ross Mackenzie
Wilmington
Goal in 2-2 draw against Cleveland
 
M
Adam Moffat
Cleveland
Two goals in 2-2 draw at Wilmington
 
M
Easton Wilson
Western Mass
Goal in 2-1 win over New Hampshire
*
F
Harold Urquijo
CP Baltimore
Goal, assist in 2-2 draw at Cincinnati
 
F
Thies Hermann
Cincinnati
Goal in 2-2 draw against CP Baltimore