USL Week 7 Pro honors announced

Delicate and Sella Players of the Week
 
TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced the USL First Division and USL Second Division Team of the Week honors Tuesday for Week 7 of the season, honoring Rochester’s Matthew Delicate and Cleveland’s Adriano Sella de Souza as the Players of the Week, respectively.
 
The Rhinos entered their second home game of the season Sunday winless at 0-4-3, but had only allowed a respectable seven goals through as many games. The offense, which only had two goals to its credit, finally got on track against the visiting Portland Timbers, guiding Rochester to a 2-1 victory.
 
The Rhinos struck first in the in the 14th minute when John Menyonger sent a through ball that was missed by Portland defender Cameron Knowles. Striker Matthew Delicate scooped up the ball, eluded a defender and Timber netminder Jordan James to finish off with an open net and a 1-0 lead for Rochester. For Rochester, it was their first lead of the season.
 
After a 77th minute equalizer, it didn't take long for a determined Rochester squad to regain the lead. In the 80th minute Luke Kreamalmeyer sent a ball into the box from the right side from 35 yards out. Delicate gained position inside the box, and deftly redirected the ball to an oncoming John Menyongar who finished off the play, beating Jordan and giving Rochester their first win. 
 
Four games into his season with Cleveland, Brazilian midfielder Adriano Sella de Souza appears to have found his stride, helping guide the City Stars to a 3-0 victory on the road in Bermuda and a 2-2 draw at Western Mass.
 
The fans in Bermuda's National Stadium were given a treat in the 26th minute as Man of the Match Adriano Sella connected on one of the most exciting goals in team history. Sella blasted the ball past the keeper while spiraling through the air.
 
Sella continued to apply the pressure in the 41st minute, when he found captain Mark Schulte on a free kick. Schulte was able to fight through the mass of defenders while knocking the ball through for a 2-0 Cleveland lead.
 
Trailing 1-0 eight minutes in against the Pioneers, it did not take long for the City Stars to even the match. Two of Cleveland's most exciting young players factored yet again into the scoring in the 19th minute when Adriano Sella found Sallieu Bundu in front of the net and Bundu found the back corner for a 1-1 score.
 
 
USL First Division Team of the Week
 
Pos
Name
Team
Highlights
 
G
Jay Nolly
Vancouver
Eight saves in two road shutout wins
 
D
Taylor Graham
Seattle
Goal in 1-1 draw at Puerto Rico
 
D
Simon Gatti
Montreal
Led team in 1-0 loss to Portland
 
D
Cristian Arrieta
Puerto Rico
Led team in 1-1 draw against Seattle
 
M
Martin Nunez
Carolina
Assist in 2-1 win over Seattle
 
M
Johnny Menyongar
Rochester
Goal, assist in 2-1 win over Portland
 
M
Macoumba Kandji
Atlanta
Goal in 1-0 win over Carolina
 
M
Miguel Guante
Portland
Led team in 1-0 win at Montreal
 
F
Taiwo Atieno
Puerto Rico
Goal in 1-1 draw against Seattle
*
F
Matthew Delicate
Rochester
Goal, assist in 2-1 win over Portland
 
F
Jason Jordan
Vancouver
Two game-winners in road wins
 
USL Second Division Team of the Week
 
Pos
Name
Team
Highlights
 
G
Terry Boss
Charlotte
Five saves in 3-0 win at CP Baltimore
 
D
Jonah Long
Charlotte
Goal in 3-0 win at CP Baltimore
 
D
Dustin Bixler
Harrisburg
Led team in 3-0 win over Real Maryland
 
D
Mark Schulte
Cleveland
Led team in 3-0 win at Bermuda
 
M
Omar McFarlane
Western Mass
Goal in 2-1 win over Bermuda
*
M
Adriano Sella de Souza
Cleveland
Goal, two assists in road draw and win
 
M
Ben Hunter
Richmond
Game-winner in 2-1 win over Wilmington
 
M
Chris Murray
Wilmington
Goal in 2-1 loss at Richmond
 
F
Ryan Heins
Harrisburg
Goal, assist in 3-0 win over Real Maryland
 
F
Sallieu Bundu
Cleveland
Two goals in road draw trip
 
F
Jeff Deren
Western Mass
Three assists in win and draw