Timbers duo named to USL First Division 'Team of the Week'

PORTLAND, Ore. - Portland Timbers forward Dan Antoniuk and midfielder Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar were named to this week’s USL First Division Team of the Week, it was announced today.

The Timbers, who remain unbeaten in their last 14 regular-season matches, host the Charleston Battery at PGE Park on Thursday, May 12 at 7 p.m. (Pacific).

Antoniuk, 24, signed with the Timbers on Thursday and scored the game-tying goal two days later to give the Timbers a 1-1 draw against the Minnesota Thunder at the Metrodome.

A member of the Philadelphia Kixx of the MISL this off-season, Antoniuk collected 13 points (4g, 5a) in his first two seasons with the Timbers.

Alcaraz-Cuellar, 28, received the nod for assisting on Antoniuk’s goal at Minnesota, teeing up a corner kick in the 78th minute that found Antoniuk for the strike.

Among the league leaders with two assists through four games this season, Alcaraz-Cuellar paced the circuit in 2004 with 10 assists on the year and remains the club’s all-time USL assist leader with 29 in four Portland seasons.

Thursday’s match against Charleston will be televised live on Comcast Cable’s CNW 14 in the Portland area.