LA Galaxy II defender Oscar Sorto named to USL PRO Team of the Week

Chandler Hoffman and Raul Mendiola were named as honorable mentions

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, April 1, 2014) – LA Galaxy II defender Oscar Sorto was named to the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 2 of the 2014 USL PRO season after a solid performance at full back in his side’s 1-1 draw with Sacramento Republic FC.

Additionally, Galaxy II forward Chandler Hoffman and midfielder Raul Mendiola were named as honorable mentions after their strong performance in Saturday’s draw. Galaxy first team loanee Hoffman equalized for the home side in the 81st minute after Galaxy Homegrown Player Mendiola set up the play to give the Galaxy their fourth point of the 2014 USL PRO regular season campaign. 

The LA Galaxy II return to action next week when they host Oklahoma City Energy FC on Monday, April 7 at the StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium at 7:30 p.m. PT.

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USL PRO Team of the Week

Pos

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

Jake Gleeson

Sacramento

Had five saves to help Republic FC earn draw in opener

D

Luke Boden

Orlando

Scored equalizer as Lions took a point against Riverhounds

D

Anthony Arena

Pittsburgh

Solid defensive presence in debut for Riverhounds

D

Oscar Sorto

LA Galaxy II

Proved dangerous in attacking situations for LA

D

Harrison Delbridge

Sacramento

Strong debut performance against strong Galaxy II attack

M

Jarad van Schaik

Charleston

Goals and assist allowed Battery to claim point vs. Kickers

M

Anthony Obodai

Pittsburgh

Broke up play well, distributed efficiently for Riverhounds

M

Collin Martin

Richmond

Pair of assists as Kickers took point on road

M

Amadou Sanyang

Charleston

Outstanding work-rate, good header as Battery took point

F

Justin Braun

Sacramento

Strong presence, scored first goal in club history

F

George Davis IV

Richmond

Pair of well-taken finishes earned Kickers a point on road

Honorable Mention – Charleston: Adam Mena, Heviel Cordoves; Dayton: Matt Williams, Matt Walker; LA Galaxy II: Raul Mendiola, Chandler Hoffman; Orlando: Yordany Alvarez, Kevin Molino; Pittsburgh: Greg Blum, Jose Angulo; Richmond: Henry Kalungi; Sacramento: Ivan Mirkovic, Rodrigo Lopez.

 

USL PRO

USL PRO is the strongest U.S. men’s professional soccer league on and off the field below and in support of Major League Soccer (MLS). Focused on league stability and franchise performance longevity, USL PRO features 14 teams, including 2014 expansion teams in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City and Sacramento. Teams have already been announced for 2015 in Colorado Springs and Tulsa, with more additions expected soon. Through aggressive and deliberate growth in adding teams fully capable of meeting USL and US Soccer standards, USL PRO is building a robust, national professional soccer league in a format that promotes the benefits of regional league play. In 2013 USL PRO began a groundbreaking, multi-year partnership with MLS that features individual team affiliations, inter-league play, and the opportunity for MLS clubs to field a second team in USL PRO. In addition to league play, USL PRO teams compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as various domestic and international exhibitions. USL PRO is the longest-standing pro league affiliate member of US Soccer.