LA Galaxy II forward Chandler Hoffman and defender Daniel Steres named to USL PRO Team of the Week

Jack McBean and midfielder Rafael Garcia were named as honorable mentions

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, April 22, 2014) – LA Galaxy II forward Chandler Hoffman and defender Daniel Steres were named to the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 5 of the 2014 USL PRO season after helping the team return to the top of the USL PRO standing with a 3-1 victory over the Orange County Blues FC on Saturday night.

Additionally, Galaxy II forward Jack McBean and midfielder Rafael Garcia were named as honorable mentions after their strong performance in Saturday’s victory.

Galaxy first team loanee Hoffman scored the game winning goal after Galaxy Homegrown Player Jack McBean headed down an Oscar Sorto cross perfectly onto the path of the forward who finished easily from close range. Steres also had a strong defensive performance as Los Dos defeated Orange County and was vital in closing out the Blues attack.

Hoffman leads USL PRO in points per match (1.5) and total points (six), goals (three), goals per match (0.75), shots (16) and shots per match (4.0). McBean leads USL PRO in assists per match (1.00) and is tied for the league lead with teammate Raul Mendiola in total assists (three).

Los Dos return to action on April 25 when they travel to Phoenix to take on Arizona United in the club’s first ever road match. The game will take place at 7:10 p.m. at Peoria Sports Complex.

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USL PRO Team of the Week

Pos

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

Matt Williams

Dayton

Recorded a five-save shutout in road win against Harrisburg

D

Daniel Steres

LA Galaxy II

Strong defensively as Los Dos defeated Orange County

D

Pedro Ribeiro

Harrisburg

Performed well throughout against Dutch Lions

D

Taylor Kemp

Richmond

Had assist, proved strong down flank against Pittsburgh

M

Brian Ownby

Pittsburgh

Scored opening goal, drew penalty against Kickers

M

Jarad van Schaik

Charleston

Excellent distribution in tough conditions vs. Red Bulls Reserves

M

Kyle Porter

Richmond

Standout finish sparked Kickers’ comeback against Riverhounds

M

Matt Kassel

Arizona

Had assist, was influential throughout against Sacramento

F

Aaron Schoenfeld

Dayton

Had only goal as Dutch Lions took victory in Harrisburg

F

Jonathan Top

Arizona

Scored game-winner as United claimed first victory

F

Chandler Hoffman

LA Galaxy II

Active throughout, scored winner as Galaxy II defeated Blues

Honorable Mention – Arizona: Brandon Swartzendruber, Kadeem Dacres; Charleston: Dane Kelly, Heviel Cordoves; Dayton: Brock Granger, Eli Garner; Harrisburg: Richie Marquez, Yann Ekra; LA Galaxy II: Jack McBean, Rafael Garcia; Oklahoma City: Jon Kempin; Orange County: Jiovanni Santana, Allan Russell; Pittsburgh: Danny Earls, Jason Johnson; Richmond: Samuel Asante, Matt Delicate; Sacramento: Rodrigo Lopez, Jack Avesyan.

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.