LA Galaxy II midfielder Rafael Garcia named to USL PRO Team of the Week

Travis Bowen and Alejandro Covarrubias were named as honorable mentions

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, April 29, 2014) – LA Galaxy II midfielder Rafael Garcia was named to the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 6 of the 2014 USL PRO season after he scored the opening goal as Los Dos defeated the Orange County Blues FC 3-0 on Sunday evening.

Additionally, Galaxy II forward Travis Bowen and midfielder Alejandro Covarrubias were named as honorable mentions after their strong performance in Sunday’s victory.

The LA Galaxy II captain Garcia scored the opening goal in the 34th minute as he stepped up and curled a spectacular free kick over the wall and beyond the reach of Blues’ keeper Mohammad Mohammadi to give Galaxy II the lead. Garcia’s goal proved to be the game-winning goal, and he also helped control Orange County’s attack in the Galaxy II’s third victory against Orange County in their inaugural 2014 campaign.

LA Galaxy II return to action next week when they play the Charlotte Eagles on Monday, May 5 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

John McCarthy

Rochester

Had a pair of shutouts as Rochester took two victories

D

Rafael Garcia

LA Galaxy II

Scored the opening goal as Los Dos defeated Orange County

D

JJ Greer

Charlotte

Central to the Eagles’ shutout victory in Wilmington

D

William Yomby

Richmond

Strong throughout as Kickers took big win in Dayton

M

Matt Bahner

Harrisburg

Consistent throughout, played key role in first win of season

M

Kevin Molino

Orlando

Had three goals in two games, including both game-winners

M

Paolo DelPiccolo

Arizona

Scored equalizer as United took draw with Galaxy II

M

Adama Mbengue

Orlando

Had a goal and assist as Lions defeated Dallas Reserves

F

JC Banks

Rochester

Two goals in two games as Rhinos claimed pair of wins

F

Matt Delicâte

Rochester

Scored twice as Kickers romped past Dutch Lions

F

Chris Santana

Orange County

Bagged a pair of goals on his professional debut for Blues

Honorable Mention – Arizona: Evan Newton, Brandon Swartzendruber; Charleston: Odisnel Cooper, Zach Prince; Charlotte: Jorge Herrera, Brock Duckworth; Dayton: Jesjua Cruyff, Shintaro Harada; Harrisburg: Robbie Derschang, Morgan Langley; LA Galaxy II: Travis Bowen, Alejandro Covarrubias; Oklahoma City: Steven Perry, Cyprian Hedrick; Orange County: Chris Cortez, Rauwshaun McKenzie; Orlando: Dennis Chin, Yordany Alvarez; Pittsburgh: Michael Lisch, Anthony Obodai; Richmond: Shay Spitz, George Davis IV; Rochester: Minh Vu, Pat McMahon; Sacramento: Adam Jahn, Max Alvarez; Wilmington: Ashani Fairclough, Tom Parratt.

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.