LA Galaxy II forward Chandler Hoffman Named USL PRO Player Of The Week

Chandler Hoffman and Kyle Venter named to USL PRO Team of the Week

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, May 13, 2014) – LA Galaxy II forward Chandler Hoffman was named USL PRO Player of the Week for Week 8 of the 2014 USL PRO season after he recorded two goals in two games while helping his side take four points from the week. Galaxy II defender Kyle Venter joined Hoffman on the USL PRO Team of the Week after a solid outing against the Dayton Dutch Lions last Saturday.

Hoffman scored the game-winner for the Galaxy II as they took a 2-1 victory against the Charlotte Eagles on Monday, May 5 at the StubHub Center Track and Field Stadium. He then opened the scoring for Los Dos as they drew 1-1 on the road against the Dayton Dutch Lions on Saturday night. Hoffman now sits tied for the league lead in goals scored with five tallies in eight appearances this season.

Venter, who was drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft by the Galaxy in January, was solid defensively in the team’s draw against the Dutch Lions after just his second start in four appearances with the Los Dos.

Additionally, Galaxy II midfielders Rafael Garcia and Raul Mendiola were named as honorable mentions after their strong performance in their Week 8 appearances.   

LA Galaxy II will play two matches over the next week as they take on Cal FC in the U.S. Open Cup second round on Wednesday at 7:30pm PT before heading back on the road to visit Sacramento Republic FC at Hughes Stadium on May 17 at 7:30pm PT.

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USL PRO Team of the Week

Pos

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

Quillan Roberts

Wilmington

Big saves late on preserved win for Hammerheads

D

Taylor Kemp

Richmond

Strong down the flank, provided assist in win against Arizona

D

Kyle Venter

LA Galaxy II

Solid in the center as Los Dos took four points from two games

D

Brock Granger

Dayton

Broke up attacks, and passed well, in draw against Galaxy II

D

Ben Newnam

Charlotte

Looping finish capped strong performance vs. Orange County

M

Kevin Molino

Orlando

Notched fifth goal of the season to earn Lions win in Pittsburgh

M

George Davis IV

Richmond

Opened the scoring as Kickers pushed past Arizona

M

Paolo DelPiccolo

Arizona

Solid in the center as United took victory in Harrisburg

M

Tyler Rosenlund

Rochester

Had the opening goal as Rhinos took 1-1 draw with Orlando

F

Gibson Bardsley

Orange County

Late winner earned Blues important victory in OKC

F

Chandler Hoffman

LA Galaxy II

Two goals in two games, including winner against Charlotte

Honorable Mention – Arizona: Evan Newton, Brandon Swartzendruber; Charleston: Mamadou Diouf; Charlotte: Drew Yates, Jorge Herrera; Dayton: Matt Williams, Aaron Schoenfeld; Harrisburg: Morgan Langley, Richie Marquez; LA Galaxy II: Rafael Garcia, Raul Mendiola; Oklahoma City: Michael Thomas, Jon Kempin; Orange County: Josh Ford, Taylor Peay; Orlando: Luke Boden, Dennis Chin; Pittsburgh: Matt Dallman; Richmond: Shay Spitz, Matt Delicate; Rochester: JC Banks, Johnny Mendoza; Wilmington: Paul Nicholson, Daniel Lovitz.

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.