LA Galaxy II midfielder Andre Auras named to USL PRO Team of the Week

Galaxy II forward Chandler Hoffman and goalkeeper Brian Rowe were named as honorable mentions

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, July 29, 2014) – LA Galaxy II midfielder Andre Auras was named to the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 19 of the 2014 USL PRO season.

Auras earned the selection for his performance in a 4-0 victory over Orange County Blues FC at Pribil Stadium Saturday evening, where he opened the scoring with a long distance blast in the fourth minute. Auras dispossessed a Blues FC player near midfield before firing a shot from 30 yards out that flew into the net.

The former French youth international continued to dictate the midfield for the rest of the game as Los Dos went on to score three more goals.

Additionally, Galaxy II forward Chandler Hoffman and goalkeeper Brian Rowe were named as honorable mentions after their strong performance in Saturday’s action. Hoffman netted a first-half brace while Rowe kept a clean sheet for the visiting side.

LA Galaxy II (11-5-4, 37 points) return to action as they travel to face the Harrisburg City Islanders (5-8-6, 21 points) Wednesday, July 30 in Week 20 of USL PRO action at UC the Skyline Sports Complex, with kickoff set for 4 p.m. PT.

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The complete LA Galaxy II’s 2014 USL PRO schedule can be found here.

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USL PRO Team of the Week

Pos

Player

Team

Highlights

GK

Joe Willis

Richmond

Recorded 10 saves in two games as Kickers took four points

D

Ben Newnam

Charlotte

Opening goal lifted Eagles to victory against Wilmington

D

Patrick Slogic

Rochester

Helped limit Orlando to five shots in 1-0 victory

D

Matt Bahner

Harrisburg

Two goals and assist in pair of excellent individual performances

M

Rodrigo Lopez

Sacramento

Had two goals and an assist to lead Republic FC past Pittsburgh

M

Luke Vercollone

Richmond

Strong throughout, opened scoring from spot in win vs. Harrisburg

M

Andre Auras

LA Galaxy II

Opened scoring with fine strike in victory against Orange County

M

Pedro Ribeiro

Harrisburg

Two goals, including late equalizer, earned draw with OKC

F

Dane Kelly

Charleston

Had both goal as Battery took victory against Arizona

F

Kyle Greig

Oklahoma City

Three goals and an assist on Energy FC’s four-point road trip

F

Jose Angulo

Pittsburgh

Scored hat trick of penalty kicks as Riverhounds downed RSL Reserves

Honorable Mention – Arizona: Evan Newton, Paolo DelPiccolo; Charleston: Jarad van Schaik, Colin Falvey; Charlotte: Miguel Herrera, Alex Kann; Dayton: Guilherme Felix; Harrisburg: Robbie Derschang, Yann Ekra; LA Galaxy II: Chandler Hoffman, Brian Rowe; Oklahoma City: Max Gunderson, Paul Wyatt; Orange County: Seung Ju Kim; Orlando: Darwin Ceren; Pittsburgh: Rob Vincent; Richmond: Sascha Görres, Jason Yeisley; Rochester: Colin Rolfe, Levi Houapeu; Sacramento: Thomas Stewart, Jake Gleeson; Wilmington: Quillan Roberts, Paul Nicholson.

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 Austin, Colorado Springs, Louisville, St. Louis 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.