LA Galaxy II midfielder Andre Auras and forward Charlie Rugg named to USL PRO Team Of the Week

Dunivant and Jamieson IV were named as honorable mentions for their play against Arizona United

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014) – LA Galaxy II midfielder Andre Auras and forward Charlie Rugg were named to the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 21 of the 2014 USL PRO season.

Auras earned the selection for his performance in a 3-2 victory over Arizona United SC at StubHub Center Saturday evening, where he scored a decisive free kick goal from distance in the first half. With Los Dos already ahead by two goals, Auras scored from around 25 yards out, bending a ball into the top right hand of the net to make the score 3-0.

Rugg received honors as he scored the opening goal in the ninth minute and recorded an assist just a minute later. Rugg received a pass from Galaxy Homegrown Player Jose Villarreal that put him in on goal before slotting it past the keeper. One minute later, he provided an assist on the second goal of the night, laying off a ball to Galaxy Homegrown Player Bradford Jamieson IV, who doubled the score.

Additionally, Galaxy II defender Todd Dunivant and Jamieson IV were named as honorable mentions for their lay in Saturday’s action. Todd Dunivant, who played in his first competitive action since April after recovering from injury, saw 78 minutes at left back while Galaxy Homegrown Player Jamieson IV notched the second goal of the evening for Los Dos.

LA Galaxy II (12-7-4, 40 points) return to action as they travel to take on Oklahoma Energy FC at Pribil Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. PT live on www.lagalaxy.com.

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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

Michael Lisch

Pittsburgh

Four-save shutout was highlighted by last-minute stop to preserve win

D

Brock Granger

Dayton

Scored and was solid defensively as Dutch Lions drew with Battery

D

Nemanja Vukovic

Sacramento

Helped a well-organized Republic FC defense limit OKC to six shots

D

Sascha Görres

Richmond

Two-way threat down the flank as Kickers defeated Charlotte

M

Robbie Derschang

Harrisburg

Had a pair of goals as City Islanders took victory against Orlando

M

Allan Russell

Orange County

Goal from the penalty spot capped strong performance in win vs. Rhinos

M

Yann Ekra

Harrisburg

Earned second straight selection after another outstanding pair of contests

M

Andre Auras

LA Galaxy II

Strong throughout in midfield, outstanding free kick proved to be winner

F

Karamba Janneh

Dayton

Brought energy against Wilmington, was rewarded with late winner

F

Pedro Ribeiro

Harrisburg

Two goals in win against Red Bulls Reserves, strong in both victories

F

Charlie Rugg

LA Galaxy II

Had a goal and assist a minute apart as Galaxy II defeated Arizona

Honorable Mention – Arizona: Paolo DelPiccolo, Long Tan; Charleston: Jarad van Schaik, Justin Portillo; Charlotte: Alec Kann, Jorge Herrera; Dayton: David Clemens, Joe Broekhuizen; Harrisburg: Richie Marquez, Antoine Hoppenot; LA Galaxy II: Todd Dunivant, Bradford Jamieson IV; Oklahoma City: Kyle Greig; Dan Delgado; Orange County: Brenton Griffiths, Seth Moses; Orlando: Kevin Molino, Giuseppe Gentile; Pittsburgh: Michael Green, Danny Earls; Richmond: George Davis IV, Luke Vercollone; Rochester: Tyler Rosenlund, Patrick Slogic; Sacramento: Adam Jahn, Octavio Guzman; Wilmington:  Cody Arnoux, 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.