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

Chandler Hoffman and Jose Villarreal earned honorable mentions

CARSON, Calif. (Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014) – LA Galaxy II midfielder Rafael Garcia was named to the USL PRO Team of the Week for Week 23 of the 2014 USL PRO season.

Garcia earned the honors for his strong performance in a 3-3 draw with Wilmington Hammerheads FC, when he scored the game-tying goal in stoppage time to salvage a point. With Los Dos down 3-2 in stoppage time, the Galaxy II captain curled a free kick into the upper left corner of the net from just outside the 18 to level the score at StubHub Center’s Track & Field Stadium.

Additionally, Chandler Hoffman and Jose Villarreal earned honorable mentions for their strong performance in Sunday’s action. Hoffman scored a brace and Villarreal notched an assist and earned a penalty kick to help Galaxy II earn the draw against Wilmington.

Galaxy II return to action Wednesday when they face Real Salt Lake Reserves Wednesday at 4 p.m. PT at StubHub Center’s Track & Field Stadium.

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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

Miguel Gallardo

Orlando

Made six saves as Lions earned big victory against Richmond

D

Scott Morrison

Arizona

Standout finish lifted United to victory against Oklahoma City

D

Emrah Klimenta

Sacramento

Goal capped excellent defensive performance vs. Wilmington

D

Shawn Ferguson

Charleston

Strong defensive display as Battery took shutout in OKC

D

Matt Dallman

Pittsburgh

Pair of assists as Riverhounds defeated FC Dallas Reserves

M

Rob Vincent

Pittsburgh

Strong in midfield, excellent goal led Riverhounds to victory

M

Rafael Garcia

LA Galaxy II

Brilliant free kick earned Los Dos 3-3 draw with Wilmington

M

Estrela

Orlando

Had goal on debut for Lions in 3-2 victory against Kickers

F

Wells Thompson

Charlotte

Pair of goals led Charlotte to key victory against Orlando

F

Clesio Bauque

Harrisburg

Scored twice as 10-man City Islanders earned draw in Rochester

F

Sunny Jane

Wilmington

Three goals, assist as Hammerheads earned four point out west

Honorable Mention – Arizona: Joey Dillon, Sam Garza; Charleston: Amadou Sanyang, Colin Falvey; Charlotte: Zak Boggs, Ben Newnam; Dayton: Taylor Bowlin, Christian Camacho; Harrisburg: David Flynn, Yann Ekra; LA Galaxy II: Chandler Hoffman, Jose Villarreal; Oklahoma City: Samir Badr; Orange County: Christopher Santana; Orlando City: Kevin Molino, Rafael Ramos; Pittsburgh: Kevin Kerr, Jason Johnson; Richmond: George Davis IV, Samuel Asante; Rochester: Tony Walls, J.C. Banks; Sacramento: Tommy Stewart, Dominik Jakubek; Wilmington: Mark-Anthony Kaye, Cody Arnoux.

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.