Weekly Pro Honors announced
Edozien and Severs Players of the Week

USL News Release

Tuesday, June 12

TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced the USL First Division and USL Second Division Teams of the Week for the eighth week of the season, honoring Carolina’s Connally Edozien and Harrisburg’s Chad Severs as the Players of the Week, respectively.

Carolina’s Edozien put two past his former club RochesterThere was an ample supply of pre-match drama for the inaugural meeting of the RailHawks and Rhinos, who share a lot of history. That history was front and center as the two clubs thrilled the crowd with dueling goals in a 2-2 first half that held for the final score.

Former Rhino striker Connally Edozien had just four goals while seeing action on a limited basis in Rochester the year before and came into the match looking to add to his single tally on the year for Carolina. He doubled his account 11 minutes in when he got his head on a Kupono Low free kick to give the RailHawks the lead.

Rochester tied the game back up in the 37th minute only to see Edozien strike once again a minute later when he blasted a shot into the back of the net when he picked up a chested ball from teammate Anthony Maher 30 yards out and charged into the box before connecting from 12 yards.

Rhino loanee Severs tallied two goals, assist in returnIn his return to Harrisburg on loan from the USL-1 Rochester Rhinos, the former City Islander displayed the reason why he was given a shot at the USL top flight, leading his side from a 1-0 halftime deficit past the visiting Bermuda Hogges 4-2.

Perhaps it took him a half to re-acclimate to the team, but two minutes into the second stanza Severs found defender Ryan Pierce with a back heel to equalize. Four minutes later he ran down a long Matt Tanzini ball, worked around goalkeeper Timothy Figureido, and slammed the ball into the vacated net for a 2-1 Harrisburg lead.

Leading 3-2 in the 78th minute, he provided an insurance goal when he picked up the ball from Mo Oduor as he was bursting down the left flank. Severs moved inside the penalty area and softly chipped a shot over a stretching Figureido.

Severs, the USL-2 Rookie of the Year in 2005, has three goals on the year having provided a 1-0 winner in Bermuda in the second game of the season on a previous loan spell.

USL First Division Team of the Week
 
Pos
Name
Team
Highlights
 
G
Eric Reed
California
Two shutouts for win and draw
 
D
Adrian Cann
Vancouver
Led team in 1-0 win over Minnesota
 
D
Omar Jarun
Atlanta
Led team in 0-0 draw against Seattle
 
D
Cameron Knowles
Portland
Led team in 1-0 win at Montreal
 
M
Leonardo Di Lorenzo
Montreal
Led team in draw and loss
 
M
Alejandro Gonzalez
Puerto Rico
Goal, two assists in draw and win at Miami
 
M
Aaran Lines
Rochester
Goal, assist in 2-1 win over Portland
 
M
Jeremiah Bass
Minnesota
Goal in 1-1 draw at Montreal
*
F
Connally Edozien
Carolina
Two goals in 2-2 draw against Rochester
 
F
Matthew Delicate
Rochester
Two goals in draw and win

USL Second Division Team of the Week
 
Pos
Name
Team
Highlights
 
G
Brian Rowland
CP Baltimore
Nine saves in 1-0 win over Charlotte
 
D
Trevor McEachron
Richmond
Led team in 2-0 win over Wilmington
 
D
Ibrahim Kante
CP Baltimore
Led team in 1-0 win over Charlotte
 
D
Mark Schulte
Cleveland
Assist in 1-0 win over Cincinnati
 
M
Flavio Casal
New Hampshire
Assist in 1-0 win over Western Mass
 
M
Kwame Steede
Bermuda
Goal, assist in pair of losses
 
M
Mo Oduor
Harrisburg
Goal, assist in 4-2 win over Bermuda
 
M
Adam Moffat
Cleveland
Goal in 1-0 win over Cincinnati
 
M
Dustin Swinehart
Charlotte
Goal, assist in 4-1 win at Bermuda
*
F
Chad Severs
Harrisburg
Two goals, assist in 4-2 win over Bermuda
 
F
Jacob Coggins
Charlotte
Two goals, two assists in 4-2 win at Bermuda

* Players of the Week




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