Former Union Player Update: Knighton wins NASL honors, Noone heads home, and Chacho strikes again

Posted on 11 May 2011 by Breton Bonnette

All former Union players are now accounted for and more importantly, EMPLOYED!

Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – started and went the full 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw with DC United, Jacobson has solidified a starting position at holding midfielder in Schellas Hyndman’s line-up (no easy task), the Hoops are now 3-3-2

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in the Hoops 0-0 tie with DC United

Fred (DC United) – part of two games last week, mid-week he came on for the last 13 minutes of a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders, on Saturday, Fred came on for Chris Pontius in the 81st minute and played 9 plus minutes in a 0-0 stalemate against FC Dallas, earned a yellow card almost immediately upon entry for a reckless tackle, had a late scoring chance that was thwarted by FC Dallas’ keeper Kevin Hartman

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – came on for Blake Wagner in the 58th minute playing 32+ minutes in a 0-0 draw with the Chicago Fire, is fast becoming one of the first players off the bench for Vancouver now that he’s healthy, the Whitecaps are 1-4-4

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – played 72 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake, Chivas USA were forced to play two men down after Boyens and Mondaini were ejected early on, Moreno  

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – did not have a regular season game this past week, played 90 minutes in a 2-0 reserve league victory over Real Salt Lake, started at centerback

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for the Galaxy’s 1-1 tie with the New York Red Bulls at the Home Depot Center, also did not play in a May 3rd reserve loss to Chivas USA


NASL Defensive Player of the Week

Brad Knighton (Carolina)

– won NASL Defensive Player of the Week honors for his role in a 3-1 win over FC Tampa Bay, Knighton started and played all 90 minutes in that match-up, the Railhawks are 3-1-1

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and played the full 90 minutes in a 3-1 win over FC Tampa Bay, Carolina will now face Coudet, Stahl, and Arrieta’s Fort Lauderdale squad in a big match-up tonight

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – Chacho continued his penalty taking clinic, converting yet another (his fourth of the season) in a  1-1 tie with Minnesota that saw the Strikers lose their lead late, they will now face Knighton and Carolina in their last game of a four game road trip, the Strikers are 1-3-1 , he is currently tied for second in the league in scoring

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started for the strikers in their 1-1 away tie to Minnesota

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – seen in practice photos but still has to appear in the starting lineup for the Strikers


JT Noone (Harrisburg) – signed on May 5, 2011, Noone returns to his hometown and was almost immediately thrown into the fire, Harrisburg had their rescheduled home opener vs. Rochester and Tony Donatelli yesterday and won 1-0, Noone came in off the bench and played the last 14 minutes, the Temple graduate played with the City Islanders last season and was eventually snapped up by the Union, after a couple friendly appearances, Noone was released in the offseason


Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – the Mexican Clausura playoffs continue without San Luis FC, still no word on Orozco Fiscal and his future but one can be sure it’s not with San Luis

Dave Myrie (Limon FC) – did not have a game as the Torneo de Verano is in its final stage with Alajuelense holding a 1-0 lead on aggregate vs. San Carlos, the second leg will be played this Saturday, Myrie is rumored to be moving to another team

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