Former Union Player Update: Salinas grabs two starts, Jacobson and Dallas have a big week

Posted on 17 May 2011 by Breton Bonnette

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Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – worked 173 minutes last week in two FC Dallas wins, a 1-0 shutout of Toronto FC and a 2-0 win over his former team, the Union; he started both and was subbed out in the 83rd minute against Philadelphia; the two wins catapulted the Hoops into the mix in the Western Conference

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in either of FC Dallas’ wins last week;

Fred (DC United) – Fred was a late sub in DC United’s 1-1 tie with the defending champions; worked 10 minutes to help extend United’s three game unbeaten streak; captained the DC United side in a 1-0 reserve league win over the Philadelphia Union reserves today (5/17), played all 90 minutes

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – started and went 72 minutes in a Whitecaps tie with San Jose; Salinas was off the field for the 90th minute equalizer scored by Davide Chiumiento; on Saturday Salinas started again versus New England and went the whole game in a 1-0 loss to the Revolution; despite the loss – Salinas earned praise for his dangerous play down the right flank

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – started and went the full 90 minutes in a surprising 3-2 away win over the New York Red Bulls

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – did not dress in Sporting Kansas City’s 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for the Galaxy’s midweek trip to Philadelphia but dressed in their 4-1 win over Sporting Kansas City; backed up Josh Saunders 


Brad Knighton (Carolina) – followed up his Defensive PLayer of the Week honors with two important wins, a 4-2 home victory vs. Eduardo Coudet and the Strikers and a surprising 2-1 win over Montreal at Saputo Stadium;

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started both games and went 90 minutes in each of Carolina’s aforementioned wins; the Railhawks now sit on top of the NASL tables with a 5-1-1 record
Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – missed the Strikers 4-2 loss to Brad Knighton and Carolina as Fort Lauderdale ended their four game away swing
Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started for the strikers in their 4-2 away loss to Carolina; another scheduled game for Saturday vs. FC Tampa Bay was postponed and rescheduled for late June
Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – Arrieta earned his first competitive minutes for the Strikers in the 4-2 loss to Carolina; the former Union defender came on in the 80th minute as the Strikers tried to fight back from a defecit

JT Noone (Harrisburg) – signed on May 5, 2011, Noone worked 8 minutes in a 1-1 tie against Richmond this past Saturday; should eventually get more minutes as he settles in


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) – Myrie may have a chance to head to Copa America 2011 this summer with the Costa Rican national team; the Ticos have yet to accept the Copa America invitation but due to his recent inclusion into the international friendlies, there’s a good chance Myrie will go. If not, there’s always the Gold Cup. The Ticos plan is to send a Senior Team to the Gold Cup in June and a U-23 team to Copa America with a couple scattered senior players.

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