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Welker takes USL PRO award
June 28th, 2011 10:17PM

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[WEEKLY HONORS] Midfielder Andrew Welker, who scored in both of the Harrisburg City Islanders' games at the Los Angeles Blues (2-1 win and 1-1 tie), was named the USL PRO Player of the Week for Week. The Carolina RailHawks' Nick Zimmerman was selected as the NASL Offensive Player of the Week, and Fort Lauderdale Strikers goalkeeper Matt Glaeser won Defensive Player of the Week honors.

With his Islanders reduced to 10 men on Friday night, Welker gave Harrisburg the lead in the 53rd minute as it earned a 1-1 draw with the Blues. Welker then had what proved to be the game-winning goal in Sunday’s encounter.

Zimmerman scored two goals in the Carolina RailHawks’ 5-1 win at Atlanta, their ninth straight win of the season.

Glaeser made five saves on his way to holding the Puerto Rico Islanders to a 1-1 tie.

Both Zimmerman and Glaeser are products of James Madison.
 
USL PRO Team of the Week:
Goalkeepers
Eric Reed, Charlotte
Saved a penalty as he earned his sixth shutout of the season
Defenders
Yomby William, Richmond
Was strong at the center of Kickers’ defense in shutout of New York
Rob Valentino, Orlando
Big center back was solid as Lions took pair of victories in Antigua
Colin Falvey, Charleston
Played key role in shutting out Wilmington at home for first time this season
Midfielders
JC Banks, Rochester
Scored game-winning goal in late victory against Dutch Lions
Andrew Welker, Harrisburg
Had a goal in both games of weekend as City Islanders took draw, win
Shintaro Harada, Pittsburgh
Played key role, scored goal, as Riverhounds ended seven-game winless run
Josh Tudela, Los Angeles
Had game-tying goal for Blues on Friday against City Islanders
Forwards
Sallieu Bundu, Charlotte
Scored twice as Eagles extended USL PRO undefeated streak to seven
Sainey Touray, Harrisburg
Had a goal and assist in City Islanders 2-1 win against Los Angeles
Devorn Jorsling, Orlando
Scored both goals as Lions capped six-point weekend with 2-1 victory



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