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John Rooney named USL PRO Player of the Week
April 17th, 2012 6:04PM
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[WEEKLY HONORS] Orlando City forward John Rooney, who scored a pair of goals and added an assist to lead Orlando City to a 4-1 victory over the Wilmington Hammerheads, was named the USL PRO Player of the Week. Puerto Rico's Jonathan Fana and Richard Martin took NASL Player of the Week honors.

Teammates Rob Valentino and Kevin Molino joined Rooney, brother of England star Wayne Rooney, on the Team of the Week.

Fana, a Dominican Republic international, scored two goals and contributed to the build-up play for one additional goal in the 4-0 victory over the San Antonio Scorpions.

In his first season as a starter for the Islanders, the 24-year-old Martin, who was once on the Manchester City roster, posted his second consecutive shutout, making seven saves against the Scorpions, including a spectacular save on a penalty kick by Pablo Campos.

USL PRO Team of the Week
Goalkeeper
Kristian Nicht, Rochester
Was sharp in his first game in North American, recording a shutout

Defenders
Rob Valentino, Orlando
Had a solid game defensively, and added the Lions’ third goal
Sascha Goerres, Richmond
90th-minute goal game Kickers first win of the season
Mettin Copier, Dayton
Strong center back helped keep Charlotte’s offense in check
Cheyne Roberts, Charlotte
Had a solid display to help the Eagles earn their first point

Midfielders
Bryce Taylor, Wilmington
Scored on his professional debut for the Hammerheads
Kevin Molino, Orlando
Proved continually dangerous, and recorded a pair of assists
Nicki Paterson, Charleston
Scored well-taken goal to put Battery on top early
Tyler Rosenlund, Rochester
Well-placed header earned Rhinos victory against Los Angeles

Forwards

John Rooney, Orlando
Had a pair of goals and added an assists in standout performance
Tam McManus, Rochester
Linked up well with midfield, and started move that led to goal



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