[DOWN ON THE FARM]
The aptly named Jonathan Top
, on loan from FC Dallas to Arizona United FC, was named the top player in
USL PRO as he scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Sacramento Republic FC for United’s first win in club history. For more on MLS players on loan.
(D.C. United) was also named to the USL PRO Team of the Week midfield after his goal sparked the Kickers' comeback to earn a 2-2 draw with
Pittsburgh. The Riverhounds were represented by Brian Ownby
(Houston Dynamo), who scored and drew a penalty kick against his former team.
forward Aaron Schoenfeld
(Columbus Crew) was also named to the Team of the Week after a strong all-around performance was capped with the Dutch Lions' only goal
in 1-0 win on the road against Harrisburg.
Selected in the Team of the Week defense were LA Galaxy II forward Chandler Hoffman
Harrisburg’s Pedro Ribeiro
(Philadelphia Union) and Richmond’s Taylor Kemp
Despite five starts in the first six weeks of the season, Sporting Kansas City defender Kevin Ellis
has been sent on loan to USL PRO expansion team OKC Energy
FC. He had the winning goal in Sporting KC's 1-0 home win over Cruz Azul in the Concacaf Champions League in place of Chance Myers
at right back. Myers has
recovered from the groin injury that sidelined him at the start of the season.
-- The New England Revolution loaned second-year player Donnie Smith
to the Rochester Rhinos, the team’s USL PRO affiliate, on a short-term loan. He has two career MLS appearances – both starts – with the last coming on March 15 at Philadelphia.