Champion Rochester lands three on All-League Team

A regular-season title and the USL championship merited the selection of three Rochester Rhinos to the All-League First Team.

Midfielder and captain Tony Walls scored four goals and registered two assists while leading the Rhinos in minutes played. Goalkeeper Brandon Miller and centerback Grant Van De Casteele were honored for their work in a record-setting defense that allowed just 15 goals in the regular season.

Louisville City FC claimed two spots on the first team: defender Bryan Burke, who led the league with 10 assists, and forward Matt Bondy, who set a league record by scoring 22 goals. Six teams were each represented by one player.

The league will also announce its major awards this week, starting with the Goalkeeper of the Year on Monday.

Here are the All-League selections tabulated by voting in a poll of team officials and independent media members:

2015 USL All-League
First Team
GOALKEEPER
PLAYER, TEAM (AGE, COUNTRY)
Brandon Miller
, Rochester (25, USA)
DEFENDERS

PLAYER, TEAM (AGE, COUNTRY)
Bryan Burke, Louisville City (26, USA)
Shawn Ferguson, Charleston (24, USA)
Daniel Steres, LA Galaxy II (24, USA)
*Grant Van De Casteele, Rochester (24, USA)
MIDFIELDERS
PLAYER, TEAM (AGE, COUNTRY)
*Luke Vercollone, Colorado Springs (33, USA)
Rob Vincent, Pittsburgh (25, England)
Tony Walls, Rochester (25, USA)
FORWARDS
PLAYER, TEAM (AGE, COUNTRY)
*Matt Fondy, Louisville City (26, USA)
Danni Koenig, OKC Energy FC (28, Denmark)
*Long Tan, Arizona United SC (27, China)
*Played in MLS.

Second Team
GOALKEEPER
PLAYER, TEAM (AGE, COUNTRY)
Odisnel Cooper, Charleston (23, Cuba)
DEFENDERS
PLAYER, TEAM (AGE, COUNTRY)
Mickey Daly, Sacramento (28, USA)
*Brenton Griffiths, Orange County (24, Jamaica)
*Mechack Jerome, Charlotte (25, Haiti)
*Nemanja Vukovic, Sacramento (31, Montenegro)
MIDFIELDERS
PLAYER, TEAM (AGE, COUNTRY)
Gareth Evans, OKC Energy FC (28, Wales)
Kevin Kerr, Pittsburgh (26, Scotland)
*Rodrigo Lopez, Sacramento (28, USA)
FORWARDS
PLAYER, TEAM (AGE, COUNTRY)
Kharlton Belmar, Timbers 2 (23, USA)
Dane Kelly, Charleston (24, Jamaica)
*Jason Yeisley, Richmond (29, USA)
*Played in MLS.
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