By FRANCO PANIZO
LA Galaxy II midfielder Kenney Walker enjoyed quite a performance in the club’s inaugural match, and was named USL Pro’s Week 1 Player of the Week as a result.
Walker was voted the winner of the initial award in the 2014 season for his one-goal, one-assist outing in a 3-1 triumph over the Orange County Blues. Walker also was named to the Week 1 Team of the Week, along with fellow LA Galaxy II players Charlie Rugg and Daniel Steres.
Other teams to have three players on the Team of the Week were the Charleston Battery and Orlando City. Charleston’s Mamadou Diouf, Odisnel Cooper and John Wilson were all selected while the Lions saw Austin Da Luz, Darwin Ceren and Luke Boden earn the honors.
Here’s a full rundown of USL Pro’s Week 1 awards:
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Kenney Walker | Midfielder | LA Galaxy II
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Odisnel Cooper (Charleston Batter); Daniel Steres (LA Galaxy II), Luke Boden (Orlando City), Fabrice Gautrat (Orange County Blues), John Wilson (Charleston Battery); Kenne Walker (LA Galaxy II), Austin da Luz (Orlando City), Stephen Okai (Orange County Blues), Darwin Ceren (Orlando City); Mamadou Diouf (Charleston Battery), Charlie Rugg (LA Galaxy II)
Honorable Mention: Omar Salgado (Charleston Battery), Aodhan Quinn (Orlando City), Rafael Garcia (LA Galaxy II), Allan Russell (Orange County Blues), Shawn Ferguson (Charleston Battery), Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy II), Gabriel Gonzalez (Orange County Blues), Kevin Molino (Orlando City)
What do you think of Week 1’s USL Pro awards? Agree that Walker was the best player this week? Are there any snubs from the Team of the Week?
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