Chicago Fire rookie midfielder Harry Shipp had a banner weekend in his young professional career. The Academy alum, who previously played for Chicago Magic PSG and the Fire’s Academy system, scored three goals as his Major League Soccer side defeated the New York Red Bulls 5-4 on Saturday at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. Shipp also assisted what proved to be the game-winning goal by Patrick Nyarko in the 64th minute.
The win was the Fire’s first of the season, and Shipp’s efforts earned MLS Player of the Week accolades .
The three goals were Shipp’s first tallies in MLS, and he now has four assists this season.
Fagundez Brace Leads Revolution: Former New England Revolution Academy forward Diego Fagundez scored his first two goals of the season and the Revs defeated Seattle Sounders FC 5-0 on Sunday in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Fagundez, who led New England with 13 goals last season, scored in the 29th and 41st minutes.
Elsewhere, former Lonestar SC and Dallas Texans forward Kekuta Manneh of Vancouver Whitecaps FC scored his team’s only goal during Vancouver’s 2-1 loss to Toronto FC in the first leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal last Wednesday at BMO Field in Toronto. Manneh came on as a second-half sub and he got the Whitecaps on the score sheet in second-half stoppage time.