With five saves against Orlando City SC on Friday, D.C. United Academy product Bill Hamid recorded his third shutout in his four games played this season. Despite United being outshot 17-11, Hamid stayed strong in the net, recording five saves to up his season total to 17. His efforts were rewarded in stoppage time, when teammate Luis Silva notched the game-winning goal to get the 1-0 victory as United improved to 3-1-1 this year. Hamid’s strong showing earned him MLS Team of the Week honors.
Current Chicago Fire forward and Chicago Magic PSG alum Harry Shipp continued his dominating efforts, assisting in two of the Fire’s three goals as the team went on to defeat Toronto FC 3-2 on Saturday for its second consecutive win of the season. Shipp also had the assist in the lone score during the Fire’s first victory of the year. Over a span of five games, Shipp now has one goal and three assists for Chicago.
New York Red Bulls Academy product Juan Agudelo scored his first goal of the 2015 campaign for the New England Revolution with a right-footed flick from the left side of the box. Agudelo received MLS Team of the Week honors for his performance. In addition, it was former Crossfire Premier midfielder Kelyn Rowe, who was responsible for the assist in the Rev’s 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids. (Watch: GOAL)
Lonestar SC and Texas Rush alum Kekuta Manneh was at the top of the box when he unleashed a low driven strike to beat Panamanian International goalkeeper Jaime Penedo for his first tally of the year and the first goal of the match for Vancouver against the LA Galaxy. Vancouver went on to win the match 2-0 to improve its season record to 4-1-0 and sit atop Western Conference standings with 12 points. Manneh was named to the MLS Team of the Week for his performance. (Watch: GOAL).
Finally, Sporting KC Academy alum Raymond Lee earned his MLS debut for Philadelphia Union over the weekend, while Junior Flores, a former Mclean Youth Academy player, earned his debut for German side Borussia Dortmund II.