Colorado Rapids’ Jaret Townsend Named PDL Player of the Week
Jaret Townsend has been named PDL Player of the Week as the University of Washington product led Colorado Rapids U23 to a pair of wins. The PDL provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to taste a higher level of competition during the summer offseason.
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PDL Soccer News: Colorado Rapids U23 forward Jaret Townsend has received Premier Development League (PDL) Player of the Week honors after recording three goals and three assists during Week 10 of the regular season.
Townsend netted two goals to lead the Rapids U23 to a 3-1 victory against the BYU Cougars on Thursday. The University of Washington standout then netted one goal and tallied three assists in a 5-1 victory against Albuquerque Sol F.C. on Saturday.
Team of the Week
GK – Zeus de la Paz, Cincinnati Dutch Lions: The Curaçao international recorded two shutouts during Week 10, making five saves against the Dayton Dutch Lions on July 3rd before making eight saves versus the Michigan Bucks on Saturday.
D – Alexi Souahy, Michigan Bucks: The Bowling Green State University standout provided the game-winning assist in the Bucks’ 3-2 victory against Great Lakes Division contender K-W United FC on July 5th. He then played all 90 minutes in the Bucks’ 0-0 tie vs. the Cincinnati Dutch Lions, helping the team record its eighth shutout of the campaign.
D – Evan Finnegan, Reading United AC: The Monroe College standout provided an assist in Reading United’s 2-0 victory against Lehigh Valley United on July 5th. He then recorded another assist in a 5-0 win against the Jersey Express on Saturday.
D – Jacob VanCompernolle, OKC Energy U23: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington product scored a goal while helping the Energy U23 record its fourth shutout of the 2017 campaign.
M – Jad Arslan, South Georgia Tormenta FC: The West Virginia University standout scored a hat trick to lead Tormenta FC to a 6-3 win against Peachtree City MOBA on July 3. He then scored a goal in a 2-0 victory against MOBA on Saturday.
F – Jaret Townsend, Colorado Rapids U23: Townsend scored two goals in a win against the BYU Cougars on Thursday and recorded one goal and three assists in a victory against Albuquerque Sol F.C. on Saturday.
F – Ryosuke Kinoshita, FC Boulder U23: Kinoshito – who was named to Week 9’s PDL Team of the Week – scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against Albuquerque Sol F.C. on Thursday. He then scored a hat trick and provided one assist to lead the Boulder U23 to a 4-1 win against the BYU Cougars on Saturday.
F – Trey Langlois, SIMA Aguilas: The Clemson University talent helped the Aguilas clinch a spot in the 2017 PDL Playoffs by providing an assist in each of the club’s wins during Week 10.
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