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Marco Bustos named to USL Team of the Week

VANCOUVER, BC – He is officially back.
 
Midfielder Marco Bustos scored his first professional goal in the Whitecaps FC 2 win over Timbers 2 this weekend, and on Tuesday he was named to the USL Team of the Week for Week 14.
 
Making his fifth straight appearance since coming back from a left-foot contusion injury, the Homegrown player from Winnipeg, Manitoba was a machine on offence in the Cascadia rivalry tilt on Sunday, keeping the T2 backline on their heels.
 
The 2013 Whitecaps FC Most Promising Player capitalized in the 53rd minute, when he cut right in front of the net and blasted one through off a well-timed feed from striker Caleb Clarke. For good measure, his now fully-recovered left foot was his weapon of choice.
Bustos is the fourth WFC2 player to be named to the USL Team of the Week, joining Brett Levis (Week 11), Ben McKendry (Week 10), and Craig Nitti (Week 3). 
 
Whitecaps FC 2 visit Orange County Blues FC at Anteater Stadium on Saturday, June 27. They are back in town on Saturday, July 4 to host Cascadia rival Seattle Sounders FC 2 at Thunderbird Stadium. 
 
 

USL Team of the Week

GK – Charlie Lyon, Seattle Sounders FC 2: Was excellent despite defeat in Arizona, as he recorded eight saves to give S2 a chance on the road
D – Anthony Arena, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Solid at center of Pittsburgh’s defense as Riverhounds recorded first shutout in win against Montreal
D – Dave Romney, LA Galaxy II: Opened the scoring in Los Dos’ victory against Orange County with his first pro goal; was also key in shutout
D – Karl Ouimette, New York Red Bulls II: Solid all-around display to limit Louisville to four shots on target as NYRBII took important road victory
M – Marco Bustos, Whitecaps FC 2: Scored his first goal of the season and was aggressive offensively in WFC2’s 3-2 win against Portland
M – Dan Metzger, New York Red Bulls II: Protected the back line well and quickly moved possession to spur NYRBII’s attacks from midfield
M – Rony Argueta, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC: Strong overall performance in midfield was capped by a fine goal in a 1-0 win at Saint Louis
M – Jorge Herrera, Charlotte Independence: Made the difference off the bench for Charlotte, as he provided the assist on Tomasz Zahorsky’s game-winner
M – Yann Ekra, Harrisburg City Islanders: Dynamic in both attack and defense as Harrisburg almost handed Rochester its first defeat of the season
F – Gabe Gissie, Sacramento Republic FC: The 18-year-old’s first professional goal was decisive as Republic FC rallied to defeat OKC Energy FC 2-1
F – Long Tan, Arizona United SC: Scored the game-winner with an excellent header as United took a 2-1 victory against Seattle

Bench: Santiago Castaño (NY), Troy Cole (WIL), Guaraci (ATX), Kevin Kerr (PGH), Andre Auras (LA), Christian Volesky (ROC), Tomasz Zahorsky (CLT)

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