Daniel Haber - vs. Orange County Blues FC

Second-half brace earns Haber USL Team of the Week selection

VANCOUVER, BC - Whitecaps FC 2 fans, meet Daniel Haber.

The Toronto, Ontario native introduced himself to the WFC2 faithful in a resounding way this past weekend, scoring two goals in a span of 10 minutes in the 3-1 road win at Cascadia rival Timbers 2.

The striker's dynamic performance earned him a USL Team of the Week selection, the league announced on Tuesday.

Haber got things started in the 67th minute when he received a well-placed cross on the right side of the box, then worked his way towards the middle and launched a left-footed strike that hit the inside of the far post, all while a defender was tugging on his shirt.

Nine minutes later, Haber provided an encore, slotting one from 18 yards with the right foot this time.

The former Cornell player, who has five Canadian senior international caps to his name, finished with a game-high six shots, four on target.

Catch Haber and Whitecaps FC 2 in their home-opener against Sacramento Republic FC on Sunday, April 10. Kickoff will be at 3 p.m. PT at Thunderbird Stadium.

MLS season ticket holders can redeem their WFC2 tickets through Account Manager, while single match tickets are available HERE.

USL Team of the Week
GK – Mark Ridgers, Orlando City B: Ridgers recorded a six-save shutout as 10-man Orlando held on to earn a 0-0 draw against the Charleston Battery on Friday night.
D – Hugh Roberts, Richmond Kickers: Roberts was both strong in the air and helped snuff out dangerous chances as the Kickers played to a 0-0 draw on the road in Wilmington.
D – Jacob VanCompernolle, Swope Park Rangers: VanCompernolle had a strong game at the heart of the Rangers’ defense, winning possession on the ground and in the air, as Swope Park took a victory on the road.
D – Harrison Delbridge, FC Cincinnati: Delbridge helped Cincinnati claim its first win in club history with a standout aerial performance that helped limit Bethlehem’s attack.
D – James Kiffe, Sacramento Republic FC: Kiffe was strong in defense, and pushed forward well down the left side regularly, which resulted in the side’s late winner through Cameron Iwasa.
M – Junior Flemmings, New York Red Bulls II: The young Jamaican played a pivotal role in New York’s victory against Louisville with a goal and assist at Slugger Field.
M – Vince Cicciarelli, Saint Louis FC: Cicciarelli scored a pair of late goals as Saint Louis recorded its first win of the season with a 3-1 victory against Orange County.
M – David Estrada, Charlotte Independence: Estrada had a strong two-way game that was capped by a fine goal to lead the Independence to a 2-1 victory against Harrisburg.
F – Jack McBean, LA Galaxy II: Los Dos’ captain had three goals in two games, scoring twice in a 3-0 win against Saint Louis, and the equalizer in a 3-3 draw with Real Monarchs SLC.
F – Jason Johnson, San Antonio FC: Johnson scored twice in the opening 10 minutes of SAFC’s inaugural contest to lead the side to a 3-0 win in Seattle.
F – Daniel Haber, Whitecaps FC 2: Haber struck twice as WFC2 took its second win in as many games with a 3-1 victory against Timbers 2.

Bench: Ryan Thompson (STL), Bruno Perone (WIL), Fejiro Okiomah (SA), Gary Cennerazzo (TUL), Andrew Wiedeman (CIN), Chris Cortez (AZ), Christian Volesky (ROC)

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