VANCOUVER, BC – It’s been a great few days for Whitecaps FC 2 (WFC2) striker Gloire Amanda.
On Thursday the Edmonton native and Whitecaps FC Residency graduate scored his first professional goal during a road match in Tulsa.
Four days later, he scored his second with the match winner at home in a 3-1 victory against Colorado Switchbacks FC.
And on Tuesday the 18-year-old was recognized for his play by being named to the USL Team of the Week.
The next match home match for WFC2 is May 28th at McLeod Athletic Park in Langley against Real Monarchs SLC. That match starts at 3 p.m. PT and is the first edition of Mutts at McLeod as fans can bring their dogs to the match. For ticket information, visit whitecapsfc.com/wfc2tickets.
USL Team of the Week
GK – Jake McGuire, Bethlehem Steel FC: McGuire recorded a seven-save shutout to help Steel FC earn a 1-0 victory on the road against Toronto FC II.
D – Seb Hines, Orlando City B: Hines recorded four clearances and two interceptions, while also completing 38-of-48 passes as OCB defeated FC Cincinnati 2-0 on the road.
D – Joe Greenspan, Pittsburgh Riverhounds: Greenspan earned selection as he won 14-of-15 duels and 8-of-9 aerial duels as the Riverhounds defeated Ottawa Fury FC 1-0.
D – Forrest Lasso, Charleston Battery: Lasso recorded the game-winning goal, his fourth tally of the season, and also recorded seven clearances in a 1-0 win against Saint Louis FC.
M – Todd Wharton, Rio Grande Valley FC: Wharton notched the only goal of the game, and also won 3-of-4 duels, to help lead the Toros past the Swope Park Rangers.
M – Juan Pablo Caffa, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Caffa scored two goals from direct free kicks, and added a pair of assists as the Roughnecks took victories against Vancouver and Orange County.
M – Sebastian Velasquez, Real Monarchs SLC: Velasquez had two goals and one assist as the Monarchs defeated the LA Galaxy II on the road and Sacramento Republic FC at home.
M – Shaun Wright-Phillips, Phoenix Rising FC: Wright-Phillips scored a 95th-minute game-winner to lift Rising FC past OKC Energy FC 2-1 on Saturday night.
F – Gloire Amanda, Whitecaps FC 2: Amanda scored his first two professional goals, including what proved to be the winner against Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Sunday.
F – Ian Svantesson, Tulsa Roughnecks FC: Svantesson scored twice against both Vancouver and Orange County as the Roughnecks recorded back-to-back victories.
F – Jorge Herrera, Charlotte Independence: Herrera recorded a goal and assist as the Independence romped past the New York Red Bulls II 5-1 on Thursday night.
Bench: Connor Sparrow (SLC), Henry Kalungi (CLT), Joey Calistri (TUL), Joe Cole (TBR), Justin Dhillon (LA), Omar Bravo (PHX), Georgi Hristov (TBR)