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Jordan Allen Named to MLS Team of the Week

Empire United graduate in MLS Team of the Week alongside Didier Drogba and David Villa

Empire United product and Development Academy graduate Jordan Allen named to MLS Team of the Week

After registering a goal and a second assist for Real Salt Lake, Jordan Allen led RSL to a comeback win over Houston Dynamo after an early 1-0 deficit, and was named to the MLS Team of the Week for Week 9 of the season.  Jordan has started in five of RSL's first eight MLS matches in 2016, and has received praise from several different sources for his recent performances (below).  RSL are currently top of the Western Division standings and lead MLS in points per game at 2.13.  

From MLSSoccer.com:

“Responded to last week's drubbing at LA with a comprehensive and professional home win. The best part? The play of Homegrowns Jordan Allen (who made the Team of the Week) and Justen Glad. Both are starters, and both are proving to be legit difference-makers.”

From SI.com:

“Real Salt Lake got right back into the groove after last week’s loss to the Galaxy, coming back for a 2-1 home win over Houston Dynamo. Jordan Allen scored a magnificent goal and had a lot to do with Yura Movsisyan’s winner. Nick Rimando came through with his usual array of amazing saves, including one made with his face.”

See Jordan's goal and assist beginning at 1:45 in the OFFICIAL match highlight video below!



Read below or CLICK HERE for the article from MLSSoccer.com:

2016 Team of the Week (Wk 9): Red Bulls midfielders show attacking prowess

May 2, 20161:28 PM EDT
Benjamin BaerAssociate Editor
After struggling to score for weeks, the New York Red Bulls have broken out over the past couple of weeks.
On Friday, New York dropped four goals on league-leading FC Dallas as they collected their second-straight home win.
Sacha Kljestan and Felipe led the way, registering a goal and an assist each, with Mike Grellachipping a goal of his own.
Check out the rest of the team below:
Player (Week 9 Audi Player Index Ranking)

GK: Jake Gleeson, POR (#58): 2 games played, 2 goals conceded, 11 saves
D: Graham Zusi, SKC (#105): 2 games played, 1 assist, 6 chances created, 2 clearances
D: Zach Scott, SEA (#193): 3 tackles, 3 clearances, 86% passing accuracy
D: Marvell Wynne, SJ (#84): 6 clearances, 4 interceptions, 2 tackles
M: Jordan Allen, RSL (#67): 1 goal, 1 assist
M: Diego Valeri, POR (#2): 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots, 2 chances created
M: Sacha Kljestan, NY (#5): 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 chances created
M: Felipe, NY (#4): 1 goal, 1 assist, 5 interceptions
M: Shkelzen Gashi, COL (#30): 1 goal, 1 assist, 3 shots, 3 chances created
F: David Vila, NYC (#1): 2 games played, 2 goals, 14 shots, 5 chances created
F: Didier Drogba, MTL (#52): 2 games played, 1 goal, 1 assist, 10 shots

Bench: Nick Rimando, RSL (#48); Donnie Smith, NE (#123); Osvaldo Alonso, SEA (#78); Razvan Cocis, CHI (#146); Mike Grella, NY (#8); Christian Bolaños, VAN (#51); Javier Morales, RSL (#6)