USL PRO Team of the Week
Molino earns honorable mention in this week's TotWTAMPA, Fla. USL PRO announced its Team of the Week for week 13 of the 2012 season today, honoring Wilmington Hammerheads forward Corey Hertzog as Player of the Week after he recorded a pair of goals in his sides 4-2 victory against the Los Angeles Blues on Saturday night.
Hertzog, who joined the Hammerheads in late May on loan from the New York Red Bulls, has scored six goals in eight games since his arrival. On Saturday night, he combined with fellow Team of the Week selection Bryce Taylor to give the Hammerheads a 2-0 lead in the first six minutes, scoring the second goal off Taylors assist. With the Hammerheads holding a 3-2 lead, Hertzog headed home Taylors cross to seal the win and maintain the sides undefeated record at Legion Stadium.
A member of Major League Soccers Generation adidas class in 2011, Hertzog had a standout career for the PDLs Reading United and Penn State University before joining the professional ranks as an MLS SuperDraft first-round selection last year. With limited playing time behind the likes of Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper, currently second in MLS with nine goals, Hertzog has seized his opportunity in Wilmington. His presence has helped the Hammerheads score 14 goals in eight games since his arrival, with the team scoring two-or-more goals in half those contests.
Other players honored for their performances this week included the Charleston Battery duo of Andrew Dykstra and Colin Falvey, who both put in a pair of strong performances in the Batterys trip to Antigua. They were joined in the Team of the Week defense by Sterling Flunder, who helped stifle Orlandos potent attack until late in stoppage time in his first appearance as a center back, and the Harrisburg City Islanders Andrew Marshall, who performed admirably in his sides 2-1 win against Rochester.
Marshalls teammate Jason Pelletier was also selected after a great two-way performance against the Rhinos, and he was joined by Antiguas Quinton Griffith, who had the assist on the Barracudas game-winning goal against Charleston on Sunday night, and Daytons Joel DeLass, who helped the Dutch Lions earn a point against Orlando.
Joining Hertzog in attack were Charlottes Mauricio Salles, who scored a goal and proved consistently dangerous in the Eagles 3-2 win against Los Angeles on Thursday night, and the Blues Bright Dike, who was a bright spot in a tough weekend for the west-coast side, scoring two goals and adding an assist.
To see the entire Team of the Week, visit this link here: http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/home/642172.html.