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Teteh Bangura On Final USL-1 Team of the Week

September 22, 2009 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Cleveland City Stars News Release

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Forward Teteh Bangura has been named to the USL First Division Team of the Week for week 24. Bangura made the final team of the week of the season after scoring a magnificent goal in the City Stars 2-1 loss to Vancouver in the season's final match.

With the City Stars trailing 1-0, Bangura saved a pass from midfielder Jason Hotchkin just a yard from the end line and launched it into the roof of the Vancouver net from short distance to even the score at 1-1.

"I'm happy to see Teteh get the nod on the team of the week," said City Stars head coach Rod Underwood. "Teteh came in as a young player and worked hard to show the type of talent that he has and he was successful in the latter portion of the season. Teteh has a bright future in this league and I'm looking forward to seeing his development."

The 19-year old Bangura finished his rookie season in Cleveland with two goals in nine games played. Bangura spent the first half of the season on loan with the Cascade Surge of the PDL where he scored eight goals in seven matches.

The City Stars held the annual End of Season Banquet Monday night in downtown Cleveland. Troy Roberts received recognition from the coaches and his fellow teammates in the awards portion of the evening as the defender was named Player of the Year by the players and Most Valuable Player by the coaches.

Also receiving recognition was goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap for his dedication to the team's off the field mission of working in the community. Gilstrap, who just completed his third season in Cleveland, was honored as the City Stars Community Service Award Winner.

City Stars Executive Director Aaron Tredway also took the time to honor members of the front office and volunteer staffs during the event.

Director of Soccer Operations Kevin Carpenter was named Front Office Employee of the Year, Stadium Manager Terry Lawriw was awarded the Outstanding Service Award and Volunteer Coordinator Joan Ibbett was named the Volunteer of the Year.

"The banquet was a great way to end the season," said Tredway. "The season may have not gone the way we all wanted it to but this is a great group and I'm honored to have worked with these players, coaches and staff members."

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