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Whitecaps FC 2 Striker Gloire Amanda Named to the USL

May 16, 2017 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Vancouver Whitecaps FC News Release

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. 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)

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