For his efforts in helping the Black & Gold to back-to-back draws against Real Salt Lake and D.C. United, defender Michael Parkhurst was named to MLSsoccer.com's Team of the Week for Week 14. This marks the second time in 2014 the Crew Captain has earned the accolade after he helped his club blank D.C. United, 3-0, in Week One. Goalkeeper Steve Clark and midfielder Ethan Finlay were named Honorable Mention following the multi-fixture week.
The Dayton Dutch Lions played a rare two matches on back-to-back days last weekend, both on the road in California, but couldn't come away with a victory in either.
The Crew's USL-PRO affiliate first fell by a 4-3 final at Orange County Blues. Black & Gold loanee Matt Walker tallied in the 12th minute to open the scoring, but four unanswered goals by Orange County aided the home side to the victory.
On the very next day, Dayton played LA Galaxy II as part of a doubleheader at StubHub Center, following the LA Galaxy-Chivas USA match. Aaron Schoenfeld pulled a late goal back for the Dutch Lions, but LA Galaxy II won by a 5-1 final.
Matt Wiet played 90 minutes in both matches; Walker, Schoenfeld and Ross Friedman started against Orange County, wheras Walker and Schoenfeld were each subbed on against LA Galaxy II.
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Ethan Finlay's 88th-minute equalizer against Real Salt Lake on June 4 is nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week honors in Week 14. Finlay is up against Colorado's Deshorn Brown, FC Dallas' Fabian Castillo, New York's Peguy Leyindula and Chicago midfielder Harrison Shipp.
Voting runs until 11:59 p.m. PT on Thursday.
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Matt Lampson was honored to invite the LLS Indianapolis chapter’s 2014 Boy of the Year Zaki Siddiqui and his family to Crew Stadium on Saturday Night. Zaki (five years old) began his battle with ALL in November of 2010 and has been in remission since May 2013. You can read more about Zaki and his story on the LLS Website.
Looking to continue the Hero program that Lampson started during the 2013 season, the goalkeeper will be working with LLS to invite a child and their family to every home and away match during the 2014 season.