July 26, 2016
WASHINGTON - With six players from last year's Georgetown University men's soccer team playing in the professional ranks, and other former players making a name for themselves. Fans can follow GUHoyas.com throughout the summer for an update on all of our pro Hoyas.
Major League Soccer
Keegan Rosenberry and Joshua Yaro Philadelphia Union
Highlighting the pro Hoyas is Rosenberry. The Ronks, Pa., native was named an MLS All-Star after finishing as one of the top three defenders in the league in the fan vote. He will be on the team that takes on Arsenal at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. Fans can watch on ESPN. Rosenberry is the first rookie to be named an MLS All-Star since 2013 and only the second since 2005.
Rosenberry is the sole Union starter to play every minute for the team this season, and he is also the only rookie in MLS to accomplish this feat. The rookie defender has been voted to the MLS Team of the Week a total of three times this season, and recorded his first MLS goal in dramatic fashion against the LA Galaxy. He found the back of the net to give the Union a 2-2 draw.
Yaro started the season with the Bethlehem Steel before moving into the starting lineup for the Union. He appeared in 11 games with 10 starts alongside Rosenberry before an injury sidelined him. The defender is now back in the lineup after an injury sidelined him before the Copa break.
Yaro and Rosenberry were selected No. 2 and 3, respectively, in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft as GU's highest-ever selections.
The Union are in third place in the Eastern Conference with a mark of 8-7-6 overall and 30 points on the season.
Alex Muyl and Brandon Allen
New York Red Bulls
Muyl has made a name for himself within the Red Bull organization. The homegrown signee has gone from an unused sub sub to a starter over the course of the last few months. He has started six of the last seven games for the squad and totaled seven starts with 699 minutes this season. His first-career MLS goal came at Yankee Stadium in a 7-0 win over New York City FC. Additionally, he set up goals in the most recent cross-town battle earning him MLS Team of the Week honors. This season, he has one goal and three assists and is moving into the top five in rookie rankings.
Allen has spent a majority of the season with Red Bull II sitting at seventh in the United Soccer League (USL) in scoring with eight goals and two assists for 18 points. This included a hat trick against FC Montreal and which made him the USL Player of the Week. Allen is also in contention for USL Rookie of the Year honors. The forward signed with the first team and has spent time with them as well making his MLS debut May 28 against Toronto.
The Red Bulls are in second in the MLS Eastern Conference with a record of 9-9-4 overall and 31 points on the season.
Seiler spent the beginning of the season with Whitecaps FC 2 where he appeared in 10 games on defense. The Whitecaps II are tied for first in the USL Western Conference.
He made his first team debut against Ottawa Fury FC in the Amway Canadian Championships semifinal playing all 90 minutes. This was followed up by his MLS debut which came at Houston on Saturday. The defender started and played all 90 minutes in a scoreless draw. Earlier in the week, he suited up with the first team and started in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace FC of the English Premier League. The Whitecaps are in sixth in the Western Conference with a record of 8-8-6 and 30 points. The top six teams advance to the playoffs. Seiler was selected 16th overall in the 2016 MLS Draft.
New England Revolution
Neumann has been with the Revs since being selected as the fourth overall pick of the 2014 MLS SuperDraft. He has been suiting up with the squad for U.S. Open Cup contests and most recently started in a 1-1 quarterfinal draw where the Revs advanced on penalty kicks. The squad will face the Chicago Fire in the semifinals of the national tournament. In his career, he has appeared in 32 games with four starts to his credit. The Revs are 6-7-8 overall with 26 points and sixth in the Eastern Conference, in playoff contention.
United Soccer League
LA Galaxy II
Turnley has appeared in 16 games and logged almost the most minutes on the team with 1,374. He has tallied three assists for the squad for a total of three points. LAGII is tied for first in the Western Conference with Whitecaps II. The Galaxy has a mark of 9-2-8 overall with 35 points.
Gomez has played in eight games for Rochester totaling 720 minutes with 19 saves to his credit. The Rhinos are in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 8-4-7 overall tallying 31 points on the year.
Martz has appeared in 14 games for the Hammerheads and is the squad's sixth-leading scorer with two goals and two assists for six points. The Hammerheads are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a mark of 6-7-6 and 24 points on the season.
North American Soccer League (NASL)
Puerto Rico FC
Rudy has started four of the first five games for PRFC, which opened its inaugural season on July 2 as an expansion team. He played all 90 minutes of the four games. PRFC is in ninth place for the fall season with a record of 1-2-2.