May 20, 2015, Tucson, AZ
--- FC Tucson midfielder Luis Martinez earned a spot in the Premier Development League's Team of the Week.
The Chico State graduate played all 90 minutes in Saturday's victory over Ventura County Fusion. In the 60th minute, Martinez was shoved to the ground, left of the Ventura goal; the position from which he would take the game winning free kick. A hooking strike would go untouched, bounce at the feet of Ventura's goalkeeper, ricochet off the soft grass, over the keeper's gloves and into the back of the net.
Martinez' goal would secure FC Tucson's 2-1 victory, and provide a welcome boost after the club's recent U.S. Open Cup elimination. The win also provided a measure of redemption as Ventura County was the only team to beat FC Tucson at Kino North Stadium in the 2014 regular season.
The full team of the week selection, including honorable mentions, is set forth below. FC Tucson's goalkeeper, Dallas Jaye , and Defender, Sebastian Pineda, were honorable mentions. FC Tucson's next match, against BYU Cougars, is Saturday, May 23, at 7:30PM at Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, AZ. Tickets can be purchased at
PDL Team of the Week
GK - Josh Cohen, Burlingame Dragons FC:
D - Tom Wharf, Long Island Rough Riders
D - Tyrin Hutchings, Calgary Foothills FC:
D - Matt Baker, Lehigh Valley:
D - Lalas Abubakar, Charlotte Eagles:
M - Malcolm Harris, Baltimore Bohemians:
M - Mark Heath-Preston, Des Moines Menace:
M - Luis Martinez, FC Tucson
F - David Goldsmith, Michigan Bucks:
F - Dion Peters, West Virginia Chaos:
F - Alex Tejera, New York Red Bulls U23:
-Albuquerque: Travis Campbell, Pat Pacheco; Baltimore: Ryan Tuck, Tommy Quaranta; Burlingame: Joshua Morton, Ugo Uche; Calgary: Mitch Bauche, Nat Tecle; Carolina: Ebe Kudolo, Avery Ryan; Charlotte: Nathan Regis, Kyle Culbertson;Cincinnati: Kyle Smith, Alejandro Garcia; Des Moines: Nico Campbell; F.A. Euro: Cristian Arrieta; Jersey: William DaSilva; Kitsap:Mike Ramos; Lane United: Will Seymore; Lehigh Valley: Logan Keys, Andy Adlard; Long Island: Collin Murphy, Tyler Botte; Miami:Hugo Leroux, Carlos Garcia; Michigan: Zach Carroll, Calvin Rezende; Midland/Odessa: Tucker Hume, Andrew Fox; New York: Arun Basuljevic, Sean Sheridan; Ocala: Conor Branson, Jose Ribas; Palm Beach: Leonardo Ayala, Bruno Da Silva; Puget Sound: Adam Jounis, Alex White; Reading: Keegan Roseberry, Tim Lazorko; SW Florida: Kenny Doublette, Owen McCorkle; Toronto: Darrin MacLeod, Kevon Black;