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ASA Exports: Jackson Scores, Vanney Guides Toronto FC To Canadian Championship

Thursday, August 16th, 2018 -- It's been a while since we dropped one of these ASA Exports and we have to admit that Niki Jackson's goal against LA on Tuesday inspired us to bring this series back. 
If you're not too familiar with the ASA Exports series, it's a weekly feature in which we track all former Arizona Soccer Association players who are currently playing in professional leagues throughout the world. 
On another note, there are MANY things the Arizona Soccer Association would love to provide coverage for and we currently have internships available for those wanting to work in the world of sports. More info on how to apply here
Head Coaches
Greg Vanney, Toronto FC - On Wednesday, Toronto FC defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps to claim their third Canadian Championship title in a row. Toronto FC have struggled this year after winning the MLS Cup in 2017. 
Season: 6-5-12; 23 pts (10th in Eastern Conference)
Michael Rabasca, Toronto FC II - On Sunday, Toronto FC II defeated Richmond Kickers 1-0. 
Season: 2-1-6; 7 pts (16th in USL Eastern Conference / Toronto FC II was 0-2-10 before Rabasca was named head coach in early June)
Rick Shantz, Phoenix Rising FC - On Saturday, Rising suffered a 4-3 loss to Orange County SC
Season: 5-1-3; 16 pts (4th in USL Western Conference / Rising was 7-4-3 before Shantz was named interim head coach)
Major League Soccer
Justen Glad, D, Real Salt Lake - Started and played 90 minutes in RSL's 2-0 loss to LAFC on Wednesday.
Season: 25 matches
Brooks Lennon, F, Real Salt Lake - Started and played 90 minutes in RSL's 2-0 loss to LAFC on Wednesday. 
Season: 24 matches, 4 assists
Jose Hernandez, M, Real Salt Lake - In the 18, but did not play in Real Monarch's 3-2 loss to OKC Energy. 
Season: 13 matches, 1 assist (all with Real Monarchs)
Donny Toia, D, Orlando City - Not in the 19 for Orlando's 3-2 loss to DC on Sunday. 
Season: 4 matches, 1 assist
Luis Robles, GK, New York Red Bulls - Started, played 90 minutes, and made one save in NYRB's 1-0 win over Chicago on Saturday. 
Season: 20 matches, 8 clean sheets, 58 saves, 20 goals allowed
Nick DeLeon, M, D.C. United - DeLeon is currently injured (knee)
Season: 10 matches, 1 assist
Brad Evans, D/M, Sporting Kansas City - Evans is currently injured (calf)
Season: 0 matches
Matt Bersano, GK, San Jose Earthquakes - In the 18, but did not appear in San Jose's 2-1 loss to Colorado Rapids on Sunday. 
Season: 2 matches, 2 clean sheets, 3 saves, 0 goals allowed (both matches with USL's Reno 1868)
Niki Jackson, F, Colorado Rapids - Was a 63rd minute substitute and SCORED A GOAL in Colorado's 2-2 draw against LA Galaxy on Tuesday. 
Season: 7 matches, 2 goals 
Grant Lillard, D, Chicago Fire - Not in the 18 for Chicago's 1-0 loss to NYRB on Saturday. 
Season: 8 matches
Julie Ertz, D/M, Chicago Red Stars - Started and played 90 minutes in Chicago's scoreless draw against Seattle Reign on Wednesday. 
Season: 12 matches
Cali Farquharson, F, Washington Spirit - Was a 48th minute substitute in Washington's 1-0 loss to the Royals on Wednesday (8/8)
Season: 2 matches
Jessica McDonald, F, NC Courage - Started, played 77 minutes, and notched an assist in NC's 1-1 draw against Chicago on Friday. 
Season: 20 matches, 6 goals, 6 assists 
Ashley Hatch, F, Washington Spirit - Started and played 90 minutes in Washington's 1-0 loss to the Royals on Wednesday (8/8). 
Season: 19 matches, 4 goals, 1 assist 

Sydney Leroux, F, Orlando Pride - Did not play in Orlando's 2-0 loss to Portland Thorns on Saturday. 
Season: 18 matches, 6 goals, 2 assists 
Evan Waldrep, M, Phoenix Rising - Was a 61st minute substitute in Rising's 4-3 loss to Orange County on Saturday.
Season: 8 matches, 1 assist 
Justin Davis, D, Nashville SC - Started and played 90 minutes in Nashville's 2-0 win over Ottawa Fury on Friday. 
Season: 18 matches
Liga MX
Ventura Alvarado, D, Necaxa - Started and played 90 minutes in Necaxa's 2-1 loss to Morelia on Friday.
Season: 4 matches 
Eredivisie Vrouwen (the Netherlands)
Cassie Miller, GK, PSV Eindhoven: New season starts September 7
Season: 0 matches
Urvalsdeild (Iceland)
Arianna Romero, D, Valur FC - Started and played 90 minutes in Valur FC's 2-1 in over HL/Vikingur on Friday. 
Season: 10 matches
Division 1 (Sweden)
Kellie Peay, D, Skovde KIK