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AZ Exports: 2 Natives Sign First Pro Contract, Ledezma Scores Again, Gleadle Nets Two

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It was another big week for the AZ natives at the professional level as two more female players and former Arizona Soccer Association ODP players signed their first pro contracts. A big congrats goes out to Natalie Stephens and Adriana Orozco. Stephens will be playing in Hungary and Orozco will play in Mexico. Both players played at Arizona State University. 

On the men's side, Richy Ledezma scored again and Sam Gleadle scored in back-to-back matches. 

All matches between 9/15 - 9/21

 

Head Coach 

Greg Vanney (Tempe), Head Coach, Toronto FC - Toronto played D.C. United to a 2-2- draw on Saturday. 
2020 Season: W6-D4-L2; 22 pts. (4th in Eastern Conference)

Rick Shantz, (Tucson) Head Coach, Phoenix Rising FC - Rising suffered a 3-2 loss to San Diego Loyal on Saturday. 
2020 Season: W8-D2-L3; 26 pts. (1st in Group B)

Assistant Coach 

Pablo Mastoreni (Phoenix), Assistant Coach, Houston Dynamo

Rob Valentino (Cave Creek), Assistant Coach, Atlanta United FC  

Blair Gavin (Scottsdale), Assistant Coach, Phoenix Rising FC

Cory Robertson (Scottsdale), Goalkeeping Coach, Phoenix Rising FC 

Danny Cruz (Glendale), Technical Director, Louisville City FC

Liga MX (Mexico)

Ventura Alvarado (Phoenix), D, San Luis - Started, played 90 minutes in San Luis' 2-0 loss to Monterrey on Sunday. 
2020/21 Season: 6 matches

Eerste Divisie (the Netherlands)

Richie Ledezma, M, Jong PSV - Started, played 90 minutes and SCORED A GOAL in PSV's 2-1 loss to Eindoven on Friday. 
2020/21 Season: 4 matches, 2 goals, 1 assist 

Major League Soccer

Matt Bersano (Tempe), GK, San Jose Earthquakes - In the 18, did not play in San Jose's 6-1 loss to Portland on Sunday. 
2020 Season: 0 matches

Nick DeLeon (Phoenix), M, Toronto FC - Started, played 82 minutes in Toronto's 2-2 draw against D.C. United on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 11 matches, 1 goal, 2 assists

Bryce Duke (Peoria), M, LAFC - Did not play in LAFC's 3-0 loss to Seattle on Friday. 
2020 Season: 7 matches

Justen Glad (Tucson), D, Real Salt Lake - Did not play in RSL's 2-1 loss to Vancouver on Saturday.  
2020 Season: 9 matches, 1 goal

Niki Jackson (Scottsdale), F, Colorado Rapids - Currently injured. 
2020 Season: 0 matches

Brooks Lennon (Paradise Valley), D, Atlanta United - Was a 60th minute sub in Atlanta's 2-1 loss to Miami on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 12 matches, 1 goal

Grant Lillard (Scottsdale), D, Columbus Crew - Not in the 18 for Columbus' 2-0 win over Nashville on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 0 matches

Luis Robles (Sierra Vista), GK, Inter Miami - Started, played 90 and made 3 saves in Miami's 2-1 win against Atlanta on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 12 matches, 29 saves, 15 goals allowed, 2 shutouts

Tate Schmitt (Ahwatukee), F, Real Salt Lake - Did not play in RSL's 2-1 loss to Vancouver on Saturday.  
2020 Season: 2 matches  

Donny Toia (Tucson), D, Real Salt Lake - Started, played 71 minutes in RSL's 2-1 loss to Vancouver on Saturday.  
2020 Season: 11 matches

USL Championship

Steve Jasso (Tucson), D, Real Monarchs - Started, played 90 minutes in Monarchs' 2-1 loss to Portland Timbers II on Wednesday. Started, played 90 minutes in Monarchs' 1-0 loss to El Paso on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 3 matches

Damian German (Phoenix), F, Real Monarchs - Did not play in Monarchs' 2-1 loss to Portland Timbers II on Wednesday and 1-0 loss to El Paso on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 2 matches

Jose Hernandez (Phoenix), M, OKC Energy - Did not play (suspended) in OKC's 2-0 loss to San Antonio on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 12 matches, 1 goal

Sam Gleadle (Scottsdale), F, Reno 1868 - Started, played 90 minutes and SCORED A GOAL in Reno's 3-2 win over Tacoma Defiance on Thursday. Started, played 90 minutes and SCORED A GOAL in Reno's 5-2 win over Portland Timbers II on Sunday.
2020 Season: 13 matches, 2 goals, 3 assists

USL League One

Erik Virgen (Tucson), M, FC Tucson - Started, played 90 minutes in FC Tucson's 1-0 win over New England on Wednesday. Started, played 90 minutes in FC Tucson's 1-1 draw against North Texas on Saturday.
2020 Season: 6 matches, 1 goal 

I-League (India)

Mason Robertson, F, Real Kashmir - Season was cancelled in March with Real Kashmir in fourth place. 
2019/20 Season: 14 matches, 6 goals

NWSL

Julie Ertz (Mesa), M, Chicago Red Stars - Has opted out of the NWSL Fall Series. 
2020 Season: 0 matches (Fall Series) | 5 matches (Challenge Cup)

Ashley Hatch (Gilbert), F, Washington Spirit -  Did not have a match this past week. 
2020 Season: 1 match (Fall Series) | 5 matches, 1 goal, 1 assist (Challenge Cup)

Sydney Leroux (Scottsdale), F, Orlando Pride - Started, played 90 minutes in scoreless draw against North Carolina Courage on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 1 match (Fall Series) | 0 matches (Challenge Cup)

Cassie Miller (Cave Creek), GK, Chicago Red Stars - Did not play in Chicago's 4-1 win over Sky Blue on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 0 matches (Fall Series) | 1 match, 2 saves, 0 goals allowed (Challenge Cup)

Jessica McDonald (Phoenix), F, NC Courage - Has opted out of the NWSL Fall Series. 
2020 Season: 0 matches (Fall Series) | 1 match (Challenge Cup)

Damallsvenskan (Sweden)

Cali Farquharson (Phoenix), F, KIF Orebro DFF - Did not have a match this past week. 
2020 Season: 13 matches, 1 goal
 

NÖI NB I (Hungary)

Natalie Stephens (Phoenix), F,  MTK Hungariá - Signed pro this week.
2020 Season: 

 

Liga MX Femenil (Mexico)

Adriana Orozco (Buckeye), M, Querétaro F.C. - Signed pro this week. 
2020 Season: 
 

Kazakhstani Women's Football Championship (Kazakhstan)

Brooke Denesik (Boulder Creek), D, BIIK Kazygurt - No information listed. 
2019/20 Season: 

 

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