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AZ Exports: Ertz Leads Chicago to Challenge Cup Final, Hernandez Scores First Goal

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AZ Exports is here. It's our regular update on how former Arizona Soccer Association players are performing in the professional ranks. 

Head Coach 

Greg Vanney (Tempe), Head Coach, Toronto FC - Won Group C at the MLS is Back Tournament with one victory and two draws. Toronto FC plays in the round of 16 on Sunday. 
2020 Season: W2-D3-L0; 9 pts. (2nd in Eastern Conference)

Rick Shantz, (Tucson) Head Coach, Phoenix Rising FC - Co-lead Group B (covers teams in Southern California, Arizona, and Nevada) with San Diego Loyal. 
2020 Season: W2-D1-L0; 7 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, Necaxa - Currently a free agent. On his official Twitter on July 1st, he said "coming soon" with a USA flag. 
2019/20 Season: 21 matches, 2 goals

Eerste Divisie (the Netherlands)

Richie Ledezma, M, PSV Eindhoven - Season has come to an end. Ledezma will be looking to break into the PSV senior-team this upcoming season. 
2019/20 Season: 25 matches, 4 goals

Major League Soccer

Matt Bersano (Tempe), GK, San Jose Earthquakes - Did not play in San Jose's 2-0 victory over Chicago on Sunday. San Jose will face RSL in the round of 16 on Monday. 
2020 Season: 0 matches

Nick DeLeon (Phoenix), M, Toronto FC - Started, played 45 minutes in Toronto's scoreless draw against New England on Tuesday.   Toronto FC plays in the round of 16 on Sunday. 
2020 Season: 3 matches  

Bryce Duke (Peoria), M, LAFC - Was an 88th minute substitute in LAFC's 6-2 win over the LA Galaxy on Saturday. LAFC wrap up group play in the MLS is Back Tournament on Thursday night. 
2020 Season: 3 matches

Justen Glad (Tucson), D, Real Salt Lake - Started, played 90 minutes in RSL's 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday. RSL faces San Jose on Monday in the round of 16. 
2020 Season: 4 matches

Niki Jackson (Scottsdale), F, Colorado Rapids - Did not play in Colorado's 2-2- draw with Minnesota on Tuesday. Colorado finished last in their group and have been eliminated from the MLS is Back Tournament. 
2020 Season: 0 matches

Brooks Lennon (Paradise Valley), D, Atlanta United - Started, played 90 minutes in Atlanta's 1-0 loss to Columbos on Tuesday. Atlanta went winless at the MLS is Back Tournament and have been eliminated. 
2020 Season: 5 matches

Grant Lillard (Scottsdale), D, Inter Miami - Did not play in Inter Miam's 1-0 loss to NYCFC on Monday. Inter Miami went winless at the MLS is Back Tournament and have been eliminated. 
2020 Season: 0 matches

Luis Robles (Sierra Vista), GK, Inter Miami - Started, played 90 and made one save in Inter Miam's 1-0 loss to NYCFC on Monday. Inter Miami went winless at the MLS is Back Tournament and have been eliminated. 
2020 Season: 5 matches, 12 saves, 8 goal allowed   

Tate Schmitt (Ahwatukee), F, Real Salt Lake - Did not play in RSL's 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday. RSL faces San Jose on Monday in the round of 16. 
2020 Season: 1 match  

Donny Toia (Tucson), D, Real Salt Lake - Started, played 90 minutes in RSL's 2-0 loss to Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday. RSL faces San Jose on Monday in the round of 16. 
2020 Season:  5 matches

USL Championship

Steve Jasso (Tucson), D, Real Monarchs - Did not play in Real Monarchs 3-3 draw with Colorado Spring on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 0 matches

Damian German (Phoenix), F, Real Monarchs - Did not play in Real Monarchs 3-3 draw with Colorado Spring on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 2 matches

Jose Hernandez (Phoenix), M, OKC Energy - Was a 38th minute substitute in OKC Energy's 1-1 draw with Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday. Against Austin Bold on Friday, Hernandez scored his first goal on the season. 
2020 Season: 4 matches, 1 goal

Sam Gleadle (Scottsdale), F, Reno 1868 - Started and played 90 minutes in Reno's 1-0 loss to Sacramento on Monday. 
2020 Season: 2 matches

USL League One

Erik Virgen (Tucson), M, FC Tucson - Season starts on Saturday against Fort Lauderdale. 
2020 Season:

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 -  Started, played 90 minutes in Chicago's 3-2 win over Sky Blue on Wednesday. They advanced to the NWSL Challenge Cup final where they'll play Houston on Sunday. 
2020 Season: 5 matches

Ashley Hatch (Gilbert), F, Washington Spirit - Washington was eliminated from the NWSL Challenge Cup by Washington in the quarterfinals on Saturday. 
2020 Season: 5 matches, 1 goal, 1 assist  

Sydney Leroux (Scottsdale), F, Orlando Pride - Orlando withdrew from the NWSL Challenge Cup 
2020 Season: 0 matches

Cassie Miller (Cave Creek), GK, Chicago Red Stars - Did not play in Chicago's 3-2 win over Sky Blue on Wednesday. They advanced to the NWSL Challenge Cup final where they'll play Houston on Sunday. 
2020 Season: 1 match, 2 saves, 0 goals allowed

Jessica McDonald (Phoenix), F, NC Courage - Courage were eliminated from the NWSL Challenge Cup by Portland in the quarterfinals on Friday. 
2020 Season: 1 match

Damallsvenskan (Sweden)

Cali Farquharson (Phoenix), F, KIF Orebro DFF - Started, played 90 minutes in KIF's 1-0 win over Vaxjo on Sunday. 
2020 Season: 5 matches, 1 goal

 

Kazakhstani Women's Football Championship (Kazakhstan)

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

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