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Danny Cruz Joins USL's Real Monarchs



Danny Cruz Joins USL's Real Monarchs 


August 16, 2017 - Arizona Youth Soccer Association Exports is a feature in which we track the progress of those from the state who are playing professional soccer. If we have left anyone out please let us know by emailing Garrett Cleverly at

A brief note, all players must have played for an Arizona youth club as some point in their youth career.

For a full run down on all the weekend’s action, check out the capsules below. Match recaps from: August 9 - August 15


Greg Vanney, Toronto FC (Tempe Soccer Club): Toronto defeated Portland 4-1 on Saturday.
Season: 13-8-3; 47 points (1st in Eastern Conference)



Julie Ertz, D, Chicago Red Stars (Arizona Arsenal/Sereno SC): Started and played 90 minutes in Chicago’s 3-2 loss to Portland
Season: 16 matches, 2 goals, 1 assist


Cali Farquharson, F, Washington Spirit (SC del Sol): Did not play in Washington’s 2-2 draw against Boston as she was at her brother’s wedding.
Season: 3 matches


Jessica McDonald, F, North Carolina Courage (Sereno SC): Started and played 67 minutes in North Carolina’s 1-1 draw against Seattle on Sunday.
Season: 14 matches, 2 goals, 1 assist


Sydney Leroux, F, FC Kansas City (Sereno SC):  Started and played 90 minutes in Kansas City’s 1-0 win over Houston.
Season: 16 matches, 3 goals, 1 assist


Toppserien (Norway)


Arianna Romero, D, Valerenga (Sereno SC): Romero is injured and did not play in Valerenga’s 1-0 win over Klepp
Season: 8 matches


Major League Soccer

Justen Glad, D, Real Salt Lake (Cisco Tucson): Started and played 90 minutes in Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 win over D.C. on Sunday
Season: 9 matches


Brooks Lennon, F, Real Salt Lake (Sereno SC):  Was a 78th minute substitute in Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 win over D.C. on Sunday.
Season: 16 matches, 1 goal, 1 assist


Jose Hernandez, M, Real Salt Lake (Tuzos): Did not play in Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 win over D.C. on Sunday. Started and played 80 minutes in the Monarch’s 2-0 win over Colorado Springs Switchbacks.
Season: 7 matches, 1 goal (7 matches, 2 goals with USL’s Real Monarchs)


Ricardo Velazco, M, Real Salt Lake (Tucson Soccer Academy): Did not play in Real Salt Lake’s 1-0 win over D.C. on Sunday.
Season: 9 matches (8 matches with USL’s Real Monarchs)


Brad Evans, D, Seattle Sounders (Tempe Pros): Did not play in Seattle;’s 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday.
Season: 11 matches, 1 goals


George Malki, M, Houston Dynamo (Sereno SC): Malki is still recovering from a torn ACL in March. 
Season: 0 matches


Justin Davis, D, Minnesota United (Sereno): Minnesota did not have a match this past week.
Season: 8 matches


Nick DeLeon, M, D.C. United (Cisco):  Started and played 90 minutes in D.C. United’s 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake on Sunday.
Season: 10 matches


Luis Robles, GK, New York Red Bulls (Tucson Soccer Academy): Started, played 90 minutes and made two saves in New York Red Bull’s 3-1 win over Orlando on Saturday.
Season: 23 matches, 7 clean sheets, 80 saves, 30 goals against


Donny Toia, D, Orlando City (Tucson Soccer Academy): Started and played 90 minutes in Orlando’s 3-1 loss to New York Red Bulls on Saturday.
Season: 20 matches, 2 assists


Matt Bersano, GK, San Jose Earthquakes (Cisco):  Bersano has been loaned out to Reno 1868 for the 2017 season. Check USL for his stats.
Season: 0 matches

Liga MX

Ventura Alvarado, D, Santos Laguna (Tuzos): Did not play in Santos Laguna’s 3-2 loss to Veracruz on Sunday. Started and played 90 minutes in Santos Laguna’s 2-0 win over Juarez in Copa MX competition on Tuesday.
Season: 0 matches


Blair Gavin, M, Phoenix Rising (Sereno SC):  Started and played 90 minutes in Rising 1-1 draw against Rio Grande on Saturday.

Season: 7 matches, 1 assist


Miguel Salazar, M, San Antonio FC (Tucson Soccer Academy): Miguel is currently injured
Season: 0 matches


Matt Bersano, GK, Reno 1868 (Cisco): Started, played 90 minutes and made three saves in Reno’s 2-0 win over San Antonia FC on Saturday.
Season: 17 matches, 7 clean sheets, 46 saves, 21 goals conceded


Danny Cruz, M, Real Monarchs (Sereno SC): Cruz has just joined the Real Monarchs after being transferred by NASL’s San Francisco Delta’s
Season: 0 matches (14 matches, 1 goal, 2 assists with NASL’s San Francisco Deltas)