Bustos’ team is still on break
Richey played 90 minutes in a 3-2 win over Indy Eleven. He also played 90 minutes in a 4-2 win over Atlanta United II. He started his 3rd match in a row against Charlotte Independence but Cincinnati lost 4-1. After two matches on the bench he returned to the team in a US Open Cup match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds which Cincinnati won 3-1
Henry had an excellent conditioning stint with Ottawa Fury. The Whitecaps will desperately hope he can bring that form to the first team with Kendall Waston away for the World Cup. Henry played 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw with New York Red Rulls II. He also played 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Penn F.C and played 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over Atlanta United II. There was some concern he’d picked up another injury after he bowed out of a match against Charleston Battery but it turned out that Henry had in fact come down with an illness. He also missed out against Bethlehem steel. All in all though Ottawa didn’t concede a single goal with Henry on the field (or at all in the month of May) and went from the bottom of the East to two points out of a playoff spot.
Myer Bevan (#GoMyer)
Bevan played 90 minutes and scored a goal against Ljungskile, played 77 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Ängelhom, and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss to Karlscrona. Bevan also played and scored in a 2-1 Hyundai cup win for Husqvarna. He has been called up for the New Zealand U21 national team for the Intercontinental Cup in India. New Zealand will open tournament on June 2 against Kenya, play Chinese Taipei three days later, and finish their pool games against India on June 7. The two top ranked sides from the six games will compete in the final on June 10.
The Fresno Boys:
Fiddes played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss to San Antonio. He played 77 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Rio Grande Valley Toros. He played 45 minutes in Fresno’s 2-0 extra time win in the US Open Cup match against Orange County F.C. Fiddes also played 45 minutes in a 3-0 loss to Orange County (the USL team, which is distinct from the Orange County F.C that Fresno played in the cup).
Verhoeven played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss to San Antonio. He played 56 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Rio Grande Valley Toros. He made a 22 minute substitute appearance in a 1-0 loss to Real Monarchs. He also played 120 minutes in Fresno’s Open Cup win against Orange County F.C. He has been called up for Canada’s U20 side for the Toulon Tournament. This is significant because Verhoeven is also eligible for the United States. Canada will face Portugal on May 28, Turkey on May 31, and Japan on June 3 in Group C action before the knockout stage begins on June 6
Brown played 120 minutes in Fresno’s 2-0 win over Orange County F.C. He also played 120 minutes in Fresno’s 2-1 Open cup win against Sporting Arizona. Fresno had 75% possession throughout the match and Brown looked very composed on the ball, which he saw plenty of as Fresno knocked the ball around the park. This display earned him another start against Orange County which Fresno lost 3-0. Brown made an error on Orange County’s first goal (though none of Fresno’s 3 centre backs covered themselves in glory on the day).
Played 75 minutes in Fresno’s 2-0 Cup win over Orange County F.C at right back after coming on as a half time substitute for Justin Fiddes. He also played 67 minutes as a right wing back in Fresno’s 2-1 win over Sporting Arizona in the Cup during which time he made one or two dangerous runs.
Campbell played 120 minutes scored a goal and assisted another in Fresno’s 2-0 Cup win over Orange County F.C and was named man of the match. Campbell also scored a goal in a friendly match against Academica SC but details of this match are scant so it’s hard to say what contributions he made or what anybody else might have done. The match finished 6-0 for Fresno. He also played 67 minutes in Fresno’s 2-1 Open Cup win against Sporting Arizona where he wasn’t particularly impressive. Turns out playing a forward/winger as a wing back might not be the best idea. Who knew?