What MLS players stood out in the USL this weekend

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It was another strong week for players on MLS teams with sides in the USL. Two MLS players were named to the USL Championship Team of the Week, joining three MLS players named to the USL League One Team of the Week.

The New England Revolution II led the way with the three selections to the USL League One weekly honor list. They represent all three MLS-affiliated players on the list.

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The trio of midfielder Jake Rozhansky, defender Pierre Cayet (who scored the game-winner) and goalkeeper Earl Edwards Jr. were influential in the Revolution II beating Fort Lauderdale CF 1-0 over the weekend.

Rozhansky is a former collegiate standout at Virginia and Maryland. The 24-year old midfielder has experience in the top two flites of Israeli soccer as well.

The New England Revolution II are in their second season in the USL, finishing ninth in their debut season a year ago and failing to qualify for the playoffs.

The Championship is the top division of the USL with League One the next level down.

In the Championship, MLS affiliated clubs were represented by goalkeeper John Pulskamp (Sporting Kansas City II) and forward Jonny Bolivar (Loudon United).

The emergence of Bolivar, who scored a goal in Loudon United’s 1-0 victory over New Mexico United, is promising for D.C. United (Loudon United is the USL affiliate of the MLS club). The 19-year old, signed this offseason from the Venezuelan first division, is a promising striker.

As for the 20-year old Pulskamp, he is one of the most promising young American goalkeepers in the talent pool. This weekend, the Sporting Kansas City II goalkeeper had six saves in a 1-0 win over El Paso Locomotive. He has five matches played so far this season with the senior team in MLS action.

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