Photo: Paul Rudderow
Temple alum J.T. Noone re-signed with his hometown Harrisburg City Islanders and celebrated Friday with a game-winning goal.
Noone buried a penalty kick in the 51st minute to lead Harrisburg to a 2-1 win Friday over the Charleston Battery. Noone, who spent half a season with Philadelphia Union in 2010, recorded four assists last season in 21 games for Harrisburg. He also had one of the season’s more remarkable goals, netting in the closing minutes of the USL Pro title game to send it to overtime.
Speaking of the Battery, two new signings from the Philadelphia area scored goals for Charleston in their 3-0 win over Charlotte on Tuesday, with midfielders Ryan Richter and Tony Donatelli netting and Richter assisting on the third goal. It was the first goal of the season for each.
In Major League Soccer, Bobby Convey, Jeff Larentowicz, Zarek Valentin, and Dan Gargan each continued to get starting nods, while Andrew Wenger didn’t make the 18 for Montreal’s midweek match.
Here’s a roundup of how Philadelphia-area natives fared over the weekend in MLS and other top-tier leagues around the world.
Major League Soccer
Bobby Convey, M, Kansas City — Started and played 52 minutes in Kansas City’s 3-1 win over Vancouver on Wednesday. Started and played 71 minutes in Kansas City’s 1-0 loss to Portland on Saturday. Season: 7 games, 7 starts, 1 assist.
Jeff Larentowicz, M, Colorado — Started, drew a yellow card, and played 90 minutes in Colorado’s 2-1 loss to Los Angeles. Season: 6 games, 6 starts.
Zarek Valentin, D, Montreal — Started and played 90 minutes in Montreal’s 1-1 draw with D.C. United. Season: 4 games, 4 starts.
Dan Gargan, D, Chicago — Started and played 90 minutes in Chicago’s 3-2 win over Toronto. Season: 4 games, 4 starts.
Andrew Wenger, M, Montreal — Did not play. Season: 6 games, 1 goal.
Jeff Parke, D, Seattle — Did not play. Season: 3 games, 2 starts.
Antoine Hoppenot, M/F, Philadelphia — Did not play for Philadelphia. Played 83 minutes for Harrisburg while on short-term loan to the club, helping them a 2-1 win over Charleston on Friday. Season: 1 game
Jeremiah White, M, New England — Did not play. Season: 2 games.
Chris Albright, D, Philadelphia — Played 9 minutes in Philadelphia’s 1-0 win over Chivas USA. Season: 3 games, 2 starts
Cristhian Hernandez, M, Philadelphia — In the 18 but did not play. Season: 1 game
Bill Gaudette, GK, Los Angeles — In the 18 but did not play. Season: 0 games
Corey Hertzog, F, New York —In the 18 but did not play. Season: 0 games
Jimmy McLaughlin, M, Philadelphia — Did not play. Season: 0 games
Zach Pfeffer, M, Philadelphia — Did not play. Season: 0 games
Mike Seamon, M, Seattle – Did not play. Season: 0 games.
Jeremy Vuolo, GK, New York — In the 18 but did not play. Season: 0 games
Eddie Gustafsson, GK, Red Bull Salzburg – In the 18 but did not play. Season: 15 games. (More complete stats are not available via the Bundesliga and Red Bull web sites.)