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Talent Train from Georgia Weekly Recap: 10/20 - 10/25

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Decision day has come and gone and the MLS regular season has come to a conclusion. In the Eastern Conference, New York Red Bulls, Columbus Crew, Montreal Impact, DC United, New England Revolution, and Toronto FC all booked a ticket in the playoffs. In the Western Conference, FC Dallas, Vancouver Whitecaps, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders, LA Galaxy, and Sporting Kansas City all did the same. Unfortunately this will be the last MLS Talent Train of the season. However, keep an eye out for a post grading how our Georgia players did over the course of the season in the coming weeks.

MLS

  • Warren Creavalle (Philadelphia Union): Creavalle came on late to help secure the 1-0 win over Orlando City SC. There was no result that could have helped Philadelphia secure a playoff position as they finish 9th this season. Highlights
  • Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas): Zimmerman came on in the 89th minute to ensure the 2-1 win over San Jose and wrap up the top spot in the Western Conference. Highlights
  • Kwadwo Poku (New York City FC): Poku came on in the 56th minute replacing Khiry Shelton. Poku and NYCFC were not able to clinch a playoff spot but an expansion team has never made it to the playoffs in their inaugural season. New York City finished in 8th this season. Highlights
  • Ricardo Clark (Houston Dynamo): Clark played 90 minutes in the 3-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps and had one shot. Houston finish the season in 8th place in the Western Conference. Highlights
  • Joe Bendik (Toronto FC): Bendik did not come off the bench in the 2-1 loss to Montreal Impact. Toronto finished the season in 6th place in the Eastern Conference. Toronto's striker Sebastian Giovinco made MLS history by scoring the most goals and having the most assists in the regular season. Highlights
  • Alec Kann (Chicago Fire): Kann played 90 minutes and conceded twice in the 2-1 loss to New York Red Bulls. Kann made six saves on the night. Chicago finished the season in 10th place. Highlights
  • Jack McInerney (Columbus Crew): McInerney played 71 minutes and scored a goal and notched an assist in the 5-0 win over DC United. The win secures second position in the Eastern Conference for Columbus and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. Highlights
  • Sam Cronin (Colorado Rapids): On Wednesday, Cronin played 84 minutes before being sent off for his second rash foul of the night, in the 2-0 win over Sporting Kansas City. Cronin completed 31 of his 37 attempted passes. Highlights
  • Chris Klute (Columbus Crew): Klute did not come off the bench in the 5-0 win over DC United.
  • Chris Duvall (New York Red Bulls): The New York Red Bulls finished the regular season in first in the Eastern Conference. The Red Bulls also had the highest point total and won the Supporter's Shield. Though injured Duvall shared his excitement on Twitter:


NASL

  • Jimmy Maurer (New York Cosmos): Maurer was featured on nycosmos.com last week in an article about his special connection to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On Sunday, the Cosmos finished their season with a 2-1 win over San Antonio Scorpions. The Cosmos finish the season in 3rd place. Highlights
  • Blake Wagner (Carolina RailHawks): Wagner did not feature in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Tampa Bay Rowdies. Carolina finish the season in 11th place. Highlights