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Five To Shine: Andrew Gutman, Jordan Morris Among Weekend Standouts

By Matt Reed -, 03/18/19, 11:30AM EDT


A weekly look at five USL League Two players turned professional

With a number of professional leagues back in full swing in the United States, many former USL League Two players have returned to the field in 2019.

To highlight these tremendous talents, "Five To Shine" is here this week to shine a spotlight on five former League Two-ers that put in the work over the weekend with their pro club.

In the second installment of "Five To Shine," Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris, Charlotte Independence left back Andrew Gutman, LA Galaxy II goalkeeper Justin vom Steeg, Chris Pontius of LA Galaxy and New Mexico United's Santi Moar made the list after putting together great peformances over the weekend.

Moar notched a brace in his side's 3-3 draw against Phoenix Rising FC in USL Championship play, while Chris Pontius and Jordan Morris each made major contributions for the Sounders and LA Galaxy, respectively, in their team's MLS victories.

Meanwhile, former Indiana University and Chicago FC United defender Andrew Gutman scored a goal in his USL Championship debut for the Independence.

Below, check out how all five players performed over the weekend.

Justin vom Steeg vs. Tacoma Defiance

Jordan Morris vs. Chicago Fire

Chris Pontius vs. Minnesota United

Santi Moar vs. Phoenix Rising FC

Andrew Gutman vs. Indy Eleven





Weekly Notes

Former League Two Team

Jordan Morris Seattle Sounders FC F Netted a goal and an assist for the Sounders in their 4-2 win over the Chicago Fire. Morris now has three goals in as many games to start the season. Sounders FC U23
Andrew Gutman Charlotte Independence D Scored a second-half goal and played 90 minutes in his loan debut with the Independence on Saturday.  Chicago FC United
Santiago Moar New Mexico United F Moar notched a brace in New Mexico's exciting 3-3 draw against Phoenix Rising FC. Charlotte Eagles
Justin vom Steeg LA Galaxy II GK Made two saves and kept a clean sheet for Galaxy II against Tacoma Defiance. Ventura County Fusion
Chris Pontius LA Galaxy F Pontius recorded five shots and scored a goal in the Galaxy's 3-2 win over Minnesota United FC. Ventura County Fusion

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