We’ve touched on Coach Ian McIntyre and his penchant for putting the Orange men in the professional soccer ranks. We’re now tracking a few of the women who have donned the Orange as well. Here’s how some of our past talent held up over the weekend.
Miles Robinson, CB, Atlanta United
As usual Robinson leads off our coverage, after starting and going the full 90 in Atlanta’s CONCACAF Champion’s League match against the Philadelphia Union. Atlanta ultimately lost on aggregate, but drew the match 1-1, so not a bad showing for Miles in defense. He also came on at halftime in a 2-1 loss to Tajon Buchanan and the NE Revolution. More to come on that later. All in all, Miles continues to be Miles and impress.
Mo Adams, CDM, Atlanta United
From last week: “Mo starts the season after recovering from offseason sports hernia surgery outside of the 18 for Atlanta. As the season progresses, I’m sure we’ll see more of the defensive midfielder. “
Alex Bono, GK, Toronto FC
Bono has held onto the Toronto starting spot, most recently in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals against Cruz Azul second leg. Bono gave up a goal, caught off his line in the 35th-minute, but made a few saves to keep them in the match. Ultimately TFC lost 4-1 on aggregate.
Kamal Miller, CB/FB, CF Montreal
Miller continues to have the confidence of head coach Wilfried Nancy starting at left centerback again. He went the full 90 in a 0-0 draw against Columbus win and looked comfortable doing it.
Ryan Raposo, FW, Vancouver Whitecaps
Ryan made the 18 for the Whitecaps, and got some solid minutes, coming on in the 70th-minute for Russell Teibert. Nothing impressive on the day, and I don't know if I missed it in between weeks, but Raposo’s chance at his first MLS goal was stonewalled by fellow Orange Alex Bono back in the 2-2 draw against Toronto. Orange on Orange action confuses people, including Coach Mac.
Not sure how you are supposed to react to this highlight?!?! We love you @Alex25Bono + @RyanRaposo7 - I wish you could have played together for @CuseMSOC - Good luck this @MLS season for @TorontoFC + @WhitecapsFC ⚽️ https://t.co/mZ0aE9IZBi— Ian McIntyre (@IanSMcIntyre) April 24, 2021
Tajon Buchanan, FW, New England Revolution
Tajon continues to start and got the nod in the right midfield again. He was subbed off in the 72nd-minute for Tommy McNamara but contributed well prior to coming off. His skill on the wing drew the penalty for Carles Gil’s game winner from the spot. Another solid run from Tajon.
Luther Archimede, FW, NY Red Bulls and Sondre Norheim, CB/FB, Nashville SC
Neither in the 18 for their sides.
Erin Simon, FB, Racing Louisville
The former Syracuse defender played for Sky Blue FC for two seasons, then West Ham for two seasons, before returning to NWSL with the Houston Dash last year. This season, Simon joins expansion team Racing Louisville in their initial campaign at the top level of US Women’s soccer. Simon has started the last four matches for Racing and looks to have solidified the starting right back spot in the 4-2-3-1 that they’re employing. You can hear more from Erin tonight as she joins Kevin Wall and myself in the Orange Legends series on our YouTube channel around 8pm. Come join the live show!
Courtney Brosnan, GK, West Ham United
Brosnan is the backup keeper for WSL side West Ham. Great to see the former Orange keeper in the 18 for a top English side. We’ll stay up to date here as well.
Georgia Allen, MF, Ipswich Town FC
Allen joined the Tractor Girls last season, in June of 2020 after her Orange career. The former Orange and Arsenal academy midfielder has 7 appearances for her hometown team and 5 goals in those chances in all competitions. ITFC is currently leading the WNL Division One South East, in the English fourth division.
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Morgan Hackworth, San Diego Loyal
While he transferred away, Hackworth wore Orange. He came on in 86th minute of the Loyal’s 4-1 loss to Phoenix Rising.