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Academy Alumni: Fernandes Tallies Again, Sorto Debuts in MLS Week 5

BW Gottschee product Leo Fernandes scored his second MLS goal in the 39th minute of the Philadelphia Union’s 2-2 draw against the Chicago Fire on Saturday. The tally came directly off a free kick that eluded everyone and went into the far left side of the frame to give Philadelphia a 2-1 lead at the time. The Union eventually salvaged a road point.

The 22-year-old Fernandes, who was selected by the Union in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft, is off to a good start for Philadelphia. He scored his first MLS goal during the team’s 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew on March 22.

Sorto Makes First MLS Appearance: Former LA Galaxy Academy defender Oscar Sorto made his MLS debut on Sunday during the Galaxy’s 3-0 victory against Chivas USA at StubHub Center. Sorto replaced Todd Dunivant in the 75th minute to close out the match.

Sorto, who signed with the Galaxy last year, was also a member of the U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey, where he earned a start against Ghana in the team’s group finale.

Cochran Debuts for Dynamo: Houston Dynamo defender A.J. Cochran, formerly of St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri, made his first appearance in MLS. Cochran was a second-half sub and logged 29 minutes during Houston's 4-1 loss to FC Dallas.

Under-20s: Sorto made his U-20 MNT debut with the start during the USA's 201 loss to Panama in an international friendly on Jan. 21, 2013. Though he was not selected for the CONCACAF U-20 Championship roster, Sorto drew interest during an L.A. camp and earned a selection for the 2013 Toulon Tournament in France. he started in teh toulon Tournament finale against Korea Republic and was named to Tab Ramos' 21-player roster for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Sorto was the fourth homegrown signing by the LA Galaxy and the team's first homegrown defender in December 2012. Earlier in 2012, Sorto appeared in seven MLS Reserve League games.
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