Wenger wins Rookie of the Week accolades

By on June 27, 2012

Lititz’s Andrew Wenger got his second straight start for the Montreal Impact in Major League Soccer (MLS) action.

And another honor, as well.

The 2009 Warwick High School grad buried his third goal of the season in the Impact’s 4-1 win over the Seattle Sounders in Montreal on Saturday, June 16, and as a result, he earned Soccer By Ives MLS Rookie of the Week honors.

According to soccerbyives.net, Wenger had a "classy goal and a 90-minute outing" as Montreal improved to 3-1-2 at home this year.

Wenger captured the Week 15 honors ahead of Chicago Fire centerback Austin Berry and FC Dallas centerback Matt Hedges.

Soccerbyives.net reported that Wenger is forcing head coach Jesse Marsch to decide between giving the starting nod to him and veteran Italian Bernardo Corradi.

The website was quoted as saying, "Even with Designated Player Marco Di Vaio on the way and Corradi signed through the rest of the season, Wenger appears ready to fight for his place on the field for Montreal."

Although Wenger earned ACC Offensive Player of the Year honors in his final season at Duke after scoring 17 goals and eight assists, he was projected to be a defender or defensive midfieder in MLS. He also played in that role for the U.S. Under-23 national team.

But he has mostly played at forward for the Montreal Impact and he’s tied for second on the team in goal scoring. More WENGER, page B-8

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