May 30, 2011
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Flames' Keegan (4 goals in one game)
Westchester Flames forward Jake Keegan, who scored four goals in a 5-4 win over the Brooklyn Knights in a Premier Development League game on Saturday, was named the BigAppleSoccer.com player of the week on Monday.
Keegan was honored for the week ending on Sunday, May 29.
He scored three of his four goals within a four-minute span late in the match in New Rochelle, N.Y..
The game had three lead changes after Ugur Goktekin had given the Knights (0-4-0, no points) a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute.
But the Flames (2-2-0, six) came back to take the lead on goals by Christopher Dennen (18th minute) and Keegan's first in the 31st minute.
then it was Brooklyn's turn to take center stage as Goktekin tied it at 2-2 in the 71st minute and Gabriel Bagot gave the visitors a 3-2 bulge only a minute later.
But then Keegan converted a pair of penalty kicks a minute apart in the 84th and 85th minute to boost Westchester back into the lead at 4-3. He added another goal off a David Panchano assist in the 88th minute.
The Flames needed that insurance goal because Zachary Gosse tallied off John Johanson's second assist of the game in the 90th minute.
BigAppleSoccer.com players of the week winners
Week 1 (March 21) -- Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls)
Week 2 (March 28) -- Alex Horwath (New York Red Bulls)
Week 3 (April 4) -- Dwayne De Rosario (New York Red Bulls)
Week 4 (April 11) -- Tina DiMartino (Philadelphia Independence)
Week 5 (April 18) -- Luke Rodgers (New York Red Bulls)
Week 6 (April 25) -- Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls)
Week 7 (May 2) -- Teemu Tainio (New York Red Bulls)
Week 8 (May 9) -- Tim Ream (New York Red Bulls)
Week 9 (May 16) -- Keith Detelj (Long Island Rough Riders)
Week 10 (May 23) -- Dominick Sarle (Long Island Rough Riders)
Week 11 (May 30) -- Jake Keegan (Westchester Flames)