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Weeks’ Mandura United Hopes To Extend Lead Featured

20 Oct 2016
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(L-R) Eric Weeks of Mandura United and Darlignton Nagbe of Portland Timbers (L-R) Eric Weeks of Mandura United and Darlignton Nagbe of Portland Timbers
 

 

 
By: Anthony Kokoi

Liberia’s Indonesia based Eric Weeks’s club, Mandura United, will be hoping to extend its lead in the Soccer Championship league table, when they go against 12th place Bali United Pusam today.

Mandura United is currently topping the league table four points ahead of second place Amera FC after 23 league games.
Mandura extended its lead on the table when it defeated Persiba Balikpapan 2-1; Eric Weeks got the team’s second goal in the 50th minute.

Mandura United now has 47 points from 23 matches.

Midfielder Weeks also got the winning goal for his side against Persib Bandung in their 2-1 victory on October 8.

In the United States, Liberian forward playing for Portland Timbers in the Major League Soccer (MSL), Darlington Nagbe, was on Sunday in action for his side when they kept their playoff hopes alive by defeating Colorado Rapids FC 1-0 at the Providence Park on Sunday.

Forward Nagbe, whose jersey is among the top 20 selling jerseys in the MLS, has so far played 168 games, starting in 175 matches for the club since joining in 2011, scoring 24 goals and providing 25 assists.

According the club’s website, Nagbe who was recently named to the 2016 AT&T MLS All-Star Fan XI and sits in the 11th position out of 20 top selling jerseys behind legendary players that include Andrea Pirlo, New York City FC; Clint Dempsey, Seattle Sounders FC; David Villa, New York City FC; Jordan Morris, Seattle Sounders FC; Steven Gerrard, LA Galaxy; Kaká, Orlando City SC; Didier Drogba, Montreal Impact; Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC; Frank Lampard, New York City FC; and Dom Dwyer, Sporting Kansas City.


Portland Timbers are six points away from relegation with 44 points out of 33 matches.

 
 
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