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Daniel Paladini and the Chicago Fire advanced to the US Open Cup Final eventually losing to the Seattle Sounders in front of 35,613 at Century Link Field in Seattle, Washington.  Paladini started and went 85 minutes for the Chicago Fire helping control the midfield and stopping MLS Best XI Osvaldo Alonso until subbed for a striker with the Fire down 1-0.  Paladini started all but one match during the Fire's run including scoring the game winning penalty kick against the San Jose Earthquakes.

Paladini Open Cup

Read more: Paladini, Fire Make Impressive US Open Cup Run to Finals

Jonathan Steele led the NASL with 9 assists for the 2011 season.  On a season loan from FC Tampa Bay, Steele and the Carolina Railhawks put together one of the most impressive regular seasons in 2nd division history securing the best records weeks before the end of the season. Steele returned to his 2008 USL-1 MVP and 2009 Best XI form and will be a Free Agent at the end of the season and will explore options in MLS, Europe and Asia.

Assists

1) Jonny Steele 9
2) Etienne Barbara 9
3) Mike Ambersley 7
4) David Foley 6

Check out Jonny's Highlights that includes clips from his 2011 season:

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SSM is pleased to learn that the Charleston Battery has named Nicki Paterson as their 2011 MVP after leading the club in goals, assists and points (8G, 4A, 20P) and was named to the USL Pro Team of the Week three times (Week 3, 5 and 8) and Honorable Mention twice (Week 7 and 10).  Watch Nicki in action from the 2011 season:

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Sports Illustrated's Grant Wahl traveled to Palestine to feature the Palestine National Team's 2nd leg World Cup Qualifier against Thailand losing in heart break fashion in the aggregate series.  Palestine made history by winning its first ever World Cup Qualification Stage when they defeated Afghanistan. Omar Jarun started in central defense in every 2014 World Cup Qualifier and earned domestic and international attention. Omar's contributions to the Palestine National Team has been immense as he helps build the foundation for the next World Cup cycle.  Omar recently signed with Polish side Arka Gdynia for the 2011-12 season. Article Courtesy of Grant Wahl and Sports Illustrated

Jarun Palestine

Read more: Sports Illustrated Features Omar Jarun and Palestine National Team in 2014 World Cup Qualifiers

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