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Duke in Major League Soccer Update
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/05/2012
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DURHAM, N.C.-The 2012 Major League Soccer season is in full swing with every team having played at least 10 games. A host of former Blue Devils are either playing for or coaching a MLS team. MLS veteran Robbie Russell has helped D.C. United to the top of the Eastern Conference, while Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis has his team atop the Western Conference standings.

Darrius Barnes - D - New England Revolution

1 GP - 48 minutes played

Barnes has played in just one game this season for 48 minutes. The Revolution is 5-7-1 overall and sits in sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings.       

Cole Grossman - M - Columbus Crew

2GP - 1 GS - 135 minutes played

Grossman earned his first career start for the Columbus Crew in a 2-0 win over Seattle. He has played 135 minutes in the midfield for the 5-4-3 Crew. Columbus is in fourth place with 18 points.

Jay Heaps - New England Revolution Head Coach

Heaps has helped New England to a 5-7-1 overall record, matching the 2011 total for wins just 13 games into this season. The Revolution is in sixth place in the Eastern Conference and has scored the third most goals in the league with 18 under Heaps' guidance.

Jason Kreis - Real Salt Lake Head Coach

Kreis has helped to lead Real Salt Lake to the top of the standings yet again in 2012. RSL is 9-3-2 overall for a league-best 29 points. It has scored 22 goals, allowed just 14 and has won or tied each of its previous five games. The club is 6-1-0 at home, which is the best in Major League Soccer.  

Robbie Russell - D - D.C. United

12 GP - 12 GS - 1,003 minutes played

Russell has played and started all 12 games in which he has appeared for D.C. United, which sports an 8-4-3 overall record for an Eastern Conference leading 27 points. The squad has won four of its previous five outings and has sacrificed 19 goals in 15 games this season. It leads the New York Red Bulls by one point.

Andrew Wenger - F - Montreal Impact

10 GP - 1 GS - 250 minutes played

Wenger, 2012's No. 1 draft pick, has played in 10 games for the Impact and garnered one start. He has two goals, including a game-winner for the expansion squad that is 3-7-3 overall. He joined the team full time in May after finishing the academic year at Duke and has played 250 minutes overall for the Impact.