LOCALS: UCLA's Hoffman honored

UCLA's Chandler Hoffman is the USL Premier Development League's player of the week after scoring five goals in three Orange County Blue Star victories last week.

The junior forward from Birmingham, Ala., scored a hat trick in Blue Star's 5-2 romp over L.A. Blues 23 and added goals in victories in Utah over BYU and Ogden as Orange County (5-3-1) ended a three-game losing streak.

Hoffman, who has a Southwest Division-best 10 goals, initially wasn't credited for a tally in the 2-1 victory over BYU, but the first strike, originally an own goal, was awarded to him after Blue Star appealed the scoring decision to the league.