Colin Falvey, Mike Azira named to USL Pro teams

The Battery's Colin Falvey watches a header sail away from him and Phoenix's Thomas Ramos at Blackbaud Stadium on Wednesday July 24, 2013. Wade Spees/Staff Buy this photo

It wasn’t exactly the hardware that Charleston Battery captain Colin Falvy was hoping for, but it’ll do for now.

Charleston Battery defender Colin Falvey has been named to the 2013 USL Pro All-League First Team. Falvey is joined in the end of season league honors by midfielder Mike Azira who has been named to the 2013 USL Pro All-League Second Team.

While Falvey was flattered he was recognized for his play during the season, he would have preferred to win another USL championship. The Battery won the USL Second Division title during Falvey’s first season with the Battery in 2010 and captured the USL Pro title last summer.

“It’s an individual award and that’s a great honor, but I would trade it for another cup,” Falvey said. “I couldn’t have done it this season without the other guys on the team. We had a very good team and great season, I wish we could have brought another cup back to Charleston. It was a little disappointing not to play for another cup again this year.”

The Battery was knocked out of the postseason in last weekend’s 3-2 loss to Orlando City in the USL Pro semifinals.

Falvey, in his fourth year with the Battery, recorded a career-high three goals from his center back position Favley has played 104 games for Charleston scoring five goals and adding three assists.

Falvey, who has one year remaining on his contract with the Battery, could get a look from Major League Soccer. Falvey played in a reserve game for the MLS’ Vancouver Whitecaps developmental team.

“That’s the goal, to get to the MLS,” Falvey said. “I’m going to wait and see what happens.”

Midfielder Mike Azira is in his second season with the Battery and scored six goals with two assists in 31 games played. Azira was a member of the Battery’s 2012 USL PRO championship winning team and scored the lone goal in the 1-0 championship game win versus the Wilmington Hammerheads.

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