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Fresno Fuego’s Renato Bustamante named to PDL All-Conference team

Fresno Fuego’s Renato Bustamante, right, celebrates his goal against the OC Blues U23 at Chukchansi Park earlier this month. Bustamante was named to the Premier Development League’s All-Western Conference team after leading the Fuego in goals (seven) and assists (four).
Fresno Fuego’s Renato Bustamante, right, celebrates his goal against the OC Blues U23 at Chukchansi Park earlier this month. Bustamante was named to the Premier Development League’s All-Western Conference team after leading the Fuego in goals (seven) and assists (four). sflores@fresnobee.com

Fresno Fuego FC forward/midfielder Renato Bustamante was named to the Premier Development League’s All-Western Conference team, the league announced Monday.

The 25-year-old Fresno Pacific graduate led Fuego in scoring (seven goals) and assists (four) for a total of 18 points in 13 matches.

Bustamante, originally of Peru but moved to Chicago with his family at 7 years old, helped the Fuego to a 6-5-4 record for a third-place finish in the Pacific Southwest division this season.

He was the only player from the six-team division to earn one of 11 spots on the All-Western Conference squad.

All-Western Conference

Starting XI: (GK) Matt Grosey, Kitsap Pumas; (D) Dennis Castillo, Portland Timbers U-23s; Jonathan Campbell, Sounders FC U23; Cory Keitz, Kitsap Pumas; Kalem Scott, FC Tucson; (M) Todd Wharton, Portland Timbers U-23s; Nick Hamer, Kitsap Pumas; Renato Bustamante, Fresno Fuego FC; (F) Timothy Mueller, Lane United FC; Guillermo Delgado, Sounders FC U23; Pedro Espindola, FC Tucson

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