MIAMI, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2012) – The North American Soccer League has named Fort Lauderdale Strikers forward Andy Herron Offensive Player of the Week. The award is the third of the season for the first-year Striker who scored the lone goal in Fort Lauderdale’s 1-0 win against the Carolina RailHawks on Saturday at Lockhart Stadium.
“It was a very close game and Andy would probably tell you he left a couple more goals out there as well,” said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. “The win required a full team effort and Andy was a big part of it.”
Herron’s goal came in the 65th minute of the match when Mark Anderson found him with a pass along the right side of the field. Herron fired a shot from just outside the corner of the penalty area which dipped under the diving reach of Carolina goalkeeper Ray Burse and inside the far post. The goal was Herron’s eighth of the season putting him in a tie for fourth in the NASL.
Already the recipient of two previous player of the week awards, Herron’s third is the most by any Striker in the franchise’s history. Herron spent five seasons in Major League Soccer with the Chicago Fire and Columbus Crew and has been capped 25 times for the Costa Rica national football team.