TEAM OF THE WEEK | Spring Season Week 6

Miami's Kwadwo Poku, Jacksonville's Jonathan Glenn, and New York's Emmanuel Ledesma star in Week 6
NASL Staff (@naslofficial} | May 3, 2017

Miami FC's attack was strong once again as Dylan Mares and Kwadwo Poku earned spots on the Team of the Week as well as teammate Mason Trafford. Forwards Jonathan Glenn and Emmanuel Ledesma also had key contributions for Jacksonville Armada FC and New York Cosmos, respectively, 

Follow below for the top performers in Week 6: 

GK: Brian Sylvestre (North Carolina FC) – The young shot-stopper kept a clean sheet on the road against Puerto Rico FC in the 1-0 win. He made five saves to help the club earn all three points.

DEF: Mason Trafford (Miami FC) – He won three of his four duels and made three clearances and two interceptions in Miami’s 2-0 win over FC Edmonton. The center back helped the club build from the back and maintain the tempo, completing 73 of his 79 passes.

DEF: Lovel Palmer (Indy Eleven) – He was kept busy on Indy’s back line in the 1-1 draw with Jacksonville Armada FC, making six clearances and four interceptions. He also won four duels.

DEF: Steven Miller (North Carolina FC) – The defender provided the decisive touch in North Carolina’s win, heading home from close range after a cross from Lance Laing. He also made four clearances and two interceptions to contribute to the clean sheet.

MID: Jack Blake (Jacksonville Armada FC) – He had the assist on Jacksonville’s tying goal with a perfectly-weighted free kick. He created two chances overall and won four duels in the midfield.

MID: Javi Márquez (New York Cosmos) – He pulled the strings for New York and picked up an assist on the winning goal in the 1-0 victory over the San Francisco Deltas. He created three chances overall.  

MID: Gerardo Torrado (Indy Eleven) – The former Mexican international was rock solid in midfield for the Boys in Blue. He won all four of his tackles and seven of his nine duels, while also making two interceptions and one clearance.

MID: Dylan Mares (Miami FC) – The midfielder created four chances and added an assist in Miami’s victory. He also battled in the midfield, winning five duels and two tackles.

FWD: Emmanuel Ledesma (New York Cosmos) – Making his Cosmos debut, he scored the lone goal of the game, doing so with a sublime effort, to give New York a win on the road.

FWD: Jonathan Glenn (Jacksonville Armada FC) – The forward scored his first goal in the NASL, helping Jacksonville remain unbeaten and atop the Spring Season Standings.

FWD: Kwadwo Poku (Miami FC) – The Ghanaian international created six chances in the contest and scored the opening goal for Miami in the win. he was named Player of the Week as well.


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