PLAYER OF THE WEEK | San Francisco Forward Pablo Dyego

The Brazilian scored twice in the Deltas’ victory over Indy Eleven
NASL Staff (@naslofficial} | Sep 5, 2017

Brazilian forward Pablo Dyego returned to the scoresheet for the first time since early April for the San Francisco Deltas in the first half against Indy Eleven. Dyego, though, wasn’t finished as he added a second goal just before the final whistle in the 2-0 victory on Saturday night. His goalscoring efforts earned him NASL Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.

Dyego started the contest at Carroll Stadium in dynamic fashion. In the 18th minute of the game, nearly opened the scoring for the visitors with an outside-of-the-foot shot, only to see his effort come off the cross bar.

Later in the half, Dyego would be able to add his name to the scoresheet. In the 41st minute, Dyego began an attacking move for San Francisco, charging down the right side before cutting in more centrally. He played the ball into the path of Michael Stephens and continued his run into the box to eventually finish off the attacking burst with a headed goal to open the scoring.

Just before the game came to an end, the native of Rio de Janeiro once again flashed his creativity and skill. He dribbled past a pair of Indy defenders and then chipped a shot past goalkeeper Jon Busch at the near post for his second of the night.

The win continued San Francisco’s push for the postseason as the club sits tied on points with FC Edmonton in second place in the Fall Season Standings as well as holding second place in the Combined Standings as well.

Throughout the season, the 23-year-old has shown his ability on the ball to drive past defenders and excite the crowd. He also scored a long-range goal earlier in the year in a 3-1 win over North Carolina FC, which ultimately won NASL Play of the Week.

Dyego started his career in his native Brazil, coming up through the ranks of Fluminense. The forward, who is on loan with the Deltas, has had several stops during his career. He was loaned to Djurgårdens IF in Sweden, Legia Warsaw in Poland, and missed last season after suffering an injury with Ottawa Fury FC.

San Francisco now heads home to Kezar Stadium to league-leading Miami FC on Saturday night. The matchup will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and can be seen at the @sfdeltas Twitter page. 

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