North Carolina FC Places Three on NASL Team of the Week

May 17, 2017

CARY, N.C. (May 17, 2017) – Lance Laing, Steven Miller and Brian Sylvestre have all earned a spot on the Week 8 NASL Team of the Week after impressive performances in North Carolina FC’s 3-1 win over the previously undefeated Jacksonville Armada. All three are making their third apperance on the NASL Team of the Week this season.
Laing headlines the team after being named the NASL Player of the Week. The Jamaican midfielder scored a brace in the win, bringing him to four goals this season, which is tied for the NASL goal-scoring lead.
Steven Miller anchored a strong performance on the backline. The defender won seven duels and four tackles to lead the defensive effort. He also assisted in the distribution, completing 35 passes.
Sylvestre wasn’t called upon often, but he made three quality saves when tested, including saving a free kick, which was heading for the top corner of the goal. The goalkeeper has made the team of the week in three of the last four weeks and currently leads the NASL in saves with 29.
North Carolina FC will be back in action tonight with an Open Cup second-round match against the Carolina Dynamo in Greensboro, N.C. at 7 p.m. NCFC will resume its NASL season on Saturday, May 20 with a visit to Puerto Rico FC, followed by an away match against the Jacksonville Armada on Sunday, May 28. The team will return home to face the New York Cosmos on Sunday, June 4 at 4 p.m. at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.
NASL Weekly Honors:
Week 1:
NASL Team of the Week – Matt Fondy and Connor Tobin
Week 4:
NASL Player of the Week – Matt Fondy
NASL Team of the Week – Matt Fondy, Connor Tobin, Lance Laing, Nazmi Albadawi, Steven Miller
NASL Play of the Week – Lance Laing; free-kick goal
Week 5:
NASL Player of the Week – Brian Sylvestre
NASL Team of the Week – Lance Laing, Brian Sylvestre
Week 6:
NASL Team of the Week - Brian Sylvestre, Steven Miller
Week 8:
NASL Player of the Week - Lance Laing
NASL Team of the Week – Lance Laing, Steven Miller, Brian Sylvestre


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