Cary, NC (April 19, 2017) - Matt Fondy, Nazmi Albadawi, Lance Laing, Connor Tobin and Steven Miller have been named to the Team of the Week in Week 4 of the NASL Spring Season for standout performances against FC Edmonton on Saturday, April 15 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. With five players selected this week, NCFC makes up nearly half of the Team of the Week.
Fondy, Albadawi and Laing all found the back of the net in the club’s first win of 2017. Laing led off with a quick goal in the 4th minute. His free-kick goal was also selected as the NASL Play of the Week, as the Jamaican’s highlight reel worthy goal stunned Edmonton goalkeeper Chris Konopka.
Albadawi notched his first point of the season with a goal in the 23rd minute after carrying the ball for 50 yards down the field. The midfielder found the back of the net in the bottom right corner after he fired a low, powerful shot.
As for Fondy, the forward scored his second goal of the season in the 48th minute to pile on the lead against Edmonton. Fondy volleyed a cross from Steven Miller to give his club a 3-1 lead and become NCFC’s current leading goal scorer. This is Fondy’s second selection to NASL Team of the Week in 2017.
Tobin and Miller did well to hold Edmonton to only one goal in the match, which came in the 72nd minute. In Tobin’s efforts, the defender won both of his tackles, while also notching eight clearances, and winning six out of eight duels, with one interception.
Miller also won both of his tackles, while completing three clearances, winning four out of nine of his duels, with one interception.
North Carolina FC will start its two game road trip by traveling to Riccardo Silva Stadium to face Miami FC on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. The club will then travel to Puerto Rico before returning home on Saturday, May 6 to WakeMed Soccer Park to host the San Francisco Deltas at 7:30 p.m at Sahlen’s Stadium. For tickets and other information regarding the match visit NCFCTix.com.
Week 1: NASL Team of the Week – Matt Fondy and Connor Tobin
Week 4: 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
NASL Player of the Week – Matt Fondy