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Scout the NASL: Oct. 2 - Oct. 8

Your weekly analysis of the NASL

Cruyff & Beckenbauer, New York Cosmos training Giants Stadium
Beyond The Last Man

It’s getting closer to playoff time in the NASL. Team USA came away with an important 4-0 thrashing of Panama. What a time to be a North American soccer fan.

FC Edmonton

Winger Sainey Nyassi was named to the NASL Team of the Month for September after solid performances against the Indy Eleven and the San Francisco Deltas.

The Edmonton Journal noted that 17-year-old attacker Abraham Dukuly graduated from the Eddies academy and is now on the pro team. Edmonton head coach Colin Miller was impressed with the young forward’s play against players of all levels.

Indy Eleven

Defender Colin Falvey was named to the Team of the Month after starting in all four matches in the month of September and winning 83% of his tackles in the process.

Eamon Zayed wrote a piece on how he’s taking inspiration from his former club Leicester City and translating it to the NASL. The Foxes shocked the world with their storied Premier League triumph a couple of seasons ago.

Jacksonville Armada FC

Striker Ciaran Kilduff notched three goals in his second month with the Armada. As a result, he snatched a position on the Team of the Month.

Miami FC

It’s safe to say that Miami has been dominate in NASL play this season. It’s even safer to say that forward Jamie Chavez is the best player in the league at the moment. Chavez won the NASL Player of the Month after tallying 6 goals and an assist for September.

Our friends over at The Blue Testament take a look at the newest MLS expansion rumors. Miami and the Indy Eleven both receive attention as possible candidates.

North Carolina FC

Four (!) NCFC players were named to the Team of the Month. One of those four include goalie Brian Sylvestre, who’s been in terrific form for most of the Fall Season.

Defender Kareem Moses was called up to represent Trinidad and Tobago for international duty. Moses has been named to the NASL Team of the Week twice in the past four weeks. Trinidad and Tobago take on the United States on the 10th of October.

CaryCitizen takes an in-depth look at NCFC’s biggest win of 4-0 over the Indy Eleven. They also provide coverage of the North Carolina Courage who head into the playoffs.

Puerto Rico FC

The club summarizes how every team in the NASL has played a role in aiding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

Touching story as a 7-year-old raffled his Christian Pulisic jersey in all of the efforts. Pulisic responded with a message of his own.

San Francisco Deltas

The Deltas found a way to take down Miami FC by a score of 3-0 the other day. San Francisco looks strong heading towards the playoffs.

Interesting Read

I’ve tried to stay away from the drama around the NASL regarding the league’s antitrust suit. That’s why we decided to leave it to our own Mike Chiara, as he explained it perfectly right here on Twice A Cosmo.