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Scout the NASL: Aug 14-Aug 20, 2017

Your weekly analysis of the NASL

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Twice A Cosmo starts a new series called “Scout the NASL”. We’ll gather news from every other team in the league, along with some news on soccer in North America as a whole. Enjoy!

FC Edmonton: No surprises as Edmonton attacker Tomi Ameobi made the NASL Team of the Week. He gave the Cosmos backline all sorts of problems, earning himself an assist in the process.

Indy Eleven: Nothing really new out of Indy this week, except for the fact that they took on the Cosmos last night at MCU Park. Get complete coverage of the contest right here at Twice A Cosmo.

Jacksonville Armada FC: Jacksonville currently sit at the bottom of the Fall table, and their recent loss to Puerto Rico FC doesn’t help the scenario. But, one positive they can take out of it is that new signing, Tony Taylor, snagged a spot on the NASL Team of the Week after netting his first goal for the club.

Miami FC: Miami were probably the busiest of teams this week. First, the club announced the signing of Lovel Palmer. The 32-year-old comes with some solid North American experience. According to the club, he can play in the midfield and at right back.

Miami were also able to complete the signing of defender Alessandro Lambrughi. The A.C. Milan youth product made 259 appearances over seven seasons for his old club, Livorno. He’s featured in Serie A and B. Impressive signing.

And finally, four players from Miami were featured in the NASL Team of the Week. Those four being goalkeeper Daniel Vega, defender Hunter Freeman, midfielder Dylan Mares, and forward Stéfano Pinho. Pinho bagged two goals in Miami’s 3-1 win over the Indy Eleven.

North Carolina FC: Young midfielder Dre Fortune made the Team of the Week after getting a goal and helping set up another. Dre is home to Trinidad and Tobago. NCFC currently have seven players including Fortune that represent a nation in the Caribbean region. Take a look at this good read from the NASL on North Carolina’s Caribbean culture.

Puerto Rico FC: PRFC entered the weekend at the top of the standings. Part of the reason for that is defender Seth Moses, who was selected to the Team of the Week. He had four tackles and clearances in his recent match.

San Francisco Deltas: On Monday, the Deltas sold winger Danny Cruz to Real Monarchs SLC for an undisclosed fee. Cruz made 16 appearances for the club, scoring a goal and two assists.

Interesting Read: You have to read this article from the Midfield Press. It’s on modular stadiums, and their potential use in North America. From my understanding, they’re stadiums that can be built and taken apart very easily. They can be moved to wherever they need to be, all at a cheaper cost. Seriously, give this a look.