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Scout the NASL: Aug 21-Aug 27, 2017

Your weekly analysis of the NASL

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: Edmonton continues to add to what already seems like an already strong youth academy. Earlier in the week, they announced the hiring of Sean Fleming, who is set to lead the Eddies U-16 program. Fleming previously had experience with Canada’s U-17 National Team.

Also, winger Ben Fisk made the NASL Team of the Week. It’s Ben’s second nomination in the past three game-weeks. Him and Tomi Ameobi make for a dangerous attacking combo.

Indy Eleven: Nothing really new out of Indy this week, except for the fact that midfielder Gerardo Torrado made the NASL Team of the Week and won the NASL Player of the Week. He shredded the Cosmos defense with two quality strikes.

Jacksonville Armada FC: Big news from Jacksonville as their owner Robert Palmer provided an update on the direction he wants the club to head towards. Palmer wants to focus on improving the attendance of the club’s matches. If the video doesn’t work for some reason, the team’s press release is right here.

Miami FC: Miami’s squad looks to have regain form in a dominating fashion. Three of the club’s players were named to the NASL Team of the Week after four were named last week. Those three players being defender Rhett Bernstein, midfielder Ariel Martínez, and forward Jamie Chávez.

North Carolina FC: Cody Brinkman won the NCFC U-23 Farouk Bsesio Award for his dedication to the U-23 squad. Maybe his commitment has earned him a spot with the big club.

As mentioned in my preview article, goalkeeper Brian Sylvestre earned a spot on the NASL Team of the Week after a lights out performance against the San Francisco Deltas.

Puerto Rico FC: Both forward Conor Doyle and defender Phanuel Kavita grabbed a spot on the Team of the Week. As of right now, Puerto Rico continues to do well in the standings with 9 points.

San Francisco Deltas: The only one to beat Brian Sylvestre in the Deltas’ recent match would be defender Patrick Hopkins. Hopkins got a spot on the Team of the Week as well.

Interesting Read: What better way to scout the NASL then to look at the this article from the league on the emerging stars of the Fall Season. Looks as if a forward from the Cosmos has made the list. Check it out!