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Tyler Pasher Named USL Championship Player of the Month

By Indy Eleven Communications, 08/13/20, 1:00PM EDT

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Canadian Standout Notched Six Goals in Six Games to Open 2020 Campaign

Indy Eleven forward Tyler Pasher has been voted the USL Championship’s Player of the Month for July after recording six goals in six games to start the 2020 season across March and July to lead Indy to the most points in the Championship after the first full month of the season.

Pasher moved into an attacking role for Indy at the start of the 2019 season and acclimated quickly, becoming the club’s leading scorer with 13 goals as it reached the Eastern Conference Final of the 2019 USL Championship Playoffs. The Canadian continued to grow in his new position to start the 2020 season, scoring in the first five games of the season for the Boys in Blue while averaging a goal every 75 minutes through the end of July. Four of his six goals through July stood as game-winners, establishing Indiana’s Team as the team to beat in a highly competitive Group E.

"On behalf of the club, I want to congratulate Tyler on this accomplishment," said Indy Eleven Head Coach Martin Rennie, who brought Pasher aboard the roster in 2018. "He has been performing consistently at a very high level for a long time now. This award is well deserved and provides great recognition for Tyler and the teammates who helped him achieve this successful start to the season."

Along the way, Pasher etched his name in both club and league record books. Pasher became the first player in Indy Eleven history to score in four consecutive regular season matches (his overall run extended to six straight games when including last year’s postseason run), and he became just the second player in USL Championship history to score in each of his team’s first four games, joining Toronto FC’s Raheem Edwards (2016).

Pasher received 42 percent of a weighted poll that included the USL Championship Technical Committee, a national panel of independent media representing every USL market and an online fan vote held at USLChampionship.com. Phoenix Rising FC’s Solomon Asante finished second on 31 percent after recording three goals and three assists in four games, while Birmingham Legion FC’s Bruno Lapa finished third on 26 percent after recording three goals and two assists in his first three games in the professional ranks.

 

USL Championship Player of the Month – July

Nominee

Fan Vote

Weight

Media Vote

Weight

USL Technical Vote

Weight

Total Weighted Vote

Tyler Pasher (IND)

7%

4%

56%

14%

100%

25%

42%

Solomon Asante (PHX)

51%

26%

19%

5%

0%

0%

31%

Bruno Lapa (BHM)

40%

20%

25%

6%

0%

0%

26%

Kyle Morton (STL)

1%

1%

0%

0%

0%

0%

1%

Kenardo Forbes (PIT)

1%

1%

0%

0%

0%

0%

1%

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