The final month of the Fall Season had plenty of drama and heroics from players that earned a spot on the last Team of the Month for the 2017 season.
The North American Soccer League (NASL) announced today the Team of the Month for September, featuring Indy Eleven defender Marco Franco, for the second time, and forward Eamon Zayed. Zayed joins teammates Colin Falvey (May), Justin Braun (June), Marco Franco (July), Jon Busch (July), and Nemanja Vukovic (July) as those honored this year. Franco joins Falvey as the second Indy Eleven player to have been named to the Team of the Month twice in 2017.
Here's the full Team of the Month from October:
GK: Daniel Vega (Miami FC) – The veteran shot-stopper was second in the NASL in saves in October with 17 and had a 70.83 percent save percentage in seven games. He also was tied for the most clean sheets in the month with three.
DEF: Marco Franco (Indy Eleven) – He was tied for the most tackles won in October with 18 and was tied for fourth in duels won with 43 and also picked up a pair of assists.
DEF: Reiner Ferreira (San Francisco Deltas) – The defender won the most duels in the month in league play with 51 as well as having the most interceptions with 31. He also scored one goal and helped the Deltas to three clean sheets.
DEF: Bryan Burke (San Francisco Deltas) – He played a key role for San Francisco in the final month, scoring a pair of goals as well as adding an assist. He also was tied in third for chances created in the month.
MID: Stéfano Pinho (Miami FC) – He found the back of the net five times over the past seven games to end the month in scorching form.
MID: Andrés Flores (New York Cosmos) – The Salvadoran international flashed his creativity in the month of October, picking up a league-leading five assists in four games played.
MID: Dagoberto (San Francisco Deltas) – He scored a pair of goals and added a pair of assists during the past month.
MID: Emmanuel Ledesma (New York Cosmos) – The midfielder spearheaded the Cosmos’ postseason push over the final month, scoring four goals and adding three assists. Ledesma also created the most chances in October with 25.
MID: Emery Welshman (Puerto Rico FC) – He finished the final month strong with three goals and an assist over his last six games.
FWD: Eamon Zayed (Indy Eleven) – The veteran forward scored four times in the past month for the Boys in Blue.
FWD: Jaime Chávez (Miami FC) – After spearheading the club’s attack for a stretch during the Fall Season with his goalscoring, he became a provider over the last month. The forward picked up four assists in seven games.