Altman, Pitchkolan and Tobin honored by league
Minnesota United FC has three players among the North American Soccer League’s Team of the Week for week three. Kyle Altman, Connor Tobin and Aaron Pitchkolan all earned accolades from the league for their performances in last Saturday’s 2-0 shutout victory against FC Edmonton.
Minnesota faces an undefeated Atlanta Silverbacks side this Saturday night at 6:30 CDT at Silverback Park in Atlanta. The Silverbacks also have three players among the Team of the Week after a 4-3 comeback victory Saturday on the road against the defending champion Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Akira Fitzgerald, Carolina
Made six saves against a dangerous Strikers counterattacking team in a 3-1win.
Jordan Graye, Carolina
Neutralized any Strikers attack on his right flank. Earned the second penalty kick for the RailHawks.
Kyle Altman, Minnesota
Anchored United’s backline in a shutout victory against FC Edmonton and began the play that led to Minnesota’s second goal with a pinpoint cross to Aaron Pitchkolan.
Connor Tobin, Minnesota
Along with defensive partner Altman, Tobin shut down the Eddies attack.
Nick Millington, Carolina
Dominated the midfield for the RailHawks and dictated the tempo of the match.
Aaron Pitchkolan, Minnesota
Put in a strong performance in center midfield for United and assisted on the second goal.
Borfor Carr, Atlanta
Ran the right side for Atlanta and assisted on the Silverbacks’ first goal. Covered well defensively when his side switched to three at the back for the second half.
Luke Mulholland, Tampa Bay
Set up the opener with a knock-down header before scoring two goals for himself, including a free kick from 30 yards out.
Brian Shriver, Carolina
Confidently tucked away a penalty before capitalizing on a defensive error to tally an insurance goal against his former club.
Ruben Luna, Atlanta
His brace pulled the Silverbacks level at 1-1 and 3-3.
Pedro Mendes, Atlanta
NASL Player of the Week scored from 35 yards out and scored the winner to complete a thrilling Silverbacks comeback.
Photo by Ryan Siverson Photography.
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