United puts two on Team of the Week
The North American Soccer League has recognized Minnesota United FC forward Simone Bracalello and defender Brian Kallman with places on the Week 4 Team of the Week. Minnesota erased a halftime deficit to defeat the Atlanta Silverbacks 3-2 Saturday night in Atlanta with both players making key contributions in United FC’s first road game of the season.
Bracalello and Kallman combined for Minnesota’s first goal, which tied the game at one apiece midway through the first half. Bracalello swung a corner to the near post, which Kallman headed back through traffic and into the goal off Atlanta goalkeeper Joe Nasco’s hands.
Down 2-1 at halftime, Bracalello led the charge in the second half, winning and converting a penalty to tie the game once more at 2-2. It was Bracalello’s team-leading second goal of the season and marked the second straight game he’s converted a penalty for Minnesota.
Week 4 NASL Team of the Week:
Goalkeeper: Lance Parker, FC Edmonton
Defenders: Brian Kallman, Minnesota United FC; Edson Edward, FC Edmonton; Lance Laing, FC Edmonton; Frankie Sanfilippo, Tampa Bay Rowdies
Midfielders: Milton Blanco, Atlanta Silverbacks; Luke Mulholland Tampa Bay Rowdies; Walter Restrepo, Fort Lauderdale Strikers; Shaun Saiko, FC Edmonton
Forwards: Simone Bracalello, Minnesota United FC; Georgi Hristov, Tampa Bay Rowdies
Photo by WJ Walsh, courtesy of Atlanta Silverbacks
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