Fafa nominated to Team of the Week


Strikers forward Fafa Picault received the NASL Team of the Week nod for the third time this season. The speedy forward scored his team leading seventh goal on Saturday against Atlanta to give the Strikers the 1-1 draw.

The NASL Team of the Week is selected based on performances each weekend and features the best XI players in their respective positions.

Of course the selections are open to debate and fans are encouraged to have their say through social media at  and on Twitter @NASLOfficial


Here is this week’s NASL Best XI:


Josh Saunders, San Antonio Scorpions – Puerto Rican international made several key saves including a penalty kick in the draw at Ottawa



Lance Laing, FC Edmonton – Jamaican was solid in the backline and scored in the victory over Carolina

Kevin Venegas, Minnesota United FC – Played tremendously well on the defensive end and add an assisted against Indy

Tamika Mkandawire, Tampa Bay Rowdies – Malawi native was once again impressive on defense, while scoring his second goal in as many games



Junior Burgos, Atlanta Silverbacks – Salvadorian set the pace in midfield and assisted on goal in the draw at Fort Lauderdale

Ritchie Jones, FC Edmonton – English native scored his first NASL goal in the victory at Carolina

Keith Savage, Tampa Bay Rowdies – Scored the first goal for Tampa Bay in the first victory over New York in 30 years.

Jamie Watson, Minnesota United FC – Notched his first goal of season and helped set up another from midfield



Tom Heinemann, Ottawa Fury FC – Scored a late equalizer against visiting San Antonio

Fafà Picault, Fort Lauderdale Strikers – Haitian forward’s tying goal against Atlanta was his seventh in the NASL season

Christian Ramirez, Minnesota United FC – NASL’s Top Scorer added two more along with an assist in the victory over Indy




2014 Strikers Team of the Week by week:


Week 1: Chavez, King

Week 2: Nurse

Week 3: Guerrero Ebbers

Week 4: Picault, Guerrero(2)

Week 5: Salazar, Anderson Antonijevic

Week 7: Anderson (2)

Week 9: Anderson (3)


Week 3 Marcelin

Week 4: Chin, Picault (2)

Week 5: King (2), Alves, Čontofalský 

Week 6: Picault (3)

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