Three Strikers named to Team of the Week

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Strikers Goalkeeper Kamil Čontofalský and defendersRafael Alves and Darnell King were named to the NASL Team of the Week. for week 5 of the Fall Season.  This marks the second time this season King is named to the Team of the Week. Thirteen different Strikers have have been given the accolade in 2014.

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


Here is this week’s Best XI:


Kamil Čontofalský, Fort Lauderdale Strikers – Slovakian made several clutch saves against Indy to earn his second NASL shutout


Rafael Alves, Fort Lauderdale Strikers – Brazilian was solid in the backline in the shutout against Indy and victory over Ottawa

Justin Davis, Minnesota United FC – Controlled the defensive line and assisted on the second goal against Edmonton

Stephen DeRoux, San Antonio Scorpions – Jamaican had standout performance San Antonio’s backline and shutdown any offense attack

Tamika Mkandawire, Tampa Bay Rowdies – Malawi native was impressive on defense, while scoring his first NASL goal


Daniel Mendes, Minnesota United FC – Brazilian notched two goals, including the game-winner to extend Minnesota’s unbeaten streak to nine matches

Walter Restrepo, San Antonio Scorpions – Set the pace in the midfield, while creating scoring opportunities for San Antonio

Darel Russell, Tampa Bay Rowdies – English native was solid in the midfield and his first NASL goal gave his side the win over Carolina

Marcos Senna, New York Cosmos – Spanish international scored his second game-winning goal in 2014 and fourth of his NASL career for New York


Andrés Flores, New York Cosmos – El Salvadorian international was key on the offensive attack and scored his first NASL goal

Darnell King, Fort Lauderdale Strikers – Had two solid games and created chances, while scoring the game-winner against Ottawa


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 


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