Wednesday, August 22

LD Update: NASL & USL Pro honors; PDL expansion club in FL

NASL News: Pablo Campos was honored as the league's Offensive Player of the Week after helping San Antonio clinch the first playoff berth while Fort Lauderdale Strikers midfielder Conor Shanosky was recognized as the Defensive Player of the Week.

USL Pro News: The league officially recognized on Monday the season's statistical award winners. Orlando City players nearly earned all four awards with Dennis Chin winning the double, capturing the scoring championship (24) and goal scoring title (11). Teammate Miguel Gallardo finished as the league's top netminder in goals-against average (0.780), beating out two others that finished under the goal-per-game mark. Orlando's Kevin Molino nearly captured the Assist Leader award, but was edged out by JC Banks of the Rochester Rhinos (8) for the honor.. The league unveiled Tuesday the final Team of the Week honors for the regular season, selecting Harrisburg City Islanders netminder Nick Noble as the Player of the Week.

PDL News: United Soccer Leagues announced Southwest Florida SC as an expansion club for 2013. The club, which announced its general manager and coaching staff, is holding a nickname vote, giving fans the choice of Adrenaline, Dynamite or Thunder.

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