Jacksonville Armada FC Player Wins Player Of The Week AGAIN
The Jacksonville Armada FC had a record-breaking weekend as it hosted North Carolina FC Sunday at Hodges Stadium. For the second-straight week and fourth time in his career, midfielder Zach Steinberger earned the NASL Player of the Week.
Jacksonville dominated offensively in the first half, finally breaking through when Steinberger scored in the 30th minute off a rebound from Jack Blake’s strike. Just two minutes later in the 32nd minute, Drew Beckie found Steinberger for the second-straight week with a beautiful cross. Steinberger’s presence in front of the net was rewarded as he scored his league-leading sixth goal of the season.
For the first time in franchise history, an Armada FC player has been honored with the Player of the Week award in back-to-back weeks. Jacksonville also moved to second place with its third consecutive win, a club record.
“Luckily I have been able to find the back of the net but that wouldn’t be happening if we weren’t firing on all cylinders as a team,” said Steinberger. “We are starting to find our identity and gain some momentum.”
This is Steinberger’s second season with the Armada FC. In 2016, he debuted with the club on a loan from the Houston Dynamo (MLS). His presence was immediately felt, as he scored in his debut and tallied the game-winning goal in the final game of the season. Steinberger has already surpassed his four-goal total from 2016 in just nine weeks of NASL play.
The team looks to make the most of its home stand as it resumes U.S. Open Cup play in the Third Round against the Charleston Battery on Wednesday, May 31 at Southern Oak Stadium on the campus of Jacksonville University.
The kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. EST as the two teams battle for an Open Cup rematch from last year’s 2-1 Armada FC victory. Tickets are on sale for $10 on ArmadaFC.com and the match will also stream live on USSoccer.com.
About the Jacksonville Armada FC
The Jacksonville Armada FC is a professional soccer team and member of the North American Soccer League. The other NASL member teams are FC Edmonton, Indy Eleven, Miami FC, New York Cosmos, North Carolina FC, Puerto Rico FC, and San Francisco Deltas. For more information about the Armada FC, visit ArmadaFC.com. Follow the Armada FC on Twitter @JaxArmadaFC and Facebook at Facebook.com/JaxArmadaFC