Chávez and Smith Named to NASL Team of the Week

Sep 7, 2017

MIAMI (September 7, 2017) – The Miami FC picked up its fifth-straight win last week in a hard-fought match, earning two spots on the Fall Week 6 Team of the Week. Jaime Chávez and Blake Smith made the cut after combining for the match-winner against Puerto Rico FC.

Chávez has been in unbelievable form and it has launched Miami to the top of the Fall Season Standings. He pushed his goal scoring streak to four-straight matches last week with a crucial 74th minute goal. He darted in from the right side of the box into the middle, rose above the defense and headed home the ball to the far post.

Smith’s dual threat nature has been key to the Orange and Blue’s success this season. Last week he provided the fantastic cross that lead to the Chávez match winner. He also contributed heavily to Miami's four-straight shutout with three interceptions, three clearances and four duels won.

The Miami FC is now seven points clear of Edmonton and San Francisco in the Fall Season Standings and 17 points clear of San Francisco in the Combined Standings.