Mares and Trafford Named to NASL Team of the Week

Jun 7, 2017

MIAMI (June 7, 2017) – The NASL released its Spring Week 11 Team of the Week, Wednesday morning, with midfielder Dylan Mares and defender Mason Trafford landing on the Best Xl.

Mares has made a palpable difference to everything the Miami FC does since joining the club in the offseason. With three goals, an assist and a league-best 24 chances created, he is a danger to the opposing team every minute he is on the field.

Last week, Mares put in an all-around great performance in just 73 minutes of action. Mares completed 26 of his 30 passes against Armada FC, while also winning two duels and a key clearance on defense. His biggest contribution was providing the match-winner for the Miami FC when he headed home his third goal of the season in the 35th minute.

Mason Trafford is the backbone of the Miami FC’s top-ranked defense, having started every minute of 2017 at center back. His importance to the Orange and Blue goes beyond just defense, as Trafford is one of the NASL’s top passers as well.

His full array of skills were on display against Jacksonville. Trafford came up with an incredible nine clearances, as the Miami FC went on to earn its fourth shutout. Trafford also moved to No. 2 on the total clearances list with 50. He also completed 74 of 80 passes last week, pushing his total passes to an NASL-best 677.

The Miami FC visits FC Edmonton for the first time this season, Saturday, June 10 before traveling to Orlando to face Orlando City SC in a U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round clash, Wednesday, June 14.

Tickets for this historic match in Orlando are on sale HERE!