Pardo Named January Defensive Player Of The Month
The Major Arena Soccer League announced today the January Players of the Month. Winners include San Deigo Sockers goalkeeper Boris Pardo and Empire Strykers forward Franck Tayou.
Pardo earns the honor of Defensive Player of the Month after recording his 100th MASL win. He is the first player to reach the milestone. The goalkeeper went 6-0 in the month of January recording 49 saves. Through six games he only allowed 16 goals. Pardo headlines the MASL leaderboard with the top position in goals against average, save percentage, and wins.
Tayou lives atop the leaderboard in points and goals earning him the position of January’s Offensive Player of the Month. The forward had 15 goals, three assists, and two hat tricks through eight games. He has recorded twenty-four goals this season and thirty points, just eight goals shy of his 2021-22 performance. The Strykers now sit in second position in the Western Conference with twenty-six points.