Matt Glaeser Named NASL Defensive Player of the Week

Pedro HeizerCorrespondent IJune 27, 2011

Matt Glaeser has been the defensive anchor of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers lately. The Strikers are on a six-game unbeaten streak, and Glaeser is a big part of it. So it comes to no surprise that the NASL named the Strikers goalkeeper Defensive Player of the Week.

In Saturday night’s matchup versus the Puerto Rico Islanders, Glaeser made five saves, holding the Islanders to one goal and helping the Strikers secure one point in the standings.

Head Coach Daryl Shore had nothing but praises for Glaeser, saying, “This honor is a show of the form Matt has been in over the last few weeks. He has been a consistent factor in our current six game unbeaten streak, and if he keeps performing at this level we will continue to create opportunities to move this team forward."

Glaeser leads the NASL in goals against average (0.57) and has four shutouts this season (fourth-best in the league).

Glaeser is the second member of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers to receive Defensive Player of the Week honors this season, (Aaron Hohlbein won the award just two weeks ago).

Pedro Heizer is a corespondent for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained first-hand or from official interview materials from the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.


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