This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Striker scored a goal and added an assist on Sunday
After adding another goal and assist to his league-leading point total, FC Edmonton striker Shaun Saiko has been named the NASL Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Saiko, who previously earned the honour in week four, scored the second goal against the San Antonio Scorpions on Sunday and looked like he may have scored the first one as well but teammate Yashir Pinto got just enough of his head on the ball to claim the goal and earn Saiko the assist.
“It’s great to get recognized for the things I’m doing,” Saiko said.
While the Edmontonian is proud of the honour, he said team success outweighs any individual achievements.
“Individual honours are nice because of the hard work put in, to see something come out of it is great,” he said. “But I’m just trying my best to help the team win and get points.”
FC Edmonton has earned three Player of the Week honours this season. Saiko has two of them (Week four and eight) and Paul Hamilton has the third (Week five).
Saiko leads the league with seven points (five goals and two assists). He has 11 shots on goal in 719 minutes of play.
The Eddies next game is against the Atlanta Silverbacks on Sunday, June 3 at Clarke Stadium. Kick-off is 2 p.m.