JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Armada midfielder Zach Steinberger has been named as the NASL Player of the Week after a two-goal, one assist performance in Jacksonville's 3-0 win at San Francisco on Friday night.
Steinberger's two goals both came via headers in the first half. He assisted on Derek Gebhard's second half goal, the first of Gebhard's professional career.
The 3-0 victory was the largest margin of victory in an Armada road match. The team did not win an away match in the first year and a half of its existence, but when Mark Lowry took over as interim head coach in August, the club won their first match at Ottawa. Since then, the club took three points in matches at Minnesota in October and at FC Edmonton in April.
Steinberger was drafted with the eighth overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the Houston Dynamo. He played in 12 career games for Houston including 11 starts. In 2015, Steinberger was loaned to the Indy Eleven in 2015 and scored his first two professional goals for the team, both coming in a matchup against the Armada. He joined the Armada for the start of the 2016 Fall Season. He scored four goals and tied for the team lead with four assists in 2016.
The Armada sit in third place in the NASL standings. They host second place North Carolina FC at 4 p.m. on Sunday at UNF's Hodges Stadium.