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Silverbacks midfielder named Player of the Week
Silverbacks midfielder named Player of the Week

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Silverbacks midfielder Danny Barrera has been named the North American Soccer League (NASL) Offensive Player of the Week.

Barrera won the honor after scoring a goal and tallying three assists in the Silverbacks' final two games of the season -- a win over the San Antonio Scorpions and a draw with the Puerto Rico Islanders.

"We had one of the strongest finishes out of any team is the league this year, and for me to be able to help the team achieve those results feels really good," Barrera, a 22-year-old native of Colombia, said in a statement. "I'm glad I was finally able to create some goals and very happy to go out on a high note this season."

Barrera played for UC-Santa Barbara before joining the Silverbacks this year.

"Danny has been working hard and playing very well to close out the season," Silverbacks head coach Brian Haynes said after Barrera received his NASL honor. "It's good to see him being recognized for his play on the field, and I think it's just a testament to the effort he has put forth since joining the club."