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Miami FC Forward Abe Thompson Named USSF D-2 Player of the Month for September


Tallied Six Goals, Including Hat Trick in the Month of August

CHICAGO (Oct. 1, 2010) – U.S. Soccer announced today that Miami FC forward Abe Thompson was voted the USSF Division-2 Professional League Player of the Month for September. Thompson scored six goals over the course of the month, including a hat trick in the club’s fourth game of the month.

The Tuscon, Ariz., native scored his hat trick during a 4-2 win against AC St. Louis at home at Lockhart Stadium. Thompson turned in strong performances over the course of the month, registering a goal in four of the Blues’ five matches.

Miami holds a 7-11-11 record after 29 games and are currently in the midst of a four-game win streak. They will close out their season tomorrow Saturday, Oct. 2, at home against the Puerto Rico Islanders at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The USSF D-2 Pro League Player of the Month is selected by a panel of journalists comprised of members of print, television, radio and online media hailing from each of the 12 USSF D-2 Pro League clubs’ local markets.

About the USSF D-2 Pro League
The United States Soccer Federation Division-2 Professional League is the second division professional soccer league in the United States. In 2010, the United States Soccer Federation formed an agreement between United Soccer Leagues (USL) and the North American Soccer League (NASL), under which the USSF would operate the league in the 2010 season and work alongside the USL and NASL on day-to-day activities.

The league consists of two conferences of six teams named the USL Conference and the NASL Conference. The USL Conference includes the Austin Aztex, Minnesota Thunder, Portland Timbers, Puerto Rico Islanders, Rochester Rhinos and Tampa Bay Rowdies. The NASL Conference is made up of Crystal Palace Baltimore, Carolina RailHawks, Miami FC, Montreal Impact, AC St. Louis and Vancouver Whitecaps.

Each of the 12 teams will play 30 regular season games for a total of 180 games. The season will run from the second week of April until early October, with the playoffs to be contested during the following weeks.

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