Eric Calvillo connected for the game-winner in the Cosmos’ victory at FC Edmonton. (Photo courtesy of the Cosmos)
Eric Calvillo, who tallied his first goal of the season in the Cosmos’ 1-0 away win at FC Edmonton Saturday night, Monday was named the FrontRowSoccer.com player of the week.
The 19-year-old midfielder was honored for the week ending Sunday, July 16.
Playing in his fourth game of the North American Soccer League spring season, Calvillo struck in the 79th minute after coming close several other times in the spring finale for both teams.
Danny Szetela found Calvillo in the six-yard box as the midfielder scored. The Eddies claimed the goal was offside, but after checking with the linesman, referee Juan Márquez announced that the goal stood.
“The most important thing is that the ball ended up going in the net after a very good play,” Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese said. “The goal was very important for us in the second half.”
The Cosmos completed the spring season at 6-4-6 and 24 points in third place in the eight-team NASL. The fall season kicks off in two weeks. Edmonton finished in seventh place at 4-11-1.
FrontRowSoccer.com player of the week winners
Week 1 (March 6) — Joseph Bendik (Orlando City SC)
Week 2 (March 13) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 3 (March 20) — Rodney Wallace (New York City FC)
Week 4 (March 27) — Vincent Bezecourt (New York Red Bulls II)
Week 5 (April 3) — Ronald Matarrita (New York City FC)
Week 6 (April 10) — Jimmy Maurer (New York Cosmos)
Week 7 (April 17) — Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls)
Week 8 (April 24) — Alex Muyl (New York Red Bulls)
Week 9 (May 1) — Jack Harrison (New York City FC)
Week 10 (May 8) — Rodney Wallace (New York City FC)
Week 11 (May 15) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
Week 12 (May 22) — David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 13 (May 29) — Kemar Lawrence (New York Red Bulls)
Week 14 (June 5) — Alex Callens and Maxime Chanot (New York City FC)
Week 15 (June 12) — No award given
Week 16 (June 19) — Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls), David Villa (New York City FC)
Week 17 (June 26) — Ben Sweat (New York City FC)
Week 18 (July 3) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
Week 19 (July 10) — Sam Kerr (Sky Blue FC)
Week 20 (July 17) — Eric Calvillo (New York Cosmos)