AFC Ann Arbor forward Dario Suarez Thursday was named National Premier Soccer League player of the week.

Suarez enjoyed a had a four-goal weekend and has six goals in four matches this season.

“Good things come together when you mix teamwork with passion,” Suarez said. “I am grateful for this recognition and thrilled to share this award with my teammates who made it all possible.”

Suarez joined AFC Ann Arbor in the spring of 2016 for the club’s inaugural campaign in the NPSL. The Cuban native previously played with his home country’s national team, being called up for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

“Individual accolades are great and in Dario’s case well-deserved,” AFC Ann Arbor head coach and sporting director Eric Rudland said. “Even more importantly though, Dario’s performances have fueled positive results for our club and he is proving that he can be an effective two-way player.”

In his first season with The Mighty Oak of Association Football Club Ann Arbor, “Super Dario” shared the Great Lakes West Conference Golden Boot, helped the team earn second in the conference as well as their first playoff berth and Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup bid, and was recognized by the team as the offensive MVP and team MVP.

Suarez returned to Ann Arbor for this season and the he has gotten off to a hot start.

The winner of this national honor is determined by a vote of media members from across the country. It is awarded every week during the regular season.

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