The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce Med City FC
forward/midfielder Francisco Neto as the fourth NPSL National Player of the Week for the 2019
“It’s a pleasure being awarded NPSL Player of the Week,” Neto said. “I’ve been working hard to
help Med City as much as I can and I definitely couldn’t do it without my teammates. I think
we’re getting stronger as a team and step by step we will achieve our goals. With no doubt, this
award motivates me even more to keep helping my team and going after my goals for this
Neto tallied two goals and two assists over two games last week. He now has three goals in three
conference matches this season. He has also contributed two assists to Med City’s attack.
“As a team, we are proud that Cisko has received this well-deserved award,” said Med City FC
head coach Neil Cassidy. “He would be the first to tell you that this is truly a team award.
Without the players around him playing at a high level, he wouldn’t have had the opportunities in
front of goal that he has enjoyed so far this season.”
Neto calls Rio de Janeiro, Brazil home. He completed his senior season at West Virginia
University Institute of Technology in Beckley, West Virginia, in 2017, playing in 22 games and
starting 21. He scored 14 goals and added three assists during his senior season, earning NAIA
All-America Honorable Mention honors for his efforts.
“We’re really happy for Cisko to receive this honor,” said Med City FC general manager Frank
Spaeth. “Not only is he a very good player, but he’s also a great person and always willing to do
what he can to support the team and the club. We were pleased that he decided to return to the
Mayhem for a second season.”
This is Neto’s second year with Med City FC. Last season, he appeared in 14 matches, scoring
six goals and adding five assists, playing in a central midfield role.
The winner of this national honor is determined by a vote of media members from across the
Photo Credit: Sebastian Ballesteros/Med City FC