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NCFC’s Tambakis Earns Championship’s Save of the Month Award

By Staff, 10/12/20, 2:00PM EDT


Penalty kick denial against Birmingham takes top spot in monthly poll

TAMPA, Fla. – The USL Championship announced on Monday that North Carolina FC’s Alex Tambakis had earned the Championship Fans’ Choice Save of the Month award for September / October for his victory-preserving save against Birmingham Legion FC on September 2.

Needing a victory to push forward its bid to reach the 2020 USL Championship Playoffs, North Carolina held a one-goal lead entering stoppage time on the road against Legion FC at BBVA Field, but conceded a late penalty kick to give the hosts a chance to level. Tambakis came up with a low save to his right to deny Neco Brett’s shot as NCFC held onto all three points on the road.

Tambakis’ save earned 52 percent of the online fan ballot conducted over the past weekend. Louisville City FC’s Ben Lundt finished in second place with 41 percent for his outstanding save to deny Saint Louis FC’s Wal Fall on September 26 that helped LouCity earn a 1-0 road victory in the Kings’ Cup clash.

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