TAMPA, Fla. – North Carolina FC goalkeeper Alexander Tambakis has claimed the USL Fans’ Choice Save of the Month award for October as his reaction save against Louisville City FC at Slugger Field took top honors in the online poll conducted over the past weekend.
Tambakis made a spectacular save to keep out a right-footed effort by USL Golden Boot winner Cameron Lancaster on October 9. Tambakis was North Carolina’s last line of defense as Lancaster raced through on goal, but the goalkeeper got down quickly to his right to parry the near-post effort behind for a corner kick.
Tambakis’ save earned 53 percent of the poll conducted online at USLSoccer.com that concluded on Monday. Las Vegas Lights FC’s Thomas Olsen finished second on 18 percent for his excellent double-save against Sacramento Republic FC, while OKC Energy FC’s Bryan Byars finished third with 15 percent for his acrobatic stop to deny Saint Louis FC’s Kadeem Dacres at Toyota Stadium – Saint Louis.