Pablo Campos, striker/forward of the San Antonio Scorpios, won this year’s Golden Ball award in pro Soccer’s Division II-the North American Soccer League (NASL).
The Golden Ball winner is considered the league’s most valuable player.
The Scorpions lost out in the semifinals to the Minnesota Stars. Minnesota plays the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the Final.
Campos was a threat to score consistently throughout the season. Even though he was marked by the other team’s best defensive players, he continued to make things happen. Campos’ best attributes as a scorer and finisher are his natural abilities to score from the ground and in the air. He uses his head plenty, as he is 6’3″ tall, and he is excellent with ball control and moves to keep the defenders guessing.
Campos is from Brazil, so it makes sense he is able to find the net, when many other forwards may not. His professional career includes past successful seasons in MLS, once winning the MLS Cup in 2009 with Real Salt Lake.