SSN Surf Taco Week 2 Boys Soccer Player of the Week

J.T. Gold, Freehold Township

Freehold Township walked the tightrope last week by twice letting Manalapan hang around until the second half, but finished off both games against the Braves with some second-half scoring for one of its emerging juniors.

Gold was a part of both scoring sheets as he finished the Patriots’ second goal in a 2-0 win to start the week, then scored the winning goal on an upper-90 strike in the 62nd minute to help Freehold Township escape with a 1-0 win and a series sweep of Manalapan.

On top of his on-field success for Freehold Township last week, Gold also drew worthy attention for his effort to provide young soccer players in Haiti with equipment through RAW Haiti, a non-profit based in Massachusetts (see above).

Gold captured the second Player of the Week of 2020 with 39 percent of the vote, holding off Lacey senior D.J. Edinger (24 percent). All Player of the Week winners will receive a Surf Taco gift card.

Freehold Township senior J.T. Gold. (Photo by Paula Lopez)