Pirates de Souza Gets Named All-League Defender

Panama City Beach, FL---Call it yet another measure of success for the second year Panama City Beach Pirates, the area's Premier Development League team.

The PDL releasing it's 2013 All-League Team Wednesday, honoring the top 11 performers from the league's 64 teams and more than 1,200 players.

The Pirates Taian de Souza chosen as an All-League defender. Taian a Brazilian who played in all 15 matches, with 3 goals and one assist out of the backfield. He was the team's captain and guided the Pirates shut down defense from match to match.

This voting done by team management throughout the league.

de Souza and his Pirates teammates with a 10-3-1 regular season mark, leading to a runner up finish in the Southeast Division. They were defeated in the conference semi's last week by the team in Austin, which plays this weekend in the league semifinals.

The league's MVP, Under-21 player of the year and coach of the year will all be announced Thursday.