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Chattanooga Red Wolves Secure Two Team of the Week Spots

By Henry Paris, 08/04/20, 3:00PM EDT


Greg Hurst And Leo Folla Represent The Red Wolves Across The League

Greg celebrating CHI Memorial Stadium's first ever goal. Photo Cred: Chattanooga Times Free Press

Leo Folla distributing a pass during an offensive transition.

The Chattanooga Red Wolves played in a physcial match up against FC Tucson during the historic CHI Memorial Stadium home opener. During the match, both Greg Hurst and Leo Folla were stand out players that have since been recognized by USL League One for their outstanding performance. 

The Red Wolves solidified a 1-0 victory over the visiting FC Tucson with a goal scored by Greg Hurst while in a crowded 18-yard box. The ball was in the air, and Hurst was able to gain control and slot it inside the near post. The remaining thirty-five minutes consisted of hard-fought aerial duels and accurate passes to maintain control of the game. Leo Folla helped lead the defensive line in this endeavor and aided the team see out the win. To see them in their next matchup, tune into ESPN+ for our away game against Union Omaha at 9pm eastern time. 

USL League One Team of the Week – Week 3

TAMPA, Fla. – USL League One announced the Team of the Week Presented by Cleer Audio for Week 3 of the 2020 regular season on Tuesday, with South Georgia Tormenta FC’s Nil Vinyals earning Player of the Week honors for his stellar performance against Orlando City B on Saturday night.

Vinyals recorded both goals in Tormenta FC’s 2-0 victory at Erk Russell Park as part of a tremendous all-around display that saw him also record two key passes, complete 42 of 45 passes overall and win 6 of 8 duels to lead South Georgia to its first victory of the season.

USL League One Team of the Week – Week 3

GK – Akira Fitzgerald, Richmond Kickers: The veteran shot-stopper recorded an eight-save shutout to earn the Kickers their first point of the season in a scoreless draw against South Georgia Tormenta FC on Tuesday night.

D – Christian Diaz, Forward Madison FC: Diaz completed 35 of 41 passes, won 9 of 15 duels, made three clearances, completed 2 of 2 dribbles and recorded one key pass in Madison’s scoreless draw with Greenville Triumph SC. 

D: Stefan Mueller, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Mueller helped Tormenta FC claim two shutouts, recording one assist and five chances created in attack while winning 5 of 7 duels and completing 95 of 111 passes. 

D: Leo Folla, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Folla made four interceptions, three recoveries and completed 28 of 36 passes to help the Red Wolves post a shutout in its victory against FC Tucson on Saturday night.

D: Diama Viader, Union Omaha: Viader won 10 of 14 duels, made five interceptions and won 3 of 4 tackles as Omaha posted a shutout in its inaugural home opener against North Texas SC at Werner Park.

M: Nil Vinyals, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Vinyals scored twice on three shots on goal and had two key passes while also completing 42 of 45 passes overall and winning 6 of 8 duels and recording seven recoveries defensively.

M: Luca Mayr, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Mayr recorded 10 shots overall and four shots on goal and recorded one assist on three key passes in attack, while winning 3 of 4 duels defensively.

M: Aaron Walker, Greenville Triumph SC: Walker completed five key passes and 44 of 55 passes overall, completed 3 of 3 dribbles, and recorded nine recoveries and two interceptions in Triumph SC’s 0-0 draw with Forward Madison FC. 

F: Ethan Vanacore-Decker, Union Omaha: Vanacore-Decker had one assist and four key passes for Los Buhos as they claimed victory in their inaugural home opener at Werner Park against North Texas SC. 

F: Evan Conway, Union Omaha: Conway scored the lone goal in Union’s first victory in club history against North Texas SC, writing his name into the club’s record book as Omaha’s first goalscorer.

F: Greg Hurst, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Hurst scored the first goal in CHI Memorial Stadium to lead Chattanooga to victory in its first game at its permanent home, and made five recoveries while winning 3 of 4 aerial duels defensively.

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