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Mariner forward Carlos Garcia Named A-League Player of the Week

August 10, 2004 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Virginia Beach Mariners News Release

Tampa, FL- United Soccer Leagues announced Tuesday the Week 17 Teams of the Week for the A-League honoring Virginia Beach's Carlos Garcia as A-League Player of the Week. Defender Kevin Knott was also named to the A-League Team of the Week. Chasing after a playoff spot, the Virginia Beach Mariners picked up two key victories on the week, their first road wins on the season, as four of the five ahead of them failed to earn maximum points. Leading the way with two goals and two assists in the wins was Carlos Garcia.

Garcia opened the week with the equalizer in the 43rd minute of their fixture in Toronto August 2 as the team went on to a 2-1 win.

He closed the week with a standout performance in a shootout with the Atlanta Silverbacks, tallying a goal and two assists in a 4-3 overtime decision August 6. Garcia opened the scoring in the ninth minute only to see Atlanta rally back and take a 2-1 lead in the 18th minute on a pair of goals from Mac Cozier. Garcia then set up two consecutive Mariner strikes a minute apart, finding Hamisi Amani-Dove in the 26th and Dante Washington in the 27th.

Defender Kevin Knott was also named to the A League Team of the Week for his game-winner in Atlanta on August 6th and his winning assist at Toronto on August 2nd.

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