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Tormenta FC's Vinyals claims Player of the Week honors to lead Week 3 selections

August 4, 2020 - United Soccer League One (USL1) News Release

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.

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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