TAMPA, Fla. – South Georgia Tormenta FC midfielder Lucas Coutinho has been named the USL League One Player of the Week for Week 5 of the league’s inaugural 2019 season.
Coutinho scored what proved to be the game-winning goal as Tormenta FC claimed its first road victory in club history with a 2-0 win against FC Tucson last Friday night. The victory kept South Georgia on top of the league’s standings at the conclusion of the first month of the regular season.
GK – Juliano Chade, Orlando City B: Chade kept OCB in the game against North Texas with six saves, with his only goal against coming off an unfortunate deflection for an own goal.
D – Conner Antley, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Antley’s late insurance goal against Tucson capped a display that saw him win 8 of 10 duels, make five recoveries and record two key passes for Tormenta FC.
D – Cole Seiler, Greenville Triumph SC: Seiler was solid in the middle of Triumph SC’s defense, winning 15 of 22 duels and making five recoveries as Greenville earned a point with a shutout in Madison.
D – Shaun Russell, Forward Madison FC: Russell recorded three interceptions, four recoveries and eight clearances while completing 23 of 29 passes as the Flamingos posted a shutout against Greenville.
D – Wahab Ackwei, Richmond Kickers: Ackwei completed 66 of 69 passes, won 7 of 9 duels and made five recoveries and eight clearances in the Kickers’ 1-0 win against Chattanooga.
M – Fito Ovalle, Toronto FC II: Ovalle put in a solid two-way display as he won 3 of 4 tackles and made five recoveries and two interceptions before scoring a late penalty kick to ice TFC II’s road victory in Lansing.
M – Lucas Coutinho, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Coutinho scored the game-winning goal and completed 25 of 31 passes overall to help South Georgia to victory in Tucson.
M – Mutaya Mwape, Richmond Kickers: Mwape produced a sterling display, setting up the lone goal in the Kickers’ victory against Chattanooga while also completing 31 of 38 passes and winning 9 of 15 duels.
M – Luca Petrasso, Toronto FC II: Petrasso scored a remarkable opening goal off a free kick from the right side, and also recorded two interceptions while completing 12 of 17 passes overall.
F – Arturo Rodriguez, North Texas SC: Rodriguez put in a strong shift leading the NTSC line, winning three tackles and completing 28 of 31 passes while recording two chances created in his side’s victory.
F – Alex Morrell, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Morrell was the creative hub for Tormenta FC in Tucson and logged one assist and four key passes in addition to completing 21 of 27 passes overall.