TAMPA, Fla. – USL League One today announced the Team of the Week for Week 4 of the 2022 regular season with FC Tucson midfielder Louis Perez named Player of the Week. Perez contributed to FC Tucson’s comeback victory over league-leading Chattanooga Red Wolves SC with a goal and an assist on the road.
Responding to the Red Wolves’ early score, Perez sent in a corner kick that was headed down by Luca Mastrantonio to even the scoreline in the 55th minute. Although Chattanooga responded with another go-ahead goal in the 62nd minute, Perez and FC Tucson would respond less than ten minutes later as the Frenchman weaved his way through the Chattanooga defense and unleashed a tough shot from the corner of the penalty area to equalize once more. The dagger came from Tucson as Daniel Bedoya slotted home a penalty kick in stoppage time to confirm the victory for then last-place Tucson over first-place Chattanooga.
Alongside the FC Tucson trio of Jacob Crull, Luca Mastrantonio and Louis Perez named to Team of the Week, Union Omaha saw four players named to the weekly list thanks to its 3-0 victory over Central Valley Fuego FC. The Red Wolves placed a pair on the list, and Greenville Triumph SC and South Georgia Tormenta FC each have one player on this week’s edition.
GK – Rashid Nuhu, Union Omaha: In his second consecutive week earning Team of the Week honors, Nuhu contributed to his side’s shutout victory with a trio of tough saves.
D – Jacob Crull, FC Tucson: Maintaining over 93% passing accuracy and 85% passing accuracy in the Chattanooga half, Crull – who recorded 10 clearances and a pair of interceptions – earns his second consecutive Team of the Week honors following Tucson’s victory.
D – Jimmy Filerman, Greenville Triumph SC: Despite the Triumph SC loss, Filerman put in a solid shift, winning 16 of seven ground and aerial duels and added to his performance with five tackles, four interceptions and three clearances.
D – Daltyn Knutson, Union Omaha: Playing every minute of Omaha’s season so far, Knutson won 100% of his ground and aerial duels while recording six clearances in the Owls’ 3-0 victory.
D – Luca Mastrantonio, FC Tucson: Sparking Tucson’s three-goal victory, Mastrantonio’s goal in the 55th minute was accompanied by four clearances, three interceptions, three recoveries and two blocked shots.
M – Moe Espinoza, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Tied for the league lead in assists, Espinoza created a trio of chances while assisting on both of Chattanooga’s goals.
M – Rafa Mentzingen, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Mentzingen earns back-to-back Team of the Week honors for his one-goal performance against FC Tucson.
M – Louis Perez, FC Tucson: The catalyst behind FC Tucson’s come-from-behind victory, Perez assisted on the first and scored the second FC Tucson goal to set the club up for a stoppage-time winner on the road.
M – John Scearce, Union Omaha: Scearce put away the stoppage-time penalty score and recorded 11 recoveries in Omaha’s home-opening victory.
F – Arthur Bosua, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Bosua nearly single-handedly propelled Tormenta FC to its 2-0 victory thanks to his goal and assist performance in a match that was statistically controlled by Greenville.
F – Hugo Kametani, Union Omaha: Two weeks after scoring his first professional goal in Omaha’s League One opener, Kametani doubled his scoring total with a special finish from distance all while completing 100% of his eight passes.