Chattanooga Red Wolves SC goalkeeper Alex Mangels, midfielder Ami Pineda and forward Sito Seoane have been named to the USL League One Team of the Week for Week 12 of the league’s inaugural 2019 season.
All three played key roles in the Red Wolves’ first road victory in team history on Saturday, contributing to the 2-0 win over the Richmond Kickers at City Stadium.
Mangels recorded a four-save shutout, putting him in first place in League One in saves with 37 and securing his fourth clean sheet of the season. This marks Mangels’ third appearance on the USL Team of the Week, also being named for Week 2 and Player of the Week for Week 9.
Pineda started his third consecutive match, and it was his goal that put the Red Wolves ahead in the 62nd minute, scoring from the left side of the goal off of a pass from Seoane. He returned the favor later in the match, assisting Seoane’s goal. It was Pineda’s first goal and assist of the season.
Seoane came on as a sub in the 60th minute of the match Saturday and immediately assisted Pineda’s goal. Then, in the second minute of extra time, Seoane put the game on ice when he got a foot on a Pineda pass on the right side of the goal and bent it around the keeper into the bottom left corner of the goal. Seoane also notched his first goal and assist of the season.
Seoane’s goal is also up for the USL League one Goal of the Week. Fans can vote for Seoane’s goal through Thursday, June 20 by visiting uslleagueone.com/news_article/show/1029098.
All three will be back in action this Saturday, as the Red Wolves begin a three-game home stand against Greenville Triumph SC at David Stanton Field. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. For tickets, visit chattredwolves.com/tickets.
USL League One Team of the Week
GK – Alex Mangels, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Mangels recorded a four-save shutout as the Red Wolves claimed victory on the road against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night.
D – Kyle Venter, FC Tucson: The veteran center back had two goals, recorded six interceptions and eight recoveries, completed 90 of 112 passes and won 14 of 17 duels across a pair of outings during the week.
D – Conner Antley, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Antley recorded 10 recoveries and two interceptions defensively and had three key passes while completing 40 of 49 passes overall in possession.
D – Cole Seiler, Greenville Triumph SC: Seiler scored the equalizer as Greenville earned a 1-1 draw with Lansing Ignite FC while completing 60 of 72 passes and winning 6 of 8 duels defensively.
M – Matthew Srbely, Toronto FC II: Srbely completed 28 of 30 passes, a 93-percent accuracy rate, scored one goal and had three key passes in leading TFC II’s comeback against North Texas last Wednesday afternoon.
M – Nils Vinyals, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Vinyals recorded three key passes, completed 34 of 37 passes overall and 7 of 7 dribbles while also winning 12 of 19 duels in a busy display in Tormenta FC’s win against Orlando.
M – Amirgy Pineda, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Pineda had one goal and one assist and completed 37 of 44 passes overall to help lead the Red Wolves to a road victory against the Richmond Kickers.
M – Arturo Rodriguez, North Texas SC: Rodriguez recorded one assist and two key passes while completing 31 of 36 passes overall and recording 13 recoveries in NTSC’s 3-3 draw with Toronto FC II.
F – Sito Seoane, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Seoane had a goal and assist after coming on with 30 minutes remaining to push the Red Wolves to victory on the road against the Richmond Kickers.
F – Ronaldo Damus, North Texas SC: Damus recorded a first-half hat trick and won 12 of 21 duels while completing four dribbles and 9 of 13 passes in NTSC’s midweek draw against Toronto FC II.
F – Paulo Jr., Forward Madison FC: The Brazilian scored the fastest goal in the league this season after 45 seconds and added an assist and four key passes while completing 24 of 29 passes overall in Madison’s win against Tucson.
ABOUT CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES SC
Founded in 2018, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC is a USSF-sanctioned professional soccer club in Chattanooga, Tenn. The USL League One founding member is led by business executive Robert (Bob) Martino and coached by Tim Hankinson. The club has plans to construct a new state-of-the-art 5,500-seat soccer-specific stadium in Chattanooga for the 2020 season and will play its inaugural season at David Stanton Field at Chattanooga Christian School while the stadium is being built. For more information, visit www.chattredwolves.com.