TAMPA, Fla. – USL League One honored standout performers from its second season on Wednesday as it unveiled the 2020 USL League One All-League Teams. Greenville Triumph SC led all teams with six selections after claiming the 2020 League One Title, while first-year club Union Omaha earned four selections.
The 2020 USL League One All-League Teams were voted on by team technical staffs and executives.
After winning back-to-back Golden Glove awards, Greenville’s Dallas Jaye added a second All-League First Team honor to his individual accolades. Jaye is joined by teammates Tyler Polak, who also earned his second consecutive First Team honor, Brandon Fricke, Noah Pilato, and Alex Morrell on the First Team and Laclan McLean on the Second Team.
2020 Assists Champion Ethan Vanacore-Decker was named to the All-League Second Team along with Union Omaha goalkeeper Rashid Nuhu, while Los Buhos’ midfielder Evan Conway and defender Damia Viader earned First Team honors.
Richmond Kickers forward Emiliano Terzaghi earned the lone All-League honor for his side after scoring 10 goals and capturing the Golden Boot award in his first season in League One.
The finalists for the 2020 USL League One Awards will be announced on Thursday, November 5 and the winners will be announced the week of November 9.
GK – Dallas Jaye, Greenville Triumph SC: Jaye led League One with nine shutouts and a 0.69 goals-against average as he recorded 32 saves in 16 appearances with a save percentage of 72.4 percent.
D – Justin Che, North Texas SC: Che turned in an impressive rookie season where he started every match for NTSC, making 29 interceptions and 94 recoveries while maintaining an 81.5 percent passing accuracy rate.
D – Brandon Fricke, Greenville Triumph SC: Fricke was an integral piece of the league’s best defense and led League One with 17 blocks while making 60 recoveries and winning 56 duels.
D – Tyler Polak, Greenville Triumph SC: Polak led the league with 41 interceptions and led all outfield players in recoveries with 115. The left back also ranked in the top five among defenders in chances created (20) and tackles won (21 at a success rate of 56.8 percent) as part of Greenville’s league-best defense.
D – Damia Viader, Union Omaha: Viader had a solid two-way season, tallying a goal and assist, while finishing in the top three among defenders in chances created (21), tackles won (24 at a success rate of 64.9 percent), and duels won (81 at a success rate of 61.4 percent).
M – Evan Conway, Union Omaha: Conway finished fifth in the league with six goals and 41 total shots, tallied two assists and 16 chances created and finished the season with a league-high 107 duels won.
M – Noah Pilato, Greenville Triumph SC: Pilato finished in the top ten among midfielders in interceptions (19) and tackles won (18 at a success rate of 62.1 percent), scored three goals, and created 10 chances while completing 439 of 558 passes (78.7 percent accuracy rate).
M – Eduardo Sosa, Fort Lauderdale CF: Sosa finished tied for second in the league in dribbles completed with 27, scored three goals and tallied a team-high four assists and had a shooting accuracy rate of 50 percent as he proved the biggest attacking threat for his side during the season.
F – Greg Hurst, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Hurst finished as runner-up in the Golden Boot race with eight goals, tallied two assists, and had the best goals-per-game average (0.79 GPG) of any player who played at least half of his team’s minutes.
F – Emiliano Terzaghi, Richmond Kickers: Terzaghi was the only player to hit double-digit goals, notching 10 on his way to capturing the Golden Boot while recording 47 shots and also winning 55.1 percent of his duels (92 of 167) during the regular season.
F – Alex Morrell, Greenville Triumph SC: Morrell finished tied for the most assists in the league with six, created the third-most chances in the league with 32, completed the second-highest number of dribbles in the league with 27 and tallied five goals in a standout campaign.
GK – Rashid Nuhu, Union Omaha: Nuhu recorded the second-most clean sheets in the league with six, made 32 saves and finished as runner up in the Golden Glove race with a 0.96 goals-against average.
D – Ian Fray, Fort Lauderdale CF: Fray finished his rookie season with the fourth-highest passing accuracy among defenders (86.5 percent), made 23 clearances and 12 interceptions, and tallied one assist.
D – Ricky Ruiz, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Ruiz won 107 of 169 duels - tied for most in the league - and made the second-most interceptions in the league with 38, while making 19 key passes and tallying two assists.
D – Connor Tobin, Forward Madison FC: Tobin blocked a team-high eight shots and made the sixth-most clearances in the league with 61, and was only topped by Fray in duel success among those with at least 50 duels won, winning 73.1 percent (57 of 78).
D – Collin Verfurth, New England Revolution II: Verfurth led the league in clearances with 74, made 14 interceptions and won 14 tackles and finished above 60 percent success in duels (61.4 percent), aerials (64.1 percent) and tackles (60.9 percent).
M – Nicolas Firmino, New England Revolution II: Firmino led the Revolution II attack with four goals, two assists, and 22 chances created, while winning 99 of 186 duels (52.2 percent success) and 14 of 19 tackles (73.3 percent success).
M – Maciel, New England Revolution II: Maciel completed the second-highest number of passes in the league with 722 while maintaining an 87.1 percent passing accuracy rate and finished in the top ten among all players in recoveries with 110 and interceptions with 33.
M – Marco Micaletto, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Micaletto finished tied for the league-high in chances created with 36, tallied three goals and two assists, won a team-high 83 duels and won 17 of 24 tackles (70.8 percent success).
F – Edison Azcona, Fort Lauderdale CF: Azcona scored three goals on nine shots while notching a 55.6 percent shooting accuracy rate, tallied three assists on 17 chances created, and won a team-high 22 tackles.
F – Lachlan McLean, Greenville Triumph SC: McLean finished third in the Golden Boot race with seven goals, averaging 0.74 goals per game on a shot conversion rate of 24.1 percent. The Australian striker also finished in the top ten among all players in duels won with 116.
F – Ethan Vanacore-Decker: Vanacore-Decker tallied a league-high six assists, finished in the top five among all players in chances created with 28, and scored three goals while finishing tied for second in League One with 46 shots overall.