Chattanooga Red Wolves SC Defender Tony Walls has been named to USL League One's Team of the Week for Week 7.
Walls completed 45 of 52 passes and recorded 14 recoveries during the team's 2-2 draw with Madison.
In his four appearances, Walls has made a substantial impact to the Red Wolves backline, earning four starts, 360 minutes played, 15 clearances and 21 duels won.
Walls is no stranger to USL competition, previously rostering with Rochester Rhinos and St. Louis FC.
In 2014, he signed with USL Championship’s Rochester Rhinos and was named defensive MVP, leading the team in minutes. Walls captained the Rhinos in 2015 and led his team to win the regular season and USL Championship—the second team in league history to do so. Losing only one match of 40, Walls started every competition aside from one and posted four goals and two assists, garnering USL All-League First Team honors. During his last season with Rochester in 2016, Walls tallied one goal and one assist.
During his time with Saint Louis, he appeared in 41 matches, totaling 3,207 minutes played, and posted two goals. Additionally, he led his team in passes and pass completion with 82.2% in 2017. In 2018, he played a role in assisting his team to the USL Playoffs for the first time in club history.
The Red Wolves are traveling to Tucson Arizona to face FC Tucson Saturday, May 18. The match kicks off at 10:30 p.m. ET. The team will return home the following weekend to host Greenville Triumph SC at 7:00 p.m. ET from David Stanton Field. For tickets, visit chattredwolves.com/tickets.
USL League One Team of the Week
GK – Bryan Sylvestre, Forward Madison FC: Sylvestre recorded seven saves to help the Flamingos earn a point on the road against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.
D – Evan Lee, Greenville Triumph SC: Lee won 8 of 9 duels, 6 of 7 aerials, made eight clearances and completed 22 of 26 passes in a solid road performance by Triumph SC.
D – Tony Walls, Chattanooga Red Wolves SC: Walls completed 45 of 52 passes and recorded 14 recoveries during his side’s draw with Madison.
D – Kevin Coiffic, Lansing Ignite FC: Coiffic won 10 of 12 duels, recorded four recoveries and five clearances while completing 40 of 50 passes in Ignite FC’s draw with Greenville.
M – Mutaya Mwape, Richmond Kickers: Mwape completed 34 of 38 passes and scored a late insurance goal as the Kickers took victory against FC Tucson at City Stadium.
M – Tanner Tessmann, North Texas SC: Tessmann capped a solid display with his first professional goal as he also completed 47 of 56 passes, won 9 of 14 duels and won 3 of 3 aerials.
M – Charlie Dennis, South Georgia Tormenta FC: Dennis scored twice and was brought down for a penalty kick as Tormenta FC rallied to a 3-2 victory against Toronto FC II.
M – Arturo Rodriguez, North Texas SC: Rodriguez led the way for North Texas with one goal, two assists and eight key passes in the side’s 4-1 victory against Orlando City B.
M – Maxi Rodriguez, Richmond Kickers: Rodriguez provided a defensive shield for the Kickers as he recorded five interceptions and 12 recoveries and won 14 of 18 duels and 4 of 4 aerials in the club’s shutout win.
F – Jordan Perruzza, Toronto FC II: Perruzza had a solid game on the road for TFC II as he notched the opening goal and completed 12 of 16 passes in the Reds’ visit to Tormenta FC.
F – Travis Ward, Greenville Triumph SC: Ward had an instant impact as a substitute, scoring the opening goal as Triumph SC earned a point on the road against Lansing Ignite FC.