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Tambakis Earns USL Championship Team of the Week Recognition

By NCFC Communications, 04/09/19, 1:30PM EDT

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TAMPA, Fla.(April 9, 2019) – North Carolina FC goalkeeper Alex Tambakis was selected to the USL Championship Team of the Week following North Carolina FC’s 1-1 draw with Memphis 901 FC over the weekend. 
 
The goalkeeper made four saves, including a clutch save late in the contest to keep NCFC level with the visitors, despite going down to 10 men. North Carolina FC is still undefeated with a record of 2W-0L-2D. 

Tambakis is the second USL Championship Team of the Week honoree from North Carolina FC. He joins Tommy McCabe who earned a selection in Week 1. 

North Carolina FC hits the road for two away games before returning home on Saturday, April 27 to face Hartford Athletic at 7 p.m. at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park. Tickets are available online now, or by calling the Coastal Credit Union Box Office at 919-459-8144.
 
USL Championship Team of the Week
GK – Alex Tambakis, North Carolina FC: Tambakis recorded four saves to keep his side in the game when down to 10 men as NCFC rallied for a 1-1 draw against Memphis 901 FC.

D – Sam Fink, Saint Louis FC: Fink scored one of STLFC’s two goals, blocked two shots, made six clearances and won 3 of 4 duels to help lead his side to victory on the road against Atlanta. 

D – Ben Ofeimu, Bethlehem Steel FC: Ofeimu had a goal and assist, won 5 of 7 duels and made three interceptions and six recoveries in Steel FC’s comeback victory against Swope Park.

D – Leland Archer, Charleston Battery: Archer recorded nine clearances, won 7 of 8 duels and made six recoveries and two interceptions as the Battery shut out Charlotte in their Southern Derby victory. 

M – Leo Fernandes, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Fernandes recorded two assists in a strong two-way performance that also saw him win 6 of 8 duels and claim seven recoveries. 

M – Darwin Jones, Orange County SC: Jones notched both goals and completed 17 of 21 passes as Orange County took its first victory of the 2019 season with a 2-0 win against Colorado Springs.

M – Kai Koreniuk, LA Galaxy II: Koreniuk had two goals and one assist as Los Dos took their second consecutive victory with a 4-2 win against Tulsa Roughnecks FC.

M – Jaime Villarreal, Sacramento Republic FC: Villarreal had the initial shot that led to Republic FC’s game-winning goal against Austin on Saturday and recorded three key passes and completed 58 of 70 passes overall.

F – Daniel Rios, Nashville SC: Rios struck twice, won 10 of 17 duels and completed 16 of 23 passes to help power NSC to a convincing 3-0 victory on the road against Ottawa Fury FC.

F – Sebastian Guenzatti, Tampa Bay Rowdies: Guenzatti had a pair of goals as the Rowdies continued their undefeated start with a convincing 4-0 victory against Hartford Athletic.

F – Douglas Martinez, Real Monarchs SLC: Martinez laid on a pair of assists and won 7 of 13 duels in leading the Monarchs’ front line in their 3-1 victory against Reno 1868 FC.

Bench: Jake Fenlason (STL), Joe Greenspan (PIT), Brian Gomez (SA), Luca Lobo (TUL), David Najem (TBR), Ethan Zubak (LA), Jerome Ngom Mbekeli (SPR)

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