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Matchday Scouting Report: Greenville Triumph SC

By FC Tucson Communications, 10/09/20, 10:00PM MST

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The Rundown

Greenville Triumph SC has not made any major changes to their lineup in recent weeks. They did boost the bench with a defender and midfielder signing, #2 Harri Hawkins in defense and #19 Andrew Booth in the middle of the park. Harri has played in 5 games, starting 2 of those while Andrew has been subbed on in 4 games. Both were without a club before joining Greenville Triumph SC.

The team is coached by former FC Cincinnati head coach John Harkes. During his time in the USL Championship with FC Cincinnati, he led the team to a record of 16-6-8, finishing a third of 29 teams and getting a playoff bid in his first season in 2016. Harkes played at the University of Virginia from 1985-1987 and later became the first American to compete in the English Premier League with Sheffield Wednesday and the second American to score at Wembley Stadium. After the English Premier League, Harkes joined Major League Soccer in 1996 and won the MLS cup twice with D.C. United. He was also a six-time MLS All-Star selection. 

You can view Greenville Triumph SC’s roster here 

 

Team Form

In the last 5 games, Greenville Triumph SC is undefeated with a record of 5-0-0. For away games this season, Greenville Triumph SC has a record of 3-2-1 with the 1 loss coming against the Richmond Kickers at the end of August. Greenville Triumph SC is currently 1st in the table with a record of 10-1-2 and a goal difference of +11. They are 8 points clear of second place.

 

Head to Head 

This is the first time Greenville Triumph SC will face the Men in Black in this season. The last time the two sides met was July 20, 2019, when the Men in Black beat Greenville Triumph SC 3-1 at Legacy Early College.

 

Players To Look Out For

In attack for Greenville Triumph SC keep an eye on #9 Jake Keegan. Jake leads the team in goals with 5 goals and 28 shots in 13 appearances. The 5 goals and 28 shots place him 4th on both lists in USL League One play. 

Just behind Keegan is #7 Alex Morrell. He leads the team with 6 assists in 13 appearances which puts him first in USL league one play. Alex also has 29 chances created, putting him second in the league standings. In those 13 games, Alex has 3 goals.

For defense #3 Tyler Polak has been a rock in the backline the entire season. He has played and started in all 13 games, getting subbed off only once. Tyler leads the team in interceptions with 37 and 29 tackles. Tyler is tied with Noah Pilato for first in tackles won with 15 for Greenville Triumph SC. 

In goal #1 Dallas Jaye has yet to leave from in between the sticks for Greenville Triumph SC. In 13 games Dallas has 22 saves which is 10th in USL League One play. Dallas also has 9 clean cheats, which takes the 1st spot in the league. Dallas has only conceded 6 goals in all 13 games played this season.

 

Fun Fact 

October 10th will be FC Tucson's 10th year anniversary, so let’s celebrate with a big win.

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