North Texas SC leads USL League One with four all-league picks

Regular-season champion North Texas SC had four players -- the most of any club -- selected on the USL League One all-league teams.

Arturo Rodriguez and Haitian international Ronaldo Damus were named to the first team, and Gambian U-20 Alfusainey Jatta and U.S. U-17 World Cup-bound forward Ricardo Pepi were named to the Second Team.

In Saturday's final, North Texas SC will host Greenville Triumph, which had three first-team selections: goalkeeper Dallas Jaye and defenders Tyler Polak and Cole Seiler, both MLS veterans.

The first-team picks included Richmond Kickers forward Joe Gallardo, who played for the USA at the 2015 Under-17 World Cup.

All-League First Team
Goalkeeper:
Dallas Jaye, Greenville Triumph: Led League One with 13 shutouts and a 0.78 goals-against average.
 
Defenders:
Conner Antley, South Georgia Tormenta: Recorded six goals and six assists and led all defenders with 201 recoveries.
Christian Diaz, Forward Madison FC: Finished second in the league in interceptions with 52 and won the third-most duels among defenders.
Tyler Polak, Greenville Triumph: Led the league with 63 interceptions and also ranked in the top ten among defenders in recoveries (160) and duels won (155).
Cole Seiler, Greenville Triumph: Lone defender in League One to win more than 100 aerial duels.
 
Midfielders:
Joe Gallardo, Richmond Kickers: Led the Kickers with six goals and notched two assists.
Tumi Moshobane, Lansing Ignite: Finished tied for fourth in the league with 10 goals and recorded four assists.
Arturo Rodriguez, North Texas SC: Led the league with 10 assists and 72 chances created, while also finishing third on NTSC with seven goals.
 
Forwards:
Steven Beattie, Chattanooga Red Wolves: Led the Red Wolves with nine goals while also contributing three assists.
Ronaldo Damus, North Texas SC: Damus scored a league-leading 16 goals at a rate of a goal every 87 minutes.
Jordan Perruzza, Toronto FC II: Perruzza finished second in the league with 15 goals, accounting for more than one-third of the Reds’ goals.

All-League Second Team

Goalkeeper:
Alex Mangels, Chattanooga Red Wolves
Defenders:
Wahab Ackwei, Richmond Kickers
Patrick Bunk-Andersen, Toronto FC II
Brandon Fricke, Lansing Ignite
Nick Moon, Lansing Ignite
 
Midfielders:
Alfusainey Jatta, North Texas SC
Rafael Mentzingen, Lansing Ignite
Ualefi, Chattanooga Red Wolves
 
Forwards:
Jordan Jones, FC Tucson
Ricardo Pepi, North Texas SC
Paulo Jr., Forward Madison FC
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