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Guerra named to USL Team of the Week

By Sarah Cardamone, 05/09/17, 1:30PM EDT


Guerra, Zach Bland photo.

Charleston Battery midfielder Ataulla Guerra was named to the USL Team of the Week after scoring the only goal in the team’s 1-0 win over Bethlehem Steel FC last Saturday.

Guerra’s 18th minute goal was his third of the 2017 season. The Trinidadian attacker has already surpassed his 2016 goal total after only seven matches. Quinton Griffith supplied the cross that resulted in the goal after a blinding run down the right flank. Griffith served a cross to the near post and Heviel Cordoves flicked it on to Guerra who tapped it in.

Head Coach Mike Anhaeuser has deployed Guerra further forward this season than last. Guerra is playing just off the striker, typically behind Romario Williams who missed last week’s match due to illness. Guerra and Williams have combined for nine of the team’s 16 goals scored this season.

The Battery will look to extend their unbeaten streak to five games this Saturday against Saint Louis FC at MUSC Health Stadium. Charleston enters the game in first place with a two-point lead and a game in hand on second place Tampa Bay Rowdies. Kickoff for Saturday’s match is scheduled for 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at All active duty military, veterans, and families receive free tickets to the match courtesy of Geodesicx.