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Aug 10, 2020

Alumni in the Pros: August 10

The past week was a busy time for alumni of the Clemson men’s soccer program! A game-winning goal, a player going on loan for the season and an alumnus set to coach in the final of the MLS is Back Tournament are just a few of the highlights!

MLS Recap

Joe Bendik was a part of the Philadelphia Union’s squad as they took on the Portland Timbers in the semifinal round of the MLS is Back Tournament. Portland won the match via a 2-1 result. The Timbers will head to the final of the Tournament with a former member of the Clemson men’s soccer program, Miles Joseph, serving as an assistant coach with the squad.

Tanner Dieterich went on loan to Chattanooga Red Wolves SC from Nashville SC for the rest of the 2020 season. Chattanooga plays in USL League One.

USL Championship

Phanuel Kavita and Saint Louis FC played in two matches this past week. Kavita scored a goal in the final minute of the match to draw his side level with Sporting KC II in the midweek contest. On Saturday, Kavita played a full 90 minutes with the captain’s armband and contributed four clearances, a blocked shot and two interceptions as a member of the defensive unit.

Malick Mbaye was a member of the roster for North Carolina FC as his side earned a 1-0 victory over Memphis 901 FC.

Kyle Murphy started for the Rowdies at forward, logging 63 minutes of action as his side went on to win via a 3-0 result.

Cody Mizell played a full match in goal for New Mexico United in the team’s match against Phoenix Rising FC.


Diego Campos and Iman Mafi each earned the start for FK Jerv during their match against Kongsvinger. After being named the league’s Player of the Month, Campos picked up where he left off and scored his side’s lone goal.


Tuesday, Aug. 11

  • Portland Timbers v. Orlando City SC – 8:30 p.m. – ESPN/Deportes, ESPN app, TSN, TSN App, TVA Sports 2, TVA Sports App.

USL Championship SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Aug. 12

  • Atlanta United 2 v. Tampa Bay Rowdies – 7:30 p.m.
  • San Diego Loyal v. Orange County SC – 10 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 15

  • Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC v. New Mexico United – 5 p.m.
  • Indy Eleven v. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC – 7 p.m.
  • North Carolina FC v. Birmingham Legion FC – 7 p.m.
  • Saint Louis FC v. Sporting Kansas City II – 8 p.m.
  • Phoenix Rising FC v. San Diego Loyal – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 16

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies v. The Miami FC – 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Aug. 12

  • Chattanooga Red Wolves SC v. Union Omaha – 5 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 15

  • Greenville Triumph SC v. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC – 7 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 14

  • FK Jerv v. Raufoss — noon.