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Aug 31, 2020

Alumni in the Pros: August 31

It was an exciting week of professional soccer thanks to the numerous contributions of Clemson men’s soccer alumni!

MLS Recap

Tommy McNamara made his debut for the New England Revolution late in this past week’s match, entering in the 73rd minute and registering one shot during his 17 minutes of playing time. The Revolution ended the match in a 1-1 draw with NY Red Bulls.

Robbie Robinson returned to the pitch for the first time since March with Inter Miami, with the first overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft entering the match in the 75th minute.

Joe Bendik was on the bench for the Philadelphia Union’s commanding 4-1 victory over D.C. United on Saturday evening.

Andrew Tarbell dressed for the Columbus Crew’s match against FC Cincinnati over the weekend, with the two sides playing to a 0-0 draw.

USL Championship

Cody Mizell earned the start in net for New Mexico United, helping his side secure a point in a 1-1 draw with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC. Earlier in the week, Mizell was honored by the USL Championship for making the Save of the Week!

Kyle Murphy logged a full 90 minutes on the field for the Tampa Bay Rowdies as his side fell, 1-0, to the Charleston Battery. Like Mizell, Murphy was honored by the USL Championship as having the Goal of the Week after slotting home a vicious strike the prior week.

Phanuel Kavita sported the captain’s armband for Saint Louis FC as the team earned a point via a 1-1 result against Louisville City FC. Kavita, a crucial member for Saint Louis’ backline, recorded one tackle, five clearances and one interception while completing 90% of his passes.

Jack Metcalf earned the start along San Diego Loyal’s backline and registered three tackles and one clearance in his 90 minutes of action, helping his side secure a 0-0 draw with Orange County SC.

Patrick Bunk-Andersen made his debut with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds by entering in the 82nd minute of the team’s 3-0 victory over Hartford Athletic.

USL League One 

Tanner Dieterich logged his first full professional match by earning the start in the midfield for Chattanooga Red Wolves SC. Dieterich was clinical with his passing, completing 86.7% of his attempted passes.

Paul Clowes was a member of the Greenville Triumph SC squad that squared off against the New England Revolution II early in the week, with the Triumph falling, 1-0, in the match. Over the weekend, Clowes earned the start for his side in their match against the Richmond Kickers, playing the opening the 54 minutes.


Oliver Shannon, a member of Bala Town F.C., helped his side to a tremendous victory over Valetta in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.

Diego Campos and Iman Mafi both saw action with FK Jerv this past week, with both players starting for Jerv in their midweek match against Ranheim TF. Campos earned the start on Sunday as Jerv took on Strommen.


Wednesday, Sept. 2

  • Atlanta United v. Inter Miami CF – 7 p.m. – FS1.
  • Columbus Crew SC v. Philadelphia Union – 7:30 p.m. – MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, FOX Sports Ohio, PHL17.
  • New England Revolution v. New York City FC – 8 p.m. — MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, NBC Sports Boston, YES.
  • Sporting Kansas City v. FC Dallas – 8:30 p.m. — MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, Texas 21, FOX Sports KC Plus.

Saturday, Sept. 5

  • Houston Dynamo v. Sporting Kansas City – 8 p.m. — MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, QuestTEXAS Ch. 55, FOX Sports KC PLUS.

Sunday, Sept. 6

  • New York Red Bulls v. Philadelphia Union – 7 p.m. — MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, MSG, PHL 17.
  • Chicago Fire FC v. New England Revolution – 7:30 p.m. — MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, NBC Sports Boston, WGN-TV.
  • Columbus Crew SC v. FC Cincinnati – 7:30 p.m. — MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, Star64, SportsTime Ohio.
  • Inter Miami CF v. Nashville SC – 8 p.m. – FS1.

USL Championship SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Sept. 1

  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC v. Loudoun United FC – 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies v. The Miami FC – 7:30 p.m.
  • Birmingham Legion FC v. North Carolina FC – 8 p.m.
  • Las Vegas Lights FC v. San Diego Loyal – 10:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 4

  • Saint Louis FC v. Sporting Kansas City II – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5

  • New York Red Bulls II v. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC – 5 p.m.
  • Charlotte Independence v. North Carolina FC – 7 p.m.
  • El Paso Locomotive FC v. New Mexico United – 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 6

  • Tampa Bay Rowdies v. Philadelphia Union II – 7:30 p.m.


Friday, Sept. 4

  • New England Revolution II v. Greenville Triumph SC – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5

  • Fort Lauderdale CF v. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC – 8 p.m.