McNamara Shines Amongst International Superstars

McNamara Shines Amongst International Superstars

Tommy McNamara continued his season of strong play for New York City FC this weekend, scoring the game-winning goal and assisting on another in NYCFC’s 5-3 win over Orlando City. 

McNamara makes it 4-2 NYCFC as Andrea Pirlo is again involved. This is fun. #SoccerSunday #NYCvORL

— Inside MLS (@InsideMLS) July 26, 2015

McNamara joins David Villa, a winner of the 2010 FIFA World Cup with Spain, Andrea Pirlo, a winner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy and winner of the 2002-03 UEFA Champions League with A.C Milan, and Mix Diskerud, who just played substitute minutes for the U.S. National Team in the 2015 Gold Cup, on NYCFC’s roster this season. Kaka, a stalwart on the Brazilian national team in recent years, was also on the pitch for Orlando City this weekend.


— New York City FC (@NYCFC) July 26, 2015

Nathan Sturgis started, played a full 90 minutes and picked up an assist for the Houston Dynamo in a 3-0 win over the LA Galaxy this weekend. Steven Gerrard, of Liverpool and Premier League fame, made the start for the Galaxy. Los Angeles was also the home of international superstars Landon Donavan and David Beckham at one time. 

Joe Bendik started and saved four shots in goal for Toronto FC in a 3-3 draw with the Columbus Crew over the weekend. Bendik has re-established himself as Toronto’s primary keeper in recent weeks after starting season in the No. 1 slot. 

Amadou Dia played the second half for Sporting KC in a 1-2 setback to Real Salt Lake on Friday. Last week, Dia started and played a full 90 minutes against Sturgis and the Houston Dynamo, a 3-1 KC win. Sturgis started for the Dynamo. 

Last Tuesday night, Manolo Sanchez played 40 minutes and fired three shots for the New York Red Bulls against the Philadelphia Union. The Red Bulls would fall 3-4 in a shootout. 

Off the pitch, former Tiger turned FOX Sports studio analyst Stuart Holden penned a great article about his fight to get back on the field through injuries. You can read Stuart’s story here. 

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