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Murray Inducted Into South Carolina HOF

Murray Inducted Into South Carolina HOF

Bruce Murray, a former Tiger who helped lead Clemson to the 1984 and 1987 national championshp, was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame Monday night.

Former Tiger great Bruce Murray will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletic HOF tonight! Congrats to Bruce!

— Clemson Men’s Soccer (@ClemsonMSoccer) May 11, 2015

Murray played professionally from 1988 to 1995, with stops various professional clubs along the way. He also was a member of the 1990 U.S. FIFA World Cup team, a member of the Full United States National Team and a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team. When he retired, he was the United States’ leader in international goals scored.

Former Clemson Soccer Player Bruce Murray Is Getting Inducted Into The South Carolina Hall of Fame Today!

— Tiger Sports Shop (@TigerSportsShop) May 11, 2015

Elsewhere in Clemson soccer alumni news, Former Tiger Amadou Dia, a first round draft choice of Sporting KC in January, saw action in a 1-1 draw with D.C. United this past weekend. Dia subbed in for Graham Zusi, a current U.S. National Team member, in the second half. Current Clemson defender Kyle Fisher saw Dia play. 

Today was a good day

— Kyle Fisher (@kdfishe) May 10, 2015

A week after scoring his first professional goal for the New York Red Bulls II, former Tiger Manolo Sanchez nearly scored his second in a 2-1 loss to the Harrisburg City Islanders. Sanchez found himself isolated near the penalty spot in the 52nd minute and fired a shot that caught the goalkeeper’s leg and ricocheted away.

Chris Glodack again found himself dressed for the Tampa Bay Rowdies this past weekend against Ottawa Fury FC, the match ended in a 0-0 draw. 

Two former Tigers, Tommy McNamara and Dane Richards, saw their respective clubs compete in the first edition of the New York Derby this past weekend, a match between New York City FC and the New York Red Bulls. The Red Bulls notched a 2-1 victory, with Richards seeing action. 

This derby, this rivalry! It’s just what this sport in this country needs! Great 3 points! #RBNY #NYCFC #NYisRED

— Manolo (@Manolo8_CU) May 11, 2015

The Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League (USL) got a 3-0 result against the Richmond Kickers, who previously beat them 3-0, on Friday. Former Tiger Jack Metcalf has seen action in four matches for Charlotte, starting two. 

The Charleston Battery, also of the USL, won a 3-1 match over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds this past Saturday, May 9. Former Tiger Austin Savage, who scored the game-winner for Charleston over the Houston Dynamo of MLS earlier this season, is on Charleston’s roster this season. 

Hunter Gilstrap, a former Clemson goalkeeper, is with the Carolina Railhawks of the North American Soccer League (NASL) this season. Gilstrap has started all six matches for Carolina this season.

Follow @ClemsonMSoccer throughout the summer for updates on former Clemson players in the pros!