CLEMSON, S.C.- Over the past two weeks Clemson has been represented all over the country in professional soccer. From Charlotte to Montreal to San Antonio, former Tigers have been taking their games to the next level.
Kyle Fisher played all 90 minutes along the back line for FC Montreal in a 2-1 loss to Toronto FC II on Saturday. This was Fisher’s second appearance with the USL affiliate of the Montreal Impact. The side will be back in action on Sunday, April 17 against Wilmington Hammerheads FC in Wilmington, N.C.
Thomas McNamara currently leads New York City FC in goals with two in five games. McNamara has started and played in all five games so far this season. His second goal of the year came last weekend in a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution, playing all 90 minutes of the match.
Amadou Dia was once again in the starting lineup for Sporting Kansas City thins weekend, appearing to have secured a permanent spot in Kansas City’s back line. Dia recorded 90 minutes, playing every minute of the 2016 season thus far, 450 minutes.
Joe Bendik has shown he is capable of the starting goalkeeping job in Orlando. Bendik has faced 21 shots saving 15. Bendik has started in all five matches, playing every minute of the young 2016 season. Last weekend Bendik was honored with the “Save of the Week.” It was a PK that could have changed the course of the game. The Portland Timbers’ had a chance to bring the game within a goal at the end of the first half. Joe Bendik dove to his right to make the big save helping propel Orlando City to a 4-1 victory over the defending champs.
Paul Clowes made his professional debut on March 26 seeing 24 minutes of action when the Richmond Kickers, USL affiliate of DC United, defeated the Harrisburg City Islanders. Manolo Sanchez entered in the 67th minute for San Antonio FC in Friday’s 1-1 draw against the Swope Park Rangers. Sanchez has played in both regular season matches thus far, recording 81 total minutes on the season.
Cody Mizell of the Charlotte Independence has stared the last two matches for his side. Mizell has recorded 180 minutes in two games and is maintaining a .714 save percentage. Jack Metcalf, also of the Charlotte Independence has started the previous two matches, playing all 90 minutes in both. Hunter Gilstrap made his debut with new side, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds last Saturday. The Riverhounds fell in a close 1-0 decision with the Richmond Kickers.
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