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Aug 12, 2019

Tigers in the Pros: August 5-11

Nine members of #ClemsonUnited saw action on the pitch this past week, while three other alumni were named to their side’s 18-man roster.

Major League Soccer (MLS)

Tommy McNamara (‘13) was a part of the starting-11 for the Houston Dynamo during mid-week action as they took on New York City FC on Thursday night. McNamara logged 89 minutes and contributed a perfectly measured assist from the left side of the field on the Dynamo’s first goal of the game. Over the weekend, McNamara was a part of the 18-man squad for the Dynamo.


Joe Bendik (‘09), Diego Campos (‘17) and Andrew Tarbell (‘15) were all named to their team’s 18-man roster for action over the weekend.

United Soccer League (USL)

Amadou Dia (‘14) was a part of Phoenix Rising FC’s 13th straight victory, this time winning by a score of 2-1 over El Paso Locomotive FC. Phoenix Rising scored the first goal of the match in the 21stminute, and after conceding shortly after, put the game away in the 73rdminute. Dia played a full-match along the defensive line.

Phanuel Kavita (‘14) was in action twice over the past week and logged a full 90 minutes in both matches. Both games resulted in draws, with a score of nil-nil coming from the mid-week match and 1-1 coming over the weekend. Kavita has played 21 complete games this season and amassed a staggering 1,890 minutes throughout USL League play.

Kyle Murphy (‘15) was named the captain of his Loudon United FC squad for their Friday evening match and their first game in their new stadium! Murphy successfully played the full first half, logging one shot on target, before being subbed off to start the second half.

Kyle Fisher (‘15) was a part of the Birmingham Legion’s 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies, contributing three tackles and six clearances in his 90 minutes of work. The Legion have now recorded 465 consecutive minutes without conceding a goal, a streak which currently is best amongst USL teams.

Jack Metcalf (‘13) sported the captain’s armband once again, contributing two crosses and an assist in Atlanta United 2’s effort against Louisville City FC. Metcalf’s assist was in the 72nd minute and would be on the lone goal scored by his side in the match.

Cody Mizell (‘12) started the match for his New Mexico United side and recorded two saves in his side’s effort.

Patrick Bunk-Andersen (‘18) and Paul Clowes (‘15) squared off against each other on Friday night, with Clowes’ Greenville Triumph FC getting the victory by a score of 3-1. Bunk-Andersen played a full match and recorded two clearances and 74 passes in the match. Clowes logged 79 minutes, along with one shot on target and one cross. The Greenville triumph became winners of their third straight match with the result against Toronto FC II.



Wednesday, August 14

  • Chicago Fire v. Portland Timbers, 11:00 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, ROOT Sports NW.

Saturday, August 17

  • Philadelphia Union v. Chicago Fire, 8:00 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, PHL 17.
  • San Jose Earthquakes v. Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, NBC Sports California, FOX Sports KC Plus, FOX Sports Midwest Plus.
  • Colorado Rapids v. Houston Dynamo, 9:00 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, Altitude, KUBE 17.



Wednesday, August 14

  • Loudoun United FC v. Charleston Battery, 7:30 PM

Friday, August 16

  • Atlanta United 2 v. Swope Park Rangers, 7:30 PM
  • Phoenix Rising FC v. Reno 1868 FC, 10:30 PM

Saturday, August 17

  • Greenville Triumph SC v. Forward Madison FC, 7:00 PM
  • Richmond Kickers v. Toronto FC II, 7:00 PM
  • Loudoun United FC v. Ottawa Fury FC, 7:30 PM
  • Birmingham Legion FC v.Memphis 901 FC, 8:00 PM
  • New Mexico United v. LA Galaxy II, 9:30 PM

Sunday, August 18

  • Indy Eleven v. Saint Louis FC, 6:00 PM