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Jul 15, 2019

Tigers in the Pros: July 10 – 14

The Tigers’ presence was felt around the nation this past week as 10 former #ClemsonUnited players saw professional action.

Major League Soccer (MLS)

Tommy McNamara (‘13) was a part of the 18-man roster for the Houston Dynamo’s match against Los Angeles FC. McNamara was the second sub used by the Dynamo and entered the game in the 72ndminute.

Joe Bendik (‘09) started in goal for the Columbus Crew for the fifth time this season.

Diego Campos (Chicago Fire) and Andrew Tarbell (San Jose Earthquakes) were selected to the reserves for their squads over the weekend.

United Soccer League (USL)

Phanuel Kavita (‘14) and Cody Mizell (‘12) were the only players to see action twice this past week. Kavita, a defender for St. Louis FC, logged 90 minutes of defense in both matches. Mizell earned a start in goal for New Mexico United in both contests and tallied three saves this past Saturday night.

Amadou Dia (‘14) was named to the starting XI for the 16th time this season. Dia logged 90 minutes in the match, bringing his team-leading total of minutes played to 1,440. Dia contributed to a shut-out performance for Phoenix Rising FC as they secured their 9thstraight win.

Kyle Fisher (‘15) was selected to the starting side for Birmingham Legion FC and logged a full match along the defensive line, helping his squad to a 1-0 win.

Patrick Bunk-Andersen (‘18) earned a start along the backline for Toronto FC II and contributed to a runaway victory. Bunk-Andersen scored a masterful goal in the 78thminute via an elegant toe poke to give his squad a 3-0 advantage. It was his fourth of the season as the team went on to win 4-0.


Paul Clowes (‘15) earned a start for the Greenville Triumph in their match against Orlando City B and logged 70 minutes in the midfield.



Wednesday, July 17

Houston Dynamo at Atlanta United FC, 7:00 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, FOX Sports Southeast.

Columbus Crew SC at Chicago Fire, 8:00 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, FOX Sports Ohio.

Saturday, July 20

Houston Dynamo at Toronto FC, 7:30 PM on TSN4, MLS LIVE on ESPN+, KUBE 57.

– Montreal Impact at Columbus Crew SC, 7:30 PM on TVAS, MLS LIVE on ESPN+, FOX Sports Ohio.

Chicago Fire at Philadelphia Union, 7:30 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, PHL 17.

San Jose Earthquakes at Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 10:00 PM on TSN ¼, MLS LIVE on ESPN+, NBC Sports Bay Area.



Wednesday, July 17

Loudoun United FC at. North Carolina FC, 7:00 PM.

Saturday, July 19

Toronto FC II v. Lansing Ignite FC, 4:00 PM

Phoenix Rising FC v. Austin Bold FC, 10:30 PM

Saturday, July 20

Greenville Triumph SC v. FC Tucson, 7:00 PM

Loudoun United FC at Indy Eleven, 7:00 PM

Saint Louis FC at Tampa Bay Rowdies, 7:30 PM

Birmingham Legion FC v. Atlanta United 2, 8:00 PM