The Tigers’ presence was heavily felt around the nation this past week as 11 former #ClemsonUnited players saw professional action.
Tommy McNamara (’13) was in action twice this week, first against Atlanta United where he played 45 minutes and contributed one shot on goal. On Saturday, McNamara lead his team to a commanding victory by scoring a beautiful goal in the fourth minute of the game and then contributing an assist on the Dynamo’s third goal.
What a ball from @40_jrod 😍What a finish from @Tommy_Mc15 😎 pic.twitter.com/UguERY0trw— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) July 20, 2019
What a ball from @40_jrod 😍
What a finish from @Tommy_Mc15 😎 pic.twitter.com/UguERY0trw
— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) July 20, 2019
"We played for each other today."@Tommy_Mc15 on the total team effort to get the 3️⃣ points #ForeverOrange pic.twitter.com/M4YJMnGwRX— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) July 21, 2019
"We played for each other today."@Tommy_Mc15 on the total team effort to get the 3️⃣ points #ForeverOrange pic.twitter.com/M4YJMnGwRX
— Houston Dynamo (@HoustonDynamo) July 21, 2019
Andrew Tarbell (’15) got the nod in goal as the San Jose Earthquakes played a mid-week friendly against Spanish side, Real Valladolid. Tarbell recorded a masterful save in a one-on-one battle with an opposing attacker in the 86thminute to preserve a 1-1 draw for his side.
86' – ATTA KID TARBS!#VamosSJ pic.twitter.com/mCsSrg9xj6— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) July 17, 2019
86' – ATTA KID TARBS!#VamosSJ pic.twitter.com/mCsSrg9xj6
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) July 17, 2019
Joe Bendik (’09) was a part of the mid-week action against former #ClemsonUnited member Diego Campos (‘17) as the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire squared off. While the Fire were victorious, Bendik got the start and played the entire match in goal for the Crew. Campos was a part of the 18-man roster in the mid-week contest, but saw 20 minutes of action on Saturday, recording one shot and two corners during his time in play.
After the mid-week match, Bendik was a part of a trade and has become a member of the Philadelphia Union!
Introducing you to the Real #BendikFace, Union fans 👋#DOOP | #NewBendikFace pic.twitter.com/Y4WyBjlFZk— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) July 19, 2019
Introducing you to the Real #BendikFace, Union fans 👋#DOOP | #NewBendikFace pic.twitter.com/Y4WyBjlFZk
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) July 19, 2019
Amadou Dia (‘14) and his Phoenix Rising FC team continued an incredible string of play by extending their win streak to 11 games by delivering a 6-0 victory on Friday evening.
Phanuel Kavita (‘14) kept his streak of starting every match this season alive by being named to the starting squad for his Saint Louis FC as they squared off against the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Saturday night. Kavita played the full match as his side fell short in the contest.
Kyle Fisher (‘15) and Jack Metcalf (‘13) met Saturday night for a match between their squads, with Metcalf wearing the captain’s armband. Both players logged 90 minutes on the field, but Fisher’s Birmingham Legion FC squad came away victorious with a commanding 4-0 victory.
Kyle Murphy (‘15) wore the captain’s armband for Loudon United FC in both contests this week, starting as the center forward in each game. Murphy record two shots, one on goal, in the weekend contest.
Cody Mizell (‘12) was rested on Friday night as New Mexico United played in a mid-season friendly against European side, Cardiff City FC. After the match, it was announced that Mizell was awarded the club’s “Save of the Week” award for a spectacular effort in his side’s match against Fresno Football club.
CODY! CODY! CODY!What a stretch from @CodyMizell1 in this @PositiveESolar Save of the Week!#NMUnited #SomosUnidos pic.twitter.com/P0T2S5v4Fl— New Mexico United (@NewMexicoUTD) July 19, 2019
CODY! CODY! CODY!What a stretch from @CodyMizell1 in this @PositiveESolar Save of the Week!#NMUnited #SomosUnidos pic.twitter.com/P0T2S5v4Fl
— New Mexico United (@NewMexicoUTD) July 19, 2019
Patrick Bunk-Andersen (‘18) earned a start along the backline for Toronto FC II’s match on Friday. While the team conceded three goals early in the match, Bunk-Andersen was a part of a valiant comeback by his side as the game ended tied, 3-3. Bunk-Andersen scored his fifth goal of the season off a beautiful header 12-yards out from goal.
Mans scores goals. #TFCLive // #TORvLAN pic.twitter.com/KOqScRuZLk— Toronto FC II (@TorontoFCII) July 19, 2019
Mans scores goals. #TFCLive // #TORvLAN pic.twitter.com/KOqScRuZLk
— Toronto FC II (@TorontoFCII) July 19, 2019
Paul Clowes(‘15) earned 53 minutes for his side in their weekend contest against FC Tuscon.
Tuesday, July 23
Cruz Azul v. Chicago Fire, 8:30 PM on ESPN+, TUDN, TSN GO
Wednesday, July 24
Club America v. Houston Dynamo. 8:30 PM on ESPN+, TUDN, TSN GO
Saturday, July 27
D.C. United v. Chicago Fire, 8:00 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, FloFC (DC region only).
Seattle Sounders FC v. Houston Dynamo, 8:00 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, KUBE 57, JOEtv, YouTube TV (Seattle region only).
Philadelphia Union v. Montreal Impact, 8:00 PM on TVAS, MLS LIVE on ESPN+, PHL 17
Colorado Rapids v. San Jose Earthquakes, 10:00 PM on MLS LIVE on ESPN+, MLS LIVE on DAZN, Altitude, NBC Sports California Plus.
Atlanta United 2 v. Charlotte Independence, 7:30 PM
Sacramento Republic FC v. New Mexico United, 11:00 PM
North Carolina FC v. Atlanta United 2, 7:00 PM
Birmingham Legion FC v. Charlotte Independence, 8:00 PM
Saint Louis FC v. Bethlehem Steel FC, 8:30 PM
Tulsa Roughnecks FC v. Phoenix Rising FC, 8:30 PM
Sunday, July 28
Loudon United FC v. Louisville City FC, 7:30 PM