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Jul 10, 2019

Tigers in the Pros: July 2-9

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

Major League Soccer (MLS)

Tommy McNamara (‘13) subbed on in the 86th minute of Houston’s 4-0 victory over the New York Red bulls on July 3, tallying a corner kick in the contest. The midfielder also played a full 90 minutes in the club’s 3-2 setback against FC Cincinnati on July 6.

Joe Bendik (‘09) started both matches for Columbus Crew SC over the past week, playing full time in each contest. Bendik recorded a save and a punch in Columbus’ 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake, and posted a pair of saves in the club’s 2-1 setback against Seattle Sounders FC on July 6.

Diego Campos (’17) subbed on in the 80th minute of the Chicago Fire’s match against Sporting KC, a contest that resulted in a 1-0 loss for Chicago on July 6.

Andrew Tarbell (San Jose Earthquakes) served as a reserve option over the weekend.

United Soccer League (USL)

Patrick Bunk-Andersen (’18) started on the backline for Toronto FC II, playing a full 90 minutes in the club’s 3-1 loss to FC Tucson on July 3.

Paul Clowes (‘15) Subbed on in the 60th minute of Greenville Triumph’s 0-0 draw with North Texas SC on July 7.

Phanuel Kavita (’14) played all 90 minutes in Saint Louis FC’s 2-2 draw with Loudoun United FC on July 6. Kavita squared-off with former Clemson teammate Kyle Murphy in the match.

Cody Mizell (’12) totaled three saves on four shots faced as New Mexico United fell 1-0 to Real Monarchs SLC on July 6.

Kyle Murphy (‘15) recorded Loudoun United FC’s first goal of the match in the 41st minute of the contest. Murphy played full-time in the club’s 2-2 draw with Saint Louis FC on July 6, squaring off with former Clemson teammate Phanuel Kavita.

UPCOMING MATCHES

U.S. OPEN CUP

Wednesday, July 10
– Saint Louis FC at Atlanta United FC, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+
– New Mexico United at Minnesota United FC, 8 p.m. on ESPN+

MLS

Friday, July 12
– Houston Dynamo vs. Los Angeles Football Club, 9 p.m. on Twitter, UniMás
– San Jose Earthquakes at LA Galaxy, 11 p.m. on Twitter, UniMás

Saturday, July 13
– Columbus Crew SC at Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m. on MLS Live on ESPN+, Fox Sports Ohio
– Chicago Fire vs. FC Cincinnati, 8 p.m. on MLS Live on ESPN+, Star64

USL

Friday, July 12
– Toronto FC II vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 13
– Atlanta United 2 at New York Red Bulls II, 5 p.m.
– Saint Louis FC at Charlotte Independence, 7 p.m.
– Greenville Triumph SC vs. Orlando City B, 7 p.m.
– Birmingham Legion FC vs. North Carolina FC, 8 p.m.
– Phoenix Rising FC at Rio Grande Valley FC, 8:30 p.m.
– New Mexico United at Fresno FC, 10:30 p.m.

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