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Jun 24, 2019

Tigers in the Pros: June 17-23

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) played all 90 minutes for the Houston Dynamo, tallying a pair of shots and a corner kick in the club’s 3-2 loss to Minnesota FC on June 18. McNamara also started in Houston’s 4-0 loss to the Portland Timbers, posting a shot and a corner in the match on June 22.

Andrew Tarbell (‘15) made his first second of the season for the San Jose Earthquakes, posting six saves on nine shots faced in the Quakes 3-1 loss to Los Angeles Football Club on June 20.

Joe Bendik (Columbus Crew) and Diego Campos (Chicago Fire) served as reserve options 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 1-0 loss to Lansing Ignite FC on June 19.

Amadou Dia (’14) started for Phoenix Rising FC, anchoring the defense in Phoenix’s 3-0 shutout of Reno 1868 FC on June 18. Dia also played a full 90 minutes in the club’s match against OKC Energy FC on June 22, a 4-1 victory for Phoenix.

Kyle Fisher (‘15) started for Birmingham Legion FC, playing all 90 minutes in the club’ 2-2 draw with Hartford Athletic  on June 22.

Phanuel Kavita (’14) played all 90 minutes in Saint Louis FC’s 2-2 draw with North Carolina FC on June 22.

Jack Metcalf (’13) started and played all 90 minutes at midfield for Atlanta United in the club’s 1-0 loss to Atlanta United 2 on June 22.

Cody Mizell (’12) totaled six saves on seven shots faced against FC Dallas, helping New Mexico United to a 2-1 win in the U.S. Open Cup on June 19. New Mexico United is one of two USL clubs to advance to the U.S. Open Quarterfinals.

Mizell came back two days later to play a full 90 minutes at keeper, posting two saves on three shots faced in New Mexico’s 1-1 draw with LA Galaxy II on June 22.



Wednesday, June 26
– Houston Dynamo at San Jose Earthquakes, 10:30 p.m. on MLS Live on ESPN+, NBC Sports Bay Area

Friday, June 28
– Chicago Fire at New York Red Bulls, 8 p.m. on Twitter, UniMás

Saturday, June 29
– Columbus Crew SC vs. Orlando City SC, 7:30 p.m. on MLS Live on ESPN+, Fox Sports Ohio, My65
– Houston Dynamo at New England Revolution, 7:30 p.m. on MLS Live on ESPN+, NBC Sports Boston
– San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy, 10 p.m. on MLS Live on ESPN+, Spectrum SportsNet, NBC Sports California Plus


Wednesday, June 26
– Birmingham Legion FC at Indy Eleven, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 28
– Loudoun United FC vs. Atlanta United 2, 7:30 p.m.
– Toronto FC II vs. Forward Madison FC, 4 p.m.
Greenville Triumph SC at Orlando City B, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 29
– Birmingham Legion FC at Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, 7 p.m.
Phoenix Rising FC vs. Portland Timbers 2, 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 30
– Saint Louis FC at Swope Park Rangers, 5 p.m.