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Picault scores first Nashville goal, Ben Bender scores and more



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Key: # Former Philadelphia Union, * Local native, ^ Former Philadelphia Union Academy player, & Local college alum

Fafa Picault# scored his first goal for Nashville SC with an impressive chip in a 2-0 win over Orlando City to highlight the week for players with local ties.

Daniel Lovitz* started and played 90 minutes in the match, CJ Sapong# logged 77 minutes and Taylor Washington# came off the bench to play 22 minutes in the match.

Cory Burke# played 73 minutes and recorded one shot in a 1-0 loss to Atlanta. Carlos Coronel# made three saves in the match for the Red Bulls.

Ray Gaddis# played 45 minutes in FC Cincinnati’s 1-0 win over Inter Miami. Sergio Santos# played 17 minutes, Alvas Powell# dressed but didn’t play and Shanyder Borgelin^ played 14 minutes for Inter Miami.

Zac MacMath# dressed but didn’t play in RSL’s 4-0 loss to Columbus Crew.

Matt Freese#^* dressed but didn’t play for NYCFC in their 1-1 draw with New England Revolution.

Tomas Romero^ was on the bench for Toronto FC in their 2-2 draw with Charlotte FC

Ben Bender^ earned his first start of the season, logged 71 minutes and scored his first goal of the season in Charlotte’s draw with Toronto. Derrick Jones^# went the full 90 for Charlotte.


Fabian Herbers# played 90 minutes and Kacper Przybylko# 64 minutes in Chicago Fire’s scoreless draw with DC United. Russell Canouse* dressed but didn’t play and Tyler Miller* made a pair of saves.

Josua Yaro# didn’t dress for St. Louis and Zarek Valentin* didn’t play in Minnesota United’s 1-0 win.

John McCarthy#* made four saves to record another clean sheet in a scoreless draw for LAFC with Colorado Rapids. Keegan Rosenberry#* started and went the full 90.

Jamiro Monteiro# played 89 minutes and Jack Skahan^ dressed but didn’t play in San Jose’s 2-1 win over Houston.

Brian White^ played 65 minutes and scored a goal for Vancouver Whitecaps in a 5-0 win over CF Montreal.

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CJ dos Santos^ and Nyk Sessock^ started for Inter Miami II in their 2-1 win over Philadelphia Union II.

Ben Stitz& logged 5 minutes for FCC2 in their 4-2 win over TFCII and 68 minutes in their 2-1 loss to Crown Legacy.

Favian Loyola^ played 45 minutes for Orlando City B in a 2-1 win over Huntsville City.

Joey DeZart II^ played 90 minutes for Huntsville.

Danny Flores^ played 5 minutes for SKCII in their 1-1 draw with Austin FC II.

Aiden McFadden* played 90 minutes for Atlanta United in their 1-1 draw and penalty kick loss to New York Red Bulls. AJ Marcucci made a pair of saves and won the PK shootout for the Red Bulls.

Diego Lopez Lopez^ played 63 minutes and Axel Picazo^ 20 minutes for Galaxy II in a 1-0 loss to North Texas.

Pierre Cayet& played 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over NYCFC.

Selmir Miscic^ played 90 minutes and took 6 shots in 2-0 loss to Earthquakes II.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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