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USL United Soccer League Championship 2022

Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Players 2022

USL United Soccer League Championship Ireland Players List 2022

#PlayerTeamPositionGoalsAssistsYellow CardsRed CardsAppearances
4Lee DesmondSacramento Republic FCDefender00102
5Dan CaseySacramento Republic FCDefender00102
5Stephen CarrollDetroit City FCDefender00002
6Richie RyanEl Paso Locomotive FCMidfielder00103
6Aaron MolloyMemphis 901 FCMidfielder10001
11Niall McCabeLouisville City FCMidfielder00000
50Niall LogueMemphis 901 FCDefender00102

Compiled from Player Stats and Rosters on USL Championship website. For Official Player Stats and Rosters please visit League and Team Pages at: [References: 2-12]

Standings

USL United Soccer League Championship Eastern Conference 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Louisville City FC431061510
2Tampa Bay Rowdies42207258
3Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC32106247
4Loudoun United FC32104047
5FC Tulsa42025416
6Memphis 901 FC320134-16
7Detroit City FC31112204
7The Miami FC31112204
9Atlanta United 2410346-23
10Charleston Battery310225-33
11New York Red Bulls II410317-63
12Hartford Athletic201123-11
13Indy Eleven301214-31
14Birmingham Legion FC301226-41

USL United Soccer League Championship Western Conference 2022

PosTeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC33005149
2San Diego Loyal SC43017439
3San Antonio FC33005239
4New Mexico United42207438
5Sacramento Republic FC32015416
6Las Vegas Lights FC420278-16
7Orange County SC31114404
8Phoenix Rising FC31027703
9LA Galaxy II310234-13
10Monterey Bay FC310257-23
11Rio Grande Valley FC410335-23
12Oakland Roots SC401358-31
13El Paso Locomotive FC3003610-40

Reference: [1]

Schedule March 2022

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Reference: [2]

Week 1 Recap (12 March-13 March 2022)

Republic of Ireland’s Dan Casey and Richie Ryan were both yellow-carded in this ill-tempered match in Northern California. Casey was yellow-carded after eigth minutes and Ryan was yellow-carded four minutes into time added on in the first half as El Paso Locomotive gave up a goal to Rodrigo Lopez which cancelled their earlier strike by Sonupe. Martinez (84′) and Keko (90-+1′) scored two late goals to give Sacramento Republic the win. Ryan was one one of three El Paso players yellow-carded in the incident just before halftime and there were a total of seven yellow cards handed out during the match, four of them in the first half to El Paso. Lee Desmond also made an appearance for Sacramento [Reference: 2 – see Sacramento Republic v El Paso Locomotive match details]

In other games Niall Logue was yellow-carded after 39 minutes but played the full 90 minutes for Memphis 901 FC as they lost 0-3 at home to Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Stephen Carroll also played the full 90 minutes in defense for Detroit City FC as they lost 0-1 at San Antonio FC. [References: 2-12]

Week 2 Recap (19 March-20 March 2022)

Aaron Molloy gave Memphis 901FC the lead after 13 minutes in their game at AutoZone Park versus Oakland Roots FC. Memphis 901FC went 2-0 up before halftime, and although Oakland Roots FC pulled one back in the 81st minute, Memphis 901FC held on in an ill-tempered game which saw three yellow cards for Memphis 901 FC and four yellow cards for Oakland Roots FC [References: 2]

Ireland’s Stephen Carroll played the full 90 minutes in Detroit City’s 1-0 win versus Charleston Battery [References: 3-4]  

Another of Ireland’s USL Championship trailblazers Richie Ryan came on as a substitute after 65 minutes in El Paso Locomotive’s 1-2 loss at home in Southwest University Park as the West Texas team went down to Southwest rivals New Mexico United in an ill-tempered match that saw five yellow cards handed out to El Paso and four to New Mexico.  [References: 2, 5-6]

Dan Casey and Lee Desmond, two more of the Republic of Ireland’s contingent in the USL Championship played the full 90 minutes in Sacramento Republic’s 0-2 loss at Torero Stadium in San Diego versus the San Diego Loyal SC. Desmond was yellow carded after 39 minutes, one of four Sacramento Republic FC players yellow-carded along with three San Diego Loyal SC players in this Californian derby game. [References: 2, 9-10]

Richie Ryan played his second game in five days for El Paso Locomotive FC in a Thursday evening match-up with Las Vegas Lights FC, this time playing the full 90 minutes in a game that saw 9 goals – four for the home team El Paso Locomotive FC and five for the visiting Las Vegas Lights. If that was not enough drama and excitement for the fans of these Southwest derby match teams, there were also 9 cards handed out – four yellow for each team and one red for Las Vegas. [References: 2, 5-6]

About USL Championship 2022 – Republic of Ireland Players

Seven Republic of Ireland players are signed to USL Championship teams in 2022 – Richie Ryan (El Paso Locomotive FC), Niall Logue (Memphis 901 FC), Dan Casey (Sacramento Republic FC), and Niall McCabe (Louiville City FC) return from 2021, while Stephen Carroll (Detroit City FC) makes his debut for Detroit City FC; Lee Desmond joins Casey at Sacramento Republic FC and Aaron Molloy joins Logue at Memphis 901 FC. Rob Kiernan has moved on from Orange County SC and Jordan Doherty from Tampa Bay Rowdies. [Reference: 3-12]

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redhead fan boy with new mexico state flag painted on his face. Item ID: 388257805 Contributor esfera [Internet] Available from: https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/redhead-fan-boy-new-mexico-state-388257805 [Accessed 14 March 2022][Edited by Enda Mulcahy for Eirball.ie / eirball.football subsite]

REFERENCES

[1] USL Championship (2022) USL Championship Standings 2022 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-standings [Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

[2] USL Championship (2022) USL Championship Schedule 2022 [Internet] Available from:   https://www.uslchampionship.com/league-schedule [Last Accessed 14 March 2022]

Player References

[3] USL Championship (2022) Detroit City FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/detroit-city-fc-roster [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[4] USL Championship (2022)  Detroit City FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/detroit-city-fc-player-stats [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[5] USL Championship (2022) El Paso Locomotive FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[6] USL Championship (2022) El Paso Locomotive FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/el-paso-locomotive-fc-player-stats [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[7] USL Championship (2022) Louisville City FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[8] USL Championship (2022) Louisville City FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/louisville-city-fc-player-stats  [Accessed 14 March 2022]

[9] USL Championship (2022) Sacramento Republic FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/sacramento-republic-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[10] USL Championship (2022) Sacramento Republic FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/sacramento-republic-fc-player-stats [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[11] USL Championship (2022) Memphis 901 FC Roster 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/memphis-901-fc-roster [Accessed 7 March 2022]

[12] USL Championship (2022) Memphis 901 FC Player Stats 2022 [Internet] Available from: https://www.uslchampionship.com/memphis-901-fc-player-stats [Accessed 7 March 2022]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Jason Caldwell, Alan McCormack, Paul Nolan, Andrew McGovern, Niall Brennan, Gareth Quigley.

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