‘The first Ecuadorean to do so’: Felipe Fernandez, USA Soccer Champion with Clemson | Ecuadoreans abroad | Sports
The Guayaquil man celebrated on social media after his victory over Washington, saying: “I won the championship.”
I won the US Championship, and she was the first Ecuadorean to win that.” That’s how he celebrated on social media Luis Felipe Fernandez Salvador Football title of the year NCAA (National University Athletic Association, in Spanish), after his team, Clemson, beat Washington 2-0 in the U.S. Championship final.
Pipe, No. 10 of the South Carolina team, spent 69 minutes on the field at Weekend Soccer Park, a football complex located in Cary, North Carolina, on Sunday, December 12. The two goals of the match were scored by Isaiah Reid in the first half (minutes 1 and 15).
The Ecuadorean in particular was crucial to Clemson’s classification to the National First Division Final. in the semi-finals, Fernandes scored 1-1 against Notre Dame with his right hand from outside the area, which expected the reaction of goalkeeper Brian Dodd. (min. 35), in the match that was decided in a penalty shootout (6-5) on Friday, December 10.
Washington, for its part, achieved recognition by defeating Georgetown (2-1) in the previous stage.
In the postseason, before meeting Notre Dame, Pipe missed Denver (1-0), Kentucky (2-1) and Oregon (1-1, on penalties); The Ecuadorean scored against the latter within 90 minutes.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is an association of more than a thousand institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals that implement the majority (but not the only) college athletic programs in the United States.
According to the association’s website, Pep was the Tigers’ second leading scorer this season, with eight goals in 23 matches; The first was Reed, with nine numbers in 22 appearances.
Fernandez, who was born in Guayaquil on February 28, 2000 and immigrated to the United States in 2016, joined Clemson for the 2018-2019 season, according to the Atlantic Coast Conference team’s online platform. (Dr)
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