Bruno Lapa earned himself USL Championship's Team of the Week honors for his great performances.
Welcome back to a new edition of SIMA Alumni in the Pros! Many of our boys were in action in the month of August for their respective clubs at the professional level all around the world here are some of the top performances from our former Eagles at the next level.
Faris Moumbagna had himself quite the month for Eliteserien (Norwegian Top Tier) side Kristiansund BK. Moumbagna was able to secure the 1-1 tie by contributing an assist vs Tromsø IL in their first match of the month. Kristiansund BK played once more vs Tromsø IL in August and Moumbanga was able to contribute another assist but this time his team just fell short 3-2. The Cameroonian striker then proved to be crucial to Kristiansund BK's win over #5 Viking FK. Moumbagna scored the 2 goals in the 2-1 win over Viking FK. He showed off his striker presence with a great header from the corner kick and beautifully taken left footed half turn volley for Kristiansund BK's Game-Winner. Moumbagna has now brought up his goal contributions to 5 in 6 games for Kristiansund BK in the Eliteserien.
Diego Campos was also in impressive form for Degerfors of the Allsvenska (Swedish Top Tier) in the month of August. Campos proved to be important for Degerfors as he was able to get himself the important game tying goal vs Varbergs BoIS with a sweet volley from just inside the box. Campos would then again prove to be a key player for Degerfors' 3-1 win vs GIF Sundsvall by scoring a stunning volley from outside the box for the partial game tying goal and then assisting the Game-Winner with a beautiful cross from the free-kick. The Costa Rican midfielder has now brought his goal contribution total to 7 in 20 games for Degerfors in the 2022-23 Allsvenska.
Albert Dikwa was a strong asset for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in August for the USL Championship. Dikwa was able to help open the scoring by placing in a beautiful ball in from the right side for the calm finish in the Hounds' 2-0 win over Indy Eleven. The forward also proved to be crucial in his stellar performance vs Atlanta United II. Dikwa opened the scoring with a powerful finish to the bottom right corner that the Atlanta United II keeper just couldn't keep out. Dikwa then went on to score the Game-Winner off a beautiful open play header just outside of the keepers six-yard box. Dikwa has now contributed 13 goal in 27 games for the Riverhounds this 2022-23 USL Championship season.
Monday Etim got himself 2 goals in the month of August for Denmark's 2. Division side FC Roskilde . Etim was able to help close out the scoring for his team vs Akademisk Boldklub in their 3-0 league win and was also able to open the scoring for FC Roskilde vs FC Culpa in their 3-0 DBU Pokalen win. He has now scored 3 goals in 5 games this season.
Bruno Lapa was in full playmaker mode this month. Lapa was a key part of the Birmingham Legion's success in the month of August. The midfielder contributed 3 assists with 1 coming against Memphis 904 in the Legion's 4-2 win. The other 2 came against NY Red Bulls II in the Legion's 3-1 win. Lapa even earned Team of the Week honors for his passing masterclasses. Lapa now sits on 8 goal contributions in 24 matches
Moises Tablante (Orlando City B) and Michee Ngalina (Colorado Switchbacks FC) both got themselves a goal and an assist in the month of August for their respective clubs, while Philip Mayaka (Colorado Rapids II) and Thomas Amang (San Diego Loyal) were also were able to bury one in the back of the net for their respective teams
A very productive month for our boys at the next level! We cannot wait to see what September brings for them!
Didn't see your favorite alumni? Check the table below for everyone's stats from the month of August!
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|Albert||Dikwa||08/28/2022||Pittsburgh||ATL UTD 2||1:2||2||90'|
|Faris||Moumbagna||08/31/2022||Kristiansund||Viking FK (5.)||2:1||2||75'|
|Moises||Tablante||08/21/2022||Orlando City B||Columbus 2||3:5 on pens||1||1||90'|
|Diego||Campos||08/27/2022||Degerfors||GIF Sundsvall (16.)||3:1||1||1||83'|
|Philip||Mayaka||08/26/2022||Colorado 2||Vancouver 2||1:2||1||90'|
|Michee||Ngalina||08/07/2022||Switchbacks FC||Orange County||3:3||1||90'|
|Monday||Etim||08/06/2022||FC Roskilde||Akademisk BK (11.)||3:0||1||87'|
|Monday||Etim||08/31/2022||FC Roskilde||FC Culpa||0:3||1||74'|
|Thomas||Amang||08/21/2022||San Diego Loyal||El Paso||1:3||1||71'|
|Diego||Campos||08/14/2022||Degerfors||Varbergs BoIS (12.)||1:1||1||28'|
|Bruno||Lapa||08/28/2022||Legion FC||NY Red Bulls II||3:1||2||90'|
|Michee||Ngalina||08/13/2022||Switchbacks FC||El Paso||4:4||1||90'|
|Bruno||Lapa||08/21/2022||Legion FC||Memphis 901||2:4||1||69'|
|Faris||Moumbagna||08/03/2022||Kristiansund||Tromsø IL (12.)||1:1||1||45'|
|Faris||Moumbagna||08/14/2022||Kristiansund||Tromsø IL (9.)||2:1||1||28'|
|Hassan||Ndam||08/28/2022||NY Red Bulls II||Legion FC||3:1||90'|
|Michee||Ngalina||08/28/2022||Switchbacks FC||New Mexico Utd.||1:0||90'|
|Mohamed||Traore||08/28/2022||Las Vegas||RGV FC Toros||0:5||90'|
|Hassan||Ndam||08/21/2022||NY Red Bulls II||Pittsburgh||2:2||90'|
|Michee||Ngalina||08/21/2022||Switchbacks FC||TB Rowdies||1:0||90'|
|Mohamed||Traore||08/21/2022||Las Vegas||Sacramento FC||2:1||90'|
|Monday||Etim||08/20/2022||FC Roskilde||Kolding IF (2.)||0:0||90'|
|Deybi||Flores||08/20/2022||Panetolikos||PAOK Salonika (6.)||1:0||90'|
|Michee||Ngalina||08/18/2022||Switchbacks FC||Sacramento FC||3:0||90'|
|Mohamed||Traore||08/18/2022||Las Vegas||Orange County||1:1||90'|
|Facundo||Costantini||08/14/2022||Marítimo U23||Mafra U23||0:1||90'|
|Mohamed||Traore||08/14/2022||Las Vegas||San Antonio FC||2:0||90'|
|Hassan||Ndam||08/13/2022||NY Red Bulls II||Charleston||1:3||90'|
|Monday||Etim||08/12/2022||FC Roskilde||B.93 (6.)||3:1||90'|
|Mohamed||Traore||08/07/2022||Las Vegas||Phoenix Rising||0:0||90'|
|Facundo||Costantini||08/06/2022||Marítimo U23||Sporting CP U23||0:0||90'|
|Monday||Etim||08/27/2022||FC Roskilde||Thisted FC (8.)||1:1||87'|
|Edward||Kizza||08/28/2022||Pittsburgh||ATL UTD 2||1:2||85'|
|Moises||Tablante||08/18/2022||Orlando City B||Rochester NY||5:2||8'|
|Benji||Michel||08/29/2022||Orlando||New York City||2:1||77'|
|Hassan||Ndam||08/01/2022||NY Red Bulls II||New Mexico Utd.||1:2||75'|
|Moises||Tablante||08/13/2022||Orlando City B||NYCFC II||0:2||71'|
|Jordan||Bender||08/27/2022||Cape Town City||AmaZulu FC||1:2 AET||7'|
|Jordan||Bender||08/23/2022||Cape Town City||Kaizer Chiefs (7.)||2:0||7'|
|Bruno||Lapa||08/14/2022||Legion FC||San Diego Loyal||1:0||68'|
|Benji||Michel||08/14/2022||Orlando||New York RB||0:1||67'|
|Justin||Malou||08/27/2022||Columbus 2||Union II||2:0||62'|
|Thomas||Amang||08/07/2022||San Diego Loyal||San Antonio FC||3:0||62'|
|Bruno||Lapa||08/18/2022||Legion FC||Detroit City||1:2||61'|
|Deybi||Flores||08/28/2022||Panetolikos||Aris Saloniki (2.)||3:1||59'|
|Bruno||Lapa||08/07/2022||Legion FC||ATL UTD 2||6:0||59'|
|Jordan||Bender||08/13/2022||Cape Town City||AmaZulu FC (4.)||2:1||5'|
|Justin||Malou||08/01/2022||Columbus 2||Union II||2:1||45'|
|Jordan||Bender||08/20/2022||Cape Town City||Stellenbosch FC (6.)||1:1||33'|
|Justin||Malou||08/07/2022||Columbus 2||NYCFC II||3:0||28'|
|Thomas||Amang||08/25/2022||San Diego Loyal||Oakland Roots||1:3||26'|
|Thomas||Amang||08/11/2022||San Diego Loyal||Monterey Bay||1:0||24'|
|Jordan||Bender||08/16/2022||Cape Town City||Maritzburg Utd. (4.)||0:0||22'|
|Thomas||Amang||08/14/2022||San Diego Loyal||Legion FC||1:0||22'|
|Jay||Tee||08/15/2022||Columbus 2||Cincinnati 2||7:5 on pens||21'|
|Philip||Mayaka||08/22/2022||Colorado 2||North Texas SC||1:4 on pens||19'|
|Albert||Dikwa||08/21/2022||Pittsburgh||NY Red Bulls II||2:2||19'|
|Edward||Kizza||08/21/2022||Pittsburgh||NY Red Bulls II||2:2||19'|
|Justin||Malou||08/21/2022||Columbus 2||Orlando City B||3:5 on pens||16'|
|Jordan||Bender||08/05/2022||Cape Town City||Sundowns (1.)||0:2||14'|
|Andre||Shinyashiki||08/18/2022||Charlotte||New York City||1:3||13'|