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Match Preview: Rhode Island FC vs. Memphis 901 FC: June 12, 2024

Rhode Island FC unveils club identity, colors, crest

June 10, 2024 – United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Rhode Island FC News Release

After falling 2-0 to Detroit City FC at home on Saturday, Rhode Island FC will prepare for a quick turnaround as it heads down south to face Memphis 901 FC in its first-ever midweek USL Championship match on Wednesday. With both clubs in need of vital points in their respective conferences, here is everything you need to know about the match.


Date | Wednesday, June 12

Kickoff | 8 PM ET

Location | Autozone Park, Memphis TN

Broadcast | ESPN+

Social | @rhodeislandfc (X, Instagram, Facebook)

Match Hashtag | #MEMvRI



GOALKEEPERS (3): 1-Tyler Deric, 26-Aren Seeger, 47-Taylor Bailey

DEFENDERS (7): 2-Walid “Tulu” Yacoubou, 3-Carson Vom Steeg, 8-Lucas Turci, 14-Akeem O’Connor-Ward, 19-Oscar Jiminez, 44-Nick DePuy, 91-Abdoulaye Cissoko

MIDFIELDERS (7): 4-Emerson Hyndman, 5-Samuel Careaga, 6-Zachary Duncan, 9-Luiz Fernando, 10-Bruno Lapa, 18-Alvaro Quezada, 23-Leston Paul

FORWARDS (5): 7-Noe Meza, 11-Marlon Santos, 15-Neco Brent, 20-Nighte Pickering, 77-Dylan Borczak

Home Sweet Home

Memphis 901 FC (5W-6L-2D) return to Autozone Park for its second of three-straight home matches on Wednesday following a 1-1 draw with Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC on Saturday. Two of Memphis’ last three wins have come in front of its home fans; the club has not dropped a match at home in more than a month, dating back to a tight 2-1 loss to Monterey Bay F.C. on April 20. In total, Memphis is unbeaten in six of its last seven (4W-1L-2D) matches heading into Wednesday’s contest. The Tennessee club will look to keep its momentum going against RIFC as it continues its stretch of three home matches in eight days.

Marlon, Lapa Dominate the Scoresheet

Together, Marlon and Bruno Lapa have combined for nine of Memphis’ 19 total goals on the season. Marlon leads the team with five goals in 2024 and his team-leading five assists are tied for second-most in the league, while Lapa isn’t far behind him with four goals. Lapa last scored on May 17 when he buried a last-minute winner in second-half stoppage time to hand Memphis a 2-1 road win over El Paso Locomotive FC. The strike was his fourth in four matches. Eight days later, Marlon found the back of the net for the fifth time in four matches in a 2-0 win over Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC. Samuel Careaga and Luiz Fernando have also netted a pair of goals, with Fernando scoring the equalizer in Memphis’ 1-1 draw against Colorado on…

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