Appiah, Meehan Shine in USL

Appiah, Meehan Shine in USL

LAKELAND, Fla. - A pair of Florida Southern College men's soccer standouts have enjoyed a highly-successful summer playing for squads in the USL League Two. Foster Appiah and James Meehan have each helped lead their teams deep into the USL2 playoffs. Appiah, who has spent the summer with the Flint City Bucks in Michigan, will play in the USL2 Championship Match on Saturday against Reading United FC.

Appiah has appeared in eight matches for Flint City during the season, helping the Bucks post three shutouts including a 1-0 win over FC Golden State Force in the USL2 semifinals on July 27. Flint City will vie for its fourth USL2 title when it hosts Reading United at Atwood Stadium at Kettering University. 

"This summer has been a great experience playing with some of the top soccer players in the country," Appiah said. "Everyone has worked hard and invested their blood, sweat, and tears to have the success we have had this season. I hope that the momentum from my summer with Flint City carries over to the fall at Florida Southern and we are able to compete for a conference and national championship."

Meehan, whose Tormenta FC squad fell to Reading United in the semifinals by a 3-2 final, played in 14 matches for Tormenta during the year. He scored one goal and tied for the team lead with four assists as his squad finished 10-2-2 overall.

"It was incredible to see our team jell in such a short time despite having players from different schools around the country," Meehan said. "It was a great experience to play alongside some of the top Division I and Division II talent in the country, and seeing their attitude and desire to win was an eye-opening experience and something to learn from. We fell just short in the semifinals, but had a great season."

Appiah and Meehan are two of the top returners for the Moccasins this season. Appiah helped anchor a defense that posted nine shutouts a year ago, including four-straight to open the season, while Meehan scored a team-best nine goals including the game-winner in a 2-1 overtime upset of No. 15 Lynn.