Nashville SC

Boys in Not Gold: Aug. 18, 2020

Welcome to Boys in Not Gold. Wonder what Nashville SC’s players on loan (or on national team duty – or new to the squad) are up to? Here’s your regular recap. 

Luke Haakenson

On loan with Charlotte Independence in the USL Championship

Haakenson came on as an 81st-minute sub in the Independence’s 1-1 draw against Birmingham Legion mid-week. Within a minute, he assisted on the go-ahead goal (though Birmingham would pull is back later) with a headed through-ball:

He completed all six of his passes, took one shot on goal, and intercepted one pass. However, he was partially to blame for the equalizer (watch the above highlight through to the end: he’s the player on the front post who doesn’t step up when Lopez gets the ball in front of net).

In a two-game week, Haakenson’s performance in game one was rewarded with a start and a full-90 (101 minutes, including stoppage time). He had a very nice goal in the 69th minute, and it stood up as the game-winner in a 3-2 victory over Memphis 901 FC:

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He somehow managed to complete only 9/20 passes, but went 5/10 in duels (2/3 aerial), made two tackles, and committed four fouls.

Charlotte is now 2-1-3 on the year, second-place in Group G.

Up next: Charlotte Independence @ THE Miami FC Sunday at 7:30 p.m. EDT

Cameron Lancaster

On loan with Louisville City FC in the USL Championship.

Lancaster started and played 83 minutes as Louisville City took a 2-0 victory over Loudoun United. He opened the scoring with this cutback goal:

He took four additional shots, though one was blocked and the other three were not on-frame. He completed 16/17 passes, went 6/9 on duels, and drew four fouls while committing just one himself. He even contributed a blocked shot defensively.

Louisville is now 3-3-1 on the season, third place in Group E.

Up next: Louisville City FC v. Sporting Kansas City II Wednesday at 8 p.m. EDT, making up a game that was rained out last midweek.

Tanner Dieterich

On loan with Chattanooga Red Wolves SC in USL League One

Chattanooga lost to Greenville Triumph 1-0 on Saturday after the Red Wolves’ Wednesday game against Union Omaha was rained out.

Dieterich made his professional debut as a 67th-minute substitute, playing as a central defensive midfielder. He completed 11/12 passes, but lost both duels he entered. He intercepted one opposing pass to round out his statistical output in the 30-minute appearance.

Chattanooga Red Wolves are now 1-1-2 on the year.

Up next: Chattanooga Red Wolves v. South Georgia Tormenta Saturday at noon EDT

Alex Muyl

New signing who began the year with New York Red Bulls

Played in two games at the MLS is Back tournament for New York Red Bulls before being traded to Nashville SC.

Played 32 minutes as a substitute in a 1-0 win over Atlanta United. Took one shot on goal and completed 7/10 passes including a key pass. Made one tackle, two interceptions, three clearances, and five ball-recoveries. Committed two fouls and was fouled three times.

Entered as a sub and played 23 minutes in a 2-0 loss to Columbus Crew. Completed 8/12 passes and successfully completed 1/2 dribbles. He recovered one loose ball, and committed one foul.

Muyl will be available for Nashville SC for this weekend’s match against Atlanta United.

Brady Scott

New signing who previously played for KC Köln II in Germany.

In the 2019-20 season, Scott earned full-90s between the pipes in 20 of 28 Köln II matches, and was on the bench in the other eight. He allowed 23 goals (1.15 per game).

Scott will be available for Nashville SC for this weekend’s match against Atlanta United.

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