Luke Haakenson displaying that feeling of goal-scoring elation we all recognize instantly from the facial expression.
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.
On loan with Charlotte Independence in the USL Championship
Haakenson started and played 90 minutes (of 102 game minutes) in Charlotte’s 2-0 win against Memphis 901 FC last Wednesday, playing left wing in a 4-3-3. He scored his team’s second goal (the first was a Memphis own-goal), lookin’ like so:
Haakenson also had another shot on target – and one more off-target shot – completed 16/23 passes, won 3/7 duels (1/2 aerial), and intercepted three Memphis passes. He committed one foul and was fouled once.
He was once again in the starting lineup and subbed out in stoppage time Saturday, playing 94 minutes in Charlotte’s 3-1 win over North Carolina FC. He played left wing in a 3-4-3, completing 17/23 passes, including an assist (from a nice flick-on for the second goal of a Dane Kelly hat trick), and taking one shot that was blocked. He won 1/4 duels (1/3 aerial), blocked one opposing shot, and cleared the ball from the defensive zone one time.
Charlotte Independence is 5-3-3, in second place in Group G.
Up next: Charlotte Independence @ Birmingham Legion • Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CDT
On loan with Chattanooga Red Wolves SC in USL League One
Dieterich started and went the distance – 100 minutes – in Chattanooga’s 101 draw against Fort Lauderdale CF Saturday. He played as a right midfielder in a 4-3-3 (though his responsibility was more what you’d expect from the position in a four-man midfield: hugging the touchline and letting the offensive personnel do the real creating work, other than crosses). He completed 25/30 passes, made one tackle and one interception, and went 1/5 duels (0/1 aerial).
He started and played all 101 minutes in a 2-1 win over New England Revolution II last night, playing a more-traditional box-to-box role in a 4-3-3 formation (though with center forward Conor Doyle dropping to create, you could also consider it a hybrid 4-diamond-2 with the forwards reallllll wide). He completed 25/32 passes and created one chance. He also won 1/3 duels (0/1 aerial), and was fouled once.
Chattanooga Red Wolves are now 3-2-3 on the year, sitting sixth place in League One.
Up next: Chattanooga Red Wolves Richmond Kickers • Saturday at 1:00 p.m. EDT
On loan with Louisville City FC in the USL Championship.
Lancaster started and played 64 minutes in Louisville City’s 3-1 win over Indy Eleven, subbed out in the 57th minute. He took four shots: one on-target, two off-target, and one blocked. He completed 7/12 passes, and won 5/8 duels (1/3 aerial). He made one tackle, blocked one shot, and was fouled three times.
Louisville (6-3-2) is in second place in Group E.
Up next: Louisville City FC v. St. Louis FC • Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EDT
On loan with Sacramento Republic in USL Championship.
Scott was on the bench for Sacramento’s 2-1 victory over Portland Timbers II last Wednesday, and the Republic’s 2-1 win over Orange County SC yesterday.
Sacramento is 7-1-3, in second place in Group A.
Up next: Sacramento Republic v. Reno 1868 FC • Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PDT
New signing. Played with Dijon in France’s Ligue 1 last season.
Made seven starts and 10 substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Dijon, scoring two goals and notching two assists while taking just under two shots per game. He also received three yellow cards. Dijon finished 7-12-9, 16th of 20 teams in France’s top flight. He also made five starts in cup competitions last season, scoring two goals in four Coupe de France games (he did not find the scoreboard in the Coupe de Ligue, though he did pick up a yellow card in his only appearance).
Back in June, he played the second half of Venezuela’s 1-1 draw against Ecuador in a friendly match in Miami.
Up next: Cadiz will join Nashville SC in the coming days, and be available for selection after his mandatory quarantine period.