Cameron Lancaster photo from file.
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 88 minutes before being subbed out in the 83rd in a 1-0 win against North Carolina FC. He played as a left winger in a 3-4-3 in the first half, before flipping to the right side after halftime. He completed 15/20 passes, and failed to completed his only cross. Haakenson took two shots, won 1/6 duels (1/4 aerial), and cleared the ball from his defensive zone once.
Charlotte Independence is 7-3-3, in second place in Group G.
Up next: Charlotte Independence v. The Miami FC • Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. EDT
Charlotte Independence v. Memphis 901 FC • Saturday at 7:00 p.m. EDT
On loan with Chattanooga Red Wolves SC in USL League One
Dieterich started and went the distance (101 minutes) as the right midfielder in a 4-diamond-2 formation in Chattanooga’s 1-0 loss to Greenville Triumph Saturday. He completed 31/32 passes(!), but couldn’t connect on either of his two crossing attempts. He won 3/9 duels (1/4 aerial), and was fouled once. With four passes into the box, it’d be fair to say he wasn’t to blame for his team’s offensive impotence.
Chattanooga is 5-3-3, and remains steady at second place in USL League One – an important position, given that the top two teams at season’s end will make a two-legged final.
Up next: Chattanooga Red Wolves @ Forward Madison • Saturday at 1:00 p.m. CDT
On loan with Louisville City FC in the USL Championship.
Lancaster started and played 89 minutes in Louisville’s 2-0 win over fellow title contender Indy Eleven Wednesday night. His 39th-minute goal proved to be the game-winner:
He completed 10/14 passes, won 2/8 duels (1/5 aerial), intercepted one passes, and both conceded and committed one foul.
He kept up the scoring ways over the weekend, starting, playing 86 minutes, and bagging a brace against Memphis 901 FC. The first was a fairly standard counter-attacking move:
But the second included a lovely backheel finish:
He also took three other shots (two off-target, one blocked), assisted on Louisville’s final goal of the evening, completed 8/12 passes, won 2/9 duels (0/2 aerial), won one tackle and blocked a shot, and committed a foul. Busy night, IMO.
Louisville (9-3-2) is in first place in Group E, though yet to lock down a playoff spot in the tight standings.
Up next: Louisville City FC @ Sporting Kansas City II • Saturday at 7 p.m. CDT
On loan with Sacramento Republic in USL Championship.
Scott finally saw his first game action… and it did not go well. He allowed three goals from four shots on-target against a previously-incompetent Tacoma Defiance side that managed just its fourth result in 12 games in a 3-3 draw. In fairness, his team did him no favors, leaving him out to dry once (the clip where No. 90 is the scorer), and deflecting a shot (which he’d had covered) into the corner of his own net once (32). The third goal was certainly user error though, with Scott waaaaay overprotecting his near post (80).
Sacramento is 7-1-5, and sealed a playoff position with the draw. Currently in second place in Group A, the Republic has a shot to take over first.
Up next: Sacramento Republic @ Reno 1868 FC • Saturday at 6:30 p.m. PDT