USL

Loan Roundup – May 28

One player saw the birth of his second son and another made his professional debut last week while on loan from FC Cincinnati. Here’s a look at what happened for the Orange and Blue in the USL and Canadian Premier League.

Canadian Premier League update:

Emery Welshman

Position: Forward

Club: Forge FC

Result: 2-0 win at York9 FC

What a weekend for Mr. Welshman!

First, his second son, Ezra, was born late last week. Next, he played in Forge FC’s 2-0 win at York9. During his 90-minute performance, Welshman produced five shots. He also won six duels and a tackle. In addition, he created an attacking chance.

This was the second time the Hamilton club played York9. When they last played, Welshman produced the first assist in Canadian Premier League history. 

USL Championship

Logan Gdula

Position: Defender

Club: Hartford Athletic

Result: 1-1 draw against Ottawa Fury FC

Gdula made his professional debut Saturday night for the Hartford Athletic in their second-straight match with a point.

The fullback impressed, finishing with an 88.1% passing accuracy from 51 passes. He also completed 76.9% of his passes in the opponent’s half. Defensively, he won six duels, four fouls, one tackle and produced two clearances.

 

Tommy McCabe

Position: Midfielder

Club: North Carolina FC

Result: 2-1 win at New York Red Bulls II

The road win was the biggest result for any FCC player in the USL. Fourth-place North Carolina FC beat third-place Red Bulls II on the road – and with 10 men.

McCabe started and played the full match for Carolina, which snapped a streak of three games without a win.

The defensive midfielder had a 58.6% passing accuracy, produced five tackles and five clearances – an impressive display from the rookie breaking up play from one of the USL Eastern Conference’s best sides.

 

Hassan Ndam

Position: Defender

Club: Charlotte Independence

Result: 0-0 draw at Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC

Ndam was an unused sub in the road point for the Charlotte Independence. Before this match, he played three-straight for the club in both league and U.S. Open Cup competition.

 

Ben Lundt

Position: Goalkeeper

Club: Louisville City FC

Result: 2-2 draw at Bethlehem Steel FC

Lundt produced three saves in Louisville City FC’s road draw in a match that saw three total red cards. The German’s three saves were his most in recent weeks, despite recording two-straight clean sheets before the road draw.

During the match, the goalkeeper also recorded an 88% passing accuracy.

Lundt is back in Cincinnati this week training with FCC while Louisville City FC plays a mid-week U.S. Open Cup game against the Birmingham Legion. He has not been re-called, just using the week as a first-team training stint.