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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.