Loan Roundup: Sept. 3
Nazmi Albadawi getting called into the Palestine National Team for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers was the highlight for FC Cincinnati players on loan in the USL Championship this past week.
Here’s more about Albadawi and the other Orange and Blue players on loan:
Club: North Carolina FC
Result: 4-0 loss at Loudoun United FC
Albadawi wore the captain’s armband for North Carolina FC in the club’s biggest loss of the season. During the match, he played the full game and completed 58 passes with an 84.5% accuracy. He also created two attacking chances.
The bigger news, however, is what could come next for him on the international level.
Albadawi and the Palestinians host Uzbekistan on Thursday for a second round match in World Cup qualifying. On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the team travels to play Singapore.
Earlier this year, Albadawi represented Palestine in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates and helped the national team earn their first points in the tournament in the nation’s history. Here’s what he said of that experience.
Club: Nashville SC
Result: 2-1 win at Tampa Bay Rowdies
Captaining Nashville SC, Forrest Lasso and his club produced one of their best results of the season in a 2-1 road win at the Tampa Bay Rowdies. With the win, Nashville moved into second place in the Eastern Conference with 51 points from 27 matches and dropped Tampa Bay to third with 49 points in 26 games.
Nashville has won three of its last four matches.
The reigning USL Defender of the Year finished the match with 25 passes with an 84% accuracy and a duel won. He also made a tackle and four defensive clearances.
Club: Hartford Athletic
Result: 3-2 loss at Saint Louis FCGdula, who started at center back in Hartford’s previous match, played right back in the high-scoring loss in Missouri. He completed 36 passes with a 72.2% passing accuracy and won eight duels. The rookie also made six tackles and three clearances.
Club: Louisville City FC
Result: 1-1 draw against Indy Eleven
The German goalkeeper didn’t play in the match and is working back from an injury that’s kept him sidelined since June.
Club: Charlotte Independence
Result: 0-0 draw against Charleston Battery
While still technically on loan, Ndam was at FC Cincinnati’s Mercy Health Training Center this past week and didn’t play in the draw.