By Ben Wright (@benwright), editor.
Nashville SC were in action this weekend in Portland, but three members of their squad played elsewhere. Cameron Lancaster, Jack Maher and Luke Haakenson are each on loan to teams in the USL Championship, and each appeared in this weekend's action. Here's a brief recap of how they fared.
CAMERON LANCASTER (Louisville City FC)
After an injury-filled 2019, Lancaster was sent back to Louisville City FC, where he enjoyed tremendous success from 2015-2018. The forward lead the line for Lou City, and scored the only goal in a 1-0 win on the road against North Carolina FC.
Lancaster played 87 minutes in Louisville's season opener, registering seven total shots, two of which were on target. Louisville City are back in action next weekend, on the road against Atlanta United 2 at 2:30 PM on Sunday.
JACK MAHER (Charlotte Independence)
The second overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft slotted right in to Charlotte's lineup after officially joining on loan last Friday, going the full 90 minutes in their 2-1 win at Sporting KC II. However, his debut took an unfortunate turn when the center back deflected a low cross into his own net in the 19th minute.
Apart from the own goal, Maher had a solid outing, completing 80% of his passes and pitching in with five clearances. In Charlotte, he should be a starter every week, gaining valuable experience to aid his development as a professional.
LUKE HAAKENSON (Charlotte Independence)
Another loanee to Charlotte, Haakenson came off the bench in the 63rd minute, playing in an attacking role on the left wing. Haakenson showed well in his limited time on the pitch, creating a team-high three chances in just 11 touches of the ball.
Maher and Haakenson will be back in action next Saturday at 6:00 PM, at home against Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.
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