NASHVILLE, TN - Louisville City FC announced Thursday that forward Cameron Lancaster has joined from Nashville SC on a season long loan. Lancaster, 27, scored six goals in 19 appearances for Nashville last season, but saw his playing time hampered by injury, managing just 824 minutes in all competitions.
Lancaster spent four seasons in Louisville, where he won two USL Cups and set the USL Championship single season goal scoring record in 2018 with 26 goals. Lancaster joined Nashville ahead of the 2019 season on an MLS contract.
Louisville City have been a perennial contender in USL Championship, qualifying for the playoffs every year of their existence, and falling to Real Monarchs SLC in the 2019 USL Championship Final. The club is set to open Lynn Family Stadium early in 2020, a 11,700 seat soccer-specific stadium that will be one of the best venues in USL.
In Louisville, Lancaster will have a chance to get back into form in familiar surroundings, and will likely get more playing time than he would for an expansion side in MLS. Nashville SC have a recall clause for his loan, and will have the option to bring him back midseason if circumstances require.
Nashville SC will foot the bill for a large portion of Lancaster's 2020 salary, according to The Athletic's Jeff Rueter.
Lancaster earned the MLS minimum salary of $70,250 in 2019, but sources have confirmed to Speedway Soccer that his 2020 wage is set to increase significantly.
Nashville SC are back in Florida this week for preseason, taking on Chicago Fire on Thursday at 2pm central.