All went according to plan for Corey Hertzog on Sunday, as the Vancouver Whitecaps forward scored just 16 minutes into his debut for NASL side FC Edmonton in a 1-0 win over San Antonio.
Hertzog (above) was loaned out by the 'Caps earlier this week and had little time to acclimate to his new squad, but it took him just 15 minutes to notch his first goal. Hertzog finished off a pass from Neil Hlavaty after a San Antonio turnover at the edge of the Scorpions’ penalty box.
Hertzog logged a full 90 minutes in his debut.
Elsewhere in the NASL, five MLS loanees were on display in Minnesota United FC’s 3-1 victory over Fort Lauderdale. For the second week in a row, FC Dallas Homegrown Richard Sanchez started in goal for the Strikers, with Dallas defender Bradlee Baladez and Galaxy midfielder Kenney Walker each coming on in the second half.
Their efforts were in vain, however, as Minnesota took the match with a two-goal cushion thanks in part to Montreal Impact midfielders Calum Mallace and Sinisa Ubiparipovic, who each started and played the bulk of the match.
Real Salt Lake midfielder Enzo Martinez started and played 59 minutes for the Carolina RailHawks as they drew 1-1 with the Atlanta Silverbacks.
In USL PRO action, results this past week have set the stage for a title showdown between MLS affiliates the Richmond Kickers and Orlando City SC on Wednesday. The two teams are tied atop the table with 51 points going into the final week of the season.
The third-place Harrisburg City Islanders continue to put their MLS contingent to use, as several players saw time in the 2-1 loss to Charlotte on Wednesday and again in the 3-1 win over VSI Tampa Bay on Saturday. Cristhian Hernandez scored a goal in the loss, while Don Anding picked up an assist in the win.
See below for the complete list of MLS players in action while on loan this past week:
Carolina RailHawks 1, Atlanta Silverbacks 1, Saturday, August 10
M Enzo Martinez (Real Salt Lake) - Started, played 59 minutes
Minnesota United 3, Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1, Saturday August 10
M Kenney Walker, Ft. Lauderdale (LA Galaxy) - Substitute, played 53 minutes
F Bradlee Balazdez, Ft. Lauderdale (FC Dallas) - Substitute, played 29 minutes
GK Richard Sanchez, Ft. Lauderdale (FC Dallas) - Started, played 90 minutes
M Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Minnesota (Montreal Impact) - Started, played 82 minutes
M Calum Mallace, Minnesota (Montreal Impact) - Started, played 90 minutes
FC Edmonton 1, San Antonio Scorpions 0, Sunday, August 11
F Corey Hertzog (Vancouver Whitecaps) - Started, played 90 minutes, scored one goal
Charlotte Eagles 2, Harrisburg City Islanders 1, Wednesday, August 7
M Jimmy McLaughlin (Philadelphia Union) - Substitute, played 45 minutes
F Cristhian Hernandez (Philadelphia Union) - Started, played 45 minutes, scored one goal
M Don Anding (Philadelphia Union) - Substitute, played 27 minutes
Orlando City SC 3,Tampa Bay 2, Wednesday, August 7
M Christian Duke (Sporting Kansas City) - Started, played 90 minutes
Rochester Rhinos 1, Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0, Friday, August 9
D Bilal Duckett (New England Revolution) - Started, played 90 minutes
D Tyler Polak (New England Revolution) - Started, played 62 minutes
Harrisburg City Islanders 3, VSI Tampa Bay FC 1, Saturday, August 10
M Jimmy McLaughlin (Philadelphia Union) - Substitute, played 8 minutes
M Greg Jordan (Philadelphia Union) - Started, played 90 minutes
M Don Anding (Philadelphia Union) - Started, played 77 minutes, one assist
Richmond Kickers 5, Dayton Dutch Lions 2, Saturday, August 10
GK Andrew Dykstra (D.C. United) - Started, played 90 minutes
F Brian Ownby (Houston Dynamo) - Started, played 76 minutes, scored two goals
Phoenix FC Wolves 1, Charleston Battery 0, Saturday, August 10
D Davy Armstrong, Phoenix (Colorado Rapids) - Started, played 44 minutes
M Bryce Alderson, Charleston (Vancouver Whitecaps) - Started, played 89 minutes
Orlando City SC 2, Seattle Sounders FC Reserves 0, Sunday, August 11
M Christian Duke (Sporting Kansas City) - Substitute, played 1 minute