San Jose's Mike Fucito
USA Today Sports

51 MLS players have been sent on loan this season to USL PRO, NASL teams

With USL PRO beginning its 2014 regular season last weekend, and NASL set to begin its 2014 Spring season next month, the list of MLS players sent to lower-league teams this year has grown in recent weeks.

Eleven MLS clubs have loaned players to USL PRO teams as part of previously announced team partnerships for the 2014 season, in line with the MLS-USL partnership started in 2013. One team, the LA Galaxy, have established their own USL PRO team this year, LA Galaxy II, also as part of the MLS-USL partnership. And three MLS teams have loaned players to NASL teams so far this year.

At present, 51 players have been loaned to USL or NASL teams, five of which were temporary (lasting about a week). The terms of each loan varies, however, so players who are on loan for the USL PRO or NASL season may be recalled before the season is over.

Here is the current list of all MLS players on loan at USL PRO and NASL clubs:

Columbus Crew:
Ryan Finley (Dayton Dutch Lions, USL PRO)
Kevan George (Dayton Dutch Lions, USL PRO)
Ross Friedman (Dayton Dutch Lions, USL PRO)
Matt Walker (Dayton Dutch Lions, USL PRO)
Brad Stuver (Dayton Dutch Lions, USL PRO)

D.C. United:
Christiano François (Richmond Kickers, USL PRO)
Jalen Robinson (Richmond Kickers, USL PRO)
Michael Seaton (Richmond Kickers, USL PRO)
Joe Willis (Richmond Kickers, USL PRO)

Houston Dynamo:
Anthony Arena (Pittsburgh Riverhounds, USL PRO)
Jason Johnson (Pittsburgh Riverhounds, USL PRO)
Bryan Salazar (Pittsburgh Riverhounds, USL PRO)

LA Galaxy:
Rafael Garcia (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO)
Chandler Hoffman (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO) - temporary
Bradford Jamieson IV (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO)
Jack McBean (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO)
Raul Mendiola (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO)
Tommy Meyer (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO) - temporary
Kofi Opare (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO) - temporary
Brian Rowe (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO) - temporary
Charlie Rugg (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO)
Oscar Sorto (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO)
Kyle Venter (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO) - temporary
Kenney Walker (LA Galaxy II, USL PRO) - temporary

Montreal Impact:
Zakaria Messoudi (Ottawa Fury, NASL)

New England Revolution:
Jossimar Sanchez (Rochester Rhinos, USL PRO)
Luis Soffner (Rochester Rhinos, USL PRO)
Alec Sundly (Rochester Rhinos, USL PRO)

Philadelphia Union:
Cristhian Hernandez (Harrisburg City Islanders, USL PRO)
Richie Marquez (Harrisburg City Islanders, USL PRO) - temporary
Jimmy McLaughlin (Harrisburg City Islanders, USL PRO)
Pedro Ribeiro (Harrisburg City Islanders, USL PRO) - temporary

Portland Timbers:
Bryan Gallego (Sacramento Republic, USL PRO)
Jake Gleeson (Sacramento Republic, USL PRO)
Aaron Long (Sacramento Republic, USL PRO)
Taylor Peay (Orange County Blues, USL PRO) - temporary
Schillo Tshuma (Orange County Blues, USL PRO) - temporary

San Jose Earthquakes:
David Bingham (San Antonio Scorpions, NASL)
Sam Garza (San Antonio Scorpions, NASL)
Mike Fucito (Sacramento Republic, USL PRO)

Seattle Sounders:
Jimmy Ockford (New York Cosmos, NASL)

Sporting Kansas City:
Christian Duke (OKC Energy, USL PRO)
Jon Kempin (OKC Energy, USL PRO)
Mikey Lopez (Orlando City, USL PRO)

Toronto FC:
Manny Aparicio (Wilmington Hammerheads, USL PRO)
Daniel Lovitz (Wilmington Hammerheads, USL PRO)
Quillan Roberts (Wilmington Hammerheads, USL PRO)

Vancouver Whitecaps:
Aminu Abdallah (Charleston Battery, USL PRO)
Mamadou Diouf (Charleston Battery, USL PRO)
Andre Lewis (Charleston Battery, USL PRO)
Omar Salgado (Charleston Battery, USL PRO)