NYCFC Loanees: Saunders continues Scorpions resurgence, Lampard out, more

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New York City F.C. keeper Josh Saunders continues his rise from the scrap heap to the pros.

The former Real Salt Lake backup faced down six shots in a 2-1 San Antonio Scorpions victory over the Atlanta Silverbacks at Toyota Field in Texas.

Saunders is off to a brilliant start with the NASL title contenders, earning two shutouts in five starts and leading the Scorpions to 3-1-1 record in that time span. He has allowed all of five goals in his appearances, bringing San Antonio to a +3 goal differential.

The Scorpions are currently first in the Fall Championship season with a stellar 6-1-1 record. If they maintain that standing, they will earn an automatic postseason berth. However, the Scorpions are also in good standings for the combined table, at second with 36 points, trailing league leaders Minnesota United by one.

LOAN ROUNDUP

  • Andrew Jacobson once again earned 90 minutes of play in a 3-2 Stabaek victory over Stromsgodset.
  • Jeb Brovsky did not make it onto the team for the Stabaek, Stromsgodset encounter.
  • Fresh off of his loan agreement, Kwame Watson-Siriboe featured on the bench for the Carolina Railhawks in a 1-0 victory over Tampa Bay in Florida.
  • Frank Lampard once again did not make the 18 for Manchester City.
  • David Villa has not yet begun his loan to Melbourne City