Trio of Bearcats Underway in MLS, USL PRO|
April 22, 2014
Former University of Cincinnati goalkeeper Matt Williams has the Dayton Dutch Lions of the USLPro in third place after four matches, while Omar Cummings has netted one goal with Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo and Matt Bahner has played a pair of matches for Harrisburg City Islanders in USLPro.
Williams and Dutch Lions find themselves tied for third in the early going with a 2-1-1 record. Williams has started all four contests at keeper for Dayton, allowing four goals while making 18 saves. He has a pair of clean sheets on the year, both 1-0 victories over Charlotte and Harrisburg.
Dutch Lions is at home this Saturday, April 26, when they host Richmond at Beavercreek High School. The USLPro, one step below Major League Soccer, plays a regular season schedule through the first week of September. To follow Dutch Lions, visit uslsoccer.com.
For his efforts last week, Williams has been named to the USL Pro's Team of the Week.
Bahner continues his professional career with the Harrisburg City Islanders of USLPro. City Islanders are 0-1-1, including a 1-0 loss to Dutch Lions. Bahner has played in both matches in the midfeild and Harrisburg has two games this week, visiting Orange County (Thursday, April 24) and Sacramento (Saturday, April 26). City Islanders can also be followed via uslsoccer.com.
Cummings and Dynamo have struggled at the outset of the MLS season, recording just seven points in six games with a record of 2-3-1. Cummings has seen action off the bench for Dynamo, scoring his lone goal of the year in a 4-0 decision over New England in the season opener.
Dynamo won its second match of the season, 1-0, versus Montreal, before going on a three-match slide with losses to Vancouver, FC Dallas and New England. They most recently played Philadelphia to a 0-0 draw on Saturday, April 19.
Cummings and Houston have a pair of matches this week, visiting New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, April 23, before hosting Portland Timbers on Saturday, April 27. Follow Dynamo by visiting HoustonDynamo.com.