JJ Williams, who was loaned to Birmingham Legion FC on a game-by-game basis, came on as an early second-half sub and recorded a brace in less than six minutes to help lift Birmingham to a 3-2 win over Saint Louis FC on Saturday, April 13. The match also featured Crew SC forward Eddie Opoku, who earned late second-half minutes for Legion FC.
Luis Argudo and Jon Kempin each received the start for Hartford Athletic on April 13 in the club’s 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, who featured Crew goalkeeper Ben Lundgaard as part of his third appearance with Pittsburgh. Notably, Kempin recorded an assist on Hartford’s lone goal.
Checking in from Indianapolis was defender and Homegrown player Alex Crognale, who started in the Indy Eleven’s 3-1 win over Swope Park Rangers in Kansas City on April 15.