Orange County SC have made some moves in recent days to bolster the squad in the homestretch of the USL season, and on Tuesday announced the loan of defender Walker Hume from FC Dallas. According to an FC Dallas news release on the move, it appears to be a short-term move with the parent club able to recall him at any time.
Hume, 24, is in his first season as a professional, out of the University of North Carolina. The center back has played twice this year in competitive action for FC Dallas. Chances are good he’ll play on Wednesday for Orange County against Phoenix Rising FC in Phoenix, as Sola Abolaji is suspended, Salomon Wbias is no longer listed on the active roster and hasn’t for a couple weeks now, and Beto Navarro appears to be injured as he hasn’t played lately. To say OC are thin at center back would be an understatement.
As a result, expect Hume to start on Wednesday, and if he does, he’ll be the second member of his family to play in USL this season, following his twin brother Tucker, who is a striker for Ottawa Fury FC.
And again, since this is a short-term loan, expect Hume to be here the next three games, but beyond that it’s unclear how long he’ll stick around with Orange County before he’s recalled. We’ll see.
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