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Championship Look Ahead

By Rowdies Communications, 08/08/19, 12:00PM EDT

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (August 8, 2019) -- The Tampa Bay Rowdies return home this weekend for their first home match since July 20 as they look to continue their stay at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Here are a few of the biggest matches happening in the Eastern Conference this weekend.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Birmingham Legion FC
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

The Rowdies won 4-1 in their last home match and scored five goals last weekend as the attack continue to develop. Tampa Bay also kept its first clean sheet in more than two months last weekend in Charleston.

Hartford Athletic vs. New York Red Bulls II
Saturday, 1 p.m. | ESPN+

New York hits the road for a short trip to Hartford in a match that looks winnable on paper. Hartford lost 4-0 in Nashville on Wednesday night and has just two home wins this season.

Nashville SC vs. Bethlehem Steel FC
Saturday, 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Nashville moved to third place in the Eastern Conference with a dominant win over Hartford on Wednesday night but lost its captain Michael Reed to a severe injury. Bethlehem badly needs a result to keep its postseason hopes alive.