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USL Look-Ahead

By Rowdies Communications, 03/30/17, 9:30AM EDT


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 30, 2017) — A busy week in the United Soccer League kicked off last night and continues tonight when Orlando City B hosts Louisville City ahead of 13 Saturday night matches, including several eye-catching matchups in the Eastern Conference.

Here’s some of the key games taking place in the East this weekend.

Orlando City B vs. Louisville City
Thursday, 7:30 p.m. | WATCH HERE

Orlando City B makes its debut in Orlando City’s new stadium tonight when it welcomes fellow purple-clad Louisville City to Central Florida. The Lions are coming off a loss to the Rowdies last weekend and seek their first point of 2017.

Louisville City had a frustrating home opener against Saint Louis FC last weekend, earning 16 corner kicks but failing to score in a 0-0 draw. Louisville will be without its starting goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh, who left last weekend’s match with an injury.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Toronto FC II
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. | WATCH HERE

The Rowdies will go for their second win Saturday night against Toronto FC II. Last week’s home opener brought a dominant display in a 1-0 win over Orlando City B in a match that should have been more lopsided on the scoreboard.

Toronto FC II is also coming off a win after traveling all the way to Phoenix last weekend and winning 1-0 to spoil Phoenix Rising FC’s stadium opener. Ryan Telfer scored the only goal of the match in his professional debut.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. FC Cincinnati
Saturday, 5 p.m. | WATCH HERE

Pittsburgh held the defending USL Cup champion New York Red Bulls II to a 3-3 draw last weekend, aided by a strong performance from USL Player of the Week Corey Hertzog, who scored twice.

FC Cincinnati fell in its season opener last week, losing 2-1 in Charleston, in new head coach Alan Koch’s debut.