ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 13, 2017) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies will hit the road this weekend for the first time, putting their perfect start to the United Soccer League season on the line against Louisville City FC. Elsewhere in the Eastern Conference, Saint Louis and Richmond have intriguing matches on a busy weekend in the USL.
Here’s some of the key games taking place in the East this weekend.
Louisville City FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. | WATCH HERE
The Rowdies were bumped out of first place by Saint Louis FC following its win in Pittsburgh on Saturday night, but Tampa Bay can maintain its perfect start with a win Saturday night.
Louisville sits in third place with an unbeaten record of 2-1-0 (W-T-L), and will be hosting a blackout game with new uniforms against the Rowdies.
FC Cincinnati vs. Saint Louis FC
Saturday, 7 p.m. | WATCH HERE
2017 hasn't quite gone to plan for FC Cincinnati and new Head Coach Alan Koch, with the team sitting in 13th place out of 15 teams in the Eastern Conference so far.
Saint Louis FC jumped to the top of the Eastern Conference with a 2-1 road win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Wednesday night. STLFC has 10 points from four matches this season.
Richmond Kickers vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Saturday, 5 p.m. | WATCH HERE
Richmond has played in front of impressive home crowds so far this year, but sits near the bottom of the table with just three points from three matches.
Ottawa wraps up its three-game season-opening road trip this weekend in Richmond still looking for its first point as a member of the USL.