ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (June 29, 2017)—The Tampa Bay Rowdies wrap up their three-game road trip with a heavyweight matchup against the Eastern Conference-leading Charleston Battery on Saturday night.
Here’s some of the key matches taking place around the Eastern Conference this weekend…
Charleston Battery vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Saturday, July 1, 7 p.m. | WATCH HERE
Charleston is six points clear at the top of the Eastern Conference midway through the regular season, seven points ahead of the Rowdies. Powered by Golden Boot leader Romario Williams, the Battery has lost just twice this season.
Tampa Bay is mired in a six-game unbeaten run since beating Toronto FC II 3-1 on May 19. The Rowdies can restate their intent and jumpstart their season with a win in Charleston.
Louisville City FC vs. Ottawa Fury FC
Saturday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. | WATCH HERE
Louisville City FC sits in second place in the East, one point ahead of the Rowdies heading into the weekend. Louisville slipped to a 1-0 loss in Harrisburg last weekend, its first loss in four matches.
Ottawa Fury FC has climbed its way up to fifth in the East with just two losses in its last nine matches. The Fury FC drew 2-2 with the New York Red Bulls II last weekend at home.
Orlando City B vs. FC Cincinnati
Saturday, July 1, 8:30 p.m. | WATCH HERE
Orlando City B returns home from a three-game road trip that ended with a 1-0 win over the Rochester Rhinos last weekend. Orlando is just outside the current playoff field and beat FC Cincinnati in Ohio last month.
FC Cincinnati enters this match in good form, unbeaten in five matches, including a penalty kick shootout win over the Chicago Fire in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play on Wednesday night. Cincinnati has not been good on the road this year, posting a 1-2-4 (W-T-L) record on its travels this year.