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USL Look-Ahead

By Rowdies Communications, 07/27/17, 12:30PM EDT


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (July 27, 2017) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies will attempt to extend their unbeaten run to four games when they host the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night.

Here are some of the keys matches taking place around the Eastern Conference this weekend...

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Saturday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. | WATCH HERE

If not for a penalty kick conceded in the sixth minute of added time two weeks ago, the Rowdies would enter this weekend with three-straight wins and three-straight clean sheets. As it is, Tampa Bay will look for a third win in four matches.

Pittsburgh is coming to St. Petersburg on short rest after drawing 2-2 with the Charleston Battery at home on Wednesday night. Former Rowdies forward Corey Hertzog is Pittsburgh's scoring leader.

Bethlehem Steel FC vs. Charlotte Independence
Saturday, July 29, 5 p.m. | WATCH HERE

Bethlehem sits inside the current playoff field in seventh place, but is coming off a loss to Richmond last weekend. The Steel will hope to maintain the pace of the current playoff pack with a win.

Charlotte has surged up the Eastern Conference table all the way into second place with a nine-match unbeaten run, but the Independence have dropped points in each of their last two matches.

FC Cincinnati vs. Rochester Rhinos
Saturday, July 29, 7 p.m. | WATCH HERE

FC Cincinnati is hot on the Rowdies' heels, sitting in fifth place, one point behind Tampa Bay. Cincinnati has won three-straight matches, but hosts a tough match against the Rhinos, who are just one point behind in sixth place.

Rochester sits in sixth place currently, but has two games in hand over both the Rowdies and FC Cincinnati. The Rhinos head to Ohio on a five-game unbeaten run.