ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (August 25, 2017) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies are on a bye week, but the USL will roll on with a number of important matches that will help to clarify the playoff position with 10 or fewer games left for every team in the Eastern Conference.
Here are some of the key matches taking place around the East this weekend…
Rochester Rhinos vs. Saint Louis FC
Saturday, August 26, 6:05 p.m. | WATCH HERE
Rochester sits three points back of the Rowdies, but with two games in hand. A home game against 11th-place Saint Louis offers a good opportunity for the Rhinos to take advantage.
Saint Louis is outside the current playoff field but is within touching distance. STLFC is three points behind eighth-placed Orlando City B, but has a game in hand and has won two of its last three matches.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. Bethlehem Steel FC
Saturday, August 26, 7 p.m. | WATCH HERE
Pittsburgh hosts an important match against a cross-state as it looks to move upward into the playoff field. The Hounds are just two points behind eighth-placed Orlando.
Bethlehem is inside the playoff field but is only two points ahead of ninth-placed New York, meaning dropped points this weekend could move the Steel below the line.
Louisville City FC vs. Orlando City B
Saturday, August 26, 7:30 p.m. | WATCH HERE
Louisville has charged to the head of the table in the Eastern Conference with four wins in its last five games and will look to create some breathing room with a home game this weekend.
Orlando is in the middle of a tightly-packed group of teams in positions six through 10 and sits in the current playoff field, but only by a point.