ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 25, 2017) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies had a nearly perfect weekend with a win over the Charlotte Independence as well as other results going their way.
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Here's a look at how the Eastern Conference matches we highlights in our preview last week ended up.
Tampa Bay Rowdies 1 - 0 Charlotte Independence
Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Home debutant Hunter Gorskie scored a goal in the 33rd minute and the Rowdies held on for an important three points. With the win, the Rowdies moved up into fourth place and in line for a potential home game in the playoffs.
Richmond Kickers 1 - 0 Rochester Rhinos
City Stadium, Richmond, Virginia
Richmond is in 14th place and nowhere near playoff contention, but it is finishing the season with aplomb, knocking off a likely playoff team and doing Tampa Bay a huge favor in the process.
Orlando City B 2 - 1 Charleston Battery
Orlando City Stadium, Orlando, Florida
Orlando City B solidified its own playoff chances and did the Rowdies a favor at the same time by knocking off the Battery. Tampa Bay is now just three points behind Charleston for third place with two games in hand.