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USL Weekend Recap

By Rowdies Communications, 03/26/18, 12:15PM EDT

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (March 26, 2018) — It was a good weekend for the Tampa Bay Rowdies, who posted a 2-0 home win over Bethlehem Steel FC on Saturday night to pick up their second win in as many matches to open the season.

Georgi Hristov and Leo Fernandes scored the goals as the Rowdies picked up their first home win of the year.

For a full wrap on the most important storylines this weekend around the USL, click here.

Here’s a look at how the matches we highlighted in our preview last week ended up.

Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 – 0 Bethlehem Steel FC
Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Florida

After a frustrating first half that included a handful of big saves by both goalkeepers and a Tampa Bay goal controversially disallowed, the Rowdies struck in the 62nd and 68th minutes to pull away and win.

Louisville City FC – North Carolina FC: POSTPONED
Louisville Slugger Field, Louisville, Kentucky

The defending champions got an unexpected bye week due to unplayable field conditions after heavy rain in Louisville.

Las Vegas Lights FC 1 – 1 Reno 1868 FC
Cashman Field, Las Vegas, Nevada

Spoils were split in the first-ever meeting of the Silver State Cup in Las Vegas’ home opener. A huge crowd turned up to see Las Vegas take a lead in the 27th minute, only for Reno to equalize within 19 seconds of play restarting.