ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 16, 2018) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies had a rough afternoon at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, falling 5-0 to an energetic Red Bulls II team in humbling fashion.
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Here’s a look at how the matches we highlighted in our preview last week ended up.
New York Red Bulls II 5 - 0 Tampa Bay Rowdies
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
An injury to right back David Najem was just the start of the Rowdies problems Saturday afternoon as a 1-0 halftime deficit blossomed to 5-0 by the final whistle, sending the Rowdies to a lopsided defeat.
Indy Eleven 2 - 1 Nashville SC
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
A pair of goals from Soony Saad, including a bending free kick that fooled Matt Pickens, carried Indy to its first home win at Lucas Oil Stadium. Ropapa Mensah cut Nashville’s deficit just before halftime, but it wasn’t enough for the visitors.
Charlotte Independence 0 - 2 North Carolina FC
Sportsplex at Matthews, Matthews, N.C.
North Carolina FC picked up its first points as a member of the USL with a road win against in-state rival Charlotte, with Daniel Rios and Marios Lomis scoring second-half goals.