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USL Look-Ahead

By Rowdies Communications, 04/19/18, 12:00PM EDT


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (April 19, 2018) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies will try to bounce back from last weekend’s humbling defeat to New York, but another tough test awaits with Real Monarchs SLC visiting Al Lang Stadium on Saturday night.

This match marks the first time the Rowdies have ever hosted a Western Conference team.

Here’s a look at a few of the other important matches taking place around the USL this weekend.

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Real Monarchs SLC
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. | thisTV Tampa Bay, ESPN+

Could Saturday night be the night for Rowdies legend Georgi Hristov? Tampa Bay’s talisman is one goal short of tying Derek Smethurst for the all-time Rowdies scoring record.

The Monarchs won the USL regular season in 2017 and are yet to drop a point in 2018, with four wins in four games.

Atlanta United 2 vs. Louisville City FC
Saturday, 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Atlanta United 2 has only played three matches this season, but is yet to lose, setting up an interesting match against the defending champions.

Louisville has four wins in four games to lead the Eastern Conference, including three-consecutive one-goal wins.

FC Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Saturday, 7 p.m. | ESPN+

FC Cincinnati lost its home opener to archival Louisville two weeks ago and was held to a draw by Bethlehem on Sunday, leading the club to continue signing new players.

Pittsburgh is unbeaten in four games this season, including two wins on the trot as they head west to Ohio. With new Head Coach Bob Lilley taking over this year, Pittsburgh is yet to even concede a goal.