ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (September 10, 2018) — The Rowdies saw their two-game road unbeaten run end with a 1-0 loss to the Charleston Battery on Saturday night, but results elsewhere around the Eastern Conference meant Tampa Bay didn’t lose too much ground in the playoff race.
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Charleston Battery 1 - 0 Tampa Bay Rowdies
MUSC Health Stadium, Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston’s Patrick Okonkwo scored against the run of play in the 22nd minute and the Rowdies never found an equalizer. Tampa Bay is yet to score a goal in its three trips to Charleston in the last two seasons.
North Carolina FC 3 - 3 Nashville SC
WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, North Carolina
North Carolina let a 3-1 lead with about 10 minutes left to play slip on home turf, settling for a draw that didn’t help either teams’ playoff hopes very much. Nashville remains in eighth place after erasing the late deficit. North Carolina remains in 10th, four points out of the current field.
Penn FC 1 - 2 Atlanta United 2
FNB Field, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Penn FC opened a nine-game home stand to close the USL season with a surprise loss to Atlanta. Penn is now seven points out of the field with one game in hand over Nashville.