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USL Weekend Rewind: Week 1

The USL returns in 2017 as a Division 2 league seeking to impress, and it succeeded in Week 1 with some highly entertaining matches.

Louisville City and St. Louis FC battled to a scoreless draw in their Midwest match-up. (READ)

LA Galaxy II earned a 2-0 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2, in part thanks to an own goal. (READ)

  • LA- 6′ Sem de Wit (OG)
  • LA- 67′ Ethan Zubak

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds battled the defending USL champion New York Red Bulls II to an exciting, goal-filled 3-3 draw. (READ)

  • NY- 6′ Florian Valot
  • PGH- 9′ Corey Hertzog
  • NY- 16′ Vincent Bezecourt
  • PGH- 39′ Kevin Kerr
  • NY- 77′ Vincent Bezecourt
  • PGH- 81- Corey Hertzog

The Richmond Kickers opened their season by beating the Harrisburg City Islanders, 1-0. (READ)

  • RIC- 51′ Conor Shanosky

The Charleston Battery dispatched FC Cincinnati 2-1 in the team’s 25th home opener. (READ)

  • CHS- 38′ Forrest Lasso
  • CIN- 59′ Djiby Fall
  • CHS- 71′ Justin Portillo

The Tampa Bay Rowdies started their USL tenure with a 1-0 victory over local rival Orlando City B. (READ)

  • TBR- 57′ Georgi Hristov

The Tulsa Roughnecks dominated the Colorado Spring Switchbacks, 4-1, to open their year. (READ)

  • COS- 17′ Shane Malcom
  • TUL- 24′ Juan Caffa
  • TUL- 32′ Ian Svantesson
  • TUL- 52′ Ian Svantesson
  • TUL- 78′ Francisco Ugarte

The Swope Park Rangers, who are looking to get back to the USL Final, began the season with a 3-1 victory over the OKC Energy. (READ)

  • OKC- 24′ Coady Andrews
  • SPR- 42′ Kharlton Belmar
  • SPR- 62′ Latif Blessing
  • SPR- 71′ Daniel Salloi

Orange County SC spoiled Reno 1868’s home debut with a 2-0 victory on the road. (READ)

  • OC- 31′ Duke Lacroix
  • OC- 45′ Duke Lacroix

Toronto FC II knocked off newly-rebranded Phoenix Rising FC’s debut with a 1-0 victory. (READ)

  • TOR- 8′ Ryan Telfer

The Real Monarchs handed head coach Mike Petke his first win, a 2-1 road victory over the Portland Timbers 2. (READ)

  • SLC- 11′ James Moberg
  • SLC- 48′ Nick Besler
  • POR- 65′ Augustine Williams

The Sacramento Republic battled back to defeat the Seattle Sounders 2, 2-1. (READ)

  • SEA- 5′ Brian Nana-Sinkam
  • SAC- 65′ Sammy Ochoa
  • SAC- 83′ Emrah Klimenta

San Antonio FC spoiled Rio Grande Valley’s debut of H-E-B Park with a 1-0 road victory. (READ)

  • SA- 19′ Billy Forbes


    • Yes, and was good energy throughout the game, aided in part by the good traveling support for OCB.
      Just hoping that it continues week to week. Otherwise, I fear any MLS push will be short-lived…


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