by Taylor Sorrels (@taylorsorrels)
A roundup of the week that was in the USL. Best enjoyed with coffee and/or the beer your friends left in your fridge over the weekend.
What you might have missed while pondering Don Draper’s next career move:
- Rochester’s roll was finally slowed a little over the weekend by the Wilmington Hammerheads in a 1-1 at Legion Stadium. After a fruitless week on the road with losses to St. Louis FC and Louisville City, the Hammers and their supporters were happy to get a point, but not satisfied with their play. Hopefully things start turning around for them.
- Charlotte Independence’s two game winning streak came to an end on Saturday at Skyline Sports Complex against Harrisburg City Islanders in a 2-0 loss. Meanwhile, Richmond Kickers drew against Pittsburgh Riverhounds, and now sit at third in the table, just one point ahead of LCFC, who have a game in hand on the Kickers. Richmond’s last three games have resulted in two draws and a loss.
- You wouldn’t have known it on Saturday, but last week was actually a decent one for the Canadian contingent in the Eastern Conference. Toronto FC II beat St. Louis on Thursday night, and FC Montreal beat Charleston Battery earlier in the day to pick up their first win of the season. Tworonto’s success was obviously short-lived, but at least it was against Future MLS Team St. Louis FC.
- Things are all kinds up upside down out west. Tulsa won its first game on the road to beat the surging OC Blues, Arizona United overcame a 2-0 deficit to win at home 3-2 against Austin Aztex, and Real Monarchs did what they seemingly always do and surrendered a draw at home in a game they probably should have won.
- NON-SEQUITUR: I know this place is all soccer all the time, but we’d be dumb if we didn’t acknowledge that most of you probably like at least one of these three things: basketball, Chris Paul, and Ginuwine’s “Pony.” You’re welcome.