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LAST WEEK THIS MORNING: NARRATIVE IS OUT THE WINDOW

by Taylor Sorrels (@taylorsorrels)

Last Week this Morning is LouisvilleCoopers.com’s weekly USL roundup. Best enjoyed with coffee or the beer your friends left in your fridge last weekend.

  • Through about five or six weeks of the USL season, it seemed that the Eastern Conference was divided into three categories: Title Contenders (Richmond, Rochester, Charleston), Everyone Else, and FC Montreal, who are just awful. That narrative might be taking a turn, however, as Richmond was overrun by Charlotte Independence 3-1 on Friday and Rochester needed a stoppage-time goal from Duba to beat Toronto FC II 1-0 at Sahlen’s Stadium on Saturday.
  • Speaking of narrative, the super-fun narrative of “St. Louis FC is a mediocre-to-bad soccer team” is at least temporarily fading into the background as STL won again over the weekend 1-0 against visiting Wilmington Hammerheads. I tried watching a replay of the game on Saturday night but I fell asleep in the middle of it. When I woke up, the Coopers twitter was chock-full of wisdom, insight and eruditeness from the St. Louis faithful, let me tell you. They’re SOOOOOO excited to be a point ahead of LCFC in the standings! It’s pretty cute.
  • Harrisburg City Islanders started the season off in a 5-2 pasting at the hands of Pittsburgh Riverhounds and a 0-2 loss to Charleston Battery. Since then, the City Islanders have gone undefeated in their last four, winning three. Granted, two of those wins are against MLS2 teams, but their last three results have all come on the road. So Harrisburg, who won at RBNY2 1-2 on Saturday,might be legit.
  • I don’t pay a lot of attention to the Western Conference, and last weekend that was for a good reason: only 3 games were played. Sacramento Republic FC seems to have finally found their feet, beating Seattle Sounders FC 2 3-0 on Saturday, and Arizona United finally got off the L train, drawing Tulsa Roughnecks in Scottsdale 1-1.
  • NON-SEQUITUR: Hope your Mother’s Day was better than Michael Bluth’s. SEE YOU TOMORROW!