Week 4 provided exciting matches, record crowds, and derbies galore! Here is a recap of all that happened this weekend.
|Charlotte Independence||3-2||Charleston Battery|
|FC Cincinnati||2-3||Louisville City FC|
|Orlando City B||0-1||Harrisburg City Islanders|
|Wilmington Hammerheads FC||2-0||FC Montreal|
|Bethlehem Steel FC||2-1||Richmond Kickers|
|New York Red Bulls II||0-0||Rochester Rhinos|
|Toronto FC II||2-2||Pittsburgh Riverhounds|
FC Cincinnati sets record crowd despite home loss
The first River Cities Cup match provided goals and an electric atmosphere in Cincinnati, where 20,497 packed into Nippert Stadium, setting a new USL attendance record for a regular season match. However, Louisville City spoiled the evening for the home crowd, taking a 3-2 win. Despite FCC's early goal, Louisville's Chandler Hoffman scored a hat trick in the first half for the win. Louisville will move to the top of the table with nine points.
Charlotte Scores Three on Charleston
In its first match of the Southern Derby, Charlotte went up 3-0 on Charleston, and two late Battery goals were not enough to complete a comeback. Enzo Martinez, Jorge Herrera, and Brian Brown all scored for the Independence. Only a point separates the two clubs in the table, which also leaves them tied in the Southern Derby Cup table.
Wilmington's Shutout lifts the club to Third
Wilmington shut out FC Montreal on Sunday in a 2-0 win, moving the club to third place in the east. Goals from Qudus Lawal and Matthew Barnes-Homer cemented the victory for the Hammerheads, as goalkeeper John Smits posted his second shutout of the season. Wilmington just needs one more win to equal their win total from a season ago. A top of the table clash with New York Red Bulls II next Friday will prove to be a real test for the club.
|Louisville City FC||4||9|
|New York Red Bulls II||4||8|
|Wilmington Hammerheads FC||4||7|
|Bethelhem Steel FC||4||6|
|Toronto FC II||3||5|
|Harrisburg City Islanders||3||3|
|Orlando City B||4||1|