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USL Recap, Week 10

Streaks ended and goals were scored.

Steve Aibel/LittleOrcaSports.com

Everything that went down in the USL over the holiday weekend!

Scoreboard East

HOME AWAY
Harrisburg City Islanders 2-1 Toronto FC II
Rochester Rhinos 2-2 Bethelehem Steel FC
Richmond Kickers 1-2 FC Montreal
FC Cincinnati 2-0 Harrisburg City Islanders
Charleston Battery 0-2 Louisville City FC
Orlando City B 2-1 Charlotte Independence
New York Red Bulls II 1-0 Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Toronto FC II 1-3 Wilmington Hammerheads


Scoreboard West

Home Away
OKC Energy FC 3-1 Real Monarchs SLC
Saint Louis FC 1-1 Whitecaps 2
San Antonio FC 0-0 RGVFC Toros
Timbers 2 1-0 Sounders 2
Colorado Springs 1-1 Orange County Blues
LA Galaxy II 4-1 Arizona United SC
Sacramento Republic FC 1-1 Swope Park Rangers
Whitecaps 2 2-2 Real Monarchs SLC
Saint Louis FC 1-1 RGVFC Toros


Five Stories

Charleston's Home Unbeaten Streak is Over

In the shadow of MUSC Health Stadium's new scoreboard on a rain-soaked pitch, Eastern Conference table-leaders Louisville City ended Charleston's home unbeaten streak at 29 matches. This record will stand in the history books, as nearly 750 days passed since the Battery's last home loss - May 10, 2014, 0-1 to Wilmington.

FC Montreal, Finally Victorious

Last week, we wrote about another FC Montreal loss, but Saturday, the Quebec side recorded their first win of 2016. After eight winless matches to begin the year - seven of which were decided by one goal - FC Montreal notched a one-goal victory of their own, on the road over Richmond.

FC Cincinnati Continue to Climb

Another great crowd at Nippert Stadium was on hand to see FC Cincinnati defeat Harrisburg, 2-0. FCC is currently riding a six-match unbeaten streak, and have risen to third in the Eastern Conference. With the next three matches at home, FCC will be looking to challenge for the top spot soon.

Rio Grande Valley FC Building Momentum

RGVFC exit the week on a five-match unbeaten streak. They shared points with fellow top-half club, Saint Louis FC, with a draw Sunday night. Another match against San Antonio FC awaits this Saturday, and the Toros can move into the top four with a win.

Los Dos Keep Scoring

LA Galaxy II added to their league-leading goal tally, scoring four in a win against Arizona United SC on Saturday. Ryo Fujii and the league's scoring leader Jack McBean had two goals each, and combined for all but one of LA's shots. Republic FC and the league's stingiest defense welcome Los Dos to Bonney Field this weekend.

Standings East

Club GP PTS
Louisville City FC 11 24
New York Red Bulls II 10 21
FC Cincinnati 10 20
Charleston Battery 11 18
Charlotte Independence 10 17
Rochester Rhinos 9 15
Richmond Kickers 11 15
Orlando City B 11 14
Harrisburg City Islanders 11 13
Bethlehem Steel 10 13
Wilmington Hammerheads 10 12
Toronto FC II 11 8
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 9 6
FC Montreal 9 3

For another week, Louisville sits comfortably atop the East. Charleston drops a spot after their loss, as FC Cincinnati replaces them in the top three. Orlando City B moves into the eighth spot after spending the first few weeks of the season in the cellar. At the bottom of the table, FC Montreal earn their first points of the season.

Standings West

Club GP Pts
Whitecaps 2 10 22
LA Galaxy II 12 20
COS Switchbacks FC 9 19
Saint Louis FC 11 16
Rio Grande Valley FC 10 16
Sacramento Republic FC 9 14
Timbers 2 11 13
OKC Energy FC 8 13
Real Monarchs 11 13
Orange County Blues 10 12
Swope Park Rangers 9 11
San Antonio FC 10 10
Arizona United SC 10 9
Tulsa Roughnecks FC 10 7
Sounders 2 11 7

The top three clubs are unchanged from a week ago, as Whitecaps 2 continue to distance themselves from most of the conference. Saint Louis FC and RGVFC both eye chances to crash the party at the top of the table this weekend. OKC Energy has the biggest gain of the week, moving up three places to eighth. Another loss keeps Sounders 2 at the bottom of the table.

What are your thoughts on the recent week of matches? Which stories did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!