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USL Recap, Week 12

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As we enter the summer months, let's see everything that went down in Week 12.

Scoreboard East

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

Scoreboard West

Home Away
Swope Park Rangers 4-0 RGVFC Toros
Sacramento Republic FC 1-0 Real Monarchs SLC
Sounders 2 3-2 Whitecaps 2
Arizona United SC 2-0 Orange County Blues
Saint Louis FC 7-1 Tulsa Roughnecks FC
LA Galaxy II 0-0 Colorado Springs Switchbacks
RGVFC Toros 3-0 OKC Energy FC
Real Monarchs SLC 1-2 Sacramento Republic FC
Timbers 2 1-1 San Antonio FC
Whitecaps 2 3-2 Swope Park Rangers

Five Stories

Goals Keep Coming for Saint Louis FC

Saint Louis FC piled on the goals in their 7-1 thrashing of Tulsa, . Irvin Herrera added to his tally with the opening goal, as well as another in the second half. Saint Louis FC has outscored Tulsa this season by a combined 12-3 through two matches. Look out for July 15, Saint Louis FC - luckily for Tulsa fans - faces the Roughnecks for the final time this season.

Reno Gets a Preview of USL Soccer

Greater Nevada Field, soon to the the home of Reno 1868 FC, hosted its first USL league game ever on Saturday when Real Monarchs and Sacramento Republic FC faced off for the second time in four days. The 5182 fans there, including a sizeable traveling contingent of Republic fans, were treated to a fairly entertaining 2-1 win for the Republic. A first half goal from Real Monarchs forward, Ricardo Velazco, gave the so-called home team a lead going into the locker rooms. However, second half goals from Sacramento's leading goalscorer Cameron Iwasa and San Jose Earthquakes loanee Adam Jahn erased that advantage and gave the Republic the win. Reno finished off the fireworks on the field with fireworks in the sky, ending the night with a bang.

Wilmington Ties it Late

The East's marque match of the weekend saw the table leaders face off against the hottest club of Eastern Conference. A stoppage time goal for the Hammerheads from Peabo Doue leaves both sides with a point apiece at the night's end.  Louisville are now unbeaten through eleven straight matches. Looking to continue an unbeaten streak of their own, Wilmington hosts Bethlehem on Friday.

Orlando City B Climbs Higher

Despite last week's loss to table leaders Louisville, Orlando City B have proven themselves as a club to be reckoned with in the East. Another win against a top half club - a win on the road no less - has OCB riding high in recent weeks. New York Red Bulls II visits the Space Coast this weekend, hoping to avoid becoming another top half casualty at the hands of OCB.

Toronto FC II Halt the Slide

Winless through five matches, Toronto FC II were desperate to take all three points from their Saturday match against Rochester Rhinos. They got their wish, handing Rochester a surprising 2-1 loss to round out their trip through Canada. Toronto FC II have now scored in five straight matches, with a crucial match against their fellow Canadian club, FC Montreal, set for this weekend. Rochester, who only have one victory through their last five matches, will be looking to return to winning ways against Louisville.

Standings East

Club GP PTS
Louisville City FC 13 28
New York Red Bulls II 12 27
FC Cincinnati 12 24
Charleston Battery 13 21
Richmond Kickers 13 19
Rochester Rhinos 11 18
Charlotte Independence 12 18
Orlando City B 13 17
Wilmington Hammerheads FC 12 16
Bethlehem Steel FC 12 16
Harrisburg City Islanders 13 13
Toronto FC II 13 12
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 11 6
FC Montreal 11 3

Standings West

Club GP Pts
Whitecaps 2 13 25
COS Switchbacks FC 11 23
Rio Grande Valley FC 13 22
LA Galaxy II 14 22
Sacramento Republic FC 12 21
Saint Louis FC 13 19
Timbers 2 13 17
OKC Energy FC 10 16
Real Monarchs SLC 14 16
Orange County Blues 12 15
Swope Park Rangers 12 14
Arizona United SC 11 12
San Antonio FC 12 11
Tulsa Roughnecks FC 13 10
Sounders 2 12 7

Whitecaps 2 regains control of the top spot in the West. RGVFC makes their first appearance in the top three after a win over OKC. Sacramento moves back into a playoff spot after defeating Real Monarchs over the weekend. The middle of the table remains very competitive. Down at the bottom, San Antonio FC continues to drop, showing up in the bottom three for the first time all season. Sounders 2 becomes the only club with single digit points in West.

What are your thoughts from the previous week? What stories did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!