Week 18 of the USSF D-2 Pro League Concludes the First Full Week in August
Week 18 Recap
Week 18 was a lighter week for the USSF D-2 Pro League, with only six games scheduled through the weekend. Rochester defeated the Portland Timbers 1-0 at home, while Miami FC earned their own 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace Baltimore on the road in Maryland. The lone Friday night match between AC St. Louis and Vancouver Whitecaps FC ended up 0-0. Miami FC concluded their recent road trip that saw seven out of eight games away from home with a 1-1 draw against the Puerto Rico Islanders, coming from behind after an early Puerto Rico goal. The Austin Aztex continued their league leading pace with a solid 4-2 win against the Tampa Bay Rowdies with all four goals coming in the first half. The Carolina RailHawks shut out the Montreal Impact 2-0 to stay in second place just ahead of the Canadian club by four points in the NASL Conference.
Week 18 Results
|Aug. 4||Crystal Palace Baltimore 0, Miami FC 1||Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.|
|Aug. 4||Rochester Rhinos 1, Portland Timbers 0||Marina Auto Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.|
|Aug. 6||AC St. Louis 0, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 0||Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park; St. Louis, Mo.|
|Aug. 7||Carolina RailHawks 2, Montreal Impact 0||WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.|
|Aug. 7||Austin Aztex 4, Tampa Bay Rowdies 2||House Park; Austin, Texas|
|Aug. 7||Puerto Rico Islanders 1, Miami FC 1||Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel; Bayamon, Puerto Rico|
Week 18 Quick Hits
- Austin remains unbeaten in their last 7 matches, with all six goals of their 4-2 victory coming in the first half.
- Rochester became the second team in the league to reach 10 wins this week.
Week 19 Preview
Week 19 kicks off with a busy Wednesday featuring four matches on August 11. Puerto Rico hosts Tampa Bay at 8:05 p.m. ET in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Minnesota will travel to Portland for a 10 p.m. ET kick off at PGE Park in Portland, Ore. Montreal plays host to Crystal Palace Baltimore at 7:30 p.m. ET, while the final weekday match will feature Carolina hosting Rochester at 7 p.m. ET in Cary, N.C. Saturday August 14 will be a busy day for the USSF D-2 Pro League as six matches kickoff the weekend. St. Louis hosts the Portland Timbers at 8:10 p.m. ET in St. Louis, Mo. Puerto Rico will play its second home match of the week when they face the league-leading Austin Aztex at 8:05 p.m. ET in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Miami plays host to Tampa Bay in a Floridian battle at 7:30 p.m. ET at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The Rochester Rhinos take on the Montreal Impact at home on August 14 at 7 p.m. ET. Minnesota invites Vancouver Whitecaps FC to Blaine, Minn. at 8 p.m. ET and the final match for Week 19 will feature Crystal Palace Baltimore hosting Carolina at 5 p.m. ET in Baltimore, Md.
Week 19 Schedule
|Aug. 11||Puerto Rico Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies||8:05 p.m.||Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel; Bayamon, Puerto Rico|
|Aug. 11||Portland Timbers vs. NSC Minnesota||10 p.m.||PGE Park; Portland, Ore.|
|Aug. 11||Carolina RailHawks vs. Rochester Rhinos||7 p.m.||WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.|
|Aug. 11||Montreal Impact vs. Crystal Palace Baltimore||7:30 p.m.||Stade Saputo; Montreal, Quebec|
|Aug. 14||Crystal Palace Baltimore vs. Carolina RailHawks||5 p.m.||Paul Angelo Russ Stadium; Fenton, Md.|
|Aug. 14||Rochester Rhinos vs. Montreal Impact||7 p.m.||Marina Auto Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.|
|Aug. 14||NSC Minnesota Stars vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC||8 p.m.||National Sports Center; Blaine, Minn.|
|Aug. 14||AC St. Louis vs. Portland Timbers||8:10 p.m.||Anheuser-Busch Soccer Park; St. Louis, Mo.|
|Aug. 14||Miami FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies||7:30 p.m.||Lockhart Stadium; Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.|
|Aug. 14||Puerto Rico Islanders vs. Austin Aztex||8:05 p.m.||Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel; Bayamon, Puerto Rico|
Week 19 Notes
- With six games slated to kick off on Aug. 14, all 12 teams will be in action on Saturday.
- Tampa and Miami have played three times already this season with Tampa holding the edge after winning 2-0 in the latest game after the first two matches ended in 1-1 draws.
- Carolina will be looking to make up ground on Vancouver as they sit seven points back in second place in the NASL Conference but have four games in hand.
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