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Kickers crawl back to within one point of lead
July 22nd, 2013 12:32AM

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[USL PRO REWIND: Week 18] Goals from Houston Dynamo loan player Brian Ownby and David Bulow (from the penalty kick) in the last 15 minutes gave the unbeaten Richmond Kickers a 2-1 win at the Los Angeles Blues and that extended their record undefeated streak to 19 games and pulled them back to within a point of Orlando City at the top of USL PRO standings.

Saturday ...

Orlando City defeated the Harrisburg City Islanders, 3-1, before 7,311 fans at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Midfielder Jean Alexandre score two goals in his return from national team play with Haiti at the Gold Cup. Dennis Chin added a third goal in the 71st minute before Lucky Mkosano pulled one back for Harrisburg eight minutes later.

-- The Pittsburgh Riverhounds fell to reigning English FA Cup champion Wigan Athletic, 4-1, in an international friendly. Jose Angulo scored in the third minute, but the Latics answered with two goals in each half to win.

Friday ...

Richmond blew a chance to take the USL PRO lead from Orlando City but remained unbeaten thanks a 2-2 tie at Phoenix on Shane Johnson's goal in stoppage time.

Tommy Ramos scored goals in the 23rd and 45th minutes to give Phoenix FC a 2-0 lead at halftime, but William Yomby pulled a goal back for the Kickers in the 67th minute and Johnson equalized with a shot past goalkeeper Neal Kitson, who was making his debut for Phoenix.

-- Goals from Lucky Mkosana and loan player Jimmy McLaughlin gave Harrisburg a 2-0 win at VSI Tampa Bay FC that moved it up two spots into third place.

USL PRO
RESULTS, Week 18:
Sunday, July 21
Montreal Impact Reserves 0 Rochester 0
Pittsburgh 2 Wilmington 1
Los Angeles 1 Richmond 2

Saturday, July 20
Charlotte 0 Dayton 0
Orlando City 3 Harrisburg 1

Friday, July 19
Charleston 1 Dayton 0
VSI Tampa Bay FC 0 Harrisburg 2
Rochester 0 Wilmington 0
Phoenix FC 2 Richmond 2

Wednesday, July 17
Pittsburgh 0 Orlando City 0

Mon
day, July 15
San Jose Earthquakes Reserves 6 Barracuda FC 0
(in San Francisco)

USL PRO STANDINGS:
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/1
42 Orlando City 12-2-6 45/21
41 Richmond 11-0-8 38/15
34 Harrisburg 11-8-1 40/29
33 Charlotte 9-2-9 31/26
32 Los Angeles 9-7-5 43/27
30 Charleston 8-5-6 29/22
28 Dayton 7-5-7 30/30
27 VSI Tampa Bay FC 8-7-3 30/21
25 Pittsburgh 6-6-7 26/23
22 Wilmington 6-10-4 21/33
19 Phoenix FC 4-10-7 19/28
10 Rochester 3-8-10 17/31
0 Barracuda FC 0-20-0 8/72

USL LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER, TEAM
15 Dom Dwyer, Orlando City
11 Sainey Touray, Harrisburg
11 Jose Angulo, Pittsburgh
10 Jamie Watson, Orlando City
8 Christopher Cortez, Los Angeles
8 Mauricio Salles, VSI Tampa Bay FC
7 Joseph Ngwenya, Richmond

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 19:
Tuesday, July 23
FC Dallas Reserves  vs. Barracuda FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Reserves vs. Richmond
Wednesday, July 24
Harrisburg vs. Dayton
Charlotte vs. vs. Los Angeles
Charleston vs. Phoenix FC
Friday, July 26
Dayton vs. Barracuda FC
Wilmington vs. VSI Tampa Bay FC
Saturday, July 27
Toronto FC Reserves vs. Pittsburgh
Charlotte vs. Phoenix FC
Charleston vs. vs. Los Angeles
Sun, July 28
Rochester vs. Barracuda FC
Richmond vs. VSI Tampa Bay FC

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