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Richmond crashes to first defeat in 23 games
August 4th, 2013 1:27AM

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[USL PRO REWIND: Week 20] The first-place Richmond Kickers crashed to their first defeat after starting 13-0-9 when they lost at Charleston, 5-2, on Saturday night but they maintained their six-point lead at the top when second-place Orlando City, which fell at home to Pittsburgh, 1-0.

Richmond was playing its second game in 24 hours after winning, 1-0, at Carolina on Friday, but it fell behind 2-0 after 25 minutes and drew to within 2-1 and 3-2 before fading late in the game.

Mike Azira led the Battery with two goals in its win over the Kickers. Colin Falvey, Dane Kelly and Haviel Cordoves also scored for Charleston, which moved to within three points of second-place Orlando and two points of third-place Harrisburg, which tied Los Angeles, 2-2, on the road.

Ryan Kinne scored in the 52nd minute to give the Riverhounds the win before 7,262 fans at the Florida Citrus Bowl. The victory gave Pittsburgh a sweep of its back-to-back games in Florida and moved it into a four-way tie for fifth place after beginning the weekend in ninth place.

USL PRO RESULTS, Week 20:
Saturday, August 3
Charleston 5 Richmond 2
Orlando City 0 Pittsburgh 1
Los Angeles 2 Harrisburg 2

Friday, August 2
Charlotte 0 Richmond 1
VSI Tampa Bay FC 1 Pittsburgh 2
Wilmington 2 Charleston 1
Rochester 3 Dayton 1

Wednesday, July 31
Phoenix 1 Harrisburg 3

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 20:
Sunday, August 4
Dayton vs. Wilmington
VSI Tampa Bay FC vs. Orlando City

USL PRO STANDINGS:
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/1
48 Richmond 13-1-9 43/21
42 Orlando City 12-3-6 45/22
41 Harrisburg 13-8-2 50/33
39 Charleston 11-5-6 44/25
34 Los Angeles 9-8-7 48/35
34 Pittsburgh 9-6-7 30/24
34 Charlotte 8-4-10 34/34
34 Dayton 9-6-7 37/37
31 VSI Tampa Bay FC 9-8-4 33/24
24 *Wilmington 7-11-4 24/36
22 Phoenix FC 5-12-7 25/36
22 Rochester 4-9-10 19/34
0 Barracuda FC 0-23-0 10/79
*Deducted one point.

USL LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER, TEAM
15 Dom Dwyer, Orlando City
12 Jose Angulo, Pittsburgh
11 Sainey Touray, Harrisburg
10 Jamie Watson, Orlando City
10+1+1 Lucky Mkosana, Harrisburg
9 Christopher Cortez, Los Angeles
8+1 Dane Kelly, Charleston
8 Mauricio Salles, VSI Tampa Bay FC
8 Gibson Bardsley, Dayton

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 21:
Wednesday, August 7
Harrisburg vs. Charlotte
Orlando City vs. VSI Tampa Bay FC
Thursday, August 8
Los Angeles vs. Charleston
Friday, August 9
Wilmington vs. Dayton
Rochester vs. Pittsburgh
Saturday, August 10
Charlotte vs. Barracuda FC
Harrisburg vs. VSI Tampa Bay FC
Richmond vs. Dayton
Phoenix FC  vs. Charleston
Sunday, August 11
Pittsburgh vs. VSI Tampa Bay FC
Orlando City vs.  Seattle Sounders FC Reserves

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 22:
Wednesday, August 14
Richmond vs. Orlando City
Wilmington vs. Pittsburgh
Thursday, August 15
Charleston vs. Barracuda FC
Friday, August 16
VSI Tampa Bay FC vs. Charlotte
Phoenix FC vs. Rochester
Saturday, August 17
Pittsburgh vs. Richmond
Dayton vs. Harrisburg
Orlando City vs. Charlotte
Wilmington vs. Barracuda FC
Los Angeles vs. Rochester

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