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FC Dallas and RSL consider plans for second teams
August 14th, 2014 11:15PM

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[USL PRO] FC Dallas and Real Salt Lake are weighing their options about entering teams in USL PRO. In the case of Dallas, it could be an affiliation with one of the two teams starting up in 2015 in the Southwest and then its own team in 2016. As for RSL, it might enter its own second team in USL PRO as soon as 2015.

FC Dallas president Dan Hunt told the Dallas Morning News this week that the club will announce its plans in the next 30-60 days -- they could include affiliating with either Austin or Tulsa -- and the team would need to be close by so the Dallas coaches could conveniently get to games.

RSL is looking at entering its own second team in USL PRO as soon as 2015 with the idea that a stadium for the team would then be built at the Salt Lake City Fairpark for 2016. In the short term, the RSL plans would include playing at Rio Tinto Stadium, where its reserve team has drawn well. RSL plans were confirmed to MLSSoccer.com on Wednesday.

Thursday ...

Goals by Long Tan and Sam Garza gave visiting Arizona United SC a 2-1 win over OKC Energy FC. The loss could be cost for OKC, which still remains in seventh place but has Charleston and Wilmington close behind with games in hand -- in the case of the Hammerheads, they have four games in hand on OKC.

Wednesday ...

Jose Cuevas, who returned to Charleston after the PDL season in Fresno, had a goal and assists on both Dane Kelly goals to lead the Battery to a 3-2 victory over the Orange County Blues on Wednesday night in front of 2,988 fans at Blackbaud Stadium. The win moved the Battery into the eighth and final playoff place with four weeks remaining in the regular season.

USL PRO RESULTS, Week 22:
Thursday, August 14
OKC Energy FC 1 Arizona United 2
Wednesday, August 13
Charleston 3 Orange County 2

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 22:
Friday, August 15
Charleston vs. Rochester
New York Red Bulls Reserves vs. Wilmington
Saturday, August 16
Charlotte vs. Rochester
Richmond vs. Dayton
Orlando City vs. Harrisburg
OKC Energy FC vs. LA Galaxy II
Arizona United vs. Pittsburgh
Sunday, August 17
Orange County vs. Sacramento

USL PRO, Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
49 Orlando City 15-2-4 41/16
48 Richmond 13-1-9 48/21
42 Sacramento 13-6-3 36/24
40 LA Galaxy II 12-7-4 46/33
33 Harrisburg 9-8-6 36/33
31 Rochester 8-8-7 19/167
29 OKC Energy 8-10-5 31/32
28 Charleston 7-8-7 23/24
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27 Orange County 9-15-0 28/44
26 Wilmington 6-5-8 23/23
26 Pittsburgh 7-11-5 29/39
25 Charlotte 7-13-4 27/35
24 (-2) Arizona Utd. 7-12-5 25/40
21 Dayton 6-15-3 26/49

USL PRO, Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
14 Matthew Delicate, Richmond
14 Kevin Molino, Orlando City
12 Aaron Schoenfeld, Dayton
10 Chandler Hoffman, LA Galaxy II
9 George Davis, Richmond
8 Jose Angulo
, Pittsburgh
8 Kyle Greig, OKC Energy FC

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 23:
Wednesday, August 20
Charlotte vs. Orlando City
Sacramento vs. Wilmington
Friday, August 22

Arizona United vs. OKC Energy FC
Saturday, August 23
Richmond vs. Orlando City
Dayton vs. Colorado Rapids Reserves
Rochester vs. Harrisburg
Orange County vs. Wilmington
Sunday, August 24
LA Galaxy II vs. Wilmington
Pittsburgh vs. FC Dallas Reserves
OKC Energy FC vs. Charleston

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 24:
Monday, August 25
Seattle Sounders Reserves vs. Arizona United
Wednesday, August 27
LA Galaxy II vs. Real Salt Lake Reserves
Sacramento vs. Charleston
Thursday, August 28
Wilmington vs. Orlando City
Friday, August 29
Charlotte vs. Pittsburgh
Saturday, August 30
Harrisburg vs. Rochester
Charleston vs. Pittsburgh
Wilmington vs. Sacramento
Orange County vs. Richmond
Sunday, August 31
Orlando City vs. Dayton

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 25:
Monday, September 1
Montreal Impact Reserves vs. Charlotte
LA Galaxy II  vs. Richmond
Wednesday, September 3
Wilmington vs. Orlando City
Thursday, September 4
Sacramento vs. OKC Energy FC
Friday, September 5
Dayton vs. Wilmington
Charleston vs. Harrisburg
Saturday, September 6
Charlotte vs. Harrisburg
Pittsburgh vs. Arizona United
Orlando City vs. Richmond
Orange County vs. OKC Energy FC
Sacramento vs. LA Galaxy II
Sunday, September 7
Rochester vs. Wilmington


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