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Eagles-Hounds match has huge playoff implications
August 28th, 2014 8:38PM

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[USL PRO: Week 24] Four teams are secure with playoff berths and the home-field advantage in the quarterfinals -- defending champion Orlando City, Sacramento, Richmond and LA Galaxy II -- but just six points separate the next eight teams fighting for the final playoff berths with just 10 days left in the regular season.

On a Labor Day weekend with eight games, Friday's Charlotte-Pittsburgh game shapes up as a must-win match for both teams, who are bunched up right below playoff tier.

The Eagles are coming off back-to-back wins over Rochester and Orlando City that push them back into the race. Charlotte's Drew Yates is tied for first in USL PRO with Sacramento's Rodrigo Lopez with eight assists.

Pittsburgh is coming off a 3-1 win against FC Dallas Reserves on goals from Rob Vincent, Kevin Kerr and Michael Green.

USL PRO RESULTS, Week 24:
Monday, August 25
Seattle Sounders Reserves 5 Arizona United 1
Wednesday, August 27
LA Galaxy II 1 Real Salt Lake Reserves 0
Sacramento 3 Charleston 1
Thursday, August 28
Wilmington vs. Orlando City

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 24:
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, Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
55 Orlando City 17-3-4 47/21
51 Sacramento 16-6-3 47/26
49 Richmond 13-2-10 51/25
47 LA Galaxy II 14-7-5 51/36
35 Charleston 9-9-8 30/30
34 Harrisburg 9-9-7 39/38
32 Rochester 8-10-8 23/26
30 Wilmington 7-8-8 28/30
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30 Charlotte 9-13-3 30/34
30 (-2) Arizona Utd. 9-13-5 30/46
29 OKC Energy 8-13-5 31/36
29 Pittsburgh 8-12-5 33/43
27 Orange County 9-17-0 30/52
22 Dayton 6-16-4 28/52

USL PRO, Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER, TEAM
16 Kevin Molino, Orlando City
14 Matthew Delicate, Richmond
12 Aaron Schoenfeld, Dayton
12 Chandler Hoffman, LA Galaxy II
11 George Davis, Richmond
11 Tommy Stewart, Sacramento
8 Allan Russell
, Orange County
8 Jose Angulo, Pittsburgh
8 Jimmy Banks, Pittsburgh
8 Kyle Greig, OKC Energy FC
8 Jorge Herrera, Charlotte

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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