Tie knocks VSI Tampa Bay out of playoff hunt

[USL PRO REWIND: Week 22] VSI Tampa Bay FC was eliminated from playoff contention when it had to settle for a 3-3 tie with the Charlotte Eagles. The result left the Dayton Dutch Lions and Wilmington Hammerheads to battle it out for the eighth and final spot in the postseason.

Chad Burt's penalty kick in the 87th minute earned Tampa Bay a point but it was not enough to catch Dayton in eighth place at the moment.

Thursday ...

Antigua Barracuda FC fell to 0-25-0 on Thursday evening when it fell at Charleston Battery, 3-0 in front of 3,501 fans at Blackbaud Stadium. The loss leaves it with just one more game -- at Wilmington on Saturday -- to earn at least one point.

The Hammerheads have won four games in a row and have a chance to overtake Dayton for the final playoff berth with a win on Saturday.

The Battery moved into third place at least temporarily with the win in its regular-season finale. Jamaican forward Dane Kelly led the Battery with two goals to give him 11 for the season.

USL PRO RESULTS, Week 22:
Friday, August 16
VSI Tampa Bay FC 3 Charlotte 3
Phoenix FC 3 Rochester 4
Thursday, August 15
Charleston 3 Barracuda FC 0
Wednesday, August 14
Richmond 2 Orlando City 0
Wilmington 4 Pittsburgh 1

USL PRO SCHEDULE, Week 22:
Saturday, August 17
Pittsburgh vs. Richmond
Dayton vs. Harrisburg
Orlando City vs. Charlotte
Wilmington vs. Barracuda FC
Los Angeles vs. Rochester

USL PRO STANDINGS:
PTS TEAM W-L-T- +/1
54 Richmond 15-1-9 50/23
51 Orlando City 15-4-6 53/26
45 Charleston 13-7-6 48/20
44 Harrisburg 14-9-2 54/36
41 Charlotte 10-4-11 44/38
37 Los Angeles 10-8-7 50/36
37 Pittsburgh 10-8-7 35/32
34 Dayton 9-9-7 40/45
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33 *Wilmington 10-11-4 31/38
32 VSI Tampa Bay 9-12-5 41/39
28 Rochester 6-9-10 24/37
22 Phoenix FC 5-14-7 28/41
0 Barracuda FC 0-25-0 10/87
*Deducted one point.

USL LEADING SCORERS:
G PLAYER, TEAM
15 Dom Dwyer, Orlando City
14+1 Jose Angulo, Pittsburgh
13 Lucky Mkosana, Harrisburg
11+2 Dane Kelly, Charleston
11 Sainey Touray, Harrisburg
10+1 Mauricio Salles, VSI Tampa Bay
10 Jamie Watson, Orlando City
10 Jorge Herrera, Charlotte

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