USL Thursday: Sounders 2 fall, Rhinos impress on road

Sounders FC 2, one of three unbeaten and untied teams in the USL, dropped its first game of the season when it fell to Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 4-3, before 4,025 fans Thursday evening.

In a game that saw five goals scored in the first 25 minutes. Tulsa's Steven Miller and Lucas Cordeiro scored second-half goals for the comeback win. In his first start of the season, 19-year-old Nigerian Qudus Lawal out of Chicago's Mather High School led S2 with two goals.

Louisville City and Rochester both remained unbeaten, but they had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Louisville Slugger Field. Louisville (1-0-2) took the lead in the 36th minute when Matt Fondy set up Juan Guzman. But the Rhinos (2-0-2) finally broke through in the 68th minute on a goal by Alex Dixonto give them an impressive eight points in four games all on the road.

Charleston and Arizona United (both 3-0-0) play Saturday. Richmond (1-0-2) and OKC Energy FC (1-0-1) are the only other unbeaten teams.

USL, Week 5 Results:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15
Sacramento 2 Vancouver 0
THURSDAY, APRIL 16
Louisville City 1 Rochester 1
Tulsa 4 Sounders FC 2 3

USL, Week 5 Schedule:
FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Colorado Springs vs. Real Monarchs SLC
SATURDAY, APRIL 18
Richmond vs. Charlotte
Harrisburg vs. FC Montreal
Charleston vs.  NY Red Bulls II   
OKC Energy FC vs. Seattle  
Saint Louis FC vs. Rochester 
Orange County vs. Arizona United
Sacramento vs. Timbers 2
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
Pittsburgh vs. Louisville City
Whitecaps FC 2 vs. Toronto FC II
LA Galaxy II  vs. Austin

USL Standings
PTS EASTERN W-L-T +/-
9 Charleston 3-0-0 8/4
8 Rochester 2-0-2 6/2
5 Richmond 1-0-2 6/3
5 Louisville City 1-0-2 4/2
5 Wilmington 1-1-2 6/6
4 NY Red Bulls II 1-1-1 4/4
4 Pittsburgh 1-1-1 7/5
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4 Saint Louis FC 1-1-1 3/3
3 Toronto FC II 1-2-0 5/7
1 Charlotte 0-1-1 3/4
0 Harrisburg 0-2-0 2/7
0 FC Montreal 0-2-0 0/5

PTS WESTERN W-L-T +/-

9 Sounders FC 2 3-1-0 13/7
9 Arizona United 3-0-0 5/2
9 Sacramento 3-2-0 11/9
7 Timbers 2 2-1-1 7/5
6 Austin 2-2-0 4/4
4 OKC Energy FC 1-0-1 3/2
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4 Tulsa 1-2-1 5/8
3 Orange County 1-1-0 3/2
3 Colorado Springs 1-2-0 2/4
3 Whitecaps FC 2 1-3-0 3/8
2 Real Monarchs SLC 0-2-2 2/5
1 LA Galaxy II 0-3-1 4/8

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