USL: Conference top seeds kick off playoffs on Friday night

The Real Monarchs and Louisville City, the two conference top seeds, kick off the USL playoffs at home on Friday night.

The Monarchs are looking to become the third consecutive team after the Rochester Rhinos (2015) and New York Red Bulls II (2016) to complete the double by adding the USL Cup to its regular-season title.

Lou City has reached the Eastern Conference final each of its first two seasons; this is the Monarchs' first postseason appearance in three seasons.



2017 USL Cup Playoffs:
EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS:
Friday, Oct. 20
No. 1 Louisville City vs. No. 8 Bethlehem Steel FC, 7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Oct. 21
No. 4 Rochester vs. No. 5 Charlotte, 6:05 p.m. ET
No. 2 Charleston vs. No. 7 New York Red Bulls II, 7 p.m. ET
No. 3 Tampa Bay vs. No. 6 FC Cincinnati, 7:30 p.m. ET

WESTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS:
Friday, Oct. 20
No. 1 Real Monarchs vs. No. 8 Sac Republic FC, 10 p.m. ET
Saturday, Oct. 21
No. 3 Reno 1868 FC vs. No. 6 OKC Energy FC, 8:45 p.m. ET
No. 2 San Antonio FC vs. No. 7 Tulsa, 8:30 p.m. ET
No. 4 Swope Park Rangers vs. No. 5 Phoenix, 8:30 p.m. ET

Final USL Standings:
WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM
62 *Louisville City
54 *Charleston
53 *Tampa Bay
53 *Rochester
48 *Charlotte
46 *FC Cincinnati
44 *NY Red Bulls II 
43 *Bethlehem Steel  
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42 ^Orlando City B
38 ^Ottawa
37 ^Harrisburg
36 ^Saint Louis FC
36 ^Pittsburgh
32 ^Richmond
25 ^Toronto II

WESTERN CONFERENCE
PTS TEAM
67 *Real Monarchs
62 *San Antonio FC
59 *Reno 1868
58 *Swope Park Rangers
58 *Phoenix
49 *OKC Energy FC
46 *Tulsa
46 *Sac Republic FC
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44 Colorado Springs
43 Orange County SC
35 ^Rio Grande Valley  FC
31 ^Sounders FC 2
29 ^LA Galaxy II
24 ^Whitecaps 2
15 ^Timbers 2
*Clinched playoff berths.
^Eliminated from playoffs.

Final USL Leading Scorers:
G PLAYER TEAM
18 Dane Kelly (Reno 1868)
16 Chandler Hoffman (Real Monarchs)
16 Enzo Martinez (Charlotte)
15 Romario Williams (Charleston)
15 Jose Angulo (OKC Energy FC)
14 Kharlton Belmar (Swope Park Rangers)
14 Corey Hertzog (Pittsburgh)
13 Jason Johnson (Phoenix)
13 Georgi Hristov (Tampa Bay)
12 Djiby Fall (FC Cincinnati)
12 Kevaughn Frater (Colorado Springs)
12 Jorge Herrera (Charlotte)
12 Antoine Hoppenot (Reno 1868)

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