USL Championship: What's in the news ...

1. The unbeaten Tampa Bay Rowdies picked up their eighth shutout in 12 matches with a 1-0 victory over the Swope Park Rangers to remain unbeaten with a 7-0-5 record. The Rowdies, who lead the Eastern Conference by four points, were playing without center back Pape Diakite, who was suspended.  Diakite, the NASL's Young Player of the Year for the 2016 season, joined the Rowdies last season after beginning the year in Thailand.

-- Results: USL Championship (Week 13)

2. Santi Moar scored two goals for expansion New Mexico United in its 3-1 win over the Austin Bold to give him nine goals, one less than teammate Kevaughn Frater, who was suspended for the game. Frater and Moar are 1-2 in scoring in the USL Championship. Of the seven expansion teams, only New Mexico United, which leads the Western Conference by four points over Phoenix and Fresno, and El Paso have winning records.

3. The Colorado Switchbacks' losing streak reached five games -- and winless streak was  extended to nine games -- when they fell at OKC Energy FC, 1-0. Colorado Springs had a chance to equalize but Jordan Burt pulled his penalty just wide of the post in the second half

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