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

1. The Phoenix Rising tied a USL record when it won its 10th straight game with a 6-0 victory over the Austin Bold in front of a Casino Arizona Field record crowd of 7,387, marking the 13th consecutive sellout dating back to the 2018 season, including the playoffs. The six goals set a club record for goals in a game. Solomon Asante led the attack with two goals to take his total to a league-high 14 goals.

-- Results: USL Championship (Week 20)

2. The Tampa Bay Rowdies opened up a five-point lead in the Eastern Conference when they beat Saint Louis FC, 4-1, in a rain-delayed match at Al Lang Stadium and New York Red Bulls II drew, 2-2, at Memphis. Sebastian Guenzatti scored two first-half goals for the Rowdies to give him 12 goals, tied with Nashville SC's Daniel Rios for second in the league. RBII had to settle for a tie after giving up a late goal to Brandon Allen, a star on its 2016 championship team. Allen was acquired by struggling Memphis from the Rowdies in late June.

3. Tyler Freeman scored his first professional goal in Swope Park Rangers' 4-3 win over Hartford Athletic. Freeman, 16, was signed by Sporting Kansas City last summer and has been playing for Swope Park. In goal, 17-year-old Brooks Thompson made his pro debut for Swope Park, which moved out of the Eastern Conference basement with just its third win of the season.
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