1. The Phoenix Rising's winning streak was extended to 18 games
when it defeated San Antonio FC, 1-0, on Solomon Asante’s 87th-minute
free kick. The goal was Asante's league-leading 21st of of the season. San Antonio came close to equalizing in stoppage time when defender Kai Greene hit the post. 2. Andrew Carleton, the former U.S. under-17 national team star
, scored twice for Atlanta United 2 in its 3-2 win over the Ottawa Fury. He opened the
scoring after just 15 seconds and later scored the winner in the 72nd minute. Carleton, who has made only three MLS appearances off the bench for the first team, has scored three goals in his last two
USL games. 3. Orange County SC has won four games in a row to move into a tie
with LA Galaxy II for fifth place in the Western
Conference. Seven teams are bunched within five points below them, including Sac Republic FC, the Real Monarchs, New Mexico United and OKC Energy FC all tied for seventh place.