The USL Championship’s next slate of matches kicks off on Wednesday, June 16 and runs through Sunday, June 20. A couple of the more interesting games both happen on Saturday, June 19 when Loudon United battles Hartford Athletic and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds travel to the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Check out analysis, USL Championship odds and free picks for those two matches as well as eight other USL Championship matches this week.
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2021 USL Championship Top Matches of The Week
- When: Wednesday, June 16 – Sunday, June 20
Wednesday, June 16th Matches
- Charlotte Independence / New York Red Bulls II
The Red Bulls II are 0-3 in their last 3. Charlotte Independence is 4-1 in their last 5. The Independence beat the strong Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 on June 5, which means if you see handicap odds favoring Charlotte at -1 ½, they’re worth considering.
Soccer Pick: Charlotte Independence
- Atlanta United 2 / Memphis 901 FC
On May 23, these two drew 2-2. Since then, Memphis 901 has a win against Indy Eleven, a draw versus Oklahoma City Energy, and a loss versus Louisville City. Atlanta United 2 drew with Sporting KC II in their last. Before that, they beat Louisville City 1-0. Right now, Atlanta U 2 is the play because their most recent form is better than Memphis’.
Soccer Pick: Atlanta United 2
- San Antonio FC / New Mexico United
San Antonio has drawn in 3 straight. Last October, New Mexico United beat San Antonio 1-0. In their most recent, NM United drew 0-0 versus Austin Bold. If San Antonio plays their usual patient defense, a fourth straight draw for the road squad, and a second straight draw for New Mexico, looks possible.
Soccer Pick: Draw
- Las Vegas Lights FC / L.A. Galaxy II
Since June started, the Lights have played great with a win and a draw. Las Vegas beat Tacoma 2-0 on June 5. On June 11, they drew 1-1 with San Antonio. The Lights are in better form than the Galaxy II, losers of 2-of-3.
Soccer Pick: Las Vegas Lights
Friday, June 18th Match
- El Paso Locomotive FC / Real Monarchs SLC
With 3 wins and 2 draws in their last 4, the El Paso Locomotive are in great form. Real Monarchs have lost 3-of-4. In the last head-to-head, El Paso blasted Real 4-0. If MyBookie posts handicap odds favoring El Paso, jump on the Locomotive.
Soccer Pick: El Paso Locomotive
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Saturday, June 19th Matches
- Loudon United FC / Hartford Athletic
Loudon has lost 4-of-5. The road team is in awful form. But in the last two head-to-head matches, Loudon hung with Hartford, drawing once and losing by only a single goal in the second. The Athletic should win. They may not win on the handicap and there’s a chance this could end in a draw.
Soccer Pick: Draw
- Pittsburgh Riverhounds / Tampa Bay Rowdies
After victories against Loudon and the New York Red Bulls II, Pittsburgh’s form has turned south. Not counting their Wednesday match, the Riverhounds have a loss and a draw in their last couple. Tampa Bay’s lone loss in their last 5 was versus Charlotte. Tampa could win this by more than 1. So consider the handicap if MyBookie posts odds.
Soccer Pick: Tampa Bay Rowdies
- Sacramento Republic FC / Oakland Roots
Sacramento has a draw and 4 losses in their last 5. Oakland has 2 losses, a draw, and a win in their last 4. The home team Roots have the slight edge. But instead of picking a winner, why not go for the draw? A 3-3 draw happened when these two played on June 2.
Soccer Pick: Draw
- Phoenix Rising FC / San Diego Loyal SC
Phoenix has 3 wins and a draw in their last 5. The tie happened versus San Diego Loyal on June 5. Phoenix will likely be fired up to prevent the Loyal from forcing another draw. Give the Rising the edge.
Soccer Pick: Phoenix Rising
Sunday, June 20th Match
- Indy Eleven / Sporting Kansas City II
On May 22, Indy Eleven beat Sporting KC by 2 goals. Although KC II gets Eleven on their pitch for the rematch, Indy is worth backing to win again.
Soccer Pick: Indy Eleven
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