The USL Championship kicks off their week of games starting on Wednesday, June 9 and ending on Sunday, June 13. Some of the intriguing matchups has the Real Monarchs traveling to the Real Grande Valley Toros on Saturday and the Hartford Athletic heading to Charlotte to take on the Independence on Sunday. Check out analysis, USL Championship odds and free picks for ten of this week’s top USL Championship matches.
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2021 USL Championship Top Matches of The Week
- When: Wednesday, June 9 – Sunday, June 13
Wednesday, June 8th Matches
- Sporting Kansas City II / Atlanta United 2
Both the ATL 2 and Sporting KC II head into this after winning their last. Sporting Kansas City II dominated Tulsa 4-1 on June 2. On June 6, Atlanta United 2 beat Louisville City FC 1-0. This should be a close match. In close matches, it makes sense to back the likely dog.
Soccer Pick: Sporting Kansas City II
- San Diego Loyal SC / Orange County SC
This is the first match between SD Loyal and the OC since Sep. 13 2020. San Diego bested Orange County 2-0 in that one. Orange County looked great in their last, a win against Sacramento Republic. But the Loyal drew with one of the best teams in the USL, Phoenix Rising. We’re giving the road team a nod.
Soccer Pick: San Diego Loyal SC
Saturday, June 12th Matches
- New York Red Bulls II / Charleston Battery
Neither team will enter this in good form. The Red Bulls II have lost 3 straight. Charleston has lost 2-of-4. Hartford dumped NYRB II 7-0 in their last match. Charleston hasn’t played since May 23. The Battery drew with the Red Bulls II in that match. Expect Charleston to grab the win in this.
Soccer Pick: Charleston Battery
- Miami FC / Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Pittsburgh and Miami are playing well enough to consider the draw. The Riverhounds are 2-1 SU in their last 3. Miami has won 2-of-4. Both head into this off a loss. Expect each squad to pick it up enough for either clean sheets from both goalies or a goal each.
Soccer Pick: Draw
- Memphis 901 FC / Louisville City FC
Memphis 901 has a win and 2 draws in their last 3 while Louisville City has lost 2 straight. Louisville, though, beat Memphis 4-1 in the last head-to-head. Still, LC FC should offer worse odds than Memphis. The road squad is worth backing if MyBookie pegs them the underdogs.
Soccer Pick: Memphis 901
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- Real Monarchs SLC / Rio Grande Valley FC Toros
Real Monarchs has 3 losses and a draw in their last 4. Rio Grande dropped a match to El Paso on May 22. On May 29, the Toros beat Miami FC 4-2. The home team looks strong. But the odds will likely make them an underlay. The Monarchs are the play.
Soccer Pick: Real Monarch SLC
- Colorado Springs Switchback FC / El Paso Locomotive FC
El Paso is in decent form. The Locomotive has a couple of wins and a couple of draws in their last 4. Colorado’s form may be turning around. After losing 3-of-4, the Switchback drew with San Antonio on June 5. Colorado Springs may not beat El Paso. But they could force a draw.
Soccer Pick: Draw
- Austin Bold FC / New Mexico United
Both Austin and New Mexico show 2 wins and a loss in their last 3. On June 6, the Bold beat Pittsburgh. New Mexico U beat Real Monarchs 1-0 on June 4. New Mexico United should win this. They beat Austin 3-1 on May 15. Consider New Mexico U on the handicap.
Soccer Pick: New Mexico United
- Tacoma Defiance / Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix has played great this season. The Rising have lost once, to the Tampa Bay Rowdies on May 15. Phoenix drew 2-2 with San Diego in their last, though. That could be a sign their form has taken a backward step. Tacoma Defiance lost their last. Before the loss, Tacoma had won 2 straight, including beating the San Diego Loyal 3-1. The road squad is worth a look.
Soccer Pick: Tacoma Defiance
Sunday, June 13th Match
- Hartford Athletic / Charlotte Independence
Hartford is on fire. The 7-0 victory against the New York Red Bulls II on June 5 proves they are. But the Athletic face a tough squad on Sunday. Charlotte heads into this after upsetting the Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0. The Independence are playing strong. Also, the Athletic could bounce after the dominating performance against NYRB II.
Soccer Pick: Charlotte Independence
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