The USL Championship kicks it up a notch over the weekend with three games on Sunday, May 30 and close to ten games on Saturday, May 29. Check out analysis, USL Championship odds, and free picks for ten of the top matches in the USL Championship this Saturday and Sunday.
Top USL Championship Games to Watch and Bet On This Weekend
2021 USL Championship Games
- When: Saturday, May 29 – Sunday, May 30
Saturday, May 29th Matches
- Memphis 901 / Oklahoma City Energy
Memphis didn’t win their first match of 2021, falling by a goal to rival Birmingham Legion, but the 901 looks like a solid favorite in this. Even though Oklahoma City has home-pitch advantage, the Energy started 2021 with 2 losses and 2 draws. The road squad looks tough.
Soccer Pick: Memphis 901
- Rio Grande Valley / San Antonio
Rio Grande started 2021 winning 3 straight. On May 1, RGV beat New Mexico United 1-0. In their next match, on May 6, Rio bested San Diego Loyal 1-0 then on May 16, Rio Grande beat San Antonio 2-1. Although the rematch happens on San Antonio’s pitch, the outcome shouldn’t be that much different.
Soccer Pick: Rio Grande Valley
- Loudon United / New Mexico United
Since the May 1 loss to Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico has played great. NM United drew with El Paso on May 8. New Mexico beat Austin 3-1 on May 15. On May 21, they beat Colorado Springs 3-1. Loudon must dig deep to have any shot and even then beating New Mexico looks like a tough task.
Soccer Pick: New Mexico United
- L.A. Galaxy II / Orange County
Orange County and Los Angeles County are rivals in everything, including soccer. Orange County’s loss to Tacoma Defiance on May 16 isn’t a great sign. But the OC should step it up against their biggest rivals. The OC gets the call.
Soccer Pick: Orange County
- Phoenix Rising / Sacramento Republic
Phoenix versus Sacramento should be one of this weekend’s most competitive USL Championship matches. Phoenix dominated Oakland Roots 3-0 on May 8. On May 15, Phoenix lost to top USL squad Tampa Bay by a goal in a 2-1 game. Sacramento got by L.A. Galaxy II 1-0 on April 30. Then on May 12, the Republic beat Las Vegas Lights 3-1. Sacramento may offer favorite’s odds because this happens on their pitch. If they do, the Rising is worth a look.
Soccer Pick: Phoenix Rising
- Las Vegas Lights / San Diego Loyal
Both teams are in bad shape. On May 5, Galaxy II thumped Las Vegas 5-0. Sacramento blasted LVL 3-1 on May 12. Rio Grande beat San Diego 1-0 on May 6. On May 13, Tacoma Defiance dusted the Loyal 3-1. This can go either way. Since Las Vegas should be the underdog, they’re the play.
Soccer Pick: Las Vegas Lights
Sunday, May 30th Matches
- Birmingham Legion / Atlanta United 2
Legion followed up a 1-1 draw with Louisville City on May 8 with a 1-0 victory against Memphis 901 on May 15. Atlanta United 2 beat Tulsa 5-0 on May 19. The ATL United 2 looks good enough to cover the handicap. So if MyBookie posts handicap odds, consider backing Atlanta United 2 at -1 ½.
Soccer Pick: Atlanta United 2 handicap
- El Paso Locomotive / Sporting Kansas City II
The Locomotive should go off the chalk. If they don’t, they’re an overlay. On May 8, El Paso drew 1-1 with New Mexico, a top USL Championship squad. Sporting KC II dropped matches to Tulsa on May 1 and Colorado Spring on May 14.
Soccer Pick: El Paso Locomotive
- Tacoma Defiance / Austin Bold
Austin may have turned around their form. On May 21, the Bold drew 1-1 with strong USL Championship squad Real Salt Lake. Tacoma beat SD Loyal 3-1 on May 13 and Orange County 1-0 on May 16. Tacoma should be the favorite. If they are, Austin is the play.
Soccer Pick: Austin Bold
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