Championship Look Ahead
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rowdies return home this weekend looking to break a slump as they host Memphis 901 FC and a pair of familiar faces.
Here's a look at some of the biggest matches happening in the Eastern Conference this weekend.
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Memphis 901 FC
Saturday, 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+
The Rowdies have lost three of four but can put that behind them with a win over Memphis. These teams haven't met since the opening day of the season, March 9.
Memphis forwards Brandon Allen and Jochen Graf will return to Al Lang Stadium this weekend. Allen was traded to Memphis by the Rowdies in June, while Graf was loaned to Reno 1868 FC last September.
Louisville City FC vs. North Carolina FC
Saturday, 3 p.m. | ESPN+
The two-time defending champs have consistently hovered around seventh place for the last few months but come into this match having won three games in a row.
North Carolina FC has also won three games in a row and has scored nine goals in its last two matches to climb up to second place in the East.
Nashville SC vs. Charleston Battery
Saturday, 8 p.m. | ESPN+
Nashville stumbled against the New York Red Bulls II on Wednesday night and now needs to bounce back against a team hanging around the bottom of the playoffs.
Charleston is inside the playoff bubble at the moment and has games in hand to make a run at a better seed down the stretch run of the season.
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