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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rowdies topped Orlando City B 2-0 at Orlando City Stadium on Thursday evening, ending OCB’s hope of earning a spot in the 2017 USL Cup Playoffs while boosting their own positioning in the Eastern Conference. Georgi Hristov scored the game-winning goal via a header from a Marcel Schäfer delivery in the 74th minute. Sebastian Guenzatti added the insurance goal in second-half stoppage time to ensure the victory. The Rowdies finish the regular season with a 2-0-1 record against its Florida rival, improving to 14-7-11 overall this campaign. Meanwhile, OCB finishes the 2017 regular season with a 10-10-12 record, posting a 3-5-8 home record and a 7-5-4 away record.
74’ – TBR – Georgi Hristov (Marcel Schäfer)
90+3’ – TBR – Sebastian Guenzatti
Three Things That Matter:
USLSoccer.com Man of the Match:
Marcel Schäfer, Tampa Bay Rowdies – The midfielder provided the assist on the game-winning goal and also completed 87.8 percent of his passes on the evening.
Orlando City B – End of season
Tampa Bay Rowdies – Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, TBA