If this is any indication of what’s possibly in store in the final few weeks of the USL Championship’s regular season, it looks like the race for the top spot may come all the way down to the final match on the final day of the season.
On Tuesday, Nashville SC earned a big three points by beating defending USL Champions Louisville City FC, who were playing on just two days rest.
A 92nd-minute header from Nashville SC defender Jimmy Ockord gave his side a dramatic 2-1 victory over Louisville City FC on Tuesday night at First Tennessee Park.
Nashville moved to within one point of first-place Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in the Eastern Conference standings.
Right now, Nashville and Pittsburgh have the inside track for a top-two finishes with two games remaining.
|1||Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC||32||17||4||11||26||62||
|4||New York Red Bulls II||32||17||9||6||28||57||
|5||Tampa Bay Rowdies||32||16||7||9||29||57||
|6||Louisville City FC||32||15||8||9||11||54||
|7||North Carolina FC||32||15||9||8||21||53||
REMAINING MATCHES OF NOTE IN ‘RACE TO FIRST’
Saturday, October 12
Indy Eleven at Tampa Bay Rowdies (7:30 p.m.)
North Carolina FC at Nashville SC (8 p.m.)
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at St. Louis FC (8 p.m.)
Wednesday, October 16
Swope Park Rangers at Indy Eleven (7 p.m.)
NY Red Bulls II at Birmingham Legion (8 p.m.)
Saturday, October 19
St. Louis FC at North Carolina FC (7 p.m.)
NY Red Bulls II at Loudoun United (7 p.m.)
Atlanta United 2 at Nashville SC (8 p.m.)
Sunday, October 20
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at Birmingham Legion FC (5 p.m.)