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USL eCup: Rocket League Edition – Matchday 3

By USLChampionship.com Staff, 04/03/20, 5:28PM EDT

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Indy, Tucson claim big victories in Group 7, Tulsa, Legion FC claim Group 8 wins

Indy Eleven and FC Tucson in Group 7 and Birmingham Legion FC and FC Tulsa in Group 8 set up major matchups next Tuesday with comprehensive victories on the final Week 1 matchday of the USL eCup: Rocket League Edition.

Group 7

Team

Game 1

Game 2

Match

FC Tucson

21

16

0

Greenville Triumph SC

1

0

0

FC Tucson’s Trent Wieland put his credentials on full display with a dominant performance against Greenville Triumph SC’s Chris Ashley, with the former Rocket League national champion posting the first 3,000+ game score of the tournament in his two victories (21-1, 16-0).

Tucson showed off aerial brilliance in both contests as Wieland used every inch of the arena to his advantage, adding to the belief that he’s the player to beat over the next month.

Team

Game 1

Game 2

Match

Indy Eleven

11

15

2

Las Vegas Lights FC

0

0

0

Indy Eleven’s Jordan Farr added to his five shutouts in the Championship with a pair of donuts against Las Vegas Lights FC’s DJ Ocho, sweeping to a commanding victory in their series (11-0, 15-0).

Farr took a little time to find his scoring touch in Game 1 of the series, needing 38 seconds to find the net, but the momentum he built carried into Game 2 as he notched five goals inside the opening minute to take a big step toward the knockout stage.

Group 8

Team

Game 1

Game 2

Match

Birmingham Legion FC

11

14

2

Forward Madison FC

0

1

0

Birmingham Legion FC’s Kaylor Hodges had to battle early but ended up taking a pair of comfortable victories against Forward Madison FC’s Brandon Eaton in their opening series (11-0, 14-1).

Legion FC scored only once in the opening two minutes of Game 1 as both sides fought to gain the upper hand, but a run of three goals in 24 seconds around the three-minute mark saw Hodges take control of the contest and then run away in the closing stages. That momentum carried into Game 2, where Birmingham scored twice in the opening 25 seconds, and while Madison pulled a goal back off the kickoff to make it 2-1, it took only nine seconds more for Legion FC to restore its two-goal advantage and pull away for victory. 

Team

Game 1

Game 2

Match

FC Tulsa

8

10

2

Memphis 901 FC

2

0

0

FC Tulsa’s Reilly Maguire pulled away for a pair of solid victories (8-2, 10-0) against Memphis 901 FC’s Raul Gonzalez to set up a get battle for the top of the standings with Legion FC in the final game of Week 1.

Memphis got on the board early in Game 1, raising hopes for Gonzalez, but Tulsa quickly rallied and reeled off seven consecutive goals before 901 FC notched a late consolation. Both teams took a moment to get going on Game 2, but an outstanding finish 1:17 into the period put Tulsa on track, and after notching a second seven seconds later they were off to the races for a shutout win.

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