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Burgundy Boys on Loan, Week 15

Three matches are on tap this weekend (along with a home Rapids match) for the Burgundy Boys on Loan.

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As the World Cup is kicking into high gear and the Colorado Rapids are on a short break but there was plenty of activity this week for the Burgundy Boys on Loan. And the Lads on loan helped their clubs to a 2-0-1 record this past week with 8 goals for and 2 goals against.

Here is how the Burgundy Boys on Loan did this past week:

Charlotte Independence 1:1 Charleston Battery—Saturday, June 16

The Jacks set an attendance record at the Plex in Matthews, but the huge crowd was not enough to drive Charlotte to victory. It took a goal in the 79th minute for Charlotte to share the points with their rivals from South Carolina. Andrew Dykstra started in goal again for the Independence and made one save on two shots. Sam Vines, Caleb Calvert, and Ricardo Perez did not play.

Phoenix Rising FC 3:0 Tulsa Roughnecks FC—Saturday, June 16

Rising continued their solid campaign with a comprehensive 3-0 win over the visiting Roughnecks of Tulsa. Defender Mike da Fonte started and played another 90 (feels like I should just say lather, rinse, repeat with da Fonte) and was the left center back in the 4-1-4-1 formation. Da Fonte had 67 total touches, 3 shots, and a passing percentage of 85%.

Portland Timbers 2 1:4 Colorado Springs Switchback FC—Sunday, June 17

The Switchbacks hit the road and came away with a massive road win to bring them above the red line in the Western Conference. Sam Hamilton started and played the full 90 minutes as a central midfielder in the 4-4-1-1. He had 58 total touches with a passing percentage of 92% and a yellow card late in the match. Niki Jackson did not play.

Saturday—June 23, 2018

Richmond Kickers (4-8-1, 13 Points) vs Charlotte Independence (6-4-4, 22 Points)

Location: City Stadium—Richmond, Virginia—5:00 PM MDT

What to Watch For: Charlotte is back on the road taking on a Richmond team that is having an off year. Charlotte is winless in their last three (0-1-2, 2 Points) and will be looking to rebound. Dykstra is quietly having a good year but Calvert and Perez have not seen much playing time as of late.

How to Watch: This match, and all USL matches, can be found at ESPN+ (subscription required)

Rio Grande Valley FC (1-6-7, 10 Points) vs Phoenix Rising FC (9-3-4, 31 Points)

Location: H-E-B Park—Edinburg, Texas—6:30 PM MDT

What to Watch For: Phoenix continue to show that they are a team that should be there when trophies are raised and da Fonte has had himself a heck of a year. He has started and played in every game and is a rock for a Phoenix team that sets second in the Western Conference standings

How to Watch: This match, and all USL matches, can be found at ESPN+ (subscription required)

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (6-8-2, 20 Points) vs Fresno FC (4-5-7, 19 Points)

Location: Weidner Field—Colorado Springs, Colorado—7:00 PM MDT

What to Watch For: I will be the first one to say that I did not think that Colorado Springs was gonna win in Portland. Their form dictated that it was very unlikely, but soccer is a funny game. And they came away with their biggest win of the year. For the Switchbacks it is simple: win at home.

How to Watch: This match, and all USL matches, can be found at ESPN+ (subscription required)