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USL Week 1 Roundup

Bethlehem Steel FC makes history, Charleston wins a thriller, "Goal Puppy" has a brace, and the Real Monarchs match became secondary after a frightening scene.

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Match Recap: Bethlehem Steel FC 1, FC Montreal 0 - Brotherly Game
The Philadelphia Union's Fabian Herbers scored the lone goal as Bethlehem Steel FC records a historic win.

Match Recap: Sacramento Republic vs Seattle Sounders 2 - Indomitable City Soccer
Sacramento Republic FC kicked off their 2016 campaign the right way, with a 1-0 win on the road over Seattle Sounders 2.

New York Red Bulls II ties Toronto FC II 2-2 in season opener - Once A Metro
A Brandon Allen brace saw the team collect a 2-2 tie in the first game of the season.

Quick start propels Richmond past City Islanders in season opener |
Jose Maria Barril scored the lone goal for HCI as they lose in Richmond 3-1.

Charlotte Independence starts USL season with a close loss | The Charlotte Observer
It may be a new season for the Charlotte Independence, but it began just like last year – with a heartbreaking loss.

Orlando City B Falls 2-1 to Wilmington in USL Season Opener - The Mane Land
The Lions' reserve side kicked off its inaugural USL season at Titan Soccer Complex, but came up just short against Wilmington, despite a goal by Andrew Ribeiro.

Roughnecks win in season opener, bring over 5,300 to ONEOK Field - Tulsa World: Tulsa Roughnecks FC
Soccer team opens second season in Tulsa with the Roughnecks winning 2-0 over Rio Grande Valley FC

Switchbacks beat Oklahoma City in season opener | Colorado Springs Gazette, News
Danni Koenig got the consolation goal for OKC, but it wasn't enough as Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC won 2-0.

Charleston Battery stops FC Cincinnati, 1-0, with late goal - Post and Courier
A goal by Romario Williams deep in stoppage time gave the Battery the win over FC Cincinnati.

Open Range: Swope Park Rangers defeat Portland Timbers 2 in first ever match - The Blue Testament
The Rangers defeated the visiting Porland Timbers 2 at Children's Mercy Park tonight in the club's inaugural match by a final score of 2-1 after goals by Salloi and Oliveira.

Real Monarchs beats Saint Louis FC 1-0 in season opener - RSL Soapbox
In a match that was marred by RSL midfielder Omar Holness suffering a seizure, Real Monarchs defeated Saint Louis FC 1-0 in their season opener. Holness was responsive at a local hospital later in the evening.

Tough start: Orange County Blues 0, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 1 - The Goat Parade
The OC Blues opened their season on Saturday with a narrow loss at home.

Ariel Lassiter's brace wins USL season opener for LA Galaxy II - Corner of the Galaxy
His nickname is "Goal Puppy" and he notched two against Arizona United SC.