• Sierra Leone right-back Mustapha Dumbuya’s Tampa Bay Rowdies will travel to face Louisville City in the Eastern Conference semi-final at Lynn Family Stadium on Saturday.
  • Rowdies head coach Neill Collins will be hoping his take home the win in a bid to write home a new chapter in the club’s history.
  • City’s boss Louisville City head coach and Sporting Director John Hackworth says the contest is between the two best clubs in their zone.


LouCity advanced to its sixth consecutive Eastern Conference Final with a 2-0 win against Saint Louis FC in the Conference Semifinals, while the Rowdies reached their first Conference Final since joining the USL Championship in 2017 with a 1-0 win against the Charleston Battery.
Dumbuya, 33, who joined the St. Petersburg-based side on December 20, 2019, has played a vital role en-route to the semi-final.
Last season, Dumbuya played with Phoenix Rising FC in the USL Championship’s Western Conference where he made 28 appearances as Phoenix’s first-choice right-back in a record-setting season that saw Rising FC set a league record with 78 points.
He was a keep figure in the Phoenix Rising FC crowned the 2019 USL regular-season champion after a comeback draw.
The USL Championship Final is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1. It will be the first-ever USL game broadcast on ESPN’s main network.

USL Championship Conference Final Matchups:

•          Eastern Conference Final

Saturday, October 24

Louisville City FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies, 7:30 p.m. ET

Lynn Family Stadium, Louisville, Ky. – ESPN+

•          Western Conference Final

Saturday, October 24

Phoenix Rising FC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC, 10:30 p.m. ET

Casino Arizona Field, Scottsdale, Az. – ESPN+

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