Results on Saturday, August 27, went FC Cincinnati's way, meaning the third-placed team in the USL Eastern Conference standings heads into Red Bull Arena to face New York Red Bulls II on August 28 already assured of a playoff place.
The USL's post-season is taking shape, at least in the East. NYRB II and Louisville City FC had already clinched playoff places before the latest round of games. Now FC Cincinnati and Richmond Kickers have joined them.
It is only a matter of time before Charleston Battery and Rochester Rhinos are added to the list. Charlotte Independence and Orlando City B need a lot to go wrong over their remaining games to fail to make the post-season.
The USL Eastern Conference playoff field is close to being set, with just final positioning in the standings to be determined by the remaining regular season games. NYRB II has six games left to try to clinch the top seed (and maybe the regular season title) in the playoffs. Starting with today's match against fellow playoff contender FC Cincinnati.