Union Omaha defeated Greenville Triumph SC during the regular season. (Photo courtesy of Greenville Triumph SC)
TAMPA, Fla. – The USL League One Final will see Greenville Triumph SC play host to Union Omaha after the final day of the regular season that saw the race for a place in the title match come down to the wire.
Greenville Triumph SC is coached by former U.S. men’s national team captain John Harkes.
The championship game will kick off at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Oct. 30 at Legacy Early College and will be broadcast live on ESPN Deportes in addition to the English-language stream on ESPN+, marking the first national television broadcast in the league’s two-year history.
Omaha earned a place in the final on the last day of its inaugural season, defeating Fort Lauderdale CF, 1-0, Saturday night at Werner Park in dramatic fashion as Evan Conway scored a 91st-minute goal.
Los Buhos capped off a spectacular debut season, becoming the fifth expansion club in the United Soccer League’s modern era to reach a final in its inaugural year. They joined the Championship’s Sacramento Republic FC (2014) and Sporting Kansas City II (2016) and League One’s Triumph SC (2019) and North Texas SC (2019).
Greenville clinched a return to the final Oct. 3 after a 2-0 home victory over Orlando City B and earned home-field advantage two weeks later. After falling 1-0 to North Texas SC in the 2019 final, Harkes’ side returned a solid core of players and added forward Alex Morrell, midfielder Noah Pilato and center back Brandon Fricke, all of whom played a role in Triumph SC going wire-to-wire in first place in the standings in 2020.
Omaha recorded a victory in the only meeting between the two clubs in the regular season. Conway and Christian Molina scored goals as head coach Jay Mims’ squad handed the Triumph its only loss at Legacy Early College this season.
The 2020 USL League One Final will be aired on YouTube for international viewers in addition to ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes’ domestic broadcasts. The match also can be seen live on SiriusXM FC.