Old Dominion preview: Winner takes all

The Conference USA men’s soccer regular-season championship will be decided in a winner-take-all, top-25 finale between the No. 3 Kentucky men’s soccer team and No. 24 Old Dominion on Friday at The Bell.

The match will be streamed live on SEC Network+/WatchESPN.

The winner would win the regular season championship as Kentucky and ODU are tied atop the C-USA table on 18 points (three points for a win, one for a draw, zero for a loss) with one round of games to play.

Should the two sides draw, they would share the regular season title with 19 points apiece and the team with the better in-conference goal difference would claim the No. 1-seed (and first-round bye that goes alongside it at next week’s C-USA Tournament in Charlotte).

Kentucky will honor its lone senior Tanner Hummel for Senior Day prior to the first kick. Hummel is the only Wildcat who was on Kentucky’s 2015 C-USA Regular Season Championship squad.Old Dominion boasts a won-lost-drawn record of 10-3-1 (6-1-0 C-USA).

On Sunday, ODU earned its third-straight victory with a 3-0 result against Florida International to knock the Panthers out of contention for the league title. ODU is on a six-match unbeaten streak.

Old Dominion is 3-2-0 on the road this season.

Kentucky leads ODU in the overall series 3-1-2 and 2-0-1 in Lexington. UK won the last meeting at The Bell, 2-0, in 2016.

The Wildcats lost the last meeting between the schools, 0-3 in Norfolk last October

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