• Tampa Bay Rowdies defender Mustapha Dumbuya could return to face his former club Phoenix Rising FC in USL final on Sunday.
  • The 2020 Eastern Conference Champions will take on Phoenix Rising FC in USL final on 1st November at the Al Lang Stadium.

The contest is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET and will be aired live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and Sirius XM FC.

Right-back, Dumbuya, 33, who won Western Conference Championship with Phoenix Rising FC last season, could be in contention after recovering from a minor injury.

He was part of Rising’s record-setting season when the amassed 78 points a league record.

“I was injured, but I am fully fit again. The team has been playing well,” Dumbuya confirmed he is in line to play.

Rising FC earned the USL Championship Regular Season Title on September 29, 2019, after playing New Mexico United to a 2–2 draw.

Having won a Western Conference Championship just two years ago, Rising will face a tough task against Rowdies, who have been in solid form all season.

Meanwhile, Tampa Bay Rowdies announced on Friday that Head Coach Neill Collins and two others unnamed have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s USL Championship Final.

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