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Week 14 NASL Game Stats

 From the NASL Office

Puerto Rico Islanders 1-1 FC Tampa Bay

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium, Bayamon, Puerto Rico


18’- FCTB- King (Millien)

82’-PRI- Foley


FCTB- Millien 61, 71

PRI- Cunningham 70


Millien, 71

Puerto Rico FC Tampa Bay

Corners 10 2

Shots 22 10

Shots on goal 11 5

Fouls 10 10

Offsides 4 4

Puerto Rico Lineup: GK Ray Burse, D Richard Martinez, D Jamie Cunningham, D Logan Emory (Jay Needham 45′), D Scott Jones (Jarad Van Schaik 81′), M Aaron Pitchkolan, M Leonardo Ly Rojas, M Petter Villegas (Yaikel Perez 57′), M Noah Delgado (Captain), F David Foley, F Matt Bouraee

FC Tampa Bay Lineup: GK Jeff Attinella, D Frankie Sanfilippo (Captain), D Andres Arango, D Kwame Watson-Siriboe, D JP Rodrigues, M Pascal Millien, M Tsuyoshi Yoshitake (Warren Ukah 12′), M Keith Savage, M Mozzi Gyorio, F Aaron King (David Hayes 72′), F Mike Ambersley

Attendance: 2007

Match Facts:

Puerto Rico earned a point with an 82 minute goal by David Foley, his 3rd of the season.

FC Tampa Bay forward Aaron King scored his third goal of the year, the second-best total for the team thus far in 2011.

FCTB played a man down for the first time this season after midfielder Pascal Millien was sent off in the 71st minute.
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Week 9 NASL Game Stats

From NASL press release.

 Montreal Impact 2-0 FC Edmonton

Saputo Stadium, Montreal


Montreal: Mignane Diouf (Antonio Ribeiro), 34

Montreal: Phillipe Billy (Leonardo Di Lorenzo) , 82


FC Edmonton: Baart, 80

Montreal Impact FC Edmonton

Corners 5 1

Shots 16 6

Shots on goal 6 2

Fouls 10 6

Offsides 0 6

Montreal Impact:

Bill Gaudette, Philippe Billy, Hicham Aaboubou, Kevin Hatchi, Richard Pelletier (Zurab Tsiskaridze, 28), Anthony Le Gall, Hassoun Camara, Antonio Ribeiro (David Testo, 81), Leonardo Di Lorenzo, Reda Agourram (Pierre-Rudolph Mayard, 73), Mignane Diouf

FC Edmonton:

Rein Baart, Paul Hamilton, Paul Mathijs, Niko Saler, Shaun Saiko, Chris Kooy, Dominic Oppong (Lance Parker, 80), Kyle Porter, Paul Craig (Daniel Antoniuk, 76), Shawn Chin (Michael Cox, 64)



Match Facts:

 Both Montreal victories this season are against FC Edmonton

 Mignane Diouf recorded his first NASL goal

 Rein Baart was sent off for the second time this season against Montreal
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NASL Week 7 Recap

NSC Minnesota Stars 2-0 Puerto Rico Islanders
National Sports Center, Blaine, Minn
NSC Minnesota Stars: Justin Davis (Ely Allen) 62, Devin Del Do (Lucas Rodriguez) 73
Puerto Rico Islanders: Cunningham 65, Salem 85, Fana 90
NSC Minnesota Stars Puerto Rico Islanders
Corners 6 5
Shots 13 7
Shots on goal 4 6
Fouls 9 12
Offsides 5 4
NSC Minnesota Stars: Joe Warren, Cristiano Diaz, Justin Davis, Chris Clements, Kyle Altman, Neil Hlavaty, Andrei Gotsmanov, Ely Allen (Amani Walker, 86), Lucas Rodriguez, Jeff Cosgriff (Devin Del Do, 60), Simone Bracalello (Tino Nunez, 80)
Puerto Rico Islanders: Ray Burse, Richard Martinez, Jamie Cunningham, Logan Emory, Kevon Villaroel, Osei Telesford (Joseph Salem, 79), Aaron Pitchkolan (Leonard Ly, 79), David Foley, Jarad Van Schaik (Matt Bouraee, 69), Jonathan Fana, Noah Delgado
Attendance: 1,030
Match Facts:
The Stars are undefeated at home this year outscoring their opponents 7-2
9 different players have scored for the Stars this year
The Islanders lost their first two games of the season in back to back games being outscored 5-0
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NASL Week in Review

From the NASL.com website.

NASL Week in Review
Posted on Mon, Apr 25, 2011



Scoring Summary

CAR: Etienne Barbara, 19’

CAR: Nick Zimmerman, 76’

Attendance: 1,181


CAROLINA: GK Brad Knighton, D Kupono Low, D John Krause, D Brad Rusin, D Devon McKenney, M Floyd Franks, M Brian Farber (Cory Elenio, 49’), M Matt Watson, M Nick Zimmerman, F Pablo Campos (Jonny Steele, 68’) F Etienne Barbara (Allan Russell, 74’)

EDMONTON: GK Rein Baart, D Alex Suprenant (Andre Duberry, 75’), D Paul Hamilton, D Dominic Oppong, D Antonio Rago (Kyle Yamada, 79’), M Shaun Saiko, M Chris Kooy, M Sam Lam, F Chris Lemire, F Conrad Smith, F Daniel Antoniuk
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David Downs Named NASL Commissioner

From the NASL website

Veteran soccer and broadcast executive to lead NASL

MIAMI, FL (March 28, 2011) – The North American Soccer League (NASL) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Downs as the league’s first Commissioner. Downs will assume his new role with the NASL on April 4th.  

Downs joins the NASL after serving as Executive Director of the USA Bid Committee, the organization created by the U.S. Soccer Federation to participate in the bidding process to host the FIFA World Cup™ in 2018 and 2022.  Prior to that, he spent more than 30 years in the broadcast industry as an executive with both ABC Sports and Univision Communications. During his broadcast career, Downs was instrumental in the successful negotiations to secure the U.S. television rights to every World Cup from USA ’94, through Brazil ’14.

 “I’m excited to hit the ground running with the NASL as we work to elevate second division soccer in North America and play an active role in taking soccer to the next level in the region,” said Downs. “We plan to work closely with the fans, players, administrators, other leagues and everyone else involved in this beautiful game to build up the NASL at a league and local market level.”

Under Downs’ leadership, the USA Bid Committee achieved several milestones while increasing awareness and interest in the sport domestically. “From the outset our mission was to help raise the profile of the sport here while meeting or exceeding FIFA’s stringent technical demands and I am confident that we succeeded in doing so,” Downs stated. Prior to serving as the Executive Director of the USA Bid Committee, Downs was President of Univision Sports. In that role, Downs played an integral part in acquiring the television rights and supervising the production of sports programming for all three networks in the Univision family.

Downs has been involved with soccer in America for several decades, as a college player, a licensed youth coach, and as the parent of two soccer-playing children.  He also currently serves on the board of the USSF Development Academy club FC Westchester.

“The stars continue to align for the new NASL.  The combination of David’s experience in sports television including soccer, his recent experience leading the US World Cup bid and his passion for and understanding of soccer globally and domestically uniquely position him to lead the NASL,” said Aaron Davidson, NASL CEO and member of the NASL Board of Directors and Executive Committee. “David has been directly involved in the growth of soccer in this country and thus appreciates the critical role that the NASL will play in the continued growth of the sport.”

The Inaugural NASL season kicks off on April 9th with all eight teams in action. The top six teams at the end of the regular season will advance to the playoffs, with the top two finishers receiving a first round playoff bye. Tickets are available for all eight NASL teams by visiting NASL.com on the web.

FC Edmonton Play First Preseason Match

From the NASL website.

CASA GRANDE, Arizona – After about six months of kicking each other, FC Edmonton finally got some game action in against an unfamiliar foe Monday night in Arizona.

MLS finalists FC Dallas rolled in to Casa Grande for a preseason game against FCE and left with a 3-0 victory, but despite the loss, Head Coach Harry Sinkgraven saw some positive signs from his squad who were perhaps unlucky not to net a goal against a team who has been playing outdoor games together since the middle of January.

“We played an MLS team who have been training for two months outside, we’ve been training for two days so of course we knew it was going to be a tough game,” Sinkgraven said. “We saw some good things and we also saw some mistakes but we have time to work on them. It’s our second day outside and we have to take our time to improve and to become a better team.”

FC Edmonton played a split squad game with mass substitutions at halftime. Midfielder Chris Kooy played the first half and was both pleased and disappointed with the result.
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RailHawks Defeat Wake Forest 2-0

From the NASL website.

The Carolina RailHawks defeated the Wake Forest men’s soccer team 2–0 Friday night at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC.  The match was the first of the RailHawks preseason exhibition schedule in preparation for the 2011 NASL season.  Sallieu Bundu and Brian Farber led the way for the RailHawks with 2 goals and 2 assist, respectively.  The first goal came in the 52nd minute when the RailHawks connected a series of passes allowing Jonny Steele to play a through ball to Brian Farber down the sideline.  Farber sent in a cross to Bundu who tallied his first score with a header into the back of the net.

  In the 73rd minute Farber and Bundu connected once more for the RailHawks second goal. A strong stand by the RailHawks defense led to a counterattack when Brian Farber collected the ball and broke away from the Wake Forest defense before finding Bundu for the score.  The standout play of Wake Forest goalkeeper Doug Ryan was a highlight for the Demon Deacons, as Ryan denied numerous scoring opportunities that were a created through the RailHawks strong play.
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