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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 Concludes Weekend Combine

From the NASL website.

 The North American Soccer League (NASL) proudly hosted its inaugural combine this past weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The invitation only event which began Friday February, 4th and ended Sunday February 6th featured 72 elite players from around the globe.

Each of the eight NASL teams sent representatives to the event, which also attracted Major League Soccer coaches and scouts.  Several of the players who participated in the combine have strong club pedigrees and have played at a high level abroad or for their national teams. Many other players are beginning their professional careers after standout college careers in the United States.

The combine featured six matches over the three days between four evenly divided teams. Several of the most outstanding players from the event will be invited to the training camps of NASL teams.
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Open Letter to USSF from NASL Supporters Groups

 This is an email from “Uncle Ed ” Serrano endorsed by several NASL club supporters groups addressed to the USSF and it’s president, Mr. Sunil Gulati.

February 1, 2011

President Sunil Gulati
U.S. Soccer Federation
1801 S. Prairie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Dear President Gulati,

As supporters of North American Soccer League (NASL) clubs, we would like to voice our concern regarding the recent decision by your Federation to rescind the provisional Division 2 status of the NASL. We are personally appalled by the decision of the Federation to deny second division sanctioning to the NASL. Many fans were positively encouraged by the interest the USSF paid to second division soccer this season, and were pleased by the new standards put in place to ensure stability and continuity at the second division level. We thank the USSF for the interest and leadership you have provided during 2010 to stabilize and maintain second division.

Should our community be deprived of high level, but affordable entertainment in the form of NASL soccer for 2011, fans will be starved of access to the beautiful game. Without professional soccer in our community, many fans may simply move on to other sports and an opportunity to continue the upward trajectory of interest in soccer here at home will be lost.

For our youth soccer community, it is imperative that the NASL play at the second division level this season. The USSF is striving to improve soccer in the United States and improve our national team. But if we deny young fans in five key American soccer markets local heroes to emulate and a club to support, we potentially lose a generation of kids who can help make the United States the best we can be in World Soccer. The partner federations and communities in Canada and Puerto Rico would also be severely affected.
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NSC Minnesota Stars GK Joe Warren Retires

Joe Warren

From the front office of  the NSC Minnesota Stars.


Chants of  “You’ll never beat Joe Warren” will no longer pour from the stands and beer garden at the National Sports Center Stadium. NSC Minnesota Stars goalkeeper Joe Warren announced his retirement Thursday after 13 seasons of professional soccer in his native Minnesota.

Warren played 12 seasons for the Minnesota Thunder before retiring after the
2007 season. He was a member of the Thunder’s 1999 A-League Championship
winning side. After his first retirement, he worked in the operations
department at the National Sports Center, prompting his return to the
game in 2010 when the NSC founded the Stars. Warren unexpectedly took
over the starting goalkeeper role after Louis Crayton’s season-ending
knee injury during the first half of the Stars’ first game last season.

“When I signed last year, my plan was to only play one more season,” Warren
said. “However, the 2010 season was extremely special for me, between
the group of guys I met in March and the playoff run at the end of the
season, it became a much more difficult decision to hang up the boots
for good when the season ended.”
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NSC Minnesota Stars announce new ownership group.

From the NSC Minnesota front office:

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (JANUARY 5, 2011) – The National Sports Center and the North American Soccer League (NASL) announced today an ownership restructuring of the NSC Minnesota Stars to continue the rich history and tradition of professional soccer in the area. The NSC Minnesota Stars will be owned by the NASL for the short-to-mid-term as the league looks for an appropriate ownership group which meets the new heightened standards for professional soccer in North America. Local media, fan groups and area sports leaders attended a press conference at Brit’s Pub in downtown Minneapolis for the announcement.

“The Twin Cities is a first-class soccer market with a rich history of supporting the professional game,” said Aaron Davidson, Chief Executive Officer of the NASL. “Minnesota’s remarkable support for the original NASL and the professional game since 1990 is virtually unmatched in this country. It’s also important strategically to be in a market that boasts the headquarters of the third-most Fortune 500 companies in the country. Continuing on 21 consecutive seasons of professional soccer in Minnesota allows us to help fulfill our vision and ambition for the NASL and our member teams.”
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