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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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Will AC St. Louis Play in 2011?

The NASL General Meetings have been concluded and the application for sanctioning of the league by the USSF as the Division 2 league in the United States has been sent.  Eight franchises are included in the applications — Miami FC, FC Tampa Bay, the Carolina RailHawks, 2010 USSF D2 champion Puerto Rico, the Montreal Impact , FC Edmonton, NSC Minnesota and the Atlanta Silverbacks.  The AC St. Louis franchise that played in 2010 was not included in that group. 

Will there be an active NASL franchise in St. Louis for the 2011 season?  From what I can put together, AC St. Louis will be part of NASL in 2011 IF there is a different owner or ownership group in place.  St. Louis is considered a prime market for Division 2 professional men’s soccer.  However, to put it mildly, it’s not a well-kept secret that NASL owners are less than enamored of current AC St. Louis owner Jeff Cooper and the way the franchise was run in 2010.  As has been reported by Brian Quarstad in several articles on his Inside Minnesota Soccer blog, Cooper has been in negotiations with St. Louisan Ryan Woods to sell the team.  So far, there has been no announcement of the finalization of that sale.  As Brian has pointed out, there is no reason why more teams could not be added from the original eight that are part of the sanctioning bid by NASL.
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Puerto Rico Islanders Win D2 Championship !!!

The Puerto Rico Islanders won the USSF D2 2010 Pro League Championship Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.  In the second leg of their championship series with the RailHawks, the game between the two finalists ended in a 1-1 draw, giving the Islanders a 3-1 aggregate victory and the USSF D2 title.

The Islanders were the 8th and final seed in the USSF D2 2010 playoff seedings.  But they were able to defeat league points leader Rochester and the MLS bound Vancouver Whitecaps to get to the finals against the NASL Conference Champion RailHawks.
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USSF D2 Playoff Championship 2nd Leg Saturday

The second leg of the 2010 USSF D2 playoff championships will be determined Saturday in Cary, North Carolina.  The Carolina RailHawks will host the Puerto Rico Islanders at 7:00 pm ET.  The RailHawks lost the opening leg in Bayamon, Puerto Rico last Sunday 2-0, and will need a great performance to overcome their two goal disadvantage.

The question for the RailHawks will be ….which team will show up?   The RailHawks were second behind the late Austin Aztex in USSF D2 regular season scoring in 2010, knocking in 44 goals in 30 games.  But in the playoffs, they have been shutout on the road in each first leg game, being blanked by NSC Minnesota, Montreal and Puerto Rico before coming back at home in the second leg to take each series.  Will that trend continue Saturday?
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Islanders Take First Leg of USSF D2 Championship

The Puerto Rico Islanders found their way to a first leg victory at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium, downing the Carolina RailHawks 2-0 Sunday evening.  The eighth-seeded Islanders will take their two goal aggregate lead to Cary, North Carolina next Saturday in the series 2nd leg.

The first half of the match was scoreless.  Carolina seemed to take a defensive posture, not forcing a save from Islanders’ goalkeeper Bill Gaudette in the first 45 minutes.  The Islanders, playing before a home crowd of over 6,200, generated more offense and forced RailHawks’ goalkeeper Eric Reed to scramble a few times but were unable to beat the former UCLA Bruin.  The Islanders’ midfielder Sandy Gbandi looked to give Puerto Rico the lead, but his goal was called back on a foul.
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