Monday, April 16

LD Update: Honors, signings & midweek preview

NASL Honors: The North American Soccer League recognized the Puerto Rico Islanders duo of Jonathan Fana and Richard Martin as the NASL Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. Fana scored twice and helped set up a third in a 4-0 road win in San Antonio while Martin recorded his second consecutive clean sheet in goal.     

Stadium Delays: Steven Sandor of reports that Clarke Stadium had had delays that will limit capacity for FC Edmonton’s home opener Sunday to 2,000 instead of the nearly 4,000 it is supposed to have when construction is complete.

Tuesday Fixture: In the first mid-week action of the USL Pro campaign, the 0-1-1 Charlotte Eagles, still looking for their first goal, play host to the 1-1 Charleston Battery Tuesday evening.  

PDL Signings: The Ottawa Fury added three experienced players, including Anthony DiBiase, who returns after seasons with local rivals London and Hamilton.

PDL Preseason: The Sounders U23 squad kicked off the preseason with a 3-2 victory over visiting Gonzaga University Sunday.

W-League Signing: While a good number of US internationals are signing on the left coast, US National Team defender Becky Sauerbrunn is returning to familiar territory, signing with the DC United Women of the W-League, where she previously played for the Richmond Kickers Destiny (2006-07).

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