Thursday, May 10

LD Update: Edmonton out; Velez returns; Blues broken nose

No midweek lower division pro action aside from FC Edmonton's Canadian Championship contest...

ACC: Scoreless after the first leg, Toronto FC got an early lead at home just two minutes in via Reggie Lambe and, despite losing Richard Eckersley to a 16th minute red card, held on for a 2-0 series win against the Montreal Impact with a Ryan Johnson insurance tally in the 38th minute... In the late game, the second division FC Edmonton made things interesting with the opening goal in Vancouver after falling 2-0 at home. Yashir Pinto headed home a cross in the 54th minute to make it 2-1 on aggregate. Vancouver answered back though with Sebastien Le Toux scoring in the 75th. Le Toux headed a second in with three minutes left to leave no doubt and Darren Mattocks added another three minutes into stoppage to repeat the two-goal margin, 3-1, for a 5-1 aggregate win.

NASL News: Longtime standout defender Marco Velez is making a return for the Puerto Rico Islanders, signing this week... The Fort Lauderdale Strikers bumped a late July match up a day, making their contest against Atlanta Friday, July 27 as the World Football Challenge exhibition between Chelsea and AC Milan had been scheduled on the same previously scheduled Saturday in Miami... The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced a renewal of their development partnership with GPS Portland Phoenix.

USL Pro News: Brian Farber of the LA Blues suffered a broken nose courtesy of a kick to the face versus Wilmington last week. According to a club source, he will miss a couple weeks of action.


Friday, May 11
USL Pro: Orlando @ Antigua
USL Pro: Los Angeles @ Dayton
USL Pro: Rochester @ Charlotte

Saturday, May 12
NASL: Edmonton @ Atlanta
NASL: Fort Lauderdale @ Puerto Rico
NASL: San Antonio @ Tampa Bay
NASL: Carolina @ Minnesota
USL Pro: Los Angeles @ Pittsburgh
USL Pro: Harrisburg @ Richmond
USL Pro: Rochester @ Charleston

Sunday, May 13
USL Pro: Orlando @ Antigua

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