Sunday, May 13

LD Update: NASL & USL Pro Game Night - Rhinos still perfect

For the first time in six weeks the NASL went without a single draw; and don't look now but the previously winless FC Edmonton and expansion San Antonio Scorpions are on hot streaks. The Canadians have blanked the last two opponents by an aggregate 5-0 and the newcomers are unbeaten in the last four with their third straight victory.

In USL Pro, the winless home status from Friday night's three games (all 1-0 losses) continued for a second straight night as the home clubs were 0-2-1 for the evening. Defending champion Orlando City can complete the trend tomorrow in Antigua. Meanwhile, the Rochester Rhinos and Los Angeles Blues are proving that Orlando City will not have an easy run as the Rhinos notched their sixth shutout in as many games and the Blues are unbeaten through four games (3-0-1) in May.


Atlanta Silverbacks 0:2 FC Edmonton - Ilja van Leerdam played a great combination for a Michael Cox tally in the 14th minute of action and then scored himself with a header in the 88th to secure the road win. - MORE 

Puerto Rico Islanders 2:0 Fort Lauderdale Strikers - The Islanders avenged their 3-2 defeat in Florida from three weeks ago with a shutout. Gregory Richardson sent David Foley behind the defense, leaving just the keeper to beat for the opener in first half stoppage time. Hector Ramos benefited from a deflected ball in the penalty area, collecting it and scoring just over five minutes into the second half. -  MORE

Tampa Bay Rowdies 1:2 San Antonio Scorpions - Goalkeeper Daryl Sattler made a few outstanding saves that allowed Pablo Campos to be the hero at the other end, scoring the opening tally eight minutes into the second half. Dan Antoniuk would level terms two minutes later, and nearly gave the Rowdies the lead in the 71st only to see his header of a Frankie Sanfilippo cross knocked away by the diving Sattler. A rebound from Jeff Attinella of an Esteban Bayona shot at the other end fell to Campos for the winner in the final moments. - MORE 

Minnesota Stars 2:1 Carolina RailHawks - The hosts took the advantage 16 minutes in when a through ball from Kentaro Takada created a race to the ball between Amani Walker and Carolina keeper Ray Burse. Walker got to it first, touching it around him and putting it into the empty net. A swerving shot seven minutes into the second half from Kevin Venegas doubled the advantage with the RailHawks only able to play shutout spoilers with an Austin Da Luz tally with a minute left in stoppage time. - MORE  


Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0:3 Los Angeles Blues - Ricky Waddell scored a great goal less than a minute into the second half to break a deadlock, hitting a bouncing ball on a half-valley from 25 yards. Then it turned into the Bright Dike show as the Portland Timbers loanee doubled the lead six minutes later on a perfect feed from Matt Fondy, then returning the favor with a ball that caught an out of position back line off guard as Fondy went unmarked toward goal and striking it past Hunter Gilstrap. - MORE 

Richmond Kickers 2:2 Harrisburg City Islanders - It took six games, but Matthew Delicate finally ended his drought, scoring eight minutes into the match when drilled a low shot off Christopher Agorsor's slotted ball past Nick Noble. It only took a minute for Harrisburg to equalize what was a thrilling opening 10 minutes of action. A poor delivery in back allowed JT Noone to take possession only 12 yards out and fire first-time past Ronnie Pascale. It was Delicate again in the 78th on a Ryan Heins cross, which he struck off the post, redirecting across the goal to Agorsor for the tap-in. Again, however, the City Islanders answered right back with Yann Ekra heading a Jason Pelletier cross in for the equalizer just two minutes later. - MORE 

Charleston Battery 0:1 Rochester Rhinos
- They have not been able to find much offense, scoring two goals in just one of six games thus far. But as long as Kristian Nicht keeps posting shutouts, one goal is all they need. Tonight the keeper made 10 stops to keep the Battery off the board, allowing a Danny Earls strike from 30 yards out in the 61st minute to maintain their perfect record. - MORE 


Sunday, May 13
USL Pro: Orlando @ Antigua
PDL: Ventura County Fusion @ Los Angeles
PDL: Real Colorado Foxes v Winnipeg 
* PDL & NPSL Open Cup clubs included, listed first

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