Thursday, May 10

LD Update: NASL & USL Pro previews; Brooklyn documentary

NASL Previews: The sixth week of the season is starting to produce in-season rematches as all four games fall on Saturday night. The Puerto Rico Islanders host the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, looking to avenge their only loss, a 3-2 defeat in Florida. Last year they finished even at 1-1-2... The expansion San Antonio Scorpions visit the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the first time. The two played to a scoreless draw last week in Texas...

The Carolina RailHawks are still looking for revenge when they visit Minnesota. The Stars swept the season series last year 2-0-2 - with every game decided by one goal - and then knocked the regular season champion RailHawks out in the semifinals with a 1-0 home win and advanced via the away goal tiebreaker following a 4-3 second leg defeat in Carolina. The season-opening meeting in Minnesota finished in a scoreless deadlock... FC Edmonton visits the Atlanta Silverbacks in their first meeting of the year. The hosts are looking for their result of against the Canadians having been swept last year in four games by an aggregate score of 8-1.

USL Pro Previews: The weekend slate kicks off and concludes in the Caribbean with Orlando City visiting Antigua Barracuda Friday and Sunday. After winning their initial meeting in Orlando last year, Barracuda dropped the next two at home as Orlando went on to win the league and playoff championships.

Friday night action continues with the Los Angeles Blues visiting the Dayton Dutch Lions. Los Angeles took the season series with a 4-1 victory in the final meeting after a pair 1-1 draws... In Charlotte, the Eagles will be looking to avenge last week's 1-0 loss on an own goal in Rochester that came in the second game on back-to-back nights. They were unbeaten with a win and a draw against the Rhinos last year.

Los Angeles plays their second in as many nights when they visit the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Saturday. Last year in their only contest, Pittsburgh fell 3-0 in California... In Richmond, the Kickers welcome the Harrisburg City Islanders. Harrisburg won the series a year ago with a 1-0 win and 1-1 draw... The Rhinos continue a road swing through the Carolinas with a stop in Charleston. Rochester has not beaten the Battery in the last four meetings, a pair of 1-0 losses last year, and a pair of draws (0-0, 1-1) in the 2009 USL First Division season.

Open Cup: The Weekend Before - PDL & NPSL clubs
With the First Round of the 2012 US Open Cup looming around the corner on Tuesday evening, 16 of the 22 clubs from the USL Premier Development League and National Premier Soccer League will be in action this weekend, many making their season debuts. - MORE 

PDL News: The Brooklyn Knights announced they will be part of a documentary film, "Going Pro: American Soccer," that will be captured this summer by Sebastian Podesta... The expansion Baltimore Bohemians unveiled the team's roster, which features numerous local college standouts and former MLS draftee Andrew Bulls.

W-League Signing: DC United Women announced that six local youth players are returning from their elite college programs to join the team.


Friday, May 11
USL Pro: Orlando @ Antigua
USL Pro: Los Angeles @ Dayton
USL Pro: Rochester @ Charlotte
PDL: Orlando City U23 v Fort Lauderdale
PDL: Fresno Fuego @ Orange County
PDL: Portland Timbers U-23s v Fraser Valley

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
PDL: GPS Portland Phoenix v Vermont
PDL: Carolina Dynamo v Real Maryland
PDL: Reading United AC v New Jersey
PDL: Des Moines Menace v St Louis
PDL: Laredo Heat @ Texas
PDL: Mississippi Brilla v Ocala
PDL: Real Colorado Foxes v Winnipeg
PDL: Kitsap Pumas v Fraser Valley
PDL: El Paso Patriots v Austin
NPSL: Jacksonville United v Myrtle Beach
NPSL: Georgia Revolution v Mississippi
NPSL: Brooklyn Italians @ Rhode Island

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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