Tuesday, May 1

LD Update: Previews, honors, signings & Cups

NASL Preview: The Carolina RailHawks play host to the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Wednesday. The contest is the first meeting this season after the two split the season series a year ago with two victories each. Carolina won both matches at home by a two-goal margin while falling on the road by one goal in both.

USL Pro Preview: Antigua Barracuda visit the Wilmington Hammerheads Wednesday in the first of two games in the Carolinas. It is the first trip to the States this season. Last season Antigua played host to the Hammerheads, dropping both games in one-goal decisions, 1-0 and 3-2 in early July.

USL Pro Honors: The league announced Charlotte Eagles defender Luke Williams as the Player of the Week as well as the accompanying Team of the Week.

PDL Signings: Vancouver Whitecaps U23 announced 11 players, seven of whom have previously played in the club's development system. In addition, the Whitecaps announced that up to three MLS players may play with the team per contest... Seattle Sounders U23 named five University of Washington players to its roster... The Ocean City Nor'easters revealed the final six additions to their 2012 roster, adding players from throughout colleges on the east coast.

W-League Signing: The Vancouver Whitecaps announced that the Canadian international trio of Melanie Booth, Kaylyn Kyle and Brittany Timko have signed with the club...

US Open Cup: The clubs from the lower divisions learned the First and Second Round pairings for the 99th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Amateur flight clubs will face one another in the opening round before facing opposition from USL Pro and the NASL in the Second Round. Major League Soccer teams play the round two winners.

Amway Canadian Championship: FC Edmonton of the NASL begins its quest to become the second lower division side to win the competition since the Montreal Impact accomplished the feat in the inaugural edition in 2008. Edmonton will face MLS Vancouver Whitecaps in the semifinal round, hosting the first contest Wednesday and with the second leg at BC Place next Wednesday. The winner faces either Toronto FC or Montreal Impact, both MLS, in the Championship Series May 16 and 23. Toronto FC, which blanked Edmonton 3-0 and 1-0 by a year ago in the semifinals, has won the past three years, advancing to the CONCACAF Champions League.  


Wednesday, May 2
NASL: Fort Lauderdale @ Carolina
USL Pro: Antigua @ Wilmington
NPSL: New York @ Brooklyn

Friday, May 4
USL Pro: Charlotte @ Harrisburg
USL Pro: Antigua @ Charleston
USL Pro: Wilmington @ Los Angeles
USL PDL: Fort Lauderdale @ Orlando
USL PDL: Pali @ Orange County
USL PDL: Real Colorado @ Des Moines
USL PDL: Kitsap @ Vancouver
USASA-RIV* - EP Elite v The Internationalist
USASA-RIV* - Doxa Italia v Cal FC
USASA-RIV* - OC Crew v Pittsburg Galaxy FC
USASA-RIV* - PSA Elite v DV8 Defenders

Saturday, May 5
NASL: Atlanta @ Minnesota
NASL: Tampa Bay @ San Antonio
USL Pro: Charlotte @ Rochester
USL Pro: Richmond @ Dayton
USL Pro: Pittsburgh @ Orlando
USL PDL: Seacoast @ Worcester
USL PDL: Boston @ CFC
USL PDL: Real Maryland @ Virginia Beach
USL PDL: Real Colorado @ Des Moines
USL PDL: Austin @ Texas
USL PDL: El Paso @ West Texas
USL PDL: Tucson @ Fresno
USL PDL: Los Angeles @ Ventura County
NPSL: Brooklyn @ Mass United
NPSL: Jacksonville @ Mississippi
NPSL: Pensacola @ Atlanta
NPSL: Rocket City @ Myrtle Beach
NPSL: Knoxville @ Chattanooga
NPSL: Jacksonville @ Mississippi
NPSL: Rocket City @ Myrtle Beach
NPSL: Santa Clarita @ SD Flash
NPSL: Fullerton @ San Diego Boca
NPSL: Phoenix @ Hasental
NPSL: North Coast @ Bay Area
USASA-RIV* - The Internationalist v Doxa Italia
USASA-RIV* - Cal FC v EP Elite
USASA-RIV* - EP Elite v Doxa Italia
USASA-RIV* - The Internationalist v Cal FC

Sunday, May 6
NASL: Carolina @ Edmonton
USL Pro: Wilmington @ Los Angeles
USL PDL: Ocala @ Tampa
USL PDL: Orange County @ Los Angeles
NPSL: Pocono @ Binghamton
NPSL: Pensacola @ Georgia
NPSL: San Francisco @ Sonoma County
NPSL: San Jose @ Sacramento
USASA-RIV* - Championship (Two Group Winners)

* US Open Cup Qualifying: USASA Region IV Tournament (Ontario, CA)

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