Sunday, June 17

LD Update: NASL & USL Pro Game Night

Road teams took three of four of the NASL matches on the night with Minnesota's nine-game unbeaten start having given way now to a two-game losing streak, and a four-game winless stretch. San Antonio, however, continues to roll with a nine-game unbeaten run that finally has them in first while Carolina has won three straight after going winless through their first nine.

It was a tough trip to North Carolina for the Richmond Kickers, falling big in Charlotte after dropping a one-goal decision the night before in Wilmington.


Atlanta Silverbacks 0:2 Carolina RailHawks
- The home side had issues with the final five minutes Saturday night. With two minutes left in the first half Austin Da Luz stole the ball from Danilo Turcios and found Zack Schilawski for the go-ahead strike. And with five mintues remaining in the game, Brian Ackley buried a cross from Ty Shipalane to clinch the victory. - MORE

Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1:0 FC Edmonton - A third meeting finished in a third 1-0 decision with the home clubs winning all three. Andy Herron made notice that he is officially back from his injury scoring the game-winner in the 68th minute off a well-driven low cross from Walter Restrepo to give the Strikers the 2-1 edge in the series. - MORE

Puerto Rico Islanders 0:2 San Antonio Scorpions - In a battle for first, the visitors earned a rare win in Caribbean. They took the lead six minutes before the break when Richard Martin spilled a shot from Walter Ramirez, giving Esteban Bayona the chance to put away the rebound. The Scorpions, however, lost Ramirez to a second yellow card three minutes later. Playing a man down, striker Pablo Campos made a great individual effort to double the advantage in the 70th minute. - MORE

Minnesota Stars 1:2 Tampa Bay Rowdies - Though Tampa is in the middle of the table, the club had been perfect defensively through the first 45 minutes all season until they arrived in Minnesota. A fantastic play from Martin Nunez, who beat three defenders, put the hosts up only nine minutes in. An error from goalkeeper Matt VanOekel, however, allowed the Rowdies back in as his clearance went directly to Tsuyoshi Yoshitake, who proceeded to loft the ball over the out of position netminder to level terms a minute before the break. A second half stalemate also came to an end with a late strike blasted from 20 yards by Keith Savage. - MORE


Charlotte Eagles 4:1 Richmond Kickers - In the 19th minute, Chris Agorsor gave Richmond the lead for the second consecutive night, but again it would not be enough. Nathan Thornton tied the match up five minutes later and the two sides went to the break level. It was a back-and-forth affair, but Charlotte was the lone side that was able to finish opportunities as three different players pushed the hosts on to the victory. - MORE


Rochester @ Pittsburgh
Antigua @ Orlando
Dayton @ Los Angeles

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