Sunday, June 24

LD Update: NASL & USL Pro Game Night - Dayton gets first league win

San Antonio's nine-game unbeaten streak came to an end in Tampa Bay, allowing the recently CCL-qualified Puerto Rico Islanders, 2-1 winners in Atlanta, to reclaim the top spot in the league, which they had held most of the season.

Meanwhile, in advance of their US Open Cup Quarterfinal contest, the Dayton Dutch Lions finally claimed their first victory in league play, posting a surprising 4-0 victory over Wilmington. The other quarterfinalist in action, Harrisburg, fell in Charleston, 3-1, for their second loss in as many nights. Rochester put an end to its surprising winless stretch with a 3-2 road victory in Richmond

Carolina RailHawks 2:0 FC Edmonton - The RailHawks picked up a fourth straight win on the strength of a pair of goals in a five-minute span. Nick Zimmerman made a nice play to keep the ball in play before beating a defender and firing for the 34th-minute opener. Breiner Ortiz doubled the lead shortly after with an open shot inside the box. - MORE

Atlanta Silverbacks 1:2 Puerto Rico Islanders - A goal in each half from Nicholas Addlery proved the winning formula. A quick counter led by Yaw Danso ended with Addlery nabbing the opener 15 minutes in. With 10 minutes left in the half Danilo Turcios played the ball past the defense, allowing Matt Horth to put it into the far corner. Addlery tallied the winner in the 70th when he got onto a long ball from David Foley. - MORE

Tampa Bay Rowdies 3:2 San Antonio Scorpions
- Despite taking the lead twice, the Scorpions could not find an answer for Tsuyoshi Yoshitake as the streak came to an end. Nine minutes after Jonathan Greenfield gave the visitors the advantage, Yoshitake put things on even terms for the break. Esteban Bayona restored the lead eight minutes into the second half, and it looked like another win was in store with only minutes left. Then it fell apart with Luke Mulholland scoring in the 88th on a free kick to tie it up again. Yoshitake delivered the dagger in stoppage time. - MORE

Minnesota Stars 2:1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers - In a three-goal first half, a pair of shots from Simone Bracalello propelled the Stars to the victory. The first came in the 17th minute when his effort was stopped by the arm of Conor Shonosky. Neil Hlavaty converted the penalty for the lead. Mark Anderson tied things up nine minutes later when he put a 30-yard free kick past Matt VanOekel. A cross from Brian Kallman in the 39th minute was put away by a diving header from Bracalello. - MORE


Richmond Kickers 2:3 Rochester Rhinos - Having gone six games without a win (0-3-3), the Rhinos rallied twice and posted their first three-goal outing of the season to break their slump. Eight minutes in the hosts took the lead when a turnover resulted in Christopher Agorsor finishing a feed from from Luke Vercollone. JC Banks helped the Rhinos send the game to the break even when he sent a ball over Pascale to an awaiting Graciano Brito for the finish in the 27th. They remained deadlocked until a flurry in the final nine minutes. A corner in the 81st finished with Jason Yeisley giving the Kickers the lead again only to see the Rhinos equalize on a Andrew Hoxie penalty three minutes later after a foul in the box. Then in stoppage time the Rhinos reached three goals for the first time when Isaac Kissi drove into the box and dished the ball to Banks for the winner. - MORE

Charleston Battery 3:1 Harrisburg City Islanders - The Battery took advantage of side having played the night before and, perhaps, was looking forward to Tuesday's Open Cup contest. Harrisburg, though, kept the contest tight until the stoppage time in the first half when Nicki Paterson started a counter that made its way through Navion Boyd and to Jose Cuevas for the opener. Boyd would double the lead five minutes into the second half with a tap-in courtesy of a through ball from Sallieu Bundu. Tom Mellor first-timed a cross from Drew Yates to cut the deficit two minutes later, but Charleston would clinch it with three minutes left on a strike from Ryan Richter. - MORE

Dayton Dutch Lions 4:0 Wilmington Hammerheads - With just one goal in Dayton's last four outings and five through 12 games, the Hammerheads were caught by surprise by the winless Dutch Lions. It started early with Gibson Bardsley striking in the 11th minute. Then Eli Garner got the first of two in the 33rd minute when he got onto the end of a cleared corner and drove 40 yards to beat Wilmington goalkeeper Alex Horwath one-on-one. Seven minutes later he put the match in firm control with his second breakaway tally. Garner thought he had a hat-trick and Bardlsey a second early in the second half with close calls, but Eric Kissinger capped the scoring off the bench in the 79th. - MORE

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