Sunday, July 29
LD Update: NASL & USL Pro Game Night; WNY champs, PDL final set
Harrisburg and Richmond made it a clean sweep for the home clubs on the night, giving themselves a little space from Charlotte in the race for the final playoff berth.
NORTH AMERICAN SOCCER LEAGUE
Puerto Rico Islanders 1:0 Minnesota Stars - Noah Delgado took advantage of a poor clearance four minutes into the second half, firing his shot past the keeper. - MORE
Tampa Bay Rowdies 1:0 FC Edmonton - The Rowdies kept their hot form intact courtesy of Dan Antoniuk, who headed home a cross from Mike Ambersley in the 44th minute. - MORE
San Antonio Scorpions 8:0 Carolina RailHawks - The Scorions already had a two-goal lead after 16 minutes via Greg Janicki and Pablo Campos, but a red card shown to Austen King in the 32 changed the rest of the match. Campos added his second nine minutes into the second half with Janicki earning his second five minutes later. Esteban Bayona tallied in the 61st and Blake Wagner tallied the sixth in the 65 before Campos knocked in two more in the 72nd and 81st. - MORE
Harrisburg City Islanders 2:0 LA Blues - Morgan Langley came up big against the visitors, opening the scoring nine minutes into the second half. Langley then turned provider in the 67th minute, setting up Lucky Mkonsa. - MORE
Richmond Kickers 2:1 Charlotte Eagles - The Kickers got immediate vengeance against the Eagles after a narrow one-goal loss Friday. Defender William Yomby was the unlikely hero blasting a home a one-time shot on the remnants of a corner kick. The second came 10 minutes into the second half, this time heading it past the keeper. Jorge Herrera answered for Charlotte in the 73rd minute. - MORE
WPSL News: The Western New York Flash won its third different league title in a row, capturing the WPSL Elite championship in dramatic fashion with a 1-1 equalizer in the dying moments of stoppage time and a 4-2 penalty kick tiebreaker decision.
W-League News: The league announced its major award winners. Among the recipients were Coach of the Year Charlie Naimo of the Pali Blues and MVP Grace Hawkins.
PDL News: The 21st-seeded team in the postseason continues to surprise. Forest City London knocked off the Seattle Sounders U23 side, 3-2, coming back from a two-goal deficit at the break. They will travel to Greensboro, NC next week for the championship as the Carolina Dynamo topped Orlando City u23, 2-1. - PLAYOFF BRACKET