Saturday, July 21

LD Update: USL Pro Game Night; NASL signings; PDL/WPSL playoffs

With the Charlotte Eagles charging up the table, Harrisburg and Wilmington added a little space with a pair of two-goal wins Friday evening.


Wilmington Hammerheads 2:0 Dayton Dutch Lions - Two goals in the opening nine minutes were too much for the visitors to rally back from. Corey Hertzog's long throw proved fatal again, connecting with Dylan Riley, who headed in after just three minutes. Cody Arnoux doubled the lead six minutes later with a 40-yard rocket. - MORE

Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0:2 Harrisburg City Islanders - A goal early gave the visitors control and after a lengthy stalemate, they locked up the match in the final minutes. JT Noone and Garret Pettis got things going early on when they found Tom Mellor for a one-timer just four minutes into the contest. Sainey Touray made a fantistic individual effort for the second strike five minutes from time, stealing the ball in midfield and driving past a Riverhound defender before sending a shot over Hunter Gilstrap that struck the crossbar and came out ot Lucky Mkosano for the finish. - MORE

NASL News: FC Edmonton announced that it has expanded the contracts with coaches Harry Sinkgraven and Hans Schrijver through the 2013 season and signed David Proctor, who has played in the Scottish Premier League... The Atlanta Silverbacks announced the signing of Alberto Navarroa (Fresno Fuego / Cal FC) and Horace James of the Red Stripe Premier League in Jamaica.

PDL News: As is usual, the PDL playoffs are very prone to upsets. In the first set of conference semifinals to get underway, both division champions fell in the Southern Conference Friday evening with Orlando City U23s topping the Laredo Heat, 2-1, and the Austin Aztex downing the host Ocala Stampede, 3-2. - PLAYOFF BRACKET

WPSL News: Thursday night's 4-2 victory for Oklahoma FC over American Eagles put them into the league's final four as the division's top club, FC Dallas, withdrew from the postseason. - PLAYOFF BRACKET

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