Thursday, August 9

LD Update: New women's league update; NASL & USL Pro Game Night

NASL: FC Edmonton 1:1 San Antonio Scorpions - The Scorpions failed to use their game in hand in a midweek contest to push their one-point lead to four. The visitors took the initial lead 23 minutes in when Jonathan Greenfield picked up a good through ball from Pablo Campos and put it past Lance Parker. Moments before the break Serisay Barthelemy connected with Yashir Pinto to level the score. Halftime turned into a three-hour break due to the weather and upon resumption of play, the two played to a stalemate despite San Antonion losing Josue Soto to a second yellow in the 64th. Pinto nearly scored on two late chances, failing to put away the rebound on a Kyle Porter shot in the 80th and sending another off the post five minutes later. - MORE

USL PRO: Harrisburg City Islanders 3:0 Charleston Battery
- The City Islanders picked up three huge points in their effort to finish in the top six for a postseason berth, taking advantage of Charleston losing Kyle Hoffer to a red card in the 25th minute for taking Brian Ombiji down from behind. Ombiji opened the scoring by finishing the rebound off a shot from Tom Mellor five minutes later and Mellor would get his goal in the 36th with an excellent free kick. Lucky Mkosana added the final tally on an 83rd minute breakaway. - MORE

NASL News: The Atlanta Silverbacks released forward David Santamaria by mutual agreement.

USL Pro News: The league unveiled the Team of the Week, honoring Orlando City midfielder Jamie Watson as the Player of the Week.

Women's Club Soccer News: US Soccer is still in discussions regarding a top-tier women's league for the 2013 season. According to Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl, the process will be conclude over the next month or two; though a day after his column news broke out of Boston that a new league, which appears to be mostly independent, will launch with at least eight teams coast to coast including ex-WPS teams Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars and Sky Blue FC as well as a team in Seattle. 

W-League News: Seven players from the Laval Cometes among the Canadian U20 Women's World Cup roster, which includes 18 players from the league in total.


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