avoiding a winless campaign. The victory put them in second and clinched the quarterfinal berth for the group-leading LA Galaxy. Hector Ramos scored twice with Gregory Richardson adding the third. LA and Metapan play in the final match with Metapan having a chance to move back ahead of the Islanders for a second-place finish in the group, though only the winners advance to the quarterfinals.
NASL News: The league began officially recognizing the statistical award winners, announcing San Antonio's Pablo Campos as the Golden Boot winner as well as his teammate Daryl Sattler as the winner of the Golden Glove award. The Tampa Bay Rowdies were the Fair Play award winners... Picking up the final weekly honors were Offensive Player of the Week Danny Barrera of Atlanta and Defensive Player of the Week Jeff Attinella of the Rowdies... The New York Cosmos announced they will be playing at Hofstra... FC Edmonton announced the release of four players that will not be returning for the 2013 campaign.
MISL News: The MISL Combine got underway Thursday with the goalkeeper session. The event, being held in Kansas City, runs through Sunday... The Chicago Soul announced Narciso Cuevas, a former Chicago Sting and Chilean international, as the team's head coach... The Wichita Wings signed long-time USL Pro player Brady Bryant, who most recently played in the MISL with the defunct Norfolk Sharx... The Syracuse Silver Knights added Matt Clare from the Sharx.
USL News: Former player Drew Courtney took over as head coach of the PDL Mississippi Brilla for Dave Dixon, who left the club for a position with its affiliate USL Pro side Charlotte Eagles.