Saturday, June 30

LD Update: USL Pro Game Night; Canada Futsal rallies to qualify; Canada U20 W-League call-ups

The top two teams in the USL Pro saw two completely different results Friday evening against the league's bottom two sides as the Charleston Battery gained two points on Orlando City.

Meanwhile, Antigua, which started off with two wins in its first three games, remains at the bottom with their winless stretch extending to eight league games as their offense continues to struggle with only one goal during that span - four games ago. Dayton, meanwhile, continues to show well despite their location in the table, rebounding from the US Open Cup exit with an impressive draw against the league leaders. The Dutch Lions have lost only twice this season by multiple goals - both on the road.

Thursday, June 28

LD Update: USL Pro Game Night; Canada Futsal loss; Hertzog loan extended

Charlotte Eagles 3:2 LA Blues - The Eagles got goals from three different players while the Blues tried to rally twice through Bright Dike. Mauricio Salles, who scored the dramatic late-game equalizer in Tuesday's 2-1 stoppage time Open Cup loss to Chivas USA, put Charlotte on top at the half-hour mark from the penalty spot. Two minutes later Christian Meza doubled the advantage. Dike scored his first in the 58th to pull back within one but Jorge Herrera restored the two-goal lead late on a great series of passes from Nate Thornton and Darryl Roberts in the 87th minute. A minute later Dike scored his second, but it proved to be too late even with three minutes of stoppage time. - MORE

MISL News: Milwaukee Wave player Ian Bennett and his Canadian Futsal team fell 4-1 in the first leg of their playoff series against El Salvador Thursday that will determine the eighth and final entrant to the CONCACAF Futsal Championship being held in Guatemala July 2-8. Former USL Vancouver Whitecap Alex Elliott scored the lone goal for Canada. He is joined by long-time USL players Ian Bennett (Palm Beach Pumas, Charleston Battery, Richmond Kickers, Rochester Rhinos) and Robbie Aristodemo (Toronto Lynx, Seattle Sounders), the 2001 Rookie of the Year for the second-division flight while playing for the Lynx.

Tuesday, June 26

LD Update: Honors; Open Cup resumes tonight

US Open Cup: The three teams remaining from the lower divisions, all from third-tier USL Pro, will face three MLS opponents tonight in the tournament quarterfinals. Harrisburg City Islanders face affiliate Philadelphia Union at 7:30 ET, Dayton Dutch Lions take on Sporting Kansas City at 8:30 ET and the Charlotte Eagles kick things off at 10:30 ET in their fourth game outside of the Eastern Time Zone. All three games, as well as the 10:30 ET all-MLS match between Seattle and San Jose, will be streamed live online. For a LIVE BLOG and complete coverage, visit

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