Saturday, July 14

LD Update: USL Pro Game Night; Kickers signings; MISL combine

Antigua Barracuda 0:3 Los Angeles Blues - The Blues put an end to a five-game losing skid in a match that began Thursday evening and wrapped up Friday morning due to lightning in the 13th minute. A defensive lapse allowed Bryan Burke to give the visitors the advantage 11 minutes in. Antigua fought back with a couple chances, but the rally was dimmed when they lost Luke Blakely in the 66th for a second yellow. Two minutes later Brian Farber fired from inside the area to double the lead. Farber then connected with Burke with five minutes left on a cross to the back post to cap the lengthy contest. - MORE

Richmond Kickers 3:1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds - Bolstered by a handful of new additions, the Kickers grabbed a 2-0 halftime lead in the eight minutes leading up to the break. Gerson dos Santos created the opener in the 37th with a lofted cross that Yomby William nodded in at the back post. Jason Yeisley created the second, an own goal, with a cross into the six that went off a defender and through goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap's legs. The second half was a stalemate until the two sides exchanged penalties in the final four minutes with Matthew Delicate giving Richmond their third and Matt Kassal spoiling the clean sheet in the 90th. - MORE

Friday, July 13

LD Update: NASL & USL Pro Game Nights; Cosmos to NASL; Roster changes

Midweek action created a two-point margin between the top three clubs in the NASL as the Puerto Rico Islanders moved back level with expansion San Antonio Wednesday and the defending champion Minnesota Stars keeping pace two points back the following night.

Wednesday - Puerto Rico Islanders 1:0 San Antonio Scorpions - The Islanders took the narrow decision between the league's two top sides with a header from Nicholas Addlery off a cross from Noah Delgado 25 minutes in. Jonathan Fana nearly made it two seven minutes later when he found himself alone with the keeper only to have Darryl Sattler make a great save. Richard Martin made a great save for the other side six minutes into the second, however, it was to keep a potential own goal on a Esteban Bayona cross from going in. Another great save for Martin came courtesy of the crossbar, which denited midfielder Hans Denissen five minutes later. - MORE

Wednesday, July 11

LD Update: Pro honors; PDL playoff teams

NASL News: The league recognized Carolina RailHawks midfielder Mike Palacio as the Offensive Player of the Week and Atlanta Silverbacks goalkeeper Daniel Illyes as the Defensive Player of the Week... The Atlanta Silverbacks announced that interim coach Eric Wynalda has brought into the club three of his Cal FC players, signing Danny Barrera, Pablo Cruz and Mike Randolph.

USL Pro News: Rochester Rhinos striker Kendell McFayden was named as the Player of the Week, hilighting the league's Team of the Week... DC United 2012 draft pick Charles Rodriguez, a former member and captain of nearby University of North Carolina-Charlotte, has signed with the Wilmington Hammerheads.

Monday, July 9

LD Update: USL Pro Game Night; PDL playoff races

LA Blues 0:4 Orlando City - An early George Davis miss by inches may have been critical as the visitors scored five minutes later and ran away with the victory. Jamie Watson connected with Dennis Chin in the seventh minute. Chin doubled the advantage 10 minutes later, collecting a clearance blocked by Jean Alexandre and firing past Jose Miranda. Alexandre added the third with 20 minutes left and Matt Luzunaris capped the scoring in the 78th. - MORE

PDL News: The Michigan Bucks clinched a record 10th division championship with a 5-1 victory against Cincinnati Saturday... A 1-1 Des Moines Menace draw against Thunder Bay allowed Real Colorado Foxes to clinch a postseason berth with a 3-0 road win in Kansas City...

Sunday, July 8

LD Update: NASL & USL Pro Game Nights; PDL Timbers in playoffs; DC Women add from US U17

The home clubs went winless on the night in the NASL, highlighted by Eric Wynalda picking up his first win two outings as the interim manager of the Atlanta Silverbacks, earning a 2-0 road win against the reigning champion Minnesota Stars.

Though it was only a 1-1 draw in Harrisburg, Antigua ended a 10-game losing streak in USL Pro. The Rochester Rhinos put an end to Dayton's three-game unbeaten turnaround. Perhaps fueled by their US Open Cup run, the Charlotte Eagles have now won four consecutive in league play and are now firmly in the chase for a playoff berth after sweeping Charleston in a home-and-home series over the weekend.