Saturday, August 4

LD Update: USL Pro Game Night; NASL honor

In a showdown of the USL Pro's top two sides, regular season champion Orlando City added even more to its lead over Rochester. Meanwhile, a draw between the third and fourth-place sides Charleston and Wilmington allowed Richmond to jump past the Hammerheads with their victory.


Rochester Rhinos 0:1 Orlando City
- Rochester netminder Kristian Nicht could only hold back Orlando City for so long before a counter in the 65th minute gave Jamie Watson the opportunity to provide the winner. - MORE

Thursday, August 2

LD Update: Puerto Rico falls in CCL opener; Hammerhead to Iceland; PDL award finalists

USL PRO: Harrisburg City Islanders 2:4 Orlando City - The Florida club may have already locked up first, but they certainly did not take it easy in Harrisburg. Jamie Watson struck six minutes in. After Garret Pettis equalized in the 10th, Watson would restore the advantage beore the break with his second in the 32nd. In the second half it was Dennis Chin, setting up defender Erik Ustruck with a rebound finish in the 52nd and scoring himself in the 75th to put the match out of reach. James McLaughlin provided a late effort for a rally in the 82nd. - MORE

Wednesday, August 1

LD Update: USL Pro Game Night; League honors; PDL signings

USL Pro: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0:2 LA Blues - Maxwell Griffin played a role in both goals on either side of the break. He kicked it off by collecting a long diagonal ball in the 38th and sending it toward goal only to have it deflect off a defender and, fortunately, to the path of Brian Farber to give them the lead. Nine minutes into the second half a defensive giveaway forced by Matt Fondy allowed Maykel Galindo to find Griffin to double the lead. Galindo nearly made it three in the 73rd when Blum was tackled by the keeper, sending Galindo to the spot only to see him denied with a nice save by Greg Blum. - MORE

Monday, July 30

LD Update: Ottawa finally wins W-League; Gulf Coast & FC Sonic champs

While three of the elite amateur leagues were determing their championships Sunday (PDL to conclude next week), the bottom two sides in USL Pro squared off. With a victory over Antigua, Dayton jumped past Pittsburgh in the table.

USL PRO: Dayton Dutch Lions 3:1 Antigua Barracuda - The visitors took the initial lead when a shot from Stefan Smith rebounded to Tamarley Thomas in the 12th minute. Nixon Dias headed in a Eli Garner corner two minutes later for the hosts and things got worse in the 38th when Matthew Aldred was sent off for a bad tackle. Another corner just before the hour mark was put away by Mettin Copier after a scramble then Antigua lost George Dublin to a red. Neil Holowaty finished the scoring in the 72nd. - MORE

Sunday, July 29

LD Update: NASL & USL Pro Game Night; WNY champs, PDL final set

With fourth-place Fort Lauderdale winning the night before, the top three clubs answered right back with wins of their own Saturday with shutout victories at home, including one stunning scoreline that set a league record.

Harrisburg and Richmond made it a clean sweep for the home clubs on the night, giving themselves a little space from Charlotte in the race for the final playoff berth.