Saturday, August 11

LD Update: Rowdies add ex-EPL player; USL Pro Game Night

USL PRO Thursday: LA Blues 1:2 Antigua Barracuda - The last place visitors delivered a tough blow to the California club's playoff chances with the surprise win. The Blues pressured from the start and after a couple close calls, Maykel Galindo connected with Max Griffin for the opening strike in the 34th minute. A fortunate bounce off the referee allowed Lawson Robinson to set up Orlando Mitchum for the equalizer in the 57th minute. Mitchum then turned provider in the 84th to give Antigua its fourth win, equal to Dayton and Pittsburgh. - MORE

USL PRO Friday: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0:3 Charlotte Eagles - Nate Thornton gave the visitors the lead in the 39th minutes after acquiring a loose ball at the top of the area. A Riverhounds effort was denied by the post in the 66th, and it was all Charlotte from that point thought it was not until the final moments they secured the win with Chris Salvaggione scoring on a 90th minute rebound after a great save by Hunter Gilstrap on Miguel Ferrer. In stoppage time Mauricio Salles capped the scoring - MORE

NASL News: The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced the signing of former EPL player (Newcastle, 2000-01) Carl Cort, who last played for Brentford of League One after stints with five other clubs.

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

Tuesday, August 7

LD Update: NASL honors; Rowdies transfer

NASL Sunday: San Antonio Scorpions 1:2 Puerto Rico Islanders - Fresh off their CCL loss, the Islanders pulled back within a point of the NASL leaders courtesy of a pair of Nicholas Addlery goals in the 31st and 51st minutes. Pablo Campos struck back in the 71st, but the rally came up short for the league leaders. - MORE

NASL News: The league announced Puerto Rico Islanders defender Richard Martinez as the Defensive Player of the Week and Atlanta Silverbacks striker Pedro Mendes as the Offensive Player of the Week... The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced that forward Tsuyoshi Yoshitake is leaving on a transfer to Yokohama FC Hong Kong.

Sunday, August 5

LD Update: Historic PDL champ; NASL & USL Pro Game Night

A high scoring evening in NASL action as the three games finished with 14 total goals, with two finishing in a draw. In USL Pro, it was a great night in North Carolina as the Charlotte Eagles and Wilmington Hammerheads were victorious, keeping the Eagles in the playoff hunt and moving the Hammerheads into a tie for third with their opponent Charleston, whom they tied the night before on the road.

Carolina RailHawks 3:3 Tampa Bay Rowdies - In a wild back-and-forth affair, the visitors got on the board first when Shane Hill knocked a 12-yard effort in off the post in the 17th minute. Then Carolina went on a roll with three straight. Nick Zimmerman headed in a Kupono Low cross from six yards to make things even two minutes before the break, then scored four minutes into the second half off a cross from Jason Garey, who added one of his own three minutes later. Luke Mulholland, who set up Hill's opener keyed Tampa Bay's rally with a half volley four minutes from time and set up the equalizer in stoppage time with a corner to Takuya Yamada - MORE