Saturday, September 1

LD Update: Champion Orlando City out; Charleston & Wilmington reach USL Pro Final

One upset was perhaps fathomable, but too was improbable. Both road teams, however, advanced Friday evening to reach the USL Pro championship game next Saturday.

The Wilmington Hammerheads, who accounted for Orlando City's lone loss this season, repeated the feat in stunning fashion. The Charleston Battery, meanwhile, battled the Rochester Rhinos to a 1-1 draw before prevailing in penalties.

Friday, August 31

LD Update: USL Pro semis tonight; PR pounded; player availability news

The USL Pro championship finalists will be determined tonight with both semifinals kicking off around 7:30 pm ET. The reigning two-time regular season champion and last year's league winners Orlando City play host to the Wilmington Hammerheads, the only team to hand them a loss in their amazing 17-1-6 campaign, while longtime foes Rochester Rhinos and Charleston Battery square off in New York.

Both matches will be streamed on

Wednesday, August 29

LD Update: NASL honors, sponsor & SKC loan

NASL News: The San Antonio Scorpions ownership announced Toyota as the presenting sponsor of the stadium currently under construction as well as the associated theme park for special-needs individuals, Morgan's Wonderland... The league announced the weekly honors, naming Carolina RailHawks goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald as the Defensive Player of the Week and Fort Lauderdale Strikers forward Abe Thompson as the Offensive Player of the Week... The RailHawks announced the addition of Sporting Kansas City midfielder Konrad Warzycha via a loan for the rest of the season after playing just one minute in league play and making two US Open Cup appearances in the club's run to the tournament championship.   

Sunday, August 26

LD Update: Carolina clubs win dramatic USL Pro playoff openers; NASL Game Night

It was a dramatic night of rallies in the opening round of the USL Pro playoffs as the Carolina clubs Charleston Battery and Wilmington Hammerheads advanced to the semifinals. Charleston came from behind at home to knock out Harrisburg while Richmond and Wilmington played a back-and-forth contest that saw the visiting Hammerheads prevail on a late strike.

In the NASL, two matches were of note. The two sides tied for second squared off, but the Tampa Bay Rowdies and visiting Puerto Rico Islanders played to a scoreless stalemate. Meanwhile, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers moved within two points of the pair by downing the league-leading San Antonio Scorpions.