Bayamón Soccer Complex is once again the venue for another first place versus second place clash, as the Puerto Rico Islanders host the league-leading San Antonio Scorpions. The Islanders have a chance to draw level with the Scorpions at the top of the standings win a home victory, something they haven’t been able to achieve their previous two home matches.
The Islanders are coming off of a 1-1 home draw with FC Edmonton on Saturday. The hosts took a first half lead through Jonathan Faña’s fourth goal of the season, but Kyle Porter’s equalizer early in the second half gave Edmonton a deserved point. The game prior, the Islanders were on the wrong end of a 4-0 score, playing away to the Minnesota Stars.
San Antonio did not feature at the weekend, and will have had a full week of rest before the match. In their last match, on July 4, the Scorpions defeated FC Edmonton by a goal to nil, Esteban Bayona scoring his fourth goal in four games to expand San Antonio’s lead atop the table.
Last time out the Scorpions defeated the Islanders 2-0 on June 16 in Bayamón, the only home defeat the Islanders have suffered in over two seasons. Esteban Bayona and Pablo Campos each scored for the visitors to displace the Islanders and move into first place.
Puerto Rico Islanders vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Wednesday, July 11, 2012— 7:30 P.M. EDT
Bayamón Soccer Complex
Bayamón, Puerto Rico
Webcast: NASL on ustream
2012 Series: Tied, 1-0-1, 3pts
Puerto Rico San Antonio
Head Coach Adrian Whitbread Tim Hankinson
2012 Records 2nd: 7-4-4, 25pts 1st: 8-4-2, 28pts
Last Five Games L W T L T W W L W W
Goals Leader Nicholas Addlery (5), Pablo Campos (8)
David Foley (5)
Assists Leader Jonathan Faña (5) Esteban Bayona (4)
San Antonio Scorpions
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