The Islanders arms the gate this Saturday, August 18th at 7:30pm against Southern rivals Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. It is a battle between the 3rd and 4th playoff spots in the NASL. The Islanders are ahead of the Strikers by 4 points (34) with a game in hand. This is the first meeting between the sides in recent memory, but the teams split a home and home series earlier in the year. There were 7 total goals scored in two exciting games that week.
The Strikers and the Islanders will try to maintain the playoff pace at a vital point in the season. The end of the season is upon us, with two trophies up for grabs. We invite our fans to arrive early and support the Islanders on their return home to the Loubriel this Saturday.
WELCOME BACK, AZUL
Ten Islanders were selected to represent Puerto Rico in the inspiring friendly against Spain. We would like to both congratulate and welcome back:
#6 Alexis Rivera
#5 Noah Delgado
#4 Marco Vélez
#3 Richard Martínez
#20 Joshua Hansen
#10 Joseph “Jackie” Marrero
#19 Hector “Pito” Ramos
#16 Anthony Vázquez
#15 Andrés Pérez
#17 Tyler Wilson
Seasoned vet and Costa Rican pro, Andy Herron, was named NASL’s Offenive Player of the Week for his wonderful goal against the Carolina RailHawks last Saturday. Herron has a solid tally of 8 goals on the season with two assists. Yet he is only second on the Strikers in scoring to only Mark Anderson (11).
SHOUT OUT TO PARI
Defender Pari Pantazopoulos has held it down for the Puerto Rico Islanders while the team adjusts to losing members due international duties and injuries. He has been a revelation while the Troop has recuperated.
|Rowdies Win Puts Pressure On Defeated RailHawks|
|San Antonio Scorpions 3 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1|
|Atlanta Silverbacks 2 Carolina RailHawks 0|
|Minnesota United 2 Tampa Bay Rowdies 3|
|Scorpions Hold Halftime Lead Over Strikers|
|Silverbacks Have Edge Over RailHawks At Halftime|
|Match Preview: San Antonio vs. Fort Lauderdale|
|Match Preview: Atlanta vs. Carolina|
|Rowdies Steal Halftime Lead Over United|
|Match Preview: Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||6||3||2||1||3||11|
|Minnesota United FC||6||2||2||2||1||8|
|San Antonio Scorpions||6||1||2||3||-4||5|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||6||1||1||4||-6||4|