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Islanders Close in on Commissioners Cup

peter villegas1 198x300 Islanders Close in on Commissioners Cup

The last few weeks have forced American soccer fans to take note of the Puerto Rico Islanders. The USL-1 side accomplished a feat no MLS side has in eight tries: get a result on Costa Rican soil and defeat a Costa Rican team to advance in a CONCACAF competition.

Kendall Jagdeosingh and Cristian Arrieta scored goals as the Islanders moved to within one point of the Commissioners Cup denoting the the top team in table for the regular season with a 2-0 victory over Rochester. Now Colin Clarke’s men must focus on the CONCACAF Champions League where the Islanders hosty Tauro FC of Panama on Tuesday night. A full preview of the CONCACAF Champions League is coming monday on the site.

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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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