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Archives: Puerto Rico Islanders

What the Soccer Landscape Looks Like In Puerto Rico After the Islanders Era

Posted on by Edwin Jusino
Islanders

In 2008, the Puerto Rico Islanders were on the brink of greatness, just a penalty round away from playing for the CONCACAF Champions League championship. Fast forward four years later to 2012, and the franchise had all but disappeared. The … Continue reading

Islanders Return to CONCACAF Champions League

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Don Garber’s hopes that USL would be shut out of the 2009/10 version of the CONCACAF Champions League have not been realized. Last night in Trinidad, the Islanders recorded a 2-0 semifinal win in the CFU Final Four over Haitian … Continue reading

MLS/WPS/USL Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The march on DC by supporters will be covered extensively on this week’s podcast. We’re doing the review a day early this week because I will be traveling on Monday morning. Kansas City-DC was a difficult game to watch, but … Continue reading

More Mexican Misery: Islanders Out of CONCACAF after PKs

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Taking a 2-0 lead back to Mexico for an MLS or USL side in a Continental competition should never be permitted. For third time in three years a team from one of North America’s leagues has blown a two goal … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals: Keys for the Islanders

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Well the big day has finally arrived. After three weeks of waiting, the Puerto Rico Islanders of USL-1 face off against Mexican giants Cruz Azul in Mexico City in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Semifinals. The Islanders … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Islanders vs Cruz Azul Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The big day has finally arrived. The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League semifinal will feature the Puerto Rico Islanders of our USL versus Cruz Azul of the dominant FMF. Puerto Rico was able to handle Santos Laguna at … Continue reading

Islanders Advance

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

USL-1 has placed a team in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League, just a day after the last MLS representative the Houston Dynamo were embarrassed in Cancun at the hands of Atlante. Yesterday we discussed tactics on this site: … Continue reading

Puerto Rico 2:1 CD Marathon: Islanders Work off Rust in Big Second Half

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Playing in a competitive match for the first time in months, the Puerto Rico Islanders looked disorganized and unsettled.This gave Honduran league leaders CD Marathon several first half opportunities due to a the Islanders losing their shape and not communicating … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League Previews

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The CONCACAF Champions League resumes Tuesday with three quarterfinals matchups involving sides from American based leagues. Houston vs Atlante The Dynamo have done well to get this far and boast a 4-0 win over Atlante in the opening group match … Continue reading

Dynamo Join Islanders and Impact in CONCACAF knock out rounds

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Brian Ching’s header last night sent the Dynamo through to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League. For all the criticisms of this tournament by MLS apologists, the event has produced from my vantage point much more entertaining football than … Continue reading

Islanders Closing in on Commissioners Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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 … Continue reading

Islanders and United Conquer: USL vs MLS

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Islanders used two late goals to advance Wednesday Night Tropical Storm Hanna has reaked havoc on Haiti and it also delayed the start of tonight’s CONCACAF Champions League match between Puerto Rico and Alajuelense. For the first time ever … Continue reading