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Archives: United Soccer Leagues

Islanders Unbeaten Streak Comes to Abrupt End

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The Puerto Rico Islanders had not lost 18 matches: thirteen USL matches and five CONCACAF Champions League matches. However that streak came to an abrupt end this evening at PAETEC Park against the Rocherster Rhinos. Having played late on Wednesday … Continue reading

Fixture Congestion be Damned: Roberto Brown and Impact shock Olimpia

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

photo from CDSOCCER.com Roberto Brown was not good enough for Fernando Clavijo. But he’s been good enough for Montreal of the second flight, USL leading the Impact to the league semifinals and now more importantly scoring two goals to give … Continue reading

USL Playoffs Quarterfinal Wrap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

DeRoux’s heroics were not enough for the Minnesota Thunder/photo by Paul Phillips Darren Tilley was among the heroes of the 1999 US Open Cup final, the last major trophy won by a current USL side.  Pat Onstad and Yuri Alnatt … Continue reading

USL Playoffs: Guppy Goal Lifts Rhinos

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Guppy on the ball/from USL Soccer.com Steve Guppy is one of two players capped by England’s National Team to be playing his club football in the United States currently: the other is David Beckham. Guppy, now 38 scored the game … Continue reading

USL Playoffs Set

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The USL-1 Regular Season concluded this past week and the playoffs are set. The Puerto Rico Islanders (pictured above) have won the Regular Season title, and gained the #1 seed in the playoffs. This gives the road weary Islanders a … Continue reading

Different Night, Same Story: USL wins, and MLS Loses

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Villegas’ return helped lead Puerto Rico to a 2-1 win over Tauro FC/ What else is new? Another night of CONCACAF Champions League Action and another loss for an MLS side while another result is recorded by a side from … Continue reading

CONCACAF Champions League: Group D Preview

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The Islanders have a chance to do USL proud in this group Santos Laguna was my pick to win the Superliga tournament. They bowed out in the group stage. Will the Champions League be any different? Santos stout defense starts … Continue reading

Impact Advance: MLS Falters

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Longtime FC Dallas GK Matt Jordan kept a clean sheet as USL-1 side Montreal Impact advanced in the Champions League Even after DC United beats the Charleston Battery in tonight’s US Open Cup Final, USL will have achieved something tangible … Continue reading

Hubris Part II

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

A day after amazing achievements for USL-1 sides in CONCACAF Champions League action Major League Soccer continued its pattern of showing that they don’t get it by rejecting New York’s $200,000 bid for Macoumba Kandji according to Ives Galarcep of … Continue reading

USL Does What MLS Has Never Achieved

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Today’s goalscorer for USL-1 side Puerto Rico Islanders Osei Telesford against England in May/Reuters Photo Can you believe that headline? After seeing MLS sides lose in all eight attempts to even get so much as a draw in a CONCACAF … Continue reading

Why MLS is Deserving of Ridicule

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Stuart Holden will not be able to watch team mates Brian Ching and Dwayne DeRosario in qualifying tonight because he’s playing at the same time/photo from MLSNET Major League Soccer is one of the strangest football leagues in the world. … Continue reading

USL 2 Title Game Preview

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

We’ll have a full preview of Saturday Night’s USL 2 Championship match this Friday on the American Soccer Show. The Charlotte Eagles take on the Cleveland City Stars from Krenzel Stadium, Saturday at 8pm ET on FSC. Included in the … Continue reading

A Well Earned Homecoming

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It can be strongly argued as it will be here that the greatest player in American footballing history is finally coming home. Kasey Keller signed with the Seattle Sounders FC yesterday and while the club continues in USL-1 this season, … Continue reading

MLS Review: Focus on Internationals

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Former Metro star and current Islander Peter Villegas scored a goal for Puerto Rico in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Honduras Every region with the exception of the Euro engaged UEFA confederation has begun qualifying for World Cup 2010. A number … Continue reading

USL on FSC 2008 Schedule Set

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USL on FSC 2008 Schedule Day Date Away team Home team Time (ET) Friday April 25 Montreal @ Atlanta 8:00 pm Friday May 2 Seattle @ Atlanta 8:00 pm Friday May 9 Miami @ Charleston 8:00 pm Friday May 16 … Continue reading

Best of USL-1 2007

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

The continued constant realignment and tinkering with USL makes it difficult to keep track of USL-1 especially when so many former USL-1 teams are in USL-2 and expansion teams come and go as the California Victory did this season. In … Continue reading

Christmas Time Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This is traditionally the busiest time of year in the English Football season with the Boxing Day matches on the horizon and the January transfer window about to open. But here in the United States we are consumed by meaningless … Continue reading

USL: Islanders Two Wins Away from Champions Cup

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Believe it or not DC United and the MLS Cup Champion could have a fellow American club in the CONCACAF Champions Cup. USL-1 side Puerto Rico Islanders are just two wins away from becoming the Caribbean representative in the Champions … Continue reading