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Archives: USL

USL Week in Review

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Brian Quarstad from Inside Minnesota Soccer has his weekly look around the net at news related to USL.

MLS and USL Both Adrift as New Seasons Begin

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

This may seem like a stark statement but in these tough economic times this is exactly what investors and football lovers must confront this reality. We’ve discussed in recent weeks the poor television ratings MLS has been receiving and the … Continue reading

USL Has Earned a Permanent Spot in CONCACAF CL

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

For years the ugly stepchild of the US Soccer scene, USL-1 has earned a permanent spot in the region’s biggest club football event: The CONCACAF Champions League. Puerto Rico and Montreal represented the league with incredible class and demonstrated the … Continue reading

Sebrango Brace Paces Montreal

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

In front of over 55,000 at Olympic Stadium, the Montreal Impact of USL-1 worked off some of the side’s substantial preseason rust and were victorious 2-0 over Santos Laguna. Despite the victory which gives the Impact an excellent chance of … Continue reading

USL Should Compete Directly against MLS

Posted on by Mitch Howard

The United Soccer Leagues has been a doormat to the MLS for too long.  They have allowed MLS to walk all over them.  MLS has taken multiple cities from the USL to put into their league and have not suffered … Continue reading

Whitecaps win USL-1 Title

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

Last night the Vancouver Whitecaps captured their second USL-1 title in three years defeating the tired and road weary Puerto Rico Islanders 2-1. Englishman, Jonathan Steele, the league’s MVP and arguably one of the best footballers that plays on American … Continue reading

USL-1 Final Thoughts

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Vancouver has been here before and has won before.  The Whitecaps have been one of the elite teams in the A League/USL-1 now for many season. But while Martin Nash is still a key ingredient, the team has changed … Continue reading

USL Gets Humiliated on Matchday Four in CONCACAF

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

With a league title on the line Sunday the Puerto Rico Islanders rested several regulars for tonight’s Champions League match in Mexico against Santos Laguna. The results were disasterous even with Santos resting several regulars. 3-0 was the final scoreline … Continue reading

USL Final Set

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

It’ll be Vancouver and Puerto Rico both of whom erased first leg defecits to advance. More later.

USL Playoffs: Fixture Congestion Catches up with the Islanders

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

USL Quarterfinal Wrap

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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 were also key figures that night at Crew Stadium for the Rochester … Continue reading

USL Playoffs: Steve Guppy’s Goal Lifts Rhinos

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

  Steve Guppy is one of two players capped by England’s National Team at the senior international level 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

Islanders Close 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

United and Islanders Record Big Wins: Why USL is so Successful on the Pitch

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

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 Trumps MLS by Getting Result in Costa Rica

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

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

MLS and USL based players in the Gold Cup

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer

CANADA Greg Sutton (Toronto FC), DF: Adam Braz (Toronto FC), Gabriel Gervais (Montreal Impact), Chris Pozniak (Toronto FC), Marco Reda (Toronto FC), Kevin Harmse (Los Angeles Galaxy/USA), Ante Jazic (Los Angeles Galaxy/USA, Martin Nash (Vancouver Whitecaps), Antonio Ribeiro (Montreal Impact), … Continue reading