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

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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 heavy governmental financing of the project, coupled with a change in ruling party, when most of the ownership were heavily involved in the defeated government, mixed with a plummeting economy spelled the end for the club that placed Puerto Rican soccer on the international landscape.

Scorpions, Rowdies lead way in NASL's 2012 Best XI

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The San Antonio Scorpions and Tampa Bay Rowdies were the best two teams in the regular season this year, so it should come as no surprise that their players make up more than half of NASL's 2012 Best XI.

NASL announced the best players of the campaign on Tuesday morning and both the Scorpions and Rowdies had three players, the highest total from any of the eight teams in the league.

NASL Podcast Episode #48; Playoff Quarterfinals & Trouble in Edmonton

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Welcome to episode #48 of the IMSoccer News North American Soccer League Podcast. This week Gerry Wittmann, Jay (Yankiboy) Long, and yours truly, Brian Quarstad, have a lively discussion about the most recent activities in the NASL. You can find all past episodes of the North American Soccer League Podcast here and the RSS Feed [.

NASL Playoff Rewind: Stars upset Islanders, RailHawks roll past Strikers

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Minnesota Stars FC could not have picked a better time to get their first win in Puerto Rico.

The Stars upset the Puerto Rico Islanders, 2-1, in their NASL quarterfinals clash at Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel on Sunday to grab their first victory in Puerto Rico in three years.

Minnesota Stars Defeat Puerto Rico Islanders to Move on to NASL Semifinals

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The 6th seeded Minnesota Stars upset the 3rd seeded Islanders 2-1 on Sunday night in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, to move on to the semifinals of the NASL playoffs against the San Antonio Scorpions. They Stars earned the victory with a number of firsts. Stars head coach Manny Lagos came into this quarterfinal playoff match with [.

CCL: Galaxy Advance, Mexican Teams in Danger

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The Los Angeles Galaxy received a big assist from the team that knocked them out of the preliminary round of the CONCACAF Champions League in 2010.

The Puerto Rico Islanders of the lower-division NASL stunned Metapán 3-0 on Thursday night. The result ensures the Galaxy will win Group 5 in the Champions League.

NASL Weekend Recap: Scorpions Win Regular Season Title, Playoff Matchups Set

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The last weekend of NASL regular season play saw the expansion San Antonio Scorpions finish the regular season with the best record in the league on a weekend where all four matches ended in draws. On Saturday, the Atlanta Silverbacks continued their improved play, finishing out the season with a 1-1 draw in Puerto Rico, [.

Week #24 NASL Players of the Week: Ty Shipalane & Anthony Vázquez

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MIAMI, Fla. (Sept 17, 2012) – Carolina RailHawks Midfielder Ty Shipalane was named NASL Offensive Player of the Week the league announced Tuesday. Shipalane was honored for his performance on Sunday against the San Antonio Scorpions. Shipalane scored the game-winning goal in the 69th minute as well as his contributions the previous Wednesday in a [.

As Teams Enter Final Week of Regular Season, Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in the NASL?

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We are in the final week of NASL action and all 6 playoff spots are still too close to call. While it would be virtually impossible for anyone to bump San Antonio out of first place because of their superior goal differential, the other 5 remaining playoff teams are jockeying for position. Here's a team [.

NASL Week 24 Recap: Scorpions Upset by RailHawks, Islanders and Rowdies Climb in Standings with Wins

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As the NASL regular season winds down, there were two Saturday matches this weekend and another two on Sunday. On Saturday night the Atlanta Silverbacks continued their fine stretch of defensive soccer, earning all three points at home against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers while the Puerto Rico Islanders shut down the Minnesota Stars FC 2-0 [.

Minnesota Stars Lose to Puerto Rico Islanders in Bayamon

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The Puerto Rico Islanders were able to get some revenge on the Minnesota Stars FC on Saturday evening. The full strength Islanders defeated the Stars by a score of 2-0 in front of 3,331 at Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium. Just 4 days previous, Minnesota had beat up on Puerto Rico with a 4-0 scoreline in [.

Still Lots on the Line for Minnesota Stars in Final Two Matches

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Only 3 points separate spots 3-6 in the NASL standings. The Minnesota Stars got the proverbial monkey off their back on Tuesday night with a 4-0 win over the Puerto Rico Islanders. The Stars had gone 9 games without a win going back nearly 8 weeks to July 12th. Oddly, it was the second time [...]

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Minnesota Stars Clinch Playoff Spot with 4-0 Win Over Islanders

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Maybe it was the professional debut start for rookie Nate Polak who scored Minnesota's first goal of the night, or it might have been the cumulative leadership of Orlando City loan player Jamie Watson who coming into the match had a game under his belt with his new teammates and nearly a week on the [.

NASL Week 23 Recap: Scorpions Continue First-Place March

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This week in the NASL saw the controversial announcement by the league office that the NASL would be going to a split season format next year. Â As far as this week's action Saturday, the San Antonio Scorpions pushed their claim to be the league's regular season champions with a 1-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks.

NASL Week 23 Recap: Scorpions Continue First-Place March

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This week in the NASL saw the controversial announcement by the league office that the NASL would be going to a split season format next year. As far as this week's action Saturday, the San Antonio Scorpions pushed their claim to be the league's regular season champions with a 1-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks.

NASL Week 22: A Look Back

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By FRANCO PANIZO

For 80 minutes, the Tampa Bay Rowdies were unable to break open a 10-man Ft. Lauderdale Strikers team, and the final regular-season match between the two bitter Florida rivals seemed destined to end in a scoreless draw.

Then the final 10 minutes came.

NASL Week 22 Recap: Rowdies and RailHawks Triumph

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Labor Day weekend not only marks the unofficial end of summer, but also the beginning of the NASL playoff stretch run. Â On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rowdies closed to within four points of first place San Antonio by winning 3-0 over Fort Lauderdale at Lockhart Stadium while the Scorpions drew on the road with the [.

Puerto Rico Islanders Pummeled by Youthful LA Galaxy in CONCACAF Champions League

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The Puerto Rico Islanders traveled over 3,300 miles to play the Los Angeles Galaxy in CONCACAF Champions League group play on Wednesday night. With LA playing mainly bench and reserve side players, the Islanders may have felt they had a good chance to inflict some damage on the MLS side much like they did on [.

Mid-Day Ticker: Scorpions land stadium sponsor, Robinho out a month and more

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The San Antonio Scorpions are making moves.

The NASL club landed Toyota as a sponsor for its new soccer-specific stadium, which is slated to open in time for the 2013 season. It will be the second soccer-specific stadium in America with the Japanese car company's name branded on it, joining the Chicago Fire's Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill.

CONCACAF

Galaxy Secure CONCACAF CL QF Place -- Without Kicking a Ball

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And that renders their final group game Oct. 25 in El Salvador as meaninglesss. And the clincher came courtesy of the Puerto Rico Islanders, the minor league club the Galaxy had already sent packing from the competition. Read how the Galaxy did it here. The group standings are here.

Puerto Rico Islanders Defeat Metapán 3-0 with Bench Players

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The Puerto Rico Islanders defeated Salvadorian side Isidro Metapán 3-0 at Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium on Thursday night in CONCACAF Champions League play. Puerto Rico was playing for nothing more than pride as they were yet to win a Champions League match in the 2012 campaign and had already been eliminated from advancing before Thursday [.

CONCACAF Champions League – TV Listings – 19 September 2012

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Below are television listings for all the CONCACAF Champions League matches on September 19, 2012.

Puerto Rico Islanders v Los Angeles Galaxy, 8:00 PM (USA EST)

Fox Soccer/Univision Deportes (USA), Fox Sports (Latin America)

Marathon v Seattle Sounders, 10:00 PM (USA EST)

Fox Soccer/Univision Deportes (USA), Fox Soccer (USA), Fox Soccer (USA)

Aguila v Santos, 10:30 PM (USA EST)

Galavision (USA), Fox Sports (Latin America)

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CONCACAF Champions League – Match Recaps – 19 September 2012

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Seattle won at Marathon, LA were held in Puerto Rico, and Santos cruised by Aguila in the CONCACAF Champions League on September 19, 2012.

Puerto Rico Islanders 0-0 Los Angeles Galaxy

A weakened Galaxy side struggled to create many chances as they had to settle for a draw. A win would have all but guaranteed the Galaxy top spot in the group but now it makes things very interesting.

Puerto Rico Islanders Settle for Draw with LA Galaxy in CONCACAF Champions League Play

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The Puerto Rico Islanders played a solid match against the Los Angeles Galaxy in CONCACAF Champions League play on Wednesday night in Bayamon at the newly renovated Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium. Despite outshooting the Galaxy 16-9 and forcing 5 solid saves from LA goalkeeper Brian Perk, the Islanders could not find a goal and the [.

Galaxy Takes Command of CONCACAF Champions League Group

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Puerto Rico Islanders 0 Galaxy 0 The Galaxy's Edson Buddle fights for the ball with Puerto Rico Islanders' Eddie Edward tonight during their CONCACAF Champions League soccer match in Bayamon, Puerto Rico (AP Photo). BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The Galaxy and Puerto Rico Islanders played to a 0-0 draw

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Columbus Crew

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If recent MLS seasons have taught anything, it is that teams can get hot at the right time toward the end of the season, enter the playoffs with momentum and go on an MLS Cup run. The Columbus Crew are attempting to become the latest to try and test that notion.

Riding the exploits of Designated Player Federico Higuain, Columbus posted a second-straight two-win, six-point week to push into the Eastern Conference's top five and the heart of the playoff race and capture SBI MLS Team of the Week honors.

Academy Alumni Post Big Midweek Effort for LA Galaxy

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Several former Development Academy players were responsible for the majority of the LA Galaxy's offense during the team's 4-0 victory against the Puerto Rico Islanders on Wednesday in CONCACAF Champions League play at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri product Tommy Meyer scored a seventh-minute header.

CCL: LA 4 - Puerto Rico 0

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A version of the Los Angeles Galaxy that bore little resemblance to their regular lineup had no trouble with the Puerto Rico Islanders in CONCACAF Champions League play. Tommy Meyer opened the scoring for LA in the 7th minute. Jose Villarreal scored in the 46th, and Jack McBean added a third in the 80th minute.

Galaxy youngsters rout Islanders in CCL action

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BY KAYLA KNAPP

CARSON, Calif.—Injuries, illness and a busy schedule meant a mostly reserve lineup for the Los Angeles Galaxy in their Wednesday night CONCACAF Champions League match—nine of the starters were under 23, including five rookies.

But that didn't stop the youngsters from crushing the Puerto Rico Islanders 4-0.

Video Highlights: Galaxy knock off minor league Islanders in CONCACAF Champions League

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Galaxy 4 Puerto Rico Islanders 0 If there was a competitive first team game this season to blood a lot of talent in the first team, this was the contest against the minor league Puerto Rico Islanders. The Galaxy sent out a young reserve squad (which as a Galaxy official

Reserves show their Value for Galaxy in CCL match

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Having won a hard fought match on Sunday against FC Dallas and with another big match against the Vancouver Whitecaps looming on Saturday, Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena sent out the reserves for Wednesday's CONCACAF Champions League matchup against the Puerto Rico Islanders.

The move paid off, as goals from four different players enabled the Galaxy to collect three points in its final home match of the competition and thus sit in first place in the group courtesy of a 4-0 win over the Islanders at the Home Depot Center.

MLS/CCL Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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A ferocious rivalry. An emotional return. A hot team on the playoff hunt. CONCACAF Champions League revenge. It's all on the docket Wednesday night.

D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls meet in the rubber match of this year's Atlantic Cup, with United looking to creep up to third place in the Eastern Conference, while New York eyes the top spot and can leapfrog Sporting Kansas City for first place with a win.

Wednesday MLS Gameday: Galaxy host Champions League game in Carson, Chivas USA in Boston

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*The Galaxy host 2010 CONCACAF Champions league nemesis the Puerto Rico Islanders tonight in Carson (live at 7 o'clock on Fox Soccer) likely without their three designated players in their second CONCACAF Champions League outing. Tickets for the game are just $10 and parking is free tonight at Home Depot

CONCACAF Champions League – TV Listings – 29 August 2012

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Below are television listings for all the CONCACAF Champions League matches on August 29, 2012.

Chivas de Guadalajara v W Connection, 8:00 PM (USA EST)

Univision Deportes (USA), Fox Sports (South/Central America)

Los Angeles Galaxy v Puerto Rico Islanders, 10:00 PM (USA EST)

Fox Soccer (USA)

Municipal v Monterrey, 10:00 PM (USA EST)

Univision Deportes (USA), Fox Sports (South/Central America)

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CONCACAF Champions League – Match Predictions – 29 August 2012

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Below are predictions for all the CONCACAF Champions League matches on August 29, 2012.

Chivas de Guadalajara v W Connection, 8:00 PM (USA EST)

Chivas wins 3-0

Los Angeles Galaxy v Puerto Rico Islanders, 10:00 PM (USA EST)

Los Angeles Galaxy wins 3-1

Municipal v Monterrey, 10:00 PM (USA EST)

Monterrey wins 1-0

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Some Soccer News for Tue Aug 28, 2012

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STARTERS

San Jose has announced that they will break ground on their new stadium Oct 21. Hooray beer!

dN

Sacha Kljestan forced his way back into the first 11 at Anderlecht and today he helped them advance to the UEFA Champions League group stage!!

dN

Has anyone seen or heard from Edson Buddle?

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Major Link Soccer: Coaching Carousel Edition

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Another day, another CCL win for the Sounders. Seattle scored thrice in the 3-1 win over Caledonia, providing the squad with a stranglehold on Group 4 of the Champions League. Around the rest of the CCL, Toronto was in a relatable position, losing 3-1 to Santos Laguna. Los Angeles hosted the Puerto Rico Islanders and took advantage of home pitch with a 4-0 pantsing.

Some Soccer News for Mon Aug 27, 2012

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STARTERS

Michael Bradley went the full 90 in his debut at Roma, but the team could only manage a tie in the season opener on a last minute pass from Bradley to Nicolas Lopez.

dN

Terrible news for Sporting Kansas City's run for the MLS title: "Sporting Kansas City forward Teal Bunbury suffered a torn ACL and damaged LCL in his left knee during Sunday's 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls, the team announced on Monday.

The Rest

Saying Goodbye to Keon "Predator" Daniel

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Super-fan Ed Welsh laments the fall from grace (or Chester) of the man, the myth, the legend - Keon Daniel.

Fellow members of the Keon Daniel Fan Club,

The sad and fateful day that we have long feared has finally arrived. Our idol (or god, depending on how dedicated you are to the fan club) has been released from the Union.

Galaxy Notebook: With CCL quarterfinal berth clinched, focus now on MLS stretch run

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BY KAYLA KNAPP

Carson, CALIF. — The Los Angeles Galaxy were paying attention to an important game last night, but it wasn't one they were playing in. The Puerto Rico Islanders defeated Metapan 3-0 in their CONCACAF Champions League group stage match.