Puerto Rico Islanders FC

December 12th, 2010

Islanders lose SuperCopa: River Plate PR 2-0 Islanders

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Bottom line… The Islanders B-team was not anywhere close to the River Plate PR’s A-team, with their 7 starting Argentinian reinforcements (playing on questionable tourist visas and currently on investigation by USA Immigration).

Regardless, the Islanders poor showing in the 2010 SuperCopa Finals will keep them thinking about better planning for next year’s tournament.

The Islanders played the Supercopa without: Bill Gaudette, Nick Addlery, David Foley, Kendall Jagdeosingh, Marco Velez, Emory, Nurse and Daniel; all of whose contracts expired at the end of the 2010 USSF Div2 CHampionship.

David Horst (on loan from Real Salt Lake) was also missing from the tournament; while Alexis Rivera and Jonathan Faña were both unable to play in the Final due to injuries. Both Alexis and Faña played in the Group Round of the SuperCopa.

The Islanders will be looking for some revenge next year against River Plate PR in the 2011 Caribbean Football Union’s Clubs Championship.
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December 9th, 2010

Ouch!!! River Plate PR 1-0 Islanders (1st-Leg) SuperCopa Finals

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River Plate PR took an early lead on the 7′, and Josh Hansen missed a penalty shot for the Islanders on the 18′.

The 2nd leg of the Final is on Sunday again at Juan Ramón Loubriel stadium.

Lineup Islanders:
Laurendi, Henry, Salem, Telesford, Delgado, Hansen, Miranda, Gbandi, Martinez, Villaroel, Allison


December 8th, 2010

SuperCopa Final: Clash of the Puerto Rican Titans!

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The Puerto Rico Islanders and River Plate PR have never faced each other on the field.

Yet the fans rivalry between these two teams has been going on for years…

The story of the Islanders is now well known in Borinquen.

Prior to 2010, 2008 was the Islanders best year: The Islanders won the Caribbean’s 3rd berth to the newly created CONCACAF Champions League (CCL). They were the USL Regular Season Champions (winners of the Commissioner’s Cup), USL Subchampion, 2008-09 CONCACAF Champion’s League Semifinalists.

In the 2008-09 CFU/CCL run the Islanders defeated several regional powerhouses: San Juan Jabloteh (Trinidad & Tobago), Liga Alajuelense (Costa Rica), Tauro FC (Panama), Marathon (Honduras), Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul (Mexico).

That year (2008) they swept the USL’s awards: Organization of the Year, Progress Award, Fair Play Award , Coach of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Defender of the Year and Most Valuable Player!
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December 5th, 2010

SuperCopa Semifinals: Islanders 2-0 Mayagüez FC (2nd Leg)

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The Puerto Rico Islanders defeated Mayagüez FC 2-0 in the return leg of the SuperCopa Semifinals to win a spot in the finals with a 4-1 aggregate score.

The Islanders will now face River Plate PR for the first time ever in Puerto Rican football history. River Plate PR defeated Sevilla FC Juncos with a 2-1 aggregate score after a controversial 1-1 draw last night, that saw River Plate tie the match and win the Semifinal on a corner kick goal, after the referee erred and overuled a lineman’s ‘out of bounds’ call for a corner kick. River Plate FC had won the 1st leg 1-0 in Juncos.

Both SuperCopa finalists, the Islanders and River Plate PR, are qualified to the 2011 CFU Club Champions Cup tournament. The Islanders are the reigning 2010 CFU Champions, while River Plate PR got eliminated by the eventual 2010 CFU Subchampion Joe Public from Trinidad & Tobago in the 2nd round.

The 1st-leg of the Finals will be at 8pm on Thursday at Juan Ramón Loubriel stadium in Bayamón. The 2nd-leg will be on Sunday also at Bayamón, as renovations for the River Plate’s new stadium in San Juan are not complete.
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December 2nd, 2010

SuperCopa Semifinals: Islanders 2-1 Mayagüez FC (1st Leg)

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2010 SuperCopa PRSL

Semifinals

Islanders 2-1 Mayaguez FC

Final

Lineup Islanders:
Laurendi, Miranda, Faña (Turizio 76′), Salem, Hansen, Villaroel, Henry, Noah Delgado (Mashriqui 85′), Telesford, Martinez, Gbandi

Lineup Mayagüez FC:
Torres, Ojeda (Rivera 90′+), Lires (Tamayo 88′), Valcarcel, Nieves (Ibarguen 52′), Tillemont, Salles, Esnaurizar (Urrutia 65′), Chacon, Piña, Mime Ortiz


Goals:
1. PRI: N. Delgado 4′
2. PRI: Salem 45′ (penalty)
3. MFC: M. Salles 90′+ (penalty)

Ejections:
1. MFC: Piña 62′


November 28th, 2010

Islanders route Caguas Huracan 6-0 in SuperCopa

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The Islanders routed Huracan FC again tonight, this time 6-0 at Juan Ramón Loubriel stadium.

With the win, the Islanders finised in first place of Group B with a 5W-1T-0L record (16 pts), and will play Mayagüez FC on Thursday in the SuperCopa Semifinals.

River Plate PR and Sevilla FC PR will kick off the other semifinal on Wednesday. River Plate will attempt to avenge in the 2010 SuperCopa Semifinals the 2008 PRSL Championship loss to Sevilla FC.

The results of this tournament will determine which teams will represent Puerto Rico in the 2011 Caribbean Football Union’s (CFU) Clubs Champions Cup, which in turn will qualify three Caribbean teams to the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League. The Islanders are the Reigning 2010 CFU Champions.
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November 20th, 2010

Islanders route PR United again! in SuperCopa

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The Puerto Rico Islanders handed Aguada’s PR United their second Orange routing of the SuperCopa with a 4-0 win at Juan Ramón Loubriel stadium in Bayamón.

PR United’s Daniel Francis was ejected in the 1st half with a direct red card, and Aguada had to play most of the match with 10 men against an Orange Storm hungry for their 3rd “goleada” of the tournament.

Still, even with the 11-men advantage, the Islanders were unable to score in the 1st half until the last minute when Noah Delgado scored a goal on a long distance shot on the 44′. The half closed 1-0 for the “Naranjas“.

Then in the 2nd half, three Orange goals rained out the Aguada team…

Jonathan Faña scored the 2-0 on the 59′. Josh Hansen got the assist. A few minutes later it was Alexis Rivera who score the 3-0 on the 63′ after a pass from Kevon Villaroel, who got the assist.

Finally on the 70′, right after Jonathan Faña failed to score on a penalty kick, Mauricio Turizo was in the right place at the right time to take a shot on the bouncing ball and scored the 4-0 that sealed the routing.
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November 16th, 2010

2010 SuperCopa: Islanders 2-1 Sevilla FC Juncos

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The Islanders avenged on the road in Juncos the sour draw Sevilla FC pulled two weeks ago (in stoppage time), to spoil the Islanders’ 2010 USSF Div2 Championship Home Welcoming Party in Bayamón.

The Islanders took a very early lead in the 2nd minute on a goal by Noah Delgado. Sevilla reacted and tied the game on a goal by Puerto Rican National sharp shooter Chris Megaloudis on the 12′.

The game stayed 1-1 until the 76′ when Jonathan Faña scored a ‘golazo‘ for 2-1 lead for the Orange Troops, just a few minutes after Faña himself missed a penalty shot.

Late in the game James Robertson received a hit to the head, and ended up leaving Juncos in an ambulance.

With the win the Islanders take sole posesion of the 1st place in Group B of the 2010 SuperCopa PRSL with 10 points and a GD of +15. Sevilla is still in 2nd place with 7 points.
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November 11th, 2010

Islanders route Caguas Huracan 11-0 in SuperCopa

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Simply put, it was a knockout!

The Islanders went into the Puerto Rican professional soccer history books with a record-high 11-0 win in the 2010 SuperCopa, by destroying a young, inexperienced and outclassed Huracan FC at their alternate home field at Caguas. The Huracan’s regular Ydelfonso Solá Morales stadium was unavailable due to a conflict with a baseball game already scheduled.

Anthony Allison scored a hat-trick+ (4 goals), Maurizio Turizo scored a pair of goals; and the list of the single-goal scorers in the record setting game included: James Robertson, Osei Telesford, Sandy Gbandi, Edwin Miranda and Richard Martínez.

After three matches, the Islanders lead Group B in the SuperCopa with 2 wins and a draw, 7 points and a GD of +14. Juncos’ Sevilla FC is second, also with 7 points but with only a +2 GD.
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November 7th, 2010

Islanders route PR United 3-0 in SuperCopa

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The Puerto Rico Islanders won their first match in the 2010 SuperCopa DirectTV as they defeated 3-0 the Aguada’s PR United at a very muddy Central American Stadium in Mayagüez.

The three goals were scored by Osei Teleford (18′), 2nd half substitute Kevon Villarroel (85′) and Anthony Allison (90′+2). It was Allison’s 2nd goal of the tournament.

On the 4′, after a defensive error by Nigel Henry, Aguada’s Joshua Rodríguez took a shot at goal, brilliantly saved by Islanders goalkeeper Cody Laurendi. Noah Delgado had a shot hit the post on the 34′.

The Islanders will play Caguas Huracane next, no Thursday November 11th.

With the win the Islanders take the lead of Group B with 4 points, followed by PR United with 3 points, both teams with 2 games played. Third place is Sevilla Juncos with 1 point and Caguas Huracan is last without any points, after one match for each team.
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