Wednesday, June 10, 2009

USL/NPSL Update 6/10

New England area lower division updates

Tier 3 - USL Second Division:

Western Mass Pioneers - The Pioneers finished up a busy week last night in the US Open Cup, where they took down local amateur side Emigrantes Das Ilhas 3-2 in extra time. The win last night moves them on to a second round match-up @ Harrisburg City Islanders next Tuesday (June 16th). Earlier in the weekend the Pioneers played two games against DC Area rivals Crystal Palace Baltimore, and Real Maryland. On Friday night the Pioneers took care of Baltimore 2-1, and then the following day beat Maryland 2-0. Both matches were played at Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow, Ma. The two wins in the league help the Pioneers move out of the bottom of the table, and leave them just 6 points out of the top spot in the league.

Saturdays game vs. Maryland saw some reinforcements come to help out the team. Revolution players, and local New Englanders, Nico Colaluca and Michael Vidiera were both loaned out to the Pioneers for the weekend. Both players put in a full 90 minutes, and Videira netted one of Western Mass' 2 goals on the match.

Next League Match:
Sat. June 13th Pioneers vs Charlotte @ Lusitano Stadium, Ludlow Ma.

Next US Open Cup Match:
Tue. June 16th Pioneers @ Harrisburg City Islanders

Tier 4 - USL PDL:

Rhode Island Stingrays - Rhode Island took down Brooklyn 2-0 on Saturday, and moved up to 6th in the table on 7 points in 7 matches.

Next Games:
Sat. June 13th Stingrays vs. Long Island @ Rhode Island College 7pm
Sun. June 14th Stingrays @ Westchester - McKenna Field 5:30

New Hampshire Phantoms - The Phantoms won 1-0 at home vs Westchester this weekend, but still sit bottom of the table on 4 points through 8 matches.

Next Game:
Sat June 13th New Hampshire @ New Jersey - Morris Catholic High School

Tier 4 - NPSL:

Boston Aztec - Boston beat Morris County 4-1 on Saturday and retained their spot atop the NPSL Atlantic Conference table.

Next Game:
Sun. June 14th Boston vs. Long Island AFC

Maine Sting - Also beat Morris County, 2-0. They currently sit middle of the table.

Next Games:
Thur. June 11th @ Long Island AFC
Fri. June 12th @ Morris County
Sun. June 14th @ New York AC

With the Revs off this weekend, it is a good time to go check out your other local area clubs!

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