Tuesday, June 16, 2009

USL/NPSL Update 6/16

New England area lower division updates

Tier 3 - USL Second Division:

Western Mass Pioneers - The Pioneers kept up their good form this weekend, with a 2-0 win over the Charlotte Eagles at Lusitano Stadium. First half substitute Almir Barbosa had a brace, and helped carry the Pioneers toward their 4th league victory in a row. Revolution midfielder continued his loan spell at Western Mass. by putting in another full 90, and a couple of shots for the Pioneers. Keeper James Thorpe recorded his 2nd shut out in as many weeks. With the current run of good form, the Pioneers have slowly creeped up the table, and now sit in 6th spot, and still just 6 points off the leaders Harrisburg (whom they play in USOC action tonight).

The Pioneers have an important US Open Cup match tonight at 7pm down in Harrisburg PA. The winner of the match goes on to face our New England Revolution on the 30th of June.

Next League Match:
Sat. June 20th Pioneers vs Pittsburgh @ Lusitano Stadium - 7pm

Next US Open Cup Match:
Tonight @ 7pm vs Harrisburg

Tier 4 - USL PDL:

Rhode Island Stingrays - Rhode Island had a disappointing weekend with only 1 point from 2 games. On Saturday the Stingrays lost 3-1 to Long Island. Then on Sunday they tied Westchester 1-1.

Next Games:
Sat. June 20th Stingrays vs. Newark @ Rhode Island College 7pm

New Hampshire Phantoms - New Hampshire played New Jersey to a 1-1 draw, and still sit at the bottom of the table, tied with New Jersey.

Next Game:
Tue. June 16th New Hampshire @ Ottawa - Algonquin Soccer Complex - 6pm

Tier 4 - NPSL:

Boston Aztec - Boston continues it's early season dominance with a 1-0 victory over Long Island AFC. The win helps keep the Aztec top of the table, on 12 points in 5 matches.

Next Game:
Sat. June 20th Boston @ Maine

Maine Sting - Maine had a busy weekend, with 3 matches in 4 days. Maine took 4 points on the weekend. In the first game last Thursday Maine 2-2 with Long Island AFC. Then on Friday the Sting fell 5-1 to Morris County. Maine finished up the busy weekend with a 1-0 win over New York, which helped secure them in second spot of the table on 7 points in 5 matches.

Next Game:
Sat. June 20th Maine vs Boston

It was a mixed bag for New England area teams this past weekend. If you are looking to watch some good local soccer, definitely check out these clubs.

1 comment:

Jason said...

I like these updates. Keep it up.