Tuesday, June 23, 2009

USL/NPSL Update 6/23

New England area lower division updates

Tier 3 - USL Second Division:

Western Mass Pioneers - Last Tuesday the Pioneers were bounced from the US Open Cup after losing a second round match-up to league rivals Harrisburg. The match was decided in penalties (4-3 to Harrisburg) after 120 minutes of the match went scoreless. The loss prevents the Pioneers from facing in state rival New England Revolution for the second straight year of the US Open Cup.

In league play the Pioneers tried to bunch back from their USOC exit. They again had trouble finding the back of the net, and were held to a nil-nil draw at home to Pittsburgh. The draw leaves them 6th in the table, on 14 points from 11 matches, and 8 points back of leaders Harrisburg.

Next League Match:
Sat. June 27th Pioneers @ Bermuda

Tier 4 - USL PDL:

Rhode Island Stingrays - Rhode Island bounced back to score 3 against Newark, in a 3-1 win. The win keeps them 6th in the table, on 11 points from 10 matches, and 17 points back of league leadering Long Island.

Next Games:
Sat. June 27th Stingrays @ Ocean City

New Hampshire Phantoms - New Hampsire dropped their midweek clash with Ottawa up in the Canadian capitol. The loss puts New Hampshire firmly at the bottom of the table on 5 points from 10 matches.

Next Game:
Tue. June 17th New Hampshire vs Brooklyn - Southern New Hampsire University - 7:30pm

Tier 4 - NPSL:

Boston Aztec - Drew with New England rivals Maine Sting 2-2. The draw keeps them top of the table.

Next Game:
Sun. June 28th Boston vs. New York AC @ Amesbury Sports Complex

Maine Sting - Drew with New England rivals Boston Aztec 2-2. The draw moves them into second place in the standings.

Next Game:
Fri. July 3rd Maine vs Long Island

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