Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Islanders pull upset with miracle comeback
September 4th, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Puerto Rico Islanders rallied for two goals in the last three minutes to beat former champion Alajuelense, 2-1, and give the USL First Division two teams in the group stage of the Concacaf Champions League -- the same MLS will have.

Trinidad & Tobago teenager Kendall Jagdeosingh pulled the Islanders level in the 87th minute and Englishman Taiwo Atieno scored the winner two minutes later to give the Islanders the 3-2 aggregate victory.

The match started an hour late as the Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium field needed to be drained because of heavy rain caused by Tropical Storm Hannah. It took Alajuela only five minutes to take the lead on a goal by Ariel Rodriguez.

The Islanders, tied for first in the USL First Division, join the Montreal Impact in the group stage.

GROUP STAGE
Group A
D.C. United (USA)
Saprissa (Costa Rica)
Cruz Azul (Mexico)
Marathon (Honduras)

Group B
Houston Dynamo (USA)
Luis Angel Firpo (El Salvador)
Jalapa (Guatemala) or San Francisco FC (Panama)
Harbour View (Jamaica) or UNAM (Mexico)

Group C
Atlante (Mexico)
Olimpia (Honduras)
Joe Public (Trin. & Tobago)
Montreal Impact (Canada)

Group D
Santos (Mexico)
Municipal (Guatemala)
Puerto Rico Islanders
Tauro FC (Panama)



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal    
"[I] have transformed the Dutch school from 4-3-3 to 3-5-2 and, depending on the opponent, it ...
A costly miss from two yards out    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Robert Herrera of Uruguayan club Defensor Sporting managed to hit the ...
Seattle clinches regular-season title    
[NWSL: Week 16] The Seattle Reign FC clinched the 2014 NWSL regular-season title with four games ...
D.C. United and New England go for three    
[MLS: Wednesday] D.C. United confirmed its credentials and New England broke an eight-game losing streak in ...
Liverpool rallies to win clash of EPL's top teams    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Stevan Jovetic twice scored to put Manchester City ahead, but Liverpool got goals from ...
2014 PDL All-League Team    
[AWARDS] The Michigan Bucks and FC Tucson led all teams with two selections apiece on the ...
Grondona dies after 35 years as Argentine boss    
[OBITUARY] Julio Grondona, FIFA senior vice president, died on Wednesday after being admitted to a Buenos ...
Philly acquisition of Mbolhi 'no-brainer'    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] The Philadelphia Union already has Zac MacMath, who at the age of 22 is ...
Montreal dismisses De Santis as sporting director    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Halfway through what is shaping up to be one of the worst seasons in ...
Rubin likes FC Utrecht's ambitions    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Rubio Rubin had to wait until he turned 18 in March to be eligible ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives