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6. USL: RailHawks open with draw
April 23rd, 2007 12:08AM



The expansion Carolina RailHawks drew a crowd of 6,327 for their first game, a 1-1 tie with Minnesota on Saturday at SAS Soccer Park.

Kupono Low's goal in the eighth minute gave Carolina a 1-0 lead, but the Thunder earned its second tie in two nights on a penalty kick by Liberian Ansu Toure.

Cuban Eduardo Sebrango's 55th-minute goal gave the defending champion Vancouver Whitecaps a 1-0 win over Seattle before 4,948 fans.

In USL-2 action, MLS veteran Nelson Akwari scored in his debut for Charlotte, connecting on the second goal in a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace Baltimore.

USL First Division
April 20
Charleston 0 Minnesota 0
April 21
Carolina 1 (Low 8) Minnesota 1 (Toure pen. 70).
Atlanta 2 (Antoniuk 15, 62) Montreal 2 (Palleschi 75, Di Lorenzo 88).
Vancouver 1 (Sebrango 55) Seattle 0.
Portland 3 (Gregor 2, 86, Kreamalmeyer 53) Puerto Rico 1 (Zapata 83).
USL Second Division
April 20
Charlotte 4 (Coggins 15, 28, Akwari 19, Shak 51) Baltimore 1 (Kante 87)
April 21
Richmond 2 (Burke 71, Gorres 82) Cincinnati 0.
Harrisburg 1 (Lookingland 45) Wilmington 1 (Nweke 1).

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