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Reading, Ottawa and Carolina open playoffs with wins
July 18th, 2012 1:07AM

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[PDL] The PDL playoffs begin Tuesday with Reading United, the Ottawa Fury and Carolina Dynamo capturing division titles in the Eastern Conference. They'll join the Ocean City Nor’easters in this weekend's conference championships, one of four conference final fours to determine the league's four semifinalists.
Overtime goals from Will Beauge and Alex Rodriguez coupled with some stellar goalkeeping from Nils Carlson handed the Fury a 3-2 victory over GPS Portland Phoenix. Reading United beat the Jersey Express, 3-1, while Carolina crushed Real Maryland, 5-0.

Eastern Conference Divisional Playoffs
July 17
Northeast Division:
Ottawa Fury 3 GPS Portland Phoenix 2
OTT: Edward Campbell (Nils Carlson) 66
POR: Eric Anderson (Keegan Ziada) 87
OTT: Will Beauge (pen.) 105
OTT: Alex Rodriguez (Will Beauge) 106
POR: Blaike Woodroffe 120 +3
Att.: 265.
Mid Atlantic:
Reading United 3 Jersey Express 1
REA: Ian Christianson (Steven Neumann) 39
IBE: Jake Keegan 75
REA: Dante Marini (Stephen Okai) 119
REA: Stephen Okai (pen.) 120
Att.: 316.
South Atlantic:
Carolina Dynamo 5 Real Maryland 0
Central Conference Championships
July 21 in Pontiac, Mich.
Real Colorado Foxes at Michigan Bucks, 6 p.m. ET
Thunder Bay Chill vs. Forest City London, 8 p.m. ET
July 22 in Pontiac, Mich.
Southern Conference Championships
July 20 in Ocala, Fla.

Laredo Heat vs. Orlando City U23, 5:30 p.m. ET
Austin Aztex at Ocala Stampede, 8 p.m. ET
July 22 in Ocala, Fla.
Western Conference Championships
July 21 in Ventura, Calif.
Portland Timbers U-23s at Ventura County Fusion, 5 p.m. PT
Sounders FC U23 vs. FC Tucson, 7:30 p.m. PT
July 22 in Ventura, Calif.

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