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Puerto Rico Islanders to sit out 2013 season
February 11th, 2013 4:39PM

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[NASL] The Puerto Rico Islanders, who made a name for themselves with their success in the Concacaf Champions League, will sit out the entire 2013 NASL season. They had previously announced plans to skip the 2013 NASL spring season, but the league said in releasing the fall schedule that the Islanders "will continue to restructure their operations and target a return to action in 2014."

2013 NASL Fall Openers (Aug. 3)
Carolina vs. Atlanta
Minnesota vs. FC Edmonton
New York vs. Fort Lauderdale
San Antonio vs. Tampa Bay
(Click here for NASL schedule.)

The NASL adds the New York Cosmos for the 2013 fall season and will welcome three new franchises, in Indianapolis, Ottawa and Virginia, in 2014.

“We are committed to growing the NASL brand steadily,” said Commissioner Bill Peterson in a statement, "so rather than rush the Islanders back into action before they are ready, we are giving them time to work through the ongoing process of stabilizing their franchise."

The Islanders were set to begin their 10th season of play, but Islanders president Andres Guillemard-Noble recently told Prima Hora that the Islanders, who averaged just 1,864 fans in 2012, suffered heavy losses in 2012 when Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium in Bayamon was renovated, requiring them to play most home games last season at the Bayamon Soccer Complex.

The Islanders won the 2010 and 2011 Caribbean club championship and qualified for all four Concacaf Championship Leagues.

In 2009-10, the Islanders lost to Cruz Azul in semifinals on penalty kicks. In 2010-11, they knocked out the Los Angeles Galaxy in qualifying. They also won the USSF D-2 title in 2010.



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