Bayamón, PR. – The Puerto Rico Islanders maintained their home undefeated streak this Saturday beating FC Edmonton 3-2 at Juan Ramon Loubriel Stadium. This Tuesday, August 30th, at 7:30pm, the Club will celebrate "La Noche de Bayamon" where all soccer fans get in free courtesy of the City of Bayamon where the Orange Troop will square off against FC Edmonton for the second time in four days.
"We started the game well. They scored a great goal. Saiko scored a screamer at the top corner. But, I think we deserved to win the game. We were the better team. We had possession of the ball and created more opportunities," said head coach Colin Clarke.
In the 27th minute, Shaun Saiko, forward for FC Edmonton scored the first goal of the game.
The Islanders quickly responded with two goals in two minutes.
In the 40th minute Addlery scored the first goal for the Orange Troop tying the game 1-1.
"Our mentality is always to work, look for opportunities, and put the ball in the net. If we're down in the scored board we don't get down on ourselfs," said Fana, forward for the Islanders.
With a pass from Foley and a quick cut towards the middle, Fana quickly scored the second goal for the Islanders with a beautiful strike giving his team a 2-1 advantage over FC Edmonton in the first half.
The Islanders came out strong in the second half, especially down the right wing with numerous crosses from Captain Noah Delgado.
Delgado found a cross from Fana that hit the crossbar towards the end of the second half.
In the 89th minute FC Edmonton forward, Kyle Porter, tied the game at two.
The Orange Troop dramatically got its fifth win in a row with a goal from Jay Needham lifting the Islanders with a 3-2 victory.