The first place Puerto Rico Islanders hosts the only other undefeated team in the league, the Carolina Railhawks, this Saturday, April 21st at the Bayamon Soccer Complex. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm. We encourage our fans to arrive early and to support our Islanders in their home field. Match will be free for our fans. There will also be free transportation between the Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium and the Bayamon Soccer Complex.
“I am sure the Islanders' fans have been waiting for the return of Colin Clarke and the Carolina RailHawks. Colin has nothing to prove as he has won multiple championships with the Islanders. But come game time tomorrow night for me its about my team and that’s what I have told them to just focus on us and enjoy the game. I can't wait for the best fans in the NASL to come and support us,” said Head Coach, Adrian Whitbread.
About the Islanders
The Islanders continued their strong start to the 2012 season, drawing their last time out against FC Edmonton. Although both teams had numerous offensive opportunities the Islanders were able to maintain their NASL 2012 undefeated streak. They have outscored their opponents 5- 0 in the last three games. Puerto Rico's forward Jonathan Faña was named NASL Offensive Player of the week, while goalkeeper Richard Martin was named NASL Defensive Player of the Week.
About the RailHawks
The RailHawks are the only other undefeated team in the NASL. They have drawn all three games and are currently in 4th place with three points. Colin Clarke’s side drew last Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium. This is the second game in a two-game road trip before the RailHawks head home to square off against the San Antonio Scorpions.
The Return of Colin Clarke
This is the first time Coach Clarke has returned to Puerto Rico since continuing his coaching career with the Carolina RailHawks. He won a USL Regular Season Championship in 2009, the 2010 USSF 2nd Division Champions and was a two Caribbean Cup winner with his time with the Islanders. Clarke will face his old apprentice Adrian Whitbread, now Head Coach of the Puerto Rico Islanders.