The Puerto Rico Islanders travel to WakeMed Soccer Park to meet the Carolina RailHawks for the second time this season, in what has recently been called the “NASL Classic”. Fans can watch the game at the Islanders Watch Party in Coladas Fine Puerto Rican Cuisine and Frozen Drink Bar at Verdanza Hotel in Isla Verde, starting at 6:30pm. Kick off is set for 7:00pm.
About the RailHawks
The Carolina RailHawks still haven’t managed to win a match this season, and receive the Islanders after falling 1 - 2 to the Minnesota Stars FC last Saturday. However, forward Nick Zimmerman is one of the top five scorers in the league with 4 goals.
About the Islanders
The Puerto Rico Islanders maintain their lead of the NASL standings with 16 points, position they have held since the beginning of the season. They visit the RailHawks after winning their last two matches, and after a 3 - 0 win against the Atlanta Silverbacks last Wednesday. Forward David Foley is currently tied for top scorer of the league with 5 goals, while Jonathan Faña is in third place for assists at 3. Also, goalkeeper Richard Martin will be looking for his third straight clean sheet, and his sixth of the season.
The rivalry continues
With a rivalry that has escalated in the last few years until it has become to be known as the “NASL Classic”, competition between the Puerto Rico Islanders and the Carolina RailHawks reached a new level this season when ex-Islander Head Coach Colin Clarke took the reins of the Carolina RailHawks. The Islanders and RailHawks saw each other for the first time this season when the Puerto Rico Islanders received them with a 3 - 1 win last April 21st.