The Puerto Rico Islanders face the RailHawks of North Carolina tomorrow, Saturday May 21st. The Islanders have a history with the RailHawks as the Tropa Naranja beat the North Carolina team in the Finals of 2010 to crown themselves champions of the USSF-DII league.
The Tropa Naranja is looking for a better result after suffering their first loss of the season earlier this week in Minnesota. This match in Cary will be the second of a four game road-stretch for the Islanders. After the match in Cary, the Islanders will continue to Guyana where they will play two matches for the Caribbean Club championship and a ticket to the CONCACAF Champions League.
“The Minnesota game is in the past. We are focused on our next game against the Railhawks. They are a very good team and we have to fight for the result”, said Islanders' co-captain Noah Delgado.
The RailHawks are currently in first place of the North American Soccer League (NASL) table with 5 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw for a total of 16 points in 7 matches played. The Islanders are third on the table with 3 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw for a total of 10 points in 5 matches played. A victory against the RailHawks would earn the Islanders 3 points and second place on the NASL table with a total of 13 points, 1 point ahead of the 12 points for the NSC Minnesota Stars – team that gave the Islanders their first loss of the season this past Wednesday.
The match against the RailHawks will be broadcast live through: www.prislandersfc.com/live from 7:00pm on Saturday May 21st.
The Islanders’ next home game will be June 1st at 8:00pm at the Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium in Bayamón against the NSC Minnesota Stars – a re-match of the Islanders’ first loss of the season. You can buy individual tickets through www.ticketpop.com or calling the Islanders front office at 787-520-9684 to order the new Flex Pass.