The Puerto Rico Islanders' players Nicholas Addlery, Marco Vélez, Alexis Rivera and Cody Laurendi participated in the "Liga Metropolitana" awards ceremony at Bayamón Soccer Complex on Saturday, May 28.
"I really enjoy these kinds of activities. I love to see the happiness in kids’ faces when playing football and when spending some time with us” said Islanders’ co-captain Nicholas Addlery.
“Watching kids develop in soccer, celebrating goals, smiling, and sharing quality time with their friends and family is priceless”, said goalkeeper Cody Laurendi.
“It is an honor for me to be able to be here spending time with Puerto Rican families. It makes me really happy to see how more and more kids play and enjoy the sport I am so passionate about”, said Alexis Rivera.
"To see all of these kids that are playing soccer motivates me to keep working hard every day, to give it all on and off the field. We feel part of this ‘soccer boom’ and will continue to support the growth of the sport and the development of these kids that are the future of Puerto Rico’s soccer”, said Marco Vélez.
The Islanders were crowned Caribbean Champions for the second consecutive year this past Friday, May 27th in Guyana. They will resume their North American Soccer League season this Wednesday, June 1st at Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium where they will face NSC Minnesota Stars at 8:05pm.
Come celebrate with the Caribbean Champions and get your Puerto Rico Islanders’ official jersey and other merchandise at Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium this Wednesday June 1st. Doors open at 6:30pm. Individual tickets are available at www.ticketpop.com or you could get your FLEX Pass calling the Islanders’ front office at 787-520-9684—12 admissions for only $100 and you can use them however you want at any PR Islanders NASL home game(s).