USL First Division Weekend Round-Up

By Simon Fudge/ Puerto Rico Islanders are the new leaders of the United Soccer Leagues First Division after a pair of home wins during a busy weekend of action. Miami FC Blues also claimed maximum points from their two league matches in Ohio, while Portland Timbers registered a big result at home on Friday evening. The weekend action started on Thursday, with Miami defeating the struggling Cleveland City Stars 2-1 in Bedford, Ohio. Former Whitecaps striker Alen Marcina scored the winner for the Blues. In the Caribbean, Puerto Rico inflicted a first defeat of the season on Charleston Battery with a late 1-0 victory. John Krause scored in the last minute to earn all three points for the Islanders. The two games on Friday saw Eddie Johnson earn Austin Aztex a 1-1 draw with Carolina RailHawks in the Texas state capital, while in Oregon, Portland romped to a 5-1 victory over last-place Minnesota Thunder. The Timbers had five different players get on the scoresheet as PGE Park, while the Thunder finished the match with eight men after Julius James, Andres Arango, and Melvin Tarley were all sent off. There were three matches on Saturday. In Quebec, Montreal Impact celebrated CBC's 'Soccer Day in Canada' with a 2-1 win over Canadian rivals Vancouver Whitecaps. Rocco Placentino and Roberto Brown scored the decisive goals in the first half for the Impact at Stade Saputo. Back in Ohio, Miami repeated their efforts of Thursday night by defeating hosts Cleveland again - this time by a 1-0 scoreline. Paolo Araujo jr.'s early goal settled matters at Middlefield Cheese Stadium. In Puerto Rico, former Whitecaps striker Nicolas Addlery scored the winner, as the Islanders went to the summit of USL-1 with a second-straight 1-0 home win over Charleston. The lone match on Sunday saw Austin succumb to a 2-0 home defeat versus Rochester Rhinos. Kwame Sarkodie and Brent Sancho had the goals for the Upstate New York club at Nelson Field.

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