By: BoriQa | April 3rd, 2009

Tonight the Puerto Rico Islanders and the Austin Aztex finished their scrimmage friendly scoreless after regulation time.

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Everyone of the reported 1,125 fans in the stands thought the game was over, when they realized they were going to be treated to a penalty shootout. And to the delight of the local fans, Austin came on top 3-0.

Wes Allen, Jarius Holmes and Alex Tapp scored the winning penalty goals for the Aztex; while Cristian Arrieta, Noah Delgado and Josh Hansen missed their shots for the Puerto Ricans. Sam Reynolds covered the posts for Austin, and newly acquired goalie Chris McClellan did the same for the Islanders.

The Islanders starting lineup included: Bill Gaudette, Noah Delgado, Cristian Arrieta, Nigel Henry, Kyle Veris, Scott Jones, John Krause, Josh Hansen, Sandy Gbandi, James Marcelin and Kendall Jagdeosingh.

Petter Villegas came in on the 33th minute to replace Noah Delgado, and on the 60th minute the Islanders replaced all the players on the field, except for Kyle Veris: McClellan (goalie), Noël, Fraser, Cisneros, Cabrero, Nuñez, Mediate, Villaroel, Rivera and Morris played the last 30 minutes of the game.

The Islanders will now travel to Mexico City to play Cruz Azul on Tuesday April 7th in the 2nd leg of the semifinals in the CONCACAF Champions League.

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Director Ejecutivo de FutbolBoricua.net. Actualmente estudiante de Historia de las Américas en programa combinado Maestría/PhD de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, Recinto Metropolitano. Lleva más de una década cubriendo el fútbol de Puerto Rico. Actualmente está trabajando su disertación doctoral sobre el pasado presidente de la FPF, el Dr. Roberto Monroig. Hincha del Club Atlético de Madrid y de la Selección Nacional de Fútbol de Puerto Rico. Puede contactarle via twitter o Instagram en @erjusinoa