September 24th, 2008 By Kartik Krishnaiyer
Islanders 3 vs Santos Laguna 1(Mexico)
Dynamo 0 vs San Francisco FC 0 (Panama)
FMF apologists will complain about the condition of the pitch tonight in Bayamon, but the bottom line is the Islanders coming off three points last week versus Tauro FC and winning the Regular Season USL-1 title are in form and looked eager to get an early goal because of the conditions. Once Puerto Rico scored that goal the game opened up despite the conditions and the Islanders dominated until about minute 60. Santos then began to really play but also in scenes reminiscent of Superliga showed the chippiness and unsporting behavior which always occurs when a Mexican side losses to an American side. Colin Clarke’s longball tactics were perfect for tonight’s muck.