Puerto Rico Islanders
USSF Division-2 Soccer
July 9, 2010
BALTIMORE, MD – The Puerto Rico Islanders defeated Baltimore 2-0 at Crystal Palace with a goal by rookie defender Richard Martinez. It was Martinez’ first goal as an Islander and his first time as a professional player.
The second goal of the match was a goal by Baltimore defender Andrew Marshall in the 34th minute of the first half when he tried unsuccessfully to divert a shot off the head of the Islanders player Keon Daniel.
With the victory, the Puerto Rico Islanders have amassed 17 points in 13 games and moved within three points of third place in the Conference of Major League USL Division 2 of the Federation of American Soccer (D-2) , this despite having played two fewer games than their third place opponents.
The match saw the debut of Jonathan Fana and Keon Daniel. Fana is a talented 23-year old Dominican attacker who has played for the Dominican National Team. Daniel, a 23-year old midfielder, is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and is a member of the Trinidad national team.
Both players were part of an effective Islanders attack with teammates David Foley and Nicholas Addlery.
The next match for the Islanders is on Sunday, July 11 at 7:00 pm when they meet the Carolina Rail Hawks at the Estadio Juan Ramon Loubriel, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.