Featured Matches
Previous
Brazil
Netherlands
0
3
ESPN, ESPN3 FT
Match 63
Game Details
Germany
Argentina
ABC, ESPN3 Jul 13, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Match 64
Game Details
Brazil
Netherlands
0
3
ESPN, ESPN3 FT
Match 63
Game Details
AIK
Kalmar FF
3
0
FT
Game Details
Mjallby
Falkenbergs FF
1
1
FT
Game Details
Malmo FF
Atvidabergs FF
3
0
FT
Game Details
Sogndal
Viking FK
0
0
FT
Game Details
Bodo/Glimt
Odd Grenland
0
3
FT
Game Details
Lillestrom
Sarpsborg FK
0
0
FT
Game Details
Sandnes Ulf
IK Start
1
2
FT
Game Details
SK Brann
Stromsgodset
0
1
FT
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Columbus
0
0
LIVE 8'
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Colorado
0
0
LIVE 0'
Game Details
Toronto FC
Houston
0
0
LIVE 10'
Game Details
Montreal Impact
Kansas City
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
New England
Chicago
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Vancouver Whitecaps
Chivas USA
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Los Angeles
Real Salt Lake
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
New York Cosmos
San Antonio Scorpions
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Carolina RailHawks
Indy Eleven
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Minnesota United FC
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Atlanta Silverbacks
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Sporting Cristal
San Martin
0
0
FT
Game Details
Sport Huancayo
San Simón
1
1
FT
Game Details
UTC
Universitario de Deportes
2
1
FT
Game Details
Los Caimanes
Real Garcilaso
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Alianza Lima
César Vallejo
1:10 AM GMT
Game Details
LDU Quito
Barcelona
2
1
FT
Game Details
U. Católica
El Nacional
1
3
FT
Game Details
Manta F.C.
Deportivo Quito
1
1
FT
Game Details
Western New York Flash
Washington Spirit
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chicago Red Stars
Seattle Reign FC
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Jun, 16, 2009

USL wrap: Cleveland, Minnesota make strides

Appearing as though both were destined to be left behind by the rest of the league, the Cleveland City Stars and Minnesota each provided eye-opening results on the weekend that showed they should not be taken lightly.

After previously suffering a home opening 3-0 loss to the Rochester Rhinos, the promoted City Stars avenged the defeat in spectacular fashion on the same Middlefield Cheese Stadium pitch with a three-goal second half performance Saturday evening to reverse the scoreline.

Now trailing Cleveland by four points, the winless Minnesota Thunder side did their part to keep pace Sunday afternoon with a surprising 2-0 victory over the second-place Carolina RailHawks.

The Thunder came into the match 0-5-4, but made early progress toward ending their winless status with a 13th-minute strike from Brian Cvilikas heading in a free kick from Ricardo Sanchez.

Set pieces were the magic solution to the Thunder's problem as Rod Dyachenko's corner in the 27th minute found its way to Lawrence Olum to double the advantage for the hosts as Nic Platter went on to post seven saves in the shutout victory.

Minnesota hosts the Chicago Fire of the Premier Development League in U.S. Open Cup action Tuesday while the RailHawks take on the USL Second Division Wilmington Hammerheads.

USL First Division

Thursday, June 11

Carolina RailHawks 0-0 Portland Timbers

A John Cunliffe sending-off five minutes into the second half left the RailHawks in a holding pattern as the two sides played to the scoreless stalemate. Carolina's Caleb Patterson and Portland's Steve Cronin each made two saves in the match.

Friday, June 12

Puerto Rico Islanders 4-1 Austin Aztex

It was a long strange trip to Puerto Rico for the expansion Aztex, and the match was no fun ride either as Jonathan Steele volleyed home five minutes in for an early Islanders lead. Cristian Arrieta struck from the spot in the 36th to double the lead, but Austin crawled back on an excellent long range effort from Jean Alexandre. However, Arrieta's fourth penalty in three games in the 70th minute restored the two-goal difference and Nicholas Addlery put the match out of reach in the 87th.

Miami FC Blues 2 at Vancouver Whitecaps 3

The visitors got on top early when Zourab Tsiskaridze scored just 10 minutes in, but the Wes Knight to Charles Gbeke combo put the Whitecaps on top with back-to-back strikes in the 16th and 34th minutes.

Saturday, June 13

Charleston Battery 1-1 Portland Timbers

Two of the most difficult teams to beat on the season thus far, proved to hold true against one another as Portland moved to 5-1-5 and Charleston remained unbeaten at 6-0-6. Randi Patterson put the Battery on top in the 64th with Mandjou Keita responding in the 84th for Portland.

Sunday, June 14

Miami FC Blues 2-0 Austin Aztex

After flying all the way across the continent from Vancouver, the Blues put up a surprising effort against Austin and did so right from the start. After hitting the woodwork on a penalty in the 17th, Diego Serna would finally find the net five minutes later to give Miami the lead. Then on the half-hour mark Connally Edozien made it 2-0 as Pat Hannigan held on for the shutout win.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.