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We’re back!

Posted in 2016, Comunicados, NASL on March 12, 2016 by rafijoepr

New team, similar name (sans Islanders), same colors, and we’re ready to support them wherever they play on the road during the NASL Fall 2016 season… ¡Vamos Naranja!

We’re always looking for PRFC fans to join our group and organize in NASL cities. Send us a message if you’re interested.

Take a look at the NASL Fall 2016 schedule and make plans to join us!

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¡Estamos de vuelta!

Nuevo equipo, nombre similar (sin Islanders), mismos colores y estamos preparados para apoyarlos donde quiera que jueguen fuera de casa durante la temporada de otoño 2016 de la NASL… ¡Vamos Naranja!

Siempre estamos buscando hinchas del PRFC que deseen unirse a nuestro grupo y se organicen en ciudades de la NASL. Envíanos un mensaje si estas interesado.

Échale un vistazo al calendario de partidos de la temporada de otoño 2016 de la NASL y planifica acompañarnos.

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PR Islanders Barra Naranja Supporters Summit

Posted in Comunicados, flyers, NASL, watch party on December 1, 2011 by rafijoepr

See you there!

NASL Sanctioned as Division 2 for 2011, and Islanders player news

Posted in 2011, Comunicados, NASL on February 13, 2011 by rafijoepr

The most awaited day for Division 2 soccer fans is finally here and the news is positive, NASL has been provisionally sanctioned for 2011:

NASL Provisionally Sanctioned as Division 2 Professional League for 2011

The U.S. Soccer Board of Directors provisionally sanctioned the North American Soccer League (NASL) to operate a Division 2 men’s outdoor professional soccer league in the United States.

Feb. 12, 2011

NASL Required to Fulfill Certain Requirements to Obtain Full Sanctioning Beyond 2011

CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2011) – The U.S. Soccer Board of Directors provisionally sanctioned the North American Soccer League (NASL) to operate a Division 2 men’s outdoor professional soccer league in the United States. The sanctioning was approved this weekend at U.S. Soccer’s Annual General Meeting in Las Vegas.

The provisional sanctioning allows the NASL to operate a Division 2 league during the 2011 season. The NASL will need to meet certain requirements defined by the Board of Directors to be granted full sanctioning beyond the 2011 season.

“Division 2 soccer is an important element in the success and popularity of the sport in the United States and we are pleased the NASL will play professional games in their markets this season,” said U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati. “The Federation’s continued interest is in sustainability and stability at the Division 2 level of professional soccer.”

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NASL commented on the announcement:

“Today is a historic day for soccer in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. We’ve worked dillgently over the past several years to implement a new vision for second division and would like to thank USSF President Sunil Gulati and the USSF staff for their leadership, cooperation and support in creating this next chapter for the professional game in the region,” Aaron Davidson, CEO of the NASL commented.  “We are committed to buidling a new second division which will develop markets, players, coaches, referees, executives and adminsitrators and give soccer fans throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico a league and teams to be proud of.”

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In player news, the Islanders announced this week two important signings for the 2011 season, the return of Nicholas Addlery  and a new young talent Matthew Bouraee:

Puerto Rico Islanders re-sign Nicholas Addlery

The Puerto Rico Islanders are very pleased to announce the return of stellar forward Nicholas Addlery.  Addlery joined the Islanders in January 2009 making a great impression to the technical staff during pre-season and proving it with his excellent performance during that year’s USL season and CONCACAF Champions League.  Addlery scored two goals against CD Marathon of Honduras to go through to the Champions League Semifinals.  And scored two goals in the Semifinals’ first leg against Mexico’s Cruz Azul.  Then he played on loan with Aguila in El Salvador, and tried out for Mexico’s Cruz Azul, but came back to Puerto Rico in 2010 looking for a Championship and got two; the Caribbean Championship and the USSF D-2 Championship.

In 2011 he re-signs with the Puerto Rico Islanders looking to repeat those titles and go even further in the CONCACAF Champions League.  “Nick Addlery is a very important player for us.  He is a strong forward with a vast experience and excellent definition.  We are very excited to have him back for the 2011 NASL (North American Soccer League) season, the CFU (Caribbean Football Union) Championship and eventually the CONCACAF Champions League”, said Islanders President, Andrés Guillemard.

The Puerto Rico Islanders 2011 NASL season will begin on April 9 when they visit the Carolina Railhawks.  The CFU Championship will initiate in Puerto Rico from April 12-14th when they will face the winner of Walking Boyz, Co of Surinam and Northern United All Stars of St. Lucia.

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Islanders sign young talent Matthew Bouraee

The Puerto Rico Islanders recently signed Matthew Bouraee, a young forward from Cornell University’s class of 2010.  Bouraee was starting forward and captain for the New York Red Bulls Academy right after college, recording 9 goals and four assists in just 11 games, leading the country and league. He trained with the first team of the New York Redbulls (MLS), the Sharjah Football Club of Dubai and the Red Bull Salsburg of Austria’s BundesLiga.

Bouraee is a talented prospect and the Islanders are very happy to take part on his professional soccer journey. “We are all very excited to capture the talent and signing of Matt, we look forward to working with him and using the talent he has to help him progress”, said Islanders assistant coach Adrian Whitbread. “We are always striving to improve our team and Matt ticks the right boxes”, he added.

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Excited for the 2011 season? we sure are. Go Islanders!!!

2010 USSF Div. 2 Season Opener

Posted in 2010, Comunicados, USSF Div2 on April 20, 2010 by rafijoepr

Season opener tomorrow night at 8pm in Bayamón. Good luck to the Islanders veterans and new comers in their first game of the 2010 USSF Division 2.

Promo below:

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PR Islanders FC 2010 USSF Division 2 Roster

Posted in 2010, Comunicados, Noticias, signings, USSF Div2 on April 14, 2010 by rafijoepr

Here are your 2010 Puerto Rico Islanders:

The Islanders management informed today that the roster for the 2010 USSF Division 2 season is as follows:

Number  Name  Position  Nationality

4  Marco Velez  Defender  Puerto Rico
6  Alexis Rivera  Defender  Puerto Rico
3  Richard Andrew Martinez  Defender  Puerto Rico
2  Scott Jones  Defender  USA
19  Kevon Villaroel  Defender  Trinidad & Tobago
21  Logan Emory  Defender  USA
18  Osei Telesford  Midfielder/Defender  Trinidad & Tobago
5   Noah Delgado  Midfielder  Puerto Rico/USA
15  Sandy Hena Gbandi  Midfielder Liberia
8   Christopher Ronald Nurse  Midfielder  Guyana/Britain
12  Anthony Allison  Midfielder  USA
16  Joseph Salem  Midfielder  USA
14  Junior Josue Sandoval  Midfielder  Honduras
22  Shaka Bangura  Midfielder/Forward  Sierra Leone/USA
11  Nicholas Duane Addlery  Forward  Jamaica
10  Kendall Maurice Jagdeosingh  Forward  Trinidad & Tobago
20  Joshua Randolph Hansen  Forward  USA
7  David Foley  Forward  Britain
1  William Gaudette  Goalkeeper  USA

Management also informs that the following players are in process of being registered and approved by the  USSF D-2 Pro League:

Number  Name  Position  Nationality

9  Jonathan Faña Frias  Forward/Midfielder  Dominican Republic
23  Cody Laurendi  Goalkeeper  USA
13  David Horst  Defender  USA

Good luck to our team and we wish them all the best in this new season.

First official signings of 2010

Posted in 2010, Comunicados, Noticias, USL, USSF Div2 on February 18, 2010 by rafijoepr

Today we got word from the Islanders management that the team signed its first three players for the 2010 season. The press release is included below.

Puerto Rican defender Richard Marínez signed with the Puerto Rico Islanders for 2010. Martínez played four years at the Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, where he honored on the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) All-Rookies Team in 2006, on the CAA Second Team in 2007, on the CAA First Team and NSCAA-All Southeast Region Team in 2008, and CAA Defender of the Year and CAA First Team in 2009. Martínez was called up to play with the Puerto Rico National Team on 2008 earning 5 international caps.

Along with Martínez, English midfielder Chris Nurse will join the Islanders’ squad in 2010. Nurse started his professional soccer career at the National Conference of England with the Stavenage Borogh in 2004 and 2004. Then he played for Hinkley United in 2006-2007 getting really close to earning a promotion to a higher league. In 2008 he played for Tamworth and was then signed by the Rochester Rhinos of the USL First Division in 2009. Then he went back to England and played at the National Conference for AFC Telford United before signing with the Puerto Rico Islanders of the USSF Div. 2 Pro League.

The Islanders also signed Honduran midfielder Junior Sandoval, who was playing for Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta. Sandoval was GPC’s leading scorer in 2009 with 29 points, 9 goals and 11 assists. He made the First Team of the National Junior college Athletic Association- Region 17th. And now joins the Puerto Rico Islanders for the USSF Div. 2 Pro League, CFU, and CONCACAF Championships.

All signings are pending USSF Div.2 Pro League approval.

PR Islanders vs Rochester Rhinos 9/27/09 4-1 Win

Posted in Comunicados, Resultados, USL on September 28, 2009 by rafijoepr


The Islanders returned home for the second leg of the quarterfinal series against the Rhinos and displayed the type of soccer the fans have been hoping to see for a while. With 2 goals from Addlery and Noel each, the Islanders managed to win the series on a 5-3 aggregate and will now face the Montreal Impact in the semi-finals.

Scoring Summary:
PR: Fabrice Noel (Jonathan Steele) 12
PR: Nicholas Addlery (Jonathan Steele) 40
PR: Fabrice Noel (Jonathan Steele) 80
ROC: Amaury Nunes (Ryan Heins) 82
PR: Nicholas Addlery (Jonathan Steele) 90


Islanders Press Release

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