Try as they might, the Wilmington Hammerheads couldn’t stop a Richmond Kickers side that is starting to look unbeatable early in the 2011 USL Pro season.
Two second-half goals from Richmond canceled out an early goal from Wilmington as the Kickers got the better of a match-up between two unbeaten teams.
Antigua Barracuda FC also continued its red-hot run of form with a pair of narrow victories over the struggling River Plate Puerto Rico. Antigua extended its winning-streak to six games while River Plate slumped to its third loss of the season.
Orlando City nabbed a victory over the Dayton Dutch Lions to keep pace with Richmond while Charleston fell to Rochester and could only manage a draw against Pittsburgh.
Here is a look back at the weekend’s action in the USL Pro.
Charleston Battery 0, Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0:Evan Taylor’s ejection eight minutes into the second half halted Charleston’s offensive attack and neither team could capitalize on their handful of chances.
River Plate Puerto Rico 0, Antigua Barracuda FC 2: Christopher Harvey opened the scoring in the 60th minute and Stefan Smith provided some insurance with his fourth goal of the season.
Wilmington Hammerheads 1, Richmond Kickers 2: Ivan Becerra provided the perfect start for Wilmington with a goal in the third minute but goals from Gerson dos Santos and Matthew Delicate gave Richmond the win.
Charleston Battery 0, Rochester Rhinos 1: Tony Donatelli scored in the 25th minute to capitalize on one of the few chances for either team.
Orlando City 1, Dayton Dutch Lions 0: Orlando extended its unbeaten streak to five games thanks to a goal from Max Griffin.
Harrisburg City Islanders 1, FC New York 1: A goal from Kyle Hoffer put FC New York up early but a goal from Jose Angulo denied the expansion side its first win.
River Plate Puerto Rico 0, Antigua Barracuda FC 1: A goal from Orlando Mitchum was enough for Antigua to defeat River Plate for the second time.
What did you think of this weekend's games? Can anyone stop Richmond? Still optimistic about Wilmington's season? Impressed with Orlando City?
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