Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Battery to play Puerto Rico Islanders April 5

The Battery announced that they will play a final preseason match against NASL's Puerto Rico Islanders. 

The match will pit the the Divison 3 champions, the Battery, against the Division 2 champion Islanders.

The Islanders moved to the NASL last season but prior to that, the rivalry goes back to 2004, their inaugural season in USL1. On top of their US Soccer Federation Division 1 Champions in 2010, the Islanders have made deep runs in the CONCACAF Champions League. 

The Puerto Rician side should be a strong test for the Battery days before the season opener against the Charlotte Eagles April 9th.

The match against the Islanders will be Tuesday April 5 at 5:30pm.  There is no charge for admission and limited concession stands will be open. The Three Lion's Pub will also be open with full menu begining at 5pm


Kenneth said...

Henry no longer plays for the Islanders

Mikey said...

damn, I even checked the PRI website and one of the stories was aobut Henry signing. Of course when I now read it is was written in Aug of 2010. thanks for the update Kenneth

Anonymous said...

Islanders vs the Battery, again!!--just like the good old days!!!

Islanders fans miss that rivalry. I think that it was the all-time Islanders' fan favorite. The nostalgia has already started to flow over on HIA.

What a great place to visit to support the club.

Those were the days!!!

Somehow, the idea of a Battery-PR Unitd clash just doens't excite me the way that the Battery-Islanders matches did.

Who knows? Maybe a new rivalry will develop. Who could ever predicted that the Battery and Islanders would have developed into such a nice rivalry?