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Go to the video: The goals from the RailHawks' 2-1 victory over Puerto Rico

Posted by on Fri, May 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM

Daniel Paladini, seen during a 2009 game against the Puerto Rico Islanders
  • Jeremy M. Lange
  • Daniel Paladini, seen during a 2009 game against the Puerto Rico Islanders
The reported attendance Wednesday night in the 12,500-seater Juan Ramón Loubriel, a converted baseball stadium in Bayamón, P.R., was 5,077, which seems a little generous, but perhaps not by much.

Just as generous, perhaps, was the penalty awarded to the Carolina RailHawks by the thus-far unidentified referee to the RailHawks' Josh Gardner in the 83rd minute of the May 26 game against the Puerto Rico Islanders. There's no question the Islanders' Josh Hansen made contact after a heavy touch by Gardner, but some referees might have looked the other way. Not this unnamed referee, though. The call was probably technically correct, and Islanders fans can only blame Hansen for making what was a very reckless challenge—if not a dangerous one or one that denied a obvious scoring opportunity.

That's the first interesting point in this clip. The other is Gregory Richardson's dismal penalty kick, which was saved after a bit of time-wasting gamesmanship by the Islanders' portero, Bill Gaudette. At the time we were watching the game, we hadn't noticed the entrance of Daniel Paladini two minutes earlier. Perhaps he'll take the next penalty.

Here's the clip of David Foley's 73rd-minute goal for the Islanders, which was the end result of a free kick by Hansen that Chris Nurse headed into the woodwork. The ball bounced out to Sandy Gbandi, who hacked it across the goal to find Foley.

These next two clips show near-misses by the Islanders that gave the RailHawks undeserved reprieves for poor defending. The first clip shows an unmarked Nurse missing a sitter off a corner kick in the 15th minute. The second is an Islanders chance that resulted from an error by David Hayes. Fortunately, goalkeeper Eric Reed made a phenomenal save on the shot by Kendall Jagdeosingh.

And finally ... there's an early candidate for USSF-D2 Pro League goal of the season (if there is such an award). Here it is, Paladini's last-second winner, a 35-yard knuckler that somehow got beneath Gaudette's outstretched arms—and took a favorable bounce off the post for good measure.

If we find Sallieu Bundu's opening goal in the fifth minute, we'll post it here.

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