FC Tampa Bay vs. Puerto Rico Islanders
Sunday, April 17 at 6 p.m.
Al Lang Stadium, St. Petersburg, Florida
To order your tickets, call (813) 287-1539 or click here to order online.
You can also purchase tickets at the stadium box office on game day. The box office opens on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Radio: 1010 Sports
Play-by-Play: Jim Henderson
The match can also be seen live online at www.fctampabay.com
FCTB went 1-1-2 against the Islanders last year.
What’s at Stake:
FC Tampa Bay’s second match of the 2011 season comes against the 2010 League Champion Puerto Rico Islanders. This will be the first of four games against Puerto Rico this season. Last season FCTB went 1-1-2 against the Islanders. FCTB won 2-1 in the first meeting on May 29 at home with one of the goals from returning forward Aaron King.
The next meeting was a 1-0 loss at Puerto Rico on June 19 with the goal from Islander forward David Foley. The last two matches were 0-0 and 1-1 draws on July 15 and August 11, respectively.
FC Tampa Bay started the 2011 season with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Impact, who are headed to Major League Soccer in 2012. The goal came from Takuya Yamada in the 85th minute. FCTB goalkeeper Daryl Sattler posted the shutout with eight saves against Montreal. FCTB went 0-2 against Montreal in the 2010 season.
Puerto Rico is coming off a road win against the Carolina RailHawks in its season opener last week. The match was delayed because of rain but that did not stop the Islanders from coming out with the 2-1 win. Puerto Rico’s goals came from Joshua Hansen in the 32nd minute, with Jay Needham scoring the game-winner in the 93rd minute.
Andres Arango will sit out his second of two matches this season because of a red card in his final postseason match with Minnesota in 2010.
Members of the cast of American Stage in the Park’s production of Rent will be performing the National Anthem before the game. Rent is being performed across the street from Al Lang Stadium at Demens Landing through May 8. For more information, go to www.americanstage.org.
Schedule Magnet Giveaway:
The first 2,500 fans will receive a 2011 Home Schedule magnet, courtesy of Gallagher & Associates law firm.
FC Tampa Bay midfielder Jeremy Christie and defender Andres Arango will be signing autographs on the concourse from 5:15 – 5:45 p.m. prior to kickoff.