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Guerra keeps scoring in US Soccer League

Thursday, June 7, 2018
T&T’s Atualla Guerra

T&T midfielder Atualla Guerra was among the goals again as Charleston Battery battled to a 3-3 draw with fellow locals Carlyle Mitchell and Nathan Lewis’ Indy Eleven in the US Soccer League Eastern Conference on Friday.

Playing at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, Soony Saad handed Indy a 1-0 half-time lead with his 43rd-minute strike.

However, on the resumption, Jamaican O’Brian Woodbine (62nd) and Guerra, with his seventh goal of the campaign, in the 80th minute netted to put Battery on the road to victory.

Six minutes later, Spain’s Ayoze Perez then drew Indy level and three minutes into time added on, he grabbed his second of the match to put his team within three points.

But a minute later in time added on, Guerra provide a pass for Cameroon’s Brian Anuga to snatch a late equaliser for the visitors to share the spoils.

Also featuring the full 90-minutes for Battery was 22-year-old La Horquetta-born midfielder Neveal Hackshaw.

Mitchell also played the entire match for Indy and was cautioned in the 67th, and Lewis was replaced in the 65th minute.

The drawn result Battery slip one spot to fifth with 20 points from 12 matches, level with Charlotte Independence, the club of T&T duo, Cordell Cato, and Kevan George while Indy Eleven is tenth with 15 from 11 matches.

On Saturday, English-born T&T defender Justin Hoyte’s Cincinnati edged New York Red Bulls II 2-1 with the Soca Warriors defender playing the full contest at Red Bull Arena, Harrison, New Jersey.

The win lifted Cincinnati to the top of the table with 23 points, one ahead of T&T goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh and defending champions Louisville City FC, which has two matches in hand.

At the TD Place Stadium, Ottawa, Ontario, Cato who has five goals to his name, and George helped Charlotte Independence to a 1-0 win over Ottawa Fury courtesy a Yann Ekra goal. Pittsburgh Riverhounds is third with 21 points from 12 matches.

On Tuesday in Louisville, Kentucky, Louisville City FC’s Brian Ownby scored a show-stopping game-winner to lead the defending USL Cup champion to a 3-2 victory against the New England Revolution in the Fourth Round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup at Lynn Stadium.

The victory was Louisville’s first against an MLS side in the historic knockout tournament.


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