Jamaican Dane Kelly netted a hat-trick to fireplace Charlotte Independence to their third win in 4 outings within the United Soccer League final weekend, headlining a productive spherical of matches for Caribbean gamers.
Taking part in at Sportsplex at Matthews in North Carolina final Saturday, the 29-year-old Kelly scored twice within the first half earlier than including a 3rd late on because the hosts thrashed North Carolina FC, Three-1, to win their second straight recreation.
Charlotte are second in Group G on 18 factors, 4 behind leaders Birmingham Legion FC and eight away from third-placed North Carolina.
Charlotte led 2-Zero on the half and Kelly assured the factors within the 79th minute with an outstanding right-footed volley from the middle of the field, after a sweeping cross from the appropriate from Derek Gebhard.
Trinidadian Andre Fortune pulled one again for North Carolina within the first minute of stoppage time, driving dwelling a low cross into the field from Manny Perez.
With the hat-trick, Kelly moved his tally for the season to eight targets.
In a Group D contest at Toyota Area in San Antonio, St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Kyle Edwards and Jamaica Below-23 star Deshane Beckford each obtained on the scoresheet however couldn’t stop Rio Grande Valley from going beneath Three-2 to San Antonio FC.
For Rio Grande, the defeat was their fourth straight and ninth of the season, retaining them rooted to the underside of the group on three factors.
San Antonio, in the meantime, remained unbeaten with their fourth successive win, and runaway leaders with 27 factors.
In Group G, Guyana worldwide Keanu Marsh-Brown netted his third aim of the season within the 28th minute however Memphis 901 FC have been held to their second stalemate in three video games to stay winless in 5, when Bruno Lapa equalized from the spot within the 48th minute for leaders Birmingham Legion at AutoZone Park in downtown Memphis.
Memphis are backside of the group on seven factors and a single win whereas Birmingham are 4 clear on the prime on 22 factors.
In a prime of the desk conflict at Lucas Oil Stadium in Downtown Indianapolis, Jamaican Devon Williams scored his third of the marketing campaign as Louisville brushed apart Indy Eleven Three-1 for his or her fourth win in 5 outings, to take the lead in Group E with 20 factors.
And at Better Nevada Area, Haitian Christiano François scored within the 49th minute as Reno 1868 thrashed Portland Timbers 2, 7-1, to win their fourth straight and take sole possession of the lead in Group A with 24 factors.