Islanders emerge as a powerhouse

October 1, 2008
By Keyvan Heydari
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- He is not the first "General" to direct battles on multiple fronts, but Colin Clarke certainly knows how to get the most out of his men. His team, the Puerto Rico Islanders, have been the surprise of the CONCACAF Champions League, eliminating former CONCACAF champions Liga Deportiva Alajuelense of Costa Rica before downing Tauro (Panama) and Santos Laguna, champions of Mexico, in the group phase of the competition.

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