Islanders heavy favorites heading into the USL season

April 7, 2009
By Jeff DiVeronica, Special to ESPNsoccernet
Puerto Rico coach Colin Clarke doesn't mince words.

"Everyone is going to be looking to take your heads off," midfielder Jonny Steele recalled Clarke telling his team recently about the upcoming USL First Division season (which kicks off Saturday with a game between Minnesota and Carolina).

Clarke knows his Islanders, who made waves in the offseason by reaching the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals, are the team to beat. Puerto Rico lost last year's USL championship ...

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