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Tampa Bay Rowdies tie Puerto Rico 1-1 in U.S. Soccer Federation Division 2

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico — A goal with stoppage time running out gave the Rowdies a 1-1 tie with Puerto Rico on Wednesday night in U.S. Soccer Federation Division 2.

Ricardo Sanchez scored from about 20 yards in the 92nd minute for Tampa Bay (6-8-7), which remained tied with Puerto Rico (6-7-7) and Montreal for the seventh playoff spot with 25 points. The top eight teams in the 12-team league make the postseason. Montreal tied Baltimore 0-0 on Wednesday. It would lose a tiebreaker with Tampa Bay and Puerto Rico for the playoffs based on goal differential.

The Islanders went up 1-0 in the 31st minute on a goal by midfielder Josh Hansen.

forward added: The Rowdies added forward Maykel Galindo, on loan from MLS' Chivas USA, in an attempt to boost their offense. Galindo, who will be with the team through the end of the season, started Wednesday. "He's a good player," coach Paul Dalglish said. "I played against him when I was in Houston." Galindo, who defected from Cuba in 2005, joined Chivas in 2007 and scored a team-high 12 goals. This season he played in six games and started four, with one goal. In Cuba, Galindo earned 35 caps and scored 12 goals for the national team.

Times staff writer Bryan Burns contributed to this report.

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