Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay: youth vs. age
October 19th, 2012 1:57AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  nasl

MOST COMMENTED

[NASL: Final] Only one win in their last 12 regular-season games was still good enough to get the defending champion Minnesota Stars into the NASL playoffs as the No. 6 seed in a league that sends six of its eight teams to the postseason. And just like last season when it got hot at the right time and won the inaugural title as the No. 6 seed, Minnesota is back in the final, where it hosts the No. 2 seed Tampa Bay Rowdies in Saturday's first leg.

Manny Lagos' Stars have no player in the starting lineup older than 26. The youngest players are Miguel Ibarra and Amani Walker, who played together at UC Irvine.

The Rowdies feature 38-year-old Takuya Yamada, a former Japanese international, and Carl Cort and Stuart Campbell, who are both 34 and have experience in the English Premier League.

(Click here to watch Saturday's game.)

Minnesota Probable Starters:
Goalkeeper
NO. NAME (AGE) COUNTRY
30 Matt Van Oekel (25) USA
Defenders
2 Justin Davis (24) USA
14 Brian Kallman (26) USA
16 Kyle Altman (25) USA
20 Connor Tobin (25) USA
Midfielders
4 Neil Hlavaty (25) USA
12 Jamie Watson (26) USA
23 Miguel Ibarra (22) USA
32 Lucas Rodriguez (26) Argentina
Forwards
10 Simone Bracalello (26) Italy
11 Amani Walker (22) USA/Jamaica

Tampa Bay Probable Starters:
Goalkeeper
1 Jeff Attinella (24) USA
Defenders
7 Frankie Sanfilippo (31) USA
5 JP Rodrigues (28) USA
32 Takuya Yamada (38) Japan
3 Andres Arango (29) Colombia
Midfielders
4 Stuart Campbell (34) England/Scotland
11 Shane Hill (25) England
22 Keith Savage (27) USA
8 Luke Mulholland (24) England
Forwards
15 Mike Ambersley (29) USA
25 Carl Cort (34) England/Guyana



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. Abroad: Adu debuts in KuPS victory    
Freddy Adu played his first league game in 20 months, starting for Finnish club KuPS in ...
NWSL Weekend: Press out-duels Solo in Red Stars' win    
Christen Press scored two goals, including the stoppage-time golazo that was the winner, and added an ...
MLS Saturday: FC Dallas-Toronto FC, a game of two days    
Some games are a tale of two halves. FC Dallas-Toronto FC was a tale of two ...
NASL Weekend: Cosmos draw sellout for shutout win    
The New York Cosmos a drew their largest home crowd since returning to the NASL in ...
USL Friday: Switchbacks romp in snow storm    
An April snow storm socked the Rockies on Friday night, but it couldn't stop the Colorado ...
MLS Friday: Red Bulls set standard high    
The New York Red Bulls remained unbeaten with a 2-0 win over the San Jose Earthquakes ...
What They're Saying: Dominic Kinnear    
"Us passing to them didn't help." -- San Jose coach Dominic Kinnear on what made the ...
USA-Mexico watched by almost 4.5 million fans    
Wednesday's USA-Mexico game averaged almost 4.5 million viewers on Spanish-language networks UniMas and UDN and Fox ...
NWSL Weekend: Sky Blue FC aims to extend streak    
It's a big weekend for pro soccer in the New York metropolitan area. New York City ...
NASL Weekend: Cosmos greats return for Raul home debut    
The New York Cosmos open their third season at home on Saturday, and they'll have special ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives