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Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay: youth vs. age
October 19th, 2012 1:57AM

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[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



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