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Carolina aims to clinch spring title
June 27th, 2013 8:53PM
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[NASL SCHEDULE: Week 13] The Carolina RailHawks can clinch the NASL spring championship with a win over the Atlanta Silverbacks at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday.

"Matches like Saturday night are the type that you look forward to and players want to play in," said Carolina coach Colin Clarke.  "We have worked hard all season to put ourselves in a position to clinch the spring season title and we have that opportunity on Saturday night.  The fans have been huge in our success so far this season. I know they will be out in full force and I hope we can reward them." 
 
The RailHawks, who are coming off a 3-0 loss at Real Salt Lake Wednesday night in the Open Cup quarterfinals, took over first place last weekend when they got two late Brian Shriver goals to beat Minnesota United FC, 3-2, and Atlanta suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
 
"We're looking forward to the game and the good thing about it is that we're only two points behind, so a win puts us right back above them," said Silverbacks coach Brain Haynes. "As far as I'm concerned, all we're concentrating on for this week is to go into their place and upset them. I think it's possible for us to play our game there."
 
An Atlanta win or a draw would mean as many as four teams could remain in contention for the first-half title when the spring season wraps up July 4.
 
San Antonio and Minnesota both remain in contention but they must first win on the road this weekend.
 
NASL SCHEDULE: Week 13
Saturday, June 29
Carolina vs. Atlanta
Fort Lauderdale vs. San Antonio
Sunday, June 30
FC Edmonton vs. Minn. United

NASL SPRING STANDINGS:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
19 Carolina 5-1-4 19/13
17 Atlanta 5-3-2 16/14
15 Tampa Bay 4-3-4 17/14
14 Minn. United 4-4-2 17/17
14 San Antonio 4-4-2 13/14
11 FC Edmonton 2-4-5 10/11
8 Fort Lauderdale 2-6-2 9/16

NASL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER, TEAM
8 Brian Shriver, Carolina
5 Georgi Hristov, Tampa Bay
5 Simone Bracalello, Minn. United
5 Hans Denissen, San Antonio
4 Luke Mulholland, Tampa Bay
4 Pablo Campos, Minn. United
4 Ruben Luna, Atlanta

NASL SCHEDULE: Week 14
Thursday, July 4
Tampa Bay vs. Fort Lauderdale
Minn. United vs. Atlanta
San Antonio vs. Carolina

(Click here information on NASL streaming.)


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