Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America 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
RailHawks are in best position to claim title
July 4th, 2013 2:11AM

MOST READ


[NASL SCHEDULE: Week 14] Independence Day marks the end of the NASL's spring season, and the Carolina RailHawks, Atlanta Silverbacks and San Antonio Scorpions all head into the final day with a shot at the title.

Carolina will capture the championship with a win at San Antonio. A tie would require Atlanta to win and make up the goal difference that is currently in Carolina's favor by four goals.

It won't be easy for the RailHawks to win at San Antonio as the Scorpions have won four straight games and five of their last six to put themselves in a position to overhaul the RailHawks at Toyota Field, provided they make up an inferior goal difference with a six-goal swing.
 
"It's a big, big game," said RailHawks coach Colin Clarke. "San Antonio is playing their best of late, so it won't be easy for us traveling there in the final week of the spring season. Each week was a tough match and one you had to work hard for.  We have put ourselves in a good position going into this final week and now we need to take advantage of being at the top of the table. If we do that, we will have achieved our goal of winning the spring and hosting Soccer Bowl." 

If the Silverbacks beat Minnesota, they will win the title outright if Carolina loses.
 
"If we stick to the game plan in Minnesota, I think we'll get a result that is favorable to us," said Silverbacks coach Brian Haynes. "We don't care where the goals from. It's going to be a concentrated effort from all of the guys."

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.)

NASL SPRING STANDINGS:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
20 Carolina 5-1-5 20/14 (+6)
18 Atlanta 5-3-3 17/15 (+2)
17 San Antonio 5-4-2 17/15 (+2)
15 Tampa Bay 4-3-4 17/14
14 Minn. United 4-5-2 18/20
14 FC Edmonton 3-4-5 13/11
8 Fort Lauderdale 2-7-2 10/20
Note: teams in bold are still alive

NASL LEADING SCORERS
G PLAYER, TEAM
8 Brian Shriver, Carolina
6+1 Hans Denissen, San Antonio
5 Georgi Hristov, Tampa Bay
5 Simone Bracalello, Minn. United


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Lack of playing time worrying for bubble players    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] With only four weeks at most for most players before the end of their ...
Three games to watch    
[MLS: Week 7] Real Salt Lake and Portland face off for the first time since meeting ...
Ref thwarts hidden ball trick    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Norwegian midfielder Jan Gunnar Solli of Swedish club Hammarby tucked the ...
What They're Saying    
"This is going to be the foundation of the World Cup. It's a dry climate. It's ...
Howard's extension 'incredible moment' for Everton    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Everton has signed U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard to a two-year extension that ...
NYCFC affiliates with eight New York area youth clubs    
[MLS 2015] MLS expansion club New York City FC (which will announce on Monday plans to ...
What They're Saying    
"You should never underestimate the allure of daytime drinking. If you're in a bar at 7 ...
Injured World Cup hopefuls set to contribute    
[MLS: The USA 20] There is good news on the U.S. national team front regarding MLS ...
De Grandpre returns to Red Bulls    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] Marc de Grandpre is back with the New York Red Bulls, having been hired ...
U.S. U-20s sweep group play with win over Tigres    
[DALLAS CUP] The U.S. under-20 national team beat Tigres of Mexico, 1-0, and moved into the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives