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Minnesota moves up three spots
September 23rd, 2013 1:52AM

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[NASL REWIND: Week 8] Goals from Montreal Impact loan player Calum Mallace and Simone Bracalello on either side of halftime gave Minnesota United FC a 2-1 win at FC Edmonton that pushed it up three places behind the third-place Carolina RailHawks on goal difference. Daryl Fordyce claimed a consolation goal with virtually the last kick of the game for FC Edmonton, whose run of five consecutive 1-1 draws against five different opponents was snapped.

"On the day, they were a better side than us," FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller said after the game. "They had a little more quality and the second goal took the heart right out of us."

Saturday ...

Venezuelan striker Diomar Diaz struck twice in the first half to lead the first-place New York Cosmos to a 2-1 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in front of 7,653 fans at Lockhart Stadium for their first win on the road.

The victory sets up a clash between the Cosmos and second-placed Tampa Bay Rowdies on Sept. 29. Two goals from forward Georgi Hristov and one from midfielder Shane Hill lifted the Rowdies to a 3-1 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks. They remain unbeaten in eight games in the fall season and 10 games over all.
 
A stoppage-time penalty kick from Hans Denissen secured the first San Antonio Scorpions win of the fall campaign, a 2-1 win over the Carolina RailHawks.

NASL FALL WEEK 8, Results:
Sunday, Sept. 22
FC Edmonton 1 Minnesota 1

Saturday, Sept. 21
Tampa Bay 3 Atlanta 1
Fort Lauderdale 0 New York 2
San Antonio 2 Carolina 1

NASL FALL, Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
15 New York 4-1-3 9/7
14 Tampa Bay 3-0-5 18/12
11 Carolina 3-3-2 11/9
11 Minnesota 3-3-2 10/9
11 Ft. Lauderdale 3-3-2 7/9
10 Atlanta 2-2-4 8/9
8 FC Edmonton 1-2-5 7/8
4 San Antonio 1-6-1 11/18

NASL FALL WEEK 9, Schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 28
Minnesota vs. San Antonio
Carolina vs. Fort Lauderdale
Atlanta vs. FC Edmonton
Sunday, Sept. 29
New York vs. Tampa Bay

(Click here to watch NASL streams.)


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