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Cosmos open up seven-point lead
October 6th, 2013 1:05AM

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[NASL REWIND: Week 10] The New York Cosmos opened up a seven-point lead at the top of the NASL with a 1-0 win at Minnesota United FC on Paulo Mendes' goal in the 53rd minute in front of 3,629 spectators on a rainy and cold Saturday evening at NSC Stadium.

The Cosmos held on for the win despite a flurry of Minnesota chances to extend their unbeaten streak to seven games.
 
"It was definitely a big win because we played against a very good team," said Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese. "They created many difficulties for us especially in the second half. Our team was very compact and we were able to pull out a very important win.  Overall, we beat a very good team today."
 
Goals either side of halftime from Martin Nunez and Bradlee Baladez gave the Fort Lauderdale Strikers a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in front of a crowd of 3,612 at Lockhart Stadium.
 
"The first half was the best from this team of the season so far," said Strikers coach Gunter Kronsteiner. "We were very concentrated and there were a lot of chances we had to defend. Nobody expected that we could beat them."
 
The San Antonio Scorpions won their second straight home win as they edged the Atlanta Silverbacks, 1-0, on Polish striker Tomasz Zahorski's sixth goal of the fall campaign.
 
NASL FALL WEEK 10, Results:
October 5
Fort Lauderdale 2 Tampa Bay 1
Minn. United 0 New York 1
San Antonio 1 Atlanta 0

NASL FALL WEEK 10, Schedule:
October 6
FC Edmonton vs. Carolina

NASL FALL, Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
21 New York 6-1-3 10/7
14 Tampa Bay 3-2-5 22/18
14 Carolina 4-3-2 13/9
14 Minnesota 4-4-2 11/10
14 Ft. Lauderdale 4-4-2 9/12
13 Atlanta 3-3-4 9/10
8 FC Edmonton 1-3-5 7/9
7 San Antonio 2-7-1 12/19

NASL FALL WEEK 11, Schedule:
October 12
New York vs. Carolina
Atlanta vs. Minn. United
Tampa Bay vs. Fort Lauderdale
October 13
San Antonio vs. FC Edmonton

NASL FALL WEEK 12, Schedule:
October 19
Minn. United vs. Carolina
Fort Lauderdale vs. Atlanta
Tampa Bay vs. San Antonio
October 20
New York vs. FC Edmonton

NASL FALL WEEK 13, Schedule:
October 26
Carolina vs. Atlanta
Minn. United vs. Fort Lauderdale
San Antonio vs. New York
October 27
FC Edmonton vs. Tampa Bay

NASL FALL WEEK 14, Schedule:
November 2
Atlanta vs. New York
Carolina vs. San Antonio
Fort Lauderdale vs. FC Edmonton
Tampa Bay vs. Minn. United

(Click here to watch NASL streams.)


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