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Strikers brimming with confidence following turnaround
May 16th, 2014 2:49PM

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[NASL: Week 6] First place will be on the line in the NASL on Saturday when Minnesota United FC hosts the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at NSC Stadium.

The Strikers are coming off a 4-0 victory over Atlanta that moved them into the lead on goal difference when United dropped its first game of the season with a 1-0 loss at the New York Cosmos on Monday.
 
"There's still a lot of games to be played, but certainly it's an important match for us, coming off a loss, coming back home and going against the first-place team," said United coach Manny Lagos. "I think there's been a lot of adversity already in this season and this is a big game for us against a team that's firing on all cylinders."
 
Fort Lauderdale is the most improved team in the NASL after going 2-8-2 and 5-6-3 in the two halves of the 2013 campaign.

"Minnesota is very organized and well coached," Strikers coach Guenter Kronsteiner said. "I'm very impressed with their team.  It's going to be a tough match-up, especially playing in Minnesota.  Our guys are playing with a lot of confidence right now. We just need to make sure we stay focused and continue to work well together, and try to come back with some points."

NASL Spring Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
12 Ft. Lauderdale 4-1-0 13/7
12 Minn. United 4-1-0 8/4
9 San Antonio 3-2-0 6/4
9 New York 3-2-0 5/3
7 Carolina 2-2-1 6/9
6 Tampa Bay 1-1-3 5/6
6 Atlanta 2-3-0 6/12
4 Ottawa 1-3-1 7/7
4 FC Edmonton 1-3-1 4/7
2 Indy Eleven 0-3-2 5/8

NASL WEEK 6, Schedule:
Saturday May 17
7:30 pm ET
Carolina vs. Atlanta
Indy Eleven vs. Ottawa
Tampa Bay vs. New York
8 pm ET
Minn. United vs. Ft. Lauderdale
8:30 pm ET
San Antonio vs. FC Edmonton

NASL WEEK 7, Schedule:
Saturday May 24
7 pm ET
New York vs. Indy Eleven
Ottawa vs. San Antonio
7:30 pm ET
Tampa Bay vs. Ft. Lauderdale
8 pm ET
Minn. United vs. Carolina
9 pm ET
FC Edmonton vs. Atlanta


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