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

MOST READ
TAGS:  nasl

MOST COMMENTED

[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


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal    
"When there is success you have a very good squad, and now I have to follow ...
College soccer returns on NSCAATV in 2014    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The "NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire" will return for ...
Ibrahimovic scores wonder goal in Hong Kong    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the summer off because Sweden missed the World Cup, but ...
Sweet goal from Lewandowski as Bayern preps for U.S. tour     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazos] Bayern Munich, which faces the MLS All-Stars Aug. 6, has been getting some ...
2014 PDL All-Conference Teams    
[AWARDS] Golden Boot winner Dzenan Catic (16 goals) is among three Michigan Bucks players named to ...
Julian Green is happy where he is    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Should he stay or should he go? At 19 and still without any Bundesliga ...
Sacramento shatters USL PRO attendance mark    
[CROWD COUNT] After only nine games, Sacramento Republic FC has broken the USL PRO season attendance ...
U.S. U-17s fall to host Denmark    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team lost its opening game at the Open Nordic ...
Nothing but net for Arsenal youngster Gedion Zelalem    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] In our latest addition of soccer players excelling at other sports ...
What They're Saying: Sigi Schmid    
"It's been sort of a strange rhythm ... it's going to be a hectic August for ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives