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Minnesota jumps into driver's seat
May 18th, 2014 12:49AM

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[NASL: Week 6] Minnesota United FC regained the outright lead in the NASL with a 3-1 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers thanks to a Simone Bracalello penalty kick and goals and assists from Christian Ramirez and Miguel Ibarra.
 
"Christian and Miguel have a great partnership and they were working well tonight," said United coach Manny Lagos. "Christian's goal was unbelievable, really a great strike at a moment when we were maybe a little down or wondering if we could pull the game off. It was an outstanding goal and it picked us up and reminded us we are a good soccer team. I am proud of him and our team tonight."
 
The New York Cosmos got three goals in a span of 13 minutes early in the second half from Mads Stokkelien, Ayoze and Paulo Mendes to beat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 3-0, at Al Lang Stadium and move into a tie with the Strikers for second place three points behind Minnesota.

"We [knew we] had to pressure them in the back and we were able to find a goal quick in the second half," said Cosmos Coach Gio Savarese. "It's an important win for us because we played against a quality team with a great coach. It's a good win like this to set the tone going forward."

-- Indy Eleven drew another sellout crowd of 10,285 at IUPUI's Michael A. Carroll Stadium but remained winless as it fell to the NASL's other expansion team, Ottawa Fury, 3-2.

-- Carolina extended its unbeaten streak at WakeMed Soccer Park to 19 games as it defeated the Atlanta Silverbacks, 2-0, on goals by Mike Grella and Connor Tobin in front of 5,527 rowdy fans.
 
-- The San Antonio Scorpions had to settle for a 0-0 tie with FC Edmonton before 7,087 fans. The result dropped them five points behind Minnesota with three games to play.

NASL WEEK 6, Schedule:
Saturday May 17
Carolina 2 Atlanta 0
Indy Eleven 2 Ottawa 3
Tampa Bay 0 New York 3
Minn. United 3 Ft. Lauderdale 1
San Antonio 0 FC Edmonton 0

NASL Spring Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
15 Minn. United 5-1-0 11/5
12 New York 4-2-0 9/2
12 Ft. Lauderdale 4-2-0 14/10
10 San Antonio 3-2-1 6/4
10 Carolina 3-2-1 8/9
7 Ottawa 2-3-1 11/9
6 Tampa Bay 1-2-3 5/9
6 Atlanta 2-4-0 6/14
5 FC Edmonton 1-3-2 4/7
2 Indy Eleven 0-4-2 9/14

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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