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Scorpions aim to hold on to fall lead
August 7th, 2014 5:35PM

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[NASL: Fall Week 5] The San Antonio Scorpions, who are coming off their first defeat of the fall campaign, will look to stay on top in the NASL standings when they host Indy Eleven at Toyota Park on Saturday.

Indy's only two wins on the road in its inaugural NASL season have come on the road in the fall campaign. It will be playing its second game in four days after holding the Fort Lauderdale Strikers to a scoreless draw at home on Wednesday.
 
"We are turning things around on the defensive side of the ball," said Indy Eleven coach Juergen Sommer. "And that goes for our players all over the field, not just the backline."
 
Spring champion Minnesota United FC, which sits only two points behind the Scorpions and is the only remaining unbeaten team in the NASL fall season, aims to extend its current eight-game unbeaten streak when it welcomes FC Edmonton at NSC Stadium.
 
"Edmonton has always been a physical, strong, solid team," said United coach Manny Lagos.  "I think defensively they've been one of the best teams in the league over the last couple of years."
 
NASL RESULTS, Week 5:
Wednesday, Aug. 6
Indy Eleven 0 Ft. Lauderdale 0
New York 0 FC Edmonton 0

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 5:
Saturday, Aug. 9
7 pm ET
Ottawa vs. Ft. Lauderdale
7:30 pm ET
Atlanta vs. New York
Carolina vs. Tampa Bay
8 pm ET
Minn. United vs. FC Edmonton
8:30 pm ET
San Antonio vs. Indy Eleven

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

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 6:
Saturday, Aug. 16
7:30 pm ET
Carolina vs. FC Edmonton
Ft. Lauderdale vs. Atlanta
Tampa Bay vs. New York
8 pm ET
Minn. United vs. Indy Eleven
Sunday, Aug. 17
3:00 pm ET
Ottawa vs. San Antonio

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 7:
Saturday, Aug. 23
7 pm ET
New York vs. Minn. United
7:30 pm ET
Indy Eleven vs. Ottawa
Tampa Bay vs. Carolina
8:30 pm ET
San Antonio vs. Atlanta
Sunday, Aug. 24
4:00 pm ET
FC Edmonton vs. Ft. Lauderdale

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 8:
Saturday, Aug. 30
7 pm ET
Ottawa vs. Tampa Bay
7:30 pm ET
Carolina vs. Atlanta
Ft. Lauderdale vs. San Antonio
Indy Eleven vs. New York
Sunday, Aug. 31
4:00 pm ET
FC Edmonton vs. Minn. United

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 9:
Saturday, Sept. 6
7 pm ET
New York vs. Ft. Lauderdale
7:30 pm ET
Atlanta vs. Indy Eleven
8 pm ET
Minn. United vs. Tampa Bay
8:30 pm ET
San Antonio vs. FC Edmonton
Sunday, Sept. 7
3:00 pm ET
Ottawa vs. Carolina


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