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San Antonio and Minnesota aim to pull away from pack
August 22nd, 2014 4:53PM
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[NASL: Fall Week 7]The San Antonio Scorpions and Minnesota United FC, the NASL fall leaders, will look to distance themselves from the field as they face the Atlanta Silverbacks and New York Cosmos, respectively, on Saturday.

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

Minnesota has clinched a berth in the postseason semifinals as spring champion, while the Scorpions look to be in good shape as they have opened up a six-point edge on third-place New York in the combined standings. The two highest-ranked teams in the combined standings will join the two split-season champions in the playoffs.
 
The Scorpions have never lost at home to the Silverbacks, who pay a visit to Toyota Field on Saturday. San Antonio is unbeaten at home in its last six games.
 
United is the only remaining unbeaten team in this fall Season. Minnesota's only defeat in 2014 was at New York on May 12 when it fell, 1-0, at James M. Shuart Stadium. Indeed, New York has won all three meetings with the Loons.
 
"They're a very good team, they're the defending champions, and I think that is something we're aware of," said United coach Manny Lagos of the slumping Cosmos, who are 2-3-2 in the fall campaign. "Every game is important and this one is obviously going to be important for them because of where they are in the table. They've had our number in very close games the last couple of times, so we're going to do our best to prepare well for a big week."
 
NASL Fall Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
16 Minn. United 5-0-1 15/5
16 San Antonio 5-1-1 13/5
12 Tampa Bay 4-2-0 12/10
9 Ft. Lauderdale 2-2-3 5/8
8 Atlanta 2-2-2 10/9
8 FC Edmonton 2-3-2 8/8
8 New York 2-3-2 6/9
7 Indy Eleven 2-4-1 7/14
6 Carolina 2-5-0 10/12
2 Ottawa 0-4-2 3/9

NASL Combined Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
36 *Minn. United 11-1-3 31/14
33 San Antonio10-3-3 26/14
27 New York 8-5-3 20/12
22 Tampa Bay 6-5-4 23/26
22 Ft. Lauderdale 6-6-4 23/26
20 Carolina 6-8-2 21/27
18 Atlanta 5-7-3 22/29
16 FC Edmonton4-8-4 19/19
12 Ottawa3-9-3 17/22
11 Indy Eleven 2-9-5 21/34
*Clinched playoff berth as spring champion.

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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