Cal FC grads find success in Atlanta

[NASL SCHEDULE: Week 4] The early-season surprise in the NASL is Atlanta, which goes for its third win in a row Saturday when it hosts Minnesota United FC. Four of the Silverbacks' six goals have come from among the seven players in the Atlanta lineup who played last season for Eric Wynalda's amateur Cal FC on its Open Cup run.

Pedro Mendes has two goals, while Danny Barrera and Beto Navarro have one. Other Cal FC graduates in the Atlanta lineup are Pablo Cruz, Mike Randolph, Milton Blanco and Salvadoran international Richie Menjivar.

The Silverbacks' other big scoring threat is 21-year-old Ruben Luna, former FC Dallas academy star who was released after three seasons in MLS.
 
NASL, WEEK 4 SCHEDULE
Saturday, April 27
Atlanta vs. Minn. United
Fort Lauderdale vs. Tampa Bay
FC Edmonton vs. San Antonio

NASL STANDINGS:
PTS TEAM W-L-T +/-
7 Carolina 2-0-1 5/2
6 Atlanta 2-0-0 6/3
4 Minn. United 1-0-1 2/0
4 Tampa Bay 1-1-1 5/4
1 San Antonio 0-1-1 0/2
1 FC Edmonton 0-2-1 2/5
1 Ft. Lauderdale 0-2-1 2/6
 
NASL, WEEK 5 SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 4
Tampa Bay vs. FC Edmonton
Minn. United vs. Carolina
San Antonio vs. Atlanta

NASL, WEEK 6 SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 11
Carolina vs. San Antonio
Fort Lauderdale vs. Minn. United
Sunday, May 12
FC Edmonton vs. Atlanta

NASL, WEEK 7 SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 18
Minn. United vs. Tampa Bay
Atlanta vs. Carolina
San Antonio vs. Fort Lauderdale

NASL, WEEK 8 SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 25
Atlanta vs. San Antonio
Tampa Bay vs. Minn. United
FC Edmonton vs. Fort Lauderdale

1 comment about "Cal FC grads find success in Atlanta".
  1. ROBERT BOND, April 29, 2013 at 3:12 p.m.

    Atlanta has a soccer team?

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