[NASL REWIND: Week 3]
The spring champion Atlanta Silverbacks remained unbeaten after three games in the fall championship
with a 1-1 tie at FC Edmonton on Sunday afternoon. Atlanta is one of three unbeaten teams along with Carolina, first with seven points, and Tampa Bay, tied with the Silverbacks two points behind.
opened the scoring for Atlanta shortly after the interval, but Chris Nurse
's header gave the Eddies a share of the points.
"I thought we had to dig deep because it's a very talented Atlanta team and they looked dangerous on the
counterattack," said FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller
. "I thought overall we could have won the game with the chances we had."
scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season to take over the lead
in the NASL Golden Boot race and fire the Carolina RailHawks to the top of the standings with a 3-0 win over the New York Cosmos, their first since joining the league for the fall campaign.
"New York probably had the more shots and more possession, but we took our chances," said RailHawks coach Colin
. "For me, that was our biggest weakness in the spring and something we have worked on a great deal. New York is a very good team, with good players."
-- The Fort Lauderdale Strikers earned their first win under new coach Gunter Kronsteiner
with a 2-1 win at San Antonio
Scorpions, who have now dropped three in a row to start the fall season after finishing the spring campaign with five wins in a row.
A Martin Nunez
header and Mark Anderson
free kick earned the Strikers a two-goal lead before Pole Tomasz Zahorski
cut the lead in half
on the stoke of halftime.
"I feel very good today because I thought the team deserved the three points," said Kronsteiner. "I think we need
every day to work in practice and change things and we are slowly being able to do that. I was happy with the first half today."
-- The Tampa Bay
Rowdies remained unbeaten at 1-0-2 when Andreas Arango
struck in stoppage time, getting his head to a cross from Frankie
to give them a 1-1 draw at Minnesota United FC.
"I have to give credit to my players for fighting hard until the last
minute," said Rowdies coach Ricky Hill
, "and I can't grumble about taking a point."
NASL FALL WEEK 3, Schedule
: Sunday, August 18
Edmonton 1 Atlanta 1 Saturday, August 17
Carolina 3 New York 0
Minnesota 1 Tampa Bay 1
San Antonio 1 Fort Lauderdale 2 NASL FALL, Standings
: PTS TEAM W-L-T
7 Carolina 2-0-1 5/1
5 Tampa Bay 1-0-2 8/5
5 Atlanta 1-0-2 3/2
4 Minnesota 1-1-1 4/3
4 New York 1-1-1 2/4
4 FC Edmonton 1-1-1 2/2
3 Ft. Lauderdale
0 San Antonio 0-3-0 5/10 NASL FALL WEEK 4, Schedule
: Saturday, August 24
Carolina vs. Minnesota
New York vs. San Antonio
Atlanta vs. Fort Lauderdale
Tampa Bay vs. FC Edmonton
to watch NASL streams.)