[NASL PREVIEW: Week 12]
By the time the first-year New York Cosmos play FC Edmonton on Sunday, they could have clinched a berth in the NASL Soccer Bowl if the
results of Tampa Bay and Atlanta Saturday go their way. But they'll wrap up the fall title for sure with a win in their home finale.
"Edmonton definitely wants to come at us 100
percent and take three points off us, especially coming off a loss," said Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese
. "We need to be prepared and the players will be. This
is our last day at home. It is going to be a special day for us and for our fans."
The Cosmos come into the game with a five-game winning streak and eight-game unbeaten streak, but
a result won't be necessary if Tampa Bay loses to San Antonio at home and Atlanta fails to win at Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday.
The Silverbacks will host Soccer Bowl 2013 on Nov. 9.
NASL FALL WEEK 12, Schedule:
Minn. United vs. Carolina
Fort Lauderdale vs.
Tampa Bay vs. San Antonio October 20
New York vs. FC Edmonton
NASL FALL, Standings
: PTS TEAM W-L-T
24 New York 7-1-3 14/7
17 Tampa Bay 4-2-5 24/19
16 Atlanta 4-3-4 12/11
14 Carolina 4-5-2 14/15
14 Minn. United 4-5-2 12/14
14 Ft. Lauderdale 4-5-2
11 FC Edmonton 2-3-5 9/10
7 San Antonio 2-7-1 12/19 NASL LEADING SCORERS: 12 Hans
, San Antonio 12 Georgi Hristov
, Tampa Bay 12 Brian Shriver
, Carolina 9 Pablo Campos
, Minn. United 7 Luke Mulholland
, Tampa Bay NASL FALL WEEK 13, Schedule:
Carolina vs. Atlanta
Minn. United vs. Fort Lauderdale
San Antonio vs. New York October 27
FC Edmonton vs. Tampa Bay
NASL FALL WEEK 14, Schedule:
Atlanta vs. New York
Carolina vs. San Antonio
Fort Lauderdale vs. FC Edmonton
Tampa Bay vs. Minn. United
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