Minnesota downs Scorpions before record crowd

[NASL: Fall Week 11] Minnesota United FC regained the lead in the NASL fall standings as Miguel Ibarra scored two goals to give it a 2-0 victory over the San Antonio Scorpions in front of a record crowd of 8,313 at Toyota Field on Saturday evening. The Carolina RailHawks solidified their hold on fourth place in the combined standings behind Minnesota, San Antonio and New York with a 5-4 win over the Cosmos. All nine goals were scored in the second half.

"I think we did a great job of managing the game defensively and keeping our shape," said United coach Manny Lagos after the win in San Antonio. "I still think we could've possessed the ball a bit better, but we really got back in numbers and made it hard for San Antonio to create chances."

Devon Sandoval scored twice to lead Carolina past the Cosmos. Leo Osaki with a 26-yard free kick, Enzo Martinez and Tiyi Shipalane also had goals for the RailHawks to the delight of the crowd of 5,593 at WakeMed Soccer Park.

"There was a never-say-die attitude about both teams and a lot of goals," said RailHawks coach Colin Clarke.  "Obviously, we made it a lot harder than we should've done, we weren't good defending, but a great response from halftime. Three points, that's the most important thing tonight."

NASL RESULTS, Week 11:
Saturday, Sept. 20
Atlanta 0 Ottawa 3
Carolina 5 New York 4
Ft. Lauderdale 2 Indy Eleven 1
San Antonio 0 Minn. United 2

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 11:
Sunday, Sept. 21
4 pm ET
FC Edmonton vs. Tampa Bay

NASL Fall Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
24 Minn. United 7-1-3 22/10
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22 San Antonio 7-4-1 19/13
16 Tampa Bay 5-4-1 15/14
16 Carolina 5-6-1 21/21
16 New York 4-4-4 18/19
15 Ft. Lauderdale 4-6-3 11/18
14 FC Edmonton 4-3-2 12/10
12 Ottawa 3-5-3 12/14
12 Indy Eleven 3-6-3 14/22
11 Atlanta 3-6-2 16/19

NASL Combined Standings:
PTS TEAM W-L-T GF/GA
44 *Minn. United 13-2-5 38/19
39 San Antonio 12-6-3 32/32
35 New York 10-6-5 32/22
30 Carolina 9-9-3 32/36
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28 Ft. Lauderdale 8-9-4 29/33
26 Tampa Bay 7-7-5 26/30
23 FC Edmonton 6-9-5 24/25
22 Ottawa 6-10-4 26/27
21 Atlanta 6-11-3 28/39
16 Indy Eleven 3-11-7 28/42
*Clinched playoff berth as spring champion.

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 12:
Saturday, Sept. 27
7:30 pm ET
Atlanta vs. San Antonio
Indy Eleven vs. Carolina
Tampa Bay vs. Ft. Lauderdale
Sunday, Sept. 28
3 pm ET
Ottawa vs. Minn. United
4 pm ET
FC Edmonton vs. New York

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 13:
Wednesday, Oct. 1
7 pm ET
Ottawa vs. Atlanta
Saturday, Oct. 4
7:30 pm ET
Ft. Lauderdale vs. Carolina
Tampa Bay vs. FC Edmonton
8 pm ET
Minn. United vs. Atlanta
New York vs. Indy Eleven
8:30 pm ET
San Antonio vs. Ottawa

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 14:
Saturday, Oct. 11
7 pm ET

New York vs. Ottawa
7:30 pm ET
Atlanta vs. Ft. Lauderdale
Indy Eleven vs. Minn. United
8:30 pm ET
San Antonio vs. Tampa Bay
Sunday, Oct. 12
4 pm ET
FC Edmonton vs. Carolina

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 15:
Wednesday, Oct. 15
7:30 pm ET

Tampa Bay vs. Minn. United
Saturday, Oct. 18
3 pm ET
Ottawa vs. FC Edmonton
7:30 pm ET
Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay
Carolina vs. Ft. Lauderdale
Indy Eleven vs. San Antonio
8 pm ET
Minn. United vs. New York

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 16:
Saturday, Oct. 25
6:30 pm ET
Atlanta vs. Carolina
7 pm ET
New York vs. Tampa Bay
7:30 pm ET
Ft. Lauderdale vs. FC Edmonton
8 pm ET
Minn. United vs. San Antonio
Saturday, Oct. 26
3 pm ET
Ottawa vs. Indy Eleven

NASL SCHEDULE, Week 17:
Saturday, Nov. 1
7:30 pm ET
Carolina vs. Minn. United
Ft. Lauderdale vs. Ottawa
Tampa Bay vs. Indy Eleven
8:30 pm ET
San Antonio vs. New York
Saturday, Nov. 2
4 pm ET
FC Edmonton vs. Atlanta
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