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NASL Announces 2014 Fall Season Schedule

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup nears its conclusion the North American Soccer League will resume its 2014 season on the weekend of July 12 and 13.

The 10 teams competing to earn a berth at NASL Soccer Bowl 2014 will kick off the 2014 Fall Season following a mid-season break for the World Cup tournament, which concludes the same weekend.

NASL fans in Canada will be treated to a clash between rivals FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury FC, who meet at Clarke Stadium on Sunday, July 13, shortly after the World Cup Final is decided.  The match will be the fourth meeting between the two clubs in 2014, as they will play twice during the Amway Canadian Championship and once during the Spring Season.

By the time NASL action resumes in July, the 2014 Spring Season title winner will have been crowned and earned the right to host NASL Soccer Bowl 2014.  Reigning 2013 champion the New York Cosmos open up the fall campaign at home to the San Antonio Scorpions on Saturday, July 12, while 2012 winners the Tampa Bay Rowdies are also at home, facing the Atlanta Silverbacks.

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers take on Minnesota United FC and also on July 12, Indy Eleven travels to the fortress that is WakeMed Soccer Park where the hosts Carolina RailHawks were unbeaten in 2013.

NASL clubs will face each opponent once at home and once away during an 18-game balanced schedule and a total of 90 games to be played over a 17-week period.  Each team will play one midweek game as soccer under Wednesday night lights comes to the NASL in July, August and October.

“We believe there will be a great momentum and interest in soccer across North America when our Fall Season kicks off following the FIFA World Cup,” said NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson.  “We aim to capitalize on that excitement as our clubs keep the action flowing and NASL fans will have the added bonus of several games to enjoy during the work week.”

The home schedule dates of the San Antonio Scorpions are still to be confirmed and fans are reminded that all game dates and kickoff times are subject to change.

Among the fall schedule highlights, the Cosmos host the only team to have beaten them last season, the RailHawks on August 2, with the return match set for Carolina on September 20.  The annual Florida derby resumes on August 2, when the Strikers greet the Rowdies and the return fixture is set for September 27 in St. Petersburg.  On August 9, the Silverbacks welcome the Cosmos in a rematch of last year’s NASL Soccer Bowl at Atlanta Silverbacks Park. 

2014 marks the second consecutive year that the NASL has implemented a split season format with the Spring Season winner earning the right to host Soccer Bowl and take on the Fall Season winner.


2014 North American Soccer League Fall Schedule

(All dates and kickoff times subject to change)

Date HomeTeam  Away Team  Time (ET)
Saturday, July 12 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Atlanta Silverbacks 7.30pm
Saturday, July 12 Carolina RailHawks vs. Indy Eleven 7.30pm
Saturday, July 12 Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Minnesota United FC 7.30pm
Saturday, July 12 New York Cosmos vs. San Antonio Scorpions 7pm
Saturday, July 13 FC Edmonton vs. Ottawa Fury FC 6pm
Thursday, July 17 Minnesota United FC vs. Carolina RailHawks TBD
Saturday, July 19 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. FC Edmonton TBD
Saturday, July 19* San Antonio Scorpions vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers TBD
Saturday, July 19 Indy Eleven vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies 7.30pm
Sunday, July 20 Ottawa Fury FC vs. New York Cosmos TBD
Wednesday, July 23* San Antonio Scorpions vs. Carolina RailHawks TBD
Friday, July 25 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. San Antonio Scorpions 7.30pm
Saturday, July 26 Carolina RailHawks vs. Ottawa Fury FC 7.30pm
Saturday, July 26 Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. New York Cosmos 7.30pm
Saturday, July 26 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Minnesota United FC TBD
Sunday, July 27 FC Edmonton vs. Indy Eleven 4pm
Saturday, Aug. 2 Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 2 Indy Eleven vs. Atlanta Silverbacks 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 2 Minnesota United FC vs. Ottawa Fury FC TBD
Saturday, Aug. 2 New York Cosmos vs. Carolina RailHawks 7pm
Sunday, Aug. 3 FC Edmonton vs. San Antonio Scorpions 4pm
Wednesday, Aug. 6 Indy Eleven vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7.30pm
Wednesday, Aug. 6 New York Cosmos vs. FC Edmonton 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 9 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. New York Cosmos TBD
Saturday, Aug. 9 Minnesota United FC vs. FC Edmonton TBD
Saturday, Aug. 9 Carolina RailHawks vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 9 Ottawa Fury FC vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7pm
Saturday, Aug. 9* San Antonio Scorpions vs. Indy Eleven TBD
Saturday, Aug. 16 Carolina RailHawks vs. FC Edmonton 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 16 Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Atlanta Silverbacks 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 16 Minnesota United FC vs. Indy Eleven TBD
Saturday, Aug. 16 Ottawa Fury FC vs. San Antonio Scorpions 7pm
Saturday, Aug. 16 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. New York Cosmos 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 23 Indy Eleven vs. Ottawa Fury FC 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 23 New York Cosmos vs. Minnesota United FC 7pm
Saturday, Aug. 23* San Antonio Scorpions vs. Atlanta Silverbacks TBD
Saturday, Aug. 23 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Carolina RailHawks 7.30pm
Sunday, Aug. 24 FC Edmonton vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers 4pm
Saturday, Aug. 30 Carolina RailHawks vs. Atlanta Silverbacks 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 30 Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. San Antonio Scorpions 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 30 Indy Eleven vs. New York Cosmos 7.30pm
Saturday, Aug. 30 Ottawa Fury FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies 7pm
Sunday, Aug. 31 FC Edmonton vs. Minnesota United FC 4pm
Saturday, Sept. 6 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Indy Eleven TBD
Saturday, Sept. 6 Minnesota United FC vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies TBD
Saturday, Sept. 6 New York Cosmos vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 6 Ottawa Fury FC vs. Carolina RailHawks 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 6* San Antonio Scorpions vs. FC Edmonton TBD
Saturday, Sept. 13 Carolina RailHawks vs. San Antonio Scorpions 7.30pm
Saturday, Sept. 13 Indy Eleven vs. FC Edmonton 7.30pm
Saturday, Sept. 13 Minnesota United FC vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers TBD
Saturday, Sept. 13 New York Cosmos vs. Atlanta Silverbacks 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 13 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Ottawa Fury FC 7.30pm
Saturday, Sept. 20 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Ottawa Fury FC TBD
Saturday, Sept. 20 Carolina RailHawks vs. New York Cosmos 7.30pm
Saturday, Sept. 20 Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Indy Eleven 7.30pm
Saturday, Sept. 20* San Antonio Scorpions vs. Minnesota United FC TBD
Sunday, Sept. 21 FC Edmonton vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies 4pm
Saturday, Sept. 27 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. San Antonio Scorpions TBD
Saturday, Sept. 27 Indy Eleven vs. Carolina RailHawks 7.30pm
Saturday, Sept. 27 Ottawa Fury FC vs. Minnesota United FC 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 27 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7.30pm
Sunday, Sept. 28 FC Edmonton vs. New York Cosmos 4pm
Wednesday, Oct. 1 Ottawa Fury FC vs. Atlanta Silverbacks 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 4 Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Carolina RailHawks 7.30pm
Saturday, Oct. 4 Minnesota United FC vs. Atlanta Silverbacks TBD
Saturday, Oct. 4 New York Cosmos vs. Indy Eleven 8pm
Saturday, Oct. 4* San Antonio Scorpions vs. Ottawa Fury FC TBD
Saturday, Oct. 4 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. FC Edmonton 7.30pm
Saturday, Oct. 11 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers TBD
Saturday, Oct. 11 Indy Eleven vs. Minnesota United FC 7.30pm
Saturday, Oct. 11 New York Cosmos vs. Ottawa Fury FC 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 11* San Antonio Scorpions vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies TBD
Sunday, Oct. 12 FC Edmonton vs. Carolina RailHawks 4pm
Wednesday, Oct. 15 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Minnesota United FC 7.30pm
Saturday, Oct. 18 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies TBD
Saturday, Oct. 18 Carolina RailHawks vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7.30pm
Saturday, Oct. 18 Indy Eleven vs. San Antonio Scorpions 7.30pm
Saturday, Oct. 18 Minnesota United FC vs. New York Cosmos TBD
Saturday, Oct. 18 Ottawa Fury FC vs. FC Edmonton 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 25 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Carolina RailHawks TBD
Saturday, Oct. 25 Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. FC Edmonton 7.30pm
Saturday, Oct. 25 Minnesota United FC vs. San Antonio Scorpions TBD
Saturday, Oct. 25 New York Cosmos vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies 7pm
Saturday, Oct. 25 Ottawa Fury FC vs. Indy Eleven 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 1 Carolina RailHawks vs. Minnesota United FC 7.30pm
Saturday, Nov. 1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. Ottawa Fury FC 7.30pm
Saturday, Nov. 1* San Antonio Scorpions vs. New York Cosmos TBD
Saturday, Nov. 1 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Indy Eleven 7.30pm
Sunday, Nov. 2 FC Edmonton vs. Atlanta Silverbacks 4pm

* All San Antonio Scorpions game dates are to be confirmed