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Scorpions Stays First In The #Fight4Fall; Table Tightens With Indy Into Third

The North American Soccer League (NASL) closed out Week 3 and San Antonio Scorpions, having had two matches and secured two victories this week over Carolina and Tampa Bay, are five points clear in the #Fight4Fall and two clear for the overall lead in the Combined Table. With a late goal verse FC Edmonton, Indy Eleven leapfrogged to third place in the Fall Table.

Carolina RailHawks and Tampa Bay Rowdies flipped positions in the Combined Table in The Race for The Championship following the RailHawks victory over Ottawa Fury FC.

 

Sunday, July 27

FCEvIND

FC Edmonton took to the brand new turf at Clarke Stadium to host Indy Eleven for the first time in NASL history. The tough match featured several close calls, nice saves and balls off the woodwork. Indy Eleven's Kleberson netted a ball from inside the box late in stoppage time to secure three critical points for Indy to tighten the Fall Table.

"We knew coming here it would be a competitive match and one goal could decide it," said Indy Coach Juergen Sommer. "We knew we'd have our hands full today and it could have gone either way. We were fortunate with our finishing piece in the 90th minute we did well and came away with the three points today."

 

Saturday, July 26

CARvOTT

The Carolina RailHawks returned to WakeMed Soccer Park and have started a new home-unbeaten streak following their 3-0 victory over the Ottawa Fury FC. Forward Zach Schilawski found the back of the goal twice and Nazmi Albadawi added a goal as the RailHawks victory returns them to fourth place in the NASL Combined Table in the Race for The Championship.

"We put on a great performance tonight," said RailHawks coach Colin Clarke. "Some great passing movement, scored goals and kept a clean sheet which is just as important."

 

TBRvSAS

In the NASL Match of the Week, shown on ESPN3, Scorpions extended their NASL unbeaten streak to 9 matches with a 2-0 victory over Tampa Bay Rowdies. The Rowdies gave up a goal in the 30th minute by San Antonio's Tomasz Zahorski following a corner kick and Sainey Touray added insurance in stoppage time to secure the three points. 

"Definitely deserved the three points," said Scorpions coach, Alen Marcina. "We're excited we got the three points undefeated on the road so we're happy."

 

FTLvNYC

Renewing a decades-old rivalry, Fort Lauderdale Strikers welcomed New York Cosmos to Lockhart Stadium and the match ended in hard-fought 1-1 tie. Jemal Johnson headed home a goal from just outside of the 6-yard line in the 6th minute to make it 1-0. Jenison Brito responded with the equalizer for in the 24th minute on a penalty shot earned after Ayoze was booked for a handball inside the penalty area.

"I think that we created the chances and we had the opportunities," said Cosmos coach Giovanni Savarese. "We just have to be a little bit calmer to finish them up and then we could have controlled the game. We should have put the ball away in those chances that we had."

Günter Kronsteiner, Strikers coach added, "For sure I think this could really help us out for the future. We can really only congratulate everyone who was on the field, they were really hardworking."

 

ATLvMNU

The Atlanta Silverbacks and Minnesota United FC played to a 1-1 draw at Atlanta Silverbacks Park with a late Silverbacks penalty kick conversion matching Christian Ramirez's league-leading seventh goal in the 47th minute. The tie extended Minnesota United FC's unbeaten streak to seven matches.

New Silverbacks' coach Jason Smith noted, "I thought we played very well. Should have been a fight, more fight than we had last week so it's something to build on. I like to see better but overall I'm satisfied with a point but I wanted three. I thought it was a great match and a tie is a fair result."

 

Wednesday, July 23

SASvCAR

Goals from midfielder Rafael Castillo and forward Billy Forbes gave the unbeaten San Antonio Scorpions a 2-0 victory over visiting Carolina RailHawks in front of 7,884 spectators during Wednesday Night Fútbol at Toyota Field.

"I was proud of our second half performance," said Scorpions coach, Alen Marcina. "I think the first half we came out slow, which is not normal for us. But we bounced back at half time and we showed the fans and ourselves the true Scorpions."


NASL Fall Season Week 3 Results

Wednesday, July 23

San Antonio Scorpions 2 
Carolina RailHawks 0

Game Recap

 

Saturday, July 26

Atlanta Silverbacks  1
Minnesota United FC  1

 Game Recap

 

Tampa Bay Rowdies  0
San Antonio Scorpions  2

 Game Recap

 

Carolina RailHawks  3
Ottawa Fury FC  0

Game Recap

 

Fort Lauderdale Strikers  1
New York Cosmos  1

Game Recap

 

Sunday, July 27

FC Edmonton 0
Indy Eleven 1

Game Recap

 

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