Goals can be expected as the Atlanta Silverbacks entertain the Carolina RailHawks Saturday night at Silverbacks Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Five previous encounters between these two have produced an astounding 23 goals. The Silverbacks will be hopeful of collecting the full three points for the first time at home this season, as the Carolina RailHawks are still looking for their win on the road.
After a disappointing start to the season, the RailHawks are flying high coming into this match, riding the back of a three-game unbeaten streak. In their last match, the RailHawks hammered the previously unbeaten Minnesots Stars 5-1 at WakeMed Soccer Park.
In San Antonio, the Silverbacks lost their fifth game of the season, a 3-0 defeat to the San Antonio Scorpions at Heroes Stadium. The defeat, together with wins for both Carolina and Edmonton, cemented Atlanta’s place at the bottom of the NASL standings.
The last match between these familiar foes resulted in eight goals equally shared between the two sides. With just three points separating the two clubs, both teams will be eager for a result.
Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Carolina RailHawks
Saturday, June 16, 2012— 7:30 P.M. EDT
Webcast: NASL on ustream
2012 Series: Tied, 0-1-0, 1pt
2011 Series: RailHawks, 4-0-0, 12pts
Head Coach Alex Pineda Chacón Colin Clarke
2012 Records 8th: 1-5-5, 8pts 7th: 2-5-4, 11pts
Last Five Games L L D W L L L D W W
Goals Leader Reinaldo Navia (6) Brian Shriver (5)
Assists Leader Ciaran O’Brien (4) Ty Shipalane (2)
|Rowdies Win Puts Pressure On Defeated RailHawks|
|San Antonio Scorpions 3 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1|
|Atlanta Silverbacks 2 Carolina RailHawks 0|
|Minnesota United 2 Tampa Bay Rowdies 3|
|Scorpions Hold Halftime Lead Over Strikers|
|Silverbacks Have Edge Over RailHawks At Halftime|
|Match Preview: San Antonio vs. Fort Lauderdale|
|Match Preview: Atlanta vs. Carolina|
|Rowdies Steal Halftime Lead Over United|
|Match Preview: Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||6||3||2||1||3||11|
|Minnesota United FC||6||2||2||2||1||8|
|San Antonio Scorpions||6||1||2||3||-4||5|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||6||1||1||4||-6||4|