The 2013 NASL Combine concluded in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday afternoon. In the two matches today, Blue defeated Green 2-1 and White defeated Red 3-1.
Juan Gonzalez opened the scoring for Blue early on in the first match of the day. George Tor who has had a solid week had an opportunity on a breakaway to level the proceedings but put his shot just wide. In the second half Murphy Campbell leveled the score before Andres Vargas tapped in a loose ball set up by a tight angled deflected shot by Tamba Samba.
In the second match of the day White defeated Red 3-1, with former Fort Lauderdale Striker and Atlanta Silverback David Santamaria opening the scoring in minute four for White. Tom Jackson nearly equalized for the Red team a few moments later and Red kept the pressure on with Charles Rodrgiuez equalizing in minute 24. In the second half White scored twice, thanks to Kaoru Forbess low, hard long distance strike and Uzi Tayou's set piece header.
FC Edmonton Head Coach Colin Miller who in his dual role as interim Canadian National Team Manager led his side to a 0-0 result vs. the favored United States on Wednesday remarked on the Combine " the attitude was good and some good goals scored and some excellent football this weekend."
The NASL Combine is an annual event which last season saw almost 15% of its participants end up on NASL rosters at the opening of the season. This week at NASL.com we will have more photos, videos and player features from this past weekend's combine.
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