A repeat of the 2012 NASL Championship Game highlights the four games when the third weekend of 2013 NASL Fall Season action kicks off this Saturday and Sunday.
Minnesota United FC welcomes the Tampa Bay Rowdies to the NSC Stadium in Blaine, the scene of the first championship game between the two rivals that ended in a 2-0 home win before the Rowdies leveled the aggregate score back in Tampa Bay with a 3-1 win. Ricky Hill’s side then dramatically won the title on penalty kicks.
The 2013 Rowdies sit on top of the NASL Fall Season standings by virtue of goal difference and face a United FC side that won for the first time last week. Kickoff is at 8pm ET and fans eager to catch every minute of the action can tune in to live streaming available at www.NASL.com.
“Our matches against Minnesota have always been very exciting,” said Rowdies coach Hill. “Overall it will be an interesting match and if we are able to create chances, I believe we will come away with another win on the road.”
The first action of the weekend sees the New York Cosmos make their first-ever visit to the Carolina RailHawks at 7pm ET on Saturday with both having won once and drawn once to open the Fall Season.
In addition to the live stream at www.NASL.com/Livethe RailHawks-Cosmos clash will air live locally on WRAL TV and on radio on 99.9 HD-3 The Ticket.
“Saturday is going to be an important match with the winner to remain tied or in sole position at the top of the table,” said RailHawks coach Colin Clarke. “We will look to continue our strong play at home and put on a good performance for our fans.”
The San Antonio Scorpions and Fort Lauderdale Strikers both go in search of their first points of the fall campaign at 8.30pm ET at Toyota Field live on NASL.com, on local TV at MeTV-KSAT 12.2 and on radio at 102.3 FM-San Antonio (Spanish language) and Radio Formula 1500 AM Boerne.
“Saturday is another opportunity to kick start our fall season at home in front of our fans,” said Scorpions coach Tim Hankinson. “We are focused on getting three points and we will be ready for the match.”
FC Edmonton go in search of a second straight home win when the 2013 NASL Spring Season title-winning Atlanta Silverbacks visit Clarke Stadium at 4pm ET. In addition to the webcast on www.NASL.com/Live, which is only available outside Canada. The game will air nationally on delay on Rogers Sportnet 360 across Canada and on Team 1260 AM radio at 11.30pm ET / 9.30pm MT.
“We are very excited to play the NASL Soccer Bowl finalists at home this Sunday,” said FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller. “We give a lot of credit to Brian Haynes for what he's done with Atlanta in such a short period of time. Atlanta plays an exciting game and all the lads are ready for the upcoming test.”
All games can be seen via a live stream at www.NASL.com and on iOS and Android devices by downloading the Ustream App.
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