Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance3193
  • Date13 Sep 14
  • VenueWakeMed Soccer Park
  • Kick Off06:30 PM EDT
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Carolina RailHawks
Carolina RailHawks 3
V
W D W L W
San Antonio Scorpions 1
San Antonio Scorpions

N. Albadawi24'

L. Osaki61'

E. Martínez87'

73'T. Zahorski

Match Preview: Carolina Railhawks vs. San Antonio Scorpions

Match Preview: Carolina Railhawks vs. San Antonio Scorpions

CARvSAS

Webcast: NASLLive.com

TV: ESPN3; CAR-WRAL2                 

Radio: CAR-99.9HD-3 The Ticket

 

League-leading San Antonio Scorpions travel to face the Carolina RailHawks at WakeMed Soccer Park in the NASL ‘Match of the Week’ on ESPN3.  The Scorpions, who are in first-place in both the Fall Season and Combined Standings, are coming off a 3-0 home victory over FC Edmonton last Saturday.  Meanwhile, the RailHawks, who are just two points from the last spot into The Championship, earned a 2-2 draw on Sunday against the host Ottawa Fury FC.  San Antonio has won four of the last five overall meetings against Carolina, however the Texas club have dropped their last two games at WakeMed Soccer Park.  The previous match-up between the two teams was held on July 23, when goals from midfielder Rafael Castillo and forward Billy Forbes gave San Antonio a 2-0 home win over Carolina at Toyota Field.

 

Last Five Games:  CAR – L L W L T                 SAS – W T W L W                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Recognition:

CAR-Tiyi Shipalane (Team of the Week-9)

SAS-Rafael Castillo (Player of the Week-9); Adrian Cann, Cesar Elizondo, Rafael Castillo (Team of the Week-9)

 

Stats leaders:

CAR-Goals – Zack Schilawski (8); Assists – Zack Schilawski (3)

SAS-Goals –Tomasz Zahorski (5); Assists – Billy Forbes (6)

 

Series:

NASL Head-to-Head: (10 meetings): Scorpions 7 wins, 0 ties, 3 losses— 23 GF/10 GA (+13 GD)

At RailHawks: (4 meetings): RailHawks 2 wins, 0 ties, 2 losses— 7 GF/5 GA (+2 GD)

This Year: (2 meetings): Scorpions 2 wins, 0 ties, 0 losses— 5 GF/0 GA (+5 GD)

Last Meeting: July 23, 2014 at Toyota Field — Scorpions 3-0 RailHawks

 

Coaches quotes:

“Saturday’s game is very important for us. We picked up a very important point on the road this past weekend in Ottawa and we need to make sure we secure the three points at home this weekend. San Antonio plays very well, and their position in the table shows that. We need to get our form back and start winning games at home in front of our great fans.” – RailHawks coach Colin Clarke

“Carolina has done well the past few seasons to amass an impressive record at home and we're aware of the threats they pose.  But at this point in the season with eight games remaining, home or away, our biggest concern is imposing our game, dictating the tempo from the start and coming away with a positive result." – Scorpions coach Alen Marcina

 

Referee: Alex Chilowicz

Asst 1: Mark Buda

Asst 2: Benjamin Wooten

4th: Benjamin Beal

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