Sunday, September 16

LD Update: NASL Game Night; NASL loans to & from

With just a few games remaining for each team in the NASL season and the playoff field set, all that is left is to determine is who will join San Antonio in the semifinals with the other first round playoff bye. The table went largely unchanged Saturday evening with the eliminated Silverbacks getting a win as well as the  Puerto Rico Islanders.

Atlanta Silverbacks 1 :: 0 Fort Lauderdale Strikers - Though eliminated midweek from postseason contention, the hosts took the lead in the 11th minute of the contest and held on against the Strikers. A streaking Matt Horth received the ball 30 yars from goal via Lucas Paulini, diving toward the box and firing inside the post. Fort Lauderdale's attempt for a rally was handicapped with 15 minutes remaining when Alfonso Motagalvan saw back-to-back yellow and red for dissent and abuslive language toward the referee. - MORE

Puerto Rico Islanders 2 :: 0 Minnesota Stars - A goal in each half put the Islanders into a tie for second with Tampa Bay, who has two games in hand, and the other the first round playoff bye. Anthony Vasquez headed in a David Foley free kick in the 21st minute and Foley would score himself beating the keeper to a ball behind the defense and tucking it past him into the open net with five minutes left. - MORE

NASL News: The Carolina RailHawks brought in three new players for the close of the season, including two on loan from USL Pro teams. The trio signed Henry Kalungi (Richmond Kickers) and Matt Luzunaris (Orlando City) as well as free agent Jordan Graye, who played last season for the Houston Dynamo... Atlanta Silverbacks defender Chris Klute has been loaned to the Colorado Rapids.

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