Around the NASL: Spring Week 3

12970302_10154247167656091_1053037460_oThree games in and some definite surprises around the league, both in results and standings. Have a look at the current spring standing and a recap of what occurred this weekend. 

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Carolina remains the only unbeaten side in the NASL, the Cosmos fall behind United to third and Indy climbs up to fourth after the results this week.

 

Indy Eleven 2-1 New York Cosmos

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Juan Arango maintains possession (Photo: Steve Hamlin for TICC)

A pair of Éamon Zayed goals in the final minutes of the match overruled a goal from Niko Kranjčar to secure the first win between the two in their seven-game history. You can read more about it here.

 

Jacksonville Armada 2-1 Miami FC

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Pascal Milien celebrates (Photo: Jacksonville Armada)

Goals from Junior Sandoval and Pascal Milien were enough to secure the first win of any Florida derby so far. Dario Cvitanich’s goal was not enough and his club remains winless after three in their first loss.

 

Carolina RailHawks 1-0 Ottawa Fury

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Tiyi Shipalane celebrates (Photo: Carolina RailHawks)

Tiyi Shipalane’s wonder goal was the only one in an exciting match that was mostly played on the ends and rarely battled in the midfield. The RailHawks remain perfect after three, and the Fury, winless in all three, fall to last.

 

Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 FC Edmonton

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Tom Heinemann (Photo: Matt May/Tampa Bay Rowdies)

Tom Heinemann found his first goal for the Rowdies, the only one of the game. Tomi Ameobi had a chance to equalize, but failed to convert a penalty kick in the final kick of the game, which featured an exciting keeper’s battle between Matt Pickens and Matt Van Oekel.

 

Minnesota United 3-0 Ft. Lauderdale Strikers

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Kevin Venegas makes a run into the area (Photo: Minnesota United)

A Strikers’ red card in the 21st minute set the tone for this match where United ran rampant on the Strikers. Goals from Damian Lowe and Christian Ramirez and an own goal from Luis Zapata all featured in the win.

 

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