After a midweek match in Jacksonville, NASL Spring Week 5 is in the books. It was a good week for road teams as they forced wins in three of the five matches for the week. Here’s a look at the current spring table.
Not much changes at the top with Carolina, Minnesota, and the Cosmos holding position. But the table remains tight with Indy and the Rowdies just a point back from New York and Edmonton just two points away.
New York Cosmos 1-0 Carolina RailHawks
The Cosmos the beat top of the table RailHawks through impressive play and a goal from Yohandry Orozco and the absolutely outstanding goalkeeping of Jimmy Maurer. You can read more about it here and listen to our analysis on our latest show here.
Ottawa Fury 2-0 Miami FC
After starting the season with a four-game winless streak on the road, the Fury came home, hosting Miami. They would not waste the opportunity to capitalize in a home match scoring twice with a goal from Timbó in the 25th minute before Dennis Chin put it out of reach with a strike in the fourth minute of second half stoppage to give the Fury their first win of 2016 and put Miami on a three-game losing streak.
Ft. Lauderdale Strikers 0-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies
A missed Maicon Santos penalty kick in first half stoppage would make a world of difference as Neil Collins headed in a winner in the 77th minute of yet another Florida derby. Nine yellows and forty fouls were an indication of the history between the two clubs as the Strikers were shut out for the second time in three games.
Rayo OKC 1-2 Indy Eleven
Rayo had its winless streak at home extended to three games as Indy won its second consecutive game and remained undefeated after four. Jair Reinoso gave the visitors the lead in the seventh minute before Rayo captain Michel pulled the sides even with a free kick goal in the 26th. Nemanja Vukovic scored the winner in the 77th to put Indy back where they left off prior to their bye the week before.
Jacksonville Armada 0-1 FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton kept the momentum going, winning their second game in a row in Jacksonville. The win was also their third shutout in five matches. On an Edmonton corner, Papé Diakite was quick to jump on a ball headed on by Daryl Fordyce, finishing it and giving them the visitors the win. Jacksonville is still searching for their second win after four games.