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Week 9 NASL Game Stats

From NASL press release.

 Montreal Impact 2-0 FC Edmonton

Saputo Stadium, Montreal


Montreal: Mignane Diouf (Antonio Ribeiro), 34

Montreal: Phillipe Billy (Leonardo Di Lorenzo) , 82


FC Edmonton: Baart, 80

Montreal Impact FC Edmonton

Corners 5 1

Shots 16 6

Shots on goal 6 2

Fouls 10 6

Offsides 0 6

Montreal Impact:

Bill Gaudette, Philippe Billy, Hicham Aaboubou, Kevin Hatchi, Richard Pelletier (Zurab Tsiskaridze, 28), Anthony Le Gall, Hassoun Camara, Antonio Ribeiro (David Testo, 81), Leonardo Di Lorenzo, Reda Agourram (Pierre-Rudolph Mayard, 73), Mignane Diouf

FC Edmonton:

Rein Baart, Paul Hamilton, Paul Mathijs, Niko Saler, Shaun Saiko, Chris Kooy, Dominic Oppong (Lance Parker, 80), Kyle Porter, Paul Craig (Daniel Antoniuk, 76), Shawn Chin (Michael Cox, 64)



Match Facts:

 Both Montreal victories this season are against FC Edmonton

 Mignane Diouf recorded his first NASL goal

 Rein Baart was sent off for the second time this season against Montreal
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NASL Week 7 Recap

NSC Minnesota Stars 2-0 Puerto Rico Islanders
National Sports Center, Blaine, Minn
NSC Minnesota Stars: Justin Davis (Ely Allen) 62, Devin Del Do (Lucas Rodriguez) 73
Puerto Rico Islanders: Cunningham 65, Salem 85, Fana 90
NSC Minnesota Stars Puerto Rico Islanders
Corners 6 5
Shots 13 7
Shots on goal 4 6
Fouls 9 12
Offsides 5 4
NSC Minnesota Stars: Joe Warren, Cristiano Diaz, Justin Davis, Chris Clements, Kyle Altman, Neil Hlavaty, Andrei Gotsmanov, Ely Allen (Amani Walker, 86), Lucas Rodriguez, Jeff Cosgriff (Devin Del Do, 60), Simone Bracalello (Tino Nunez, 80)
Puerto Rico Islanders: Ray Burse, Richard Martinez, Jamie Cunningham, Logan Emory, Kevon Villaroel, Osei Telesford (Joseph Salem, 79), Aaron Pitchkolan (Leonard Ly, 79), David Foley, Jarad Van Schaik (Matt Bouraee, 69), Jonathan Fana, Noah Delgado
Attendance: 1,030
Match Facts:
The Stars are undefeated at home this year outscoring their opponents 7-2
9 different players have scored for the Stars this year
The Islanders lost their first two games of the season in back to back games being outscored 5-0
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NASL Week in Review

From the NASL.com website.

NASL Week in Review
Posted on Mon, Apr 25, 2011



Scoring Summary

CAR: Etienne Barbara, 19’

CAR: Nick Zimmerman, 76’

Attendance: 1,181


CAROLINA: GK Brad Knighton, D Kupono Low, D John Krause, D Brad Rusin, D Devon McKenney, M Floyd Franks, M Brian Farber (Cory Elenio, 49’), M Matt Watson, M Nick Zimmerman, F Pablo Campos (Jonny Steele, 68’) F Etienne Barbara (Allan Russell, 74’)

EDMONTON: GK Rein Baart, D Alex Suprenant (Andre Duberry, 75’), D Paul Hamilton, D Dominic Oppong, D Antonio Rago (Kyle Yamada, 79’), M Shaun Saiko, M Chris Kooy, M Sam Lam, F Chris Lemire, F Conrad Smith, F Daniel Antoniuk
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Open Letter to USSF from NASL Supporters Groups

 This is an email from “Uncle Ed ” Serrano endorsed by several NASL club supporters groups addressed to the USSF and it’s president, Mr. Sunil Gulati.

February 1, 2011

President Sunil Gulati
U.S. Soccer Federation
1801 S. Prairie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Dear President Gulati,

As supporters of North American Soccer League (NASL) clubs, we would like to voice our concern regarding the recent decision by your Federation to rescind the provisional Division 2 status of the NASL. We are personally appalled by the decision of the Federation to deny second division sanctioning to the NASL. Many fans were positively encouraged by the interest the USSF paid to second division soccer this season, and were pleased by the new standards put in place to ensure stability and continuity at the second division level. We thank the USSF for the interest and leadership you have provided during 2010 to stabilize and maintain second division.

Should our community be deprived of high level, but affordable entertainment in the form of NASL soccer for 2011, fans will be starved of access to the beautiful game. Without professional soccer in our community, many fans may simply move on to other sports and an opportunity to continue the upward trajectory of interest in soccer here at home will be lost.

For our youth soccer community, it is imperative that the NASL play at the second division level this season. The USSF is striving to improve soccer in the United States and improve our national team. But if we deny young fans in five key American soccer markets local heroes to emulate and a club to support, we potentially lose a generation of kids who can help make the United States the best we can be in World Soccer. The partner federations and communities in Canada and Puerto Rico would also be severely affected.
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Will AC St. Louis Play in 2011?

The NASL General Meetings have been concluded and the application for sanctioning of the league by the USSF as the Division 2 league in the United States has been sent.  Eight franchises are included in the applications — Miami FC, FC Tampa Bay, the Carolina RailHawks, 2010 USSF D2 champion Puerto Rico, the Montreal Impact , FC Edmonton, NSC Minnesota and the Atlanta Silverbacks.  The AC St. Louis franchise that played in 2010 was not included in that group. 

Will there be an active NASL franchise in St. Louis for the 2011 season?  From what I can put together, AC St. Louis will be part of NASL in 2011 IF there is a different owner or ownership group in place.  St. Louis is considered a prime market for Division 2 professional men’s soccer.  However, to put it mildly, it’s not a well-kept secret that NASL owners are less than enamored of current AC St. Louis owner Jeff Cooper and the way the franchise was run in 2010.  As has been reported by Brian Quarstad in several articles on his Inside Minnesota Soccer blog, Cooper has been in negotiations with St. Louisan Ryan Woods to sell the team.  So far, there has been no announcement of the finalization of that sale.  As Brian has pointed out, there is no reason why more teams could not be added from the original eight that are part of the sanctioning bid by NASL.
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USSF Announces D2 MVP, Best XI, Best Goalkeeper of 2010

The USSF announced the second group of awards for USSF D2 soccer for 2010 today.  Ryan Pore of the Portland Timbers, the league’s scoring leader, was selected as USSF D2 Pro League MVP for 2010.  Jay Nolly of the Vancouver Whitecaps was selected as the USSF D2 Pro League Goalkeeper for 2010.

The USSF also announced a USSF D2 Pro League Best XI.  The following players were selected.
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Carolina RailHawks Defeat Montreal, Head to Playoff Finals

From the NASL website.

CARY, NC (October 17, 2010) – The Carolina RailHawks advanced to championship final, after a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Sunday night. Goals from Brad Rusin and Tom Heinemann were enough to lift the RailHawks to their first shot at the league championship.

“I’m just really proud of the players, the way they’ve battled over the two legs,” said RailHawks head coach Martin Rennie. “Montreal is such a tough opponent to play and we’re just so excited to get the RailHawks into their first final.”
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