October 29, 2016
Without playing OKC earns a playoff spot
FORT LAUDERDALE STRIKERS 1, OTTAWA FURY FC 0
OTTAWA, Ontario--- Italian International Amauri scored his fifth goal of the campaign to give the Fort Lauderdale Strikers a 1-0 win over the Ottawa Fury FC at TD Place.
The Strikers finish the fall season at 7-10-5, 26 pts and were 11-13-8, 41 pts overall. Ottawa, which announced earlier this week that it would be leaving the North American Soccer League for the United Soccer League next season, finished the fall with a 5-10-7,22 pts record, and overall were 7-15-10, 31 pts.
The Strikers scored on their first shot on target in the 66th minute, when Kleberson’s free kick was headed into the back of net by Amauri.
Full story from Sunshine Soccer News
NEW YORK COSMOS 1, MINNESOTA UNITED 0
BLAINE, Minn. -- U.S. Under-19 international defender Eric Calvillo scored the only goal, giving the New York Cosmos a 1-0 win over Minnesota United SC at NSC Stadium Saturday night.
Calvillo struck for the Cosmos in the 49th minute as he headed in an Ayoze left-wing cross past goalkeeper Sammy Ndjock at the far right post.
The result also determined the Cosmos' (14-5-3, 27 pts Fall/(20-7-5, 65 pts overall) foe in The Championship semifinals next week. They will host Rayo OKC at Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m.
It was the last time United (11-13-8, 41 pts Overall/, 6-9-7, 25 pts Fall) played at NSC and in the NASL as it will join Major League Soccer next year.
Full story from Big Apple Soccer
PUERTO RICO FC 2, CAROLINA RAILHAWKS 1
BAYAMÓN, Puerto Rico--Puerto Rico FC got first half goals from Sidney Rivera and Hector Ramos to defeat the Carolina RailHawks 2-1 at Estadio Juan Ramón Loubriel Saturday.
Defender Kareem Moses recorded his first career goal as a RailHawk.
Puerto Rico finishes their first season in the North American Soccer League with a 5-8-9, 24 pts record, after playing only the fall portion of the schedule. Carolina ends with a 7-10-5, 26 pts record in the fall and 11-14-7 overall.
Puerto Rico opened the scoring the 6th minute when a free kick by Kyle Culbertson found Rivera’s head in the 6th minute for the 1-0 lead.
The RailHawks equalized in the 32nd minute as Steven Miller crossed a ball towards the far post finding Moses who headed it into the left corner of the net for the temporary draw.
Ramos gave PRFC the win when he split his defenders and took a left-footed shot that found its way behind RailHawks goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald in the 42nd minute.