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NASL Fall Season Update

NASL Fall Season Update

(Atlanta – GA / By Glenn Boylan)

The NASL fall season is just about at its halfway point. All but four of the teams have played 9 of their 18 fall season games. Those four, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, and Ottawa, will catch up to the other teams with Wednesday games in October.

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Let’s take a look at where things stand right now:

Standings

The San Antonio Scorpions (19 points) have a two-point lead over Minnesota for first place in the fall, but as mentioned above, Minnesota has a game in hand. Tampa Bay is currently 3rd with 15 points, but they too have a game in hand over San Antonio. FC Edmonton is in 4th with 14 points. All of those teams have a positive goal differential at this point.

For the complete table, go to http://www.nasl.com/standings.

Form

FC Edmonton have won three games in a row. Tampa Bay have won three of their last four. Indy Eleven are winless in their last 6 games, with four losses and two ties.

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The Championship

The four teams that will qualify for The Championship playoffs are the Spring and Fall season winners, and the next two teams with the highest combined points from both Spring and Fall.

If the same team wins both the Spring and Fall seasons, the next three teams with the highest combined points will participate.

As of right now, the teams that would qualify are:

  1. Minnesota United FC (won the Spring season)

  2. San Antonio Scorpions (winning the Fall season)

  3. NY Cosmos (29 points combined)

  4. Fort Lauderdale Strikers (25 points combined)

Teams just outside The Championship right now include Tampa Bay (25 points, behind Ft Lauderdale on the total goals tiebreaker), Carolina (23 points), and FC Edmonton (22 points).

The Championship semifinals will be held the weekend of November 8/9 with the final the following weekend.  The highest seeded teams will be the host teams for each playoff game.

 

 

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