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Minnesota Stars on Cusp of 2nd NASL Championship with Win over Rowdies

The Stars’ Amani Walker celebrates his game-winning goal with fans as smoke from supporters section flares clouds the background. It was the forward’s 2nd goal of post season and...
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Post Match Comments from Minnesota Stars & Tampa Bay Rowdies Players and Coaches

Martin Nunez scores deep into added time on a corner kick to give the Stars a 2-0 aggregate lead heading into St. Petersburg. Photos by Jeremy Olson – www.digitalgopher.net...
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Going Against the Odds, but Minnesota Stars Are Used to That

Last time out Minnesota snuck two goals past NASL Best XI goalkeeper Jeff Attinella. Photo by Jeremy Olson – www.digitalgopher.net On Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. the unlikely Minnesota Stars...
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Pablo Campos Wins NASL Most Valuable Player

San Antonio Scorpions’ Pablo Campos, 2012 NASL Golden Ball winner. The North American Soccer League announced on Wednesday that San Antonio Scorpions’ Pablo Campos has won the Golden Ball...
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North American Soccer League Coaches Name Best XI for 2012

The NASL announced the league’s Best XI on Tuesday. The selections were made by the 8 coaches of the league’s teams with San Antonio’s Pablo Campos, Fort Lauderdale’s Walter Restrepo...
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Integrating MLS Reserve League into America’s Lower Divisions – Part 1

This is the first in a two-part series examining the current state of the MLS Reserve League and the need for improvement in the next 10 years. The series...
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Talking Soccer, MLS and Stadium Construction with Minnesota Vikings Lester Bagley

During the Minnesota Vikings stadium campaign, owner Zygi Wilf and his brother Mark made it known that if built, the organization had a possible interest in bringing soccer to their...
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San Antonio Scorpions hold Minnesota Stars to 0-0 Draw

Stars Connor Tobin goes high to keep the ball from Scorpions leading scorer, Pablo Campos. Photo by Jeremy Olson – www.digitalgopher.net The San Antonio Scorpions were training in Texas...
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David Downs to Leave NASL Commissioner Position at End of 2012 Season

NASL Commissioner David Downs presents the championship Soccer Bowl Trophy last October in Ft. Lauderdale with USSF Secretary General Dan Flynn looking on. Photo by Jeremy Olson – www.digitalgopher.net...
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Discounted Tickets for this Saturday’s Minnesota Stars NASL Semifinal Playoff Match

Click for full size image. For the second year in a row the Minnesota Stars FC have not only made it into the NASL playoffs but have made it...
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Ricky Hill Named 2012 NASL Coach of the Year

Tampa Bay’s Ricky Hill Tampa Bay Rowdies coach Ricky Hill has been named the 2012 NASL Coach of the Year. The award was voted on by media and soccer...
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Peter Wilt Says Indianapolis and Milwaukee Could Be Next Pro Soccer Teams

Indianapolis could be the next NASL team and Milwaukee the next USL PRO team, but neither would be ready to join their leagues until 2014. Peter Wilt is working...
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