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Commissioner David Downs Discusses Recent Events in the NASL – Part I

NASL Commissioner David Downs at the NSC Stadium in Blaine, Minn. – Photo by Brian Quarstad NASL Commissioner David Downs was in the Twin Cities on Tuesday, September 11th...
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Commissioner David Downs Discusses Recent Events in the NASL – Part II

Seamus O’Brien of the New York Cosmos with Commissioner David Downs. In Part 2 of this interview, Downs speaks to the league’s expansion plans which have been slower than...
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As Teams Enter Final Week of Regular Season, Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in the NASL?

We are in the final week of NASL action and all 6 playoff spots are still too close to call. While it would be virtually impossible for anyone to...
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Jamie Watson Loaned to Minnesota Stars for Remainder of Season

From the days of the Minnesota Thunder playing Real Salt Lake in USOC matches or when the NSC Stars played the Austin Aztex in the USSF D2 Pro League,...
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Minnesota Stars Defeat Puerto Rico Islanders to

Minnesota pressed the entire field to keep Puerto Rico on the ropes. Photo courtesy of the Islanders. The 6th seeded Minnesota Stars upset the 3rd seeded Islanders 2-1 on...
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Brian Haynes Takes the Reins in Atlanta

The Silverbacks announced this week that, as expected, Brian Haynes has now assumed the head coaching job after being brought in by interim head coach Eric Wynalda a month...
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Week #19 NASL Players of the Week: Andy Herron & Bryan Arguez

MIAMI, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2012) – The North American Soccer League has named Fort Lauderdale Strikers forward Andy Herron Offensive Player of the Week. The award is the third...
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San Antonio Scorpions Land Stadium Naming Rights Deal with Toyota

San Antonio Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman announced yesterday that his team has landed a significant sponsorship with Toyota for both the new soccer-specific stadium being built for the team...
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Week #18 NASL Players of the Week: Pedro Mendes & Richard Martinez

MIAMI, Fla. (August 6, 2012) – Atlanta Silverbacks forward Pedro Mendes has been named North American Soccer League Offensive Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon. The...
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Atlanta Silverbacks Sign Danny Barrera of Cal FC and Ventura County

In a move that was more a matter of when then if, the Atlanta Silverbacks, with interim coach and team advisor Eric Wynalda, have signed Danny Barrera, according to...
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Atlanta Silverbacks Fire Head Coach Alex Pineda Chacón and Director of Soccer Rodrigo Rios

The Atlanta Silverbacks announced on Sunday evening that they have fired their 2nd head coach in the past 7 months. Alex Pineda Chacón has been released from his duties...
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Puerto Rico Islanders Clinch Final CONCACAF Champions League Berth

In a match that featured the second ever clash between NASL and USL PRO franchises in an official competition, the Puerto Rico Islanders managed to outlast a very game...
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