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Match Recap: Carolina Tops Minnesota United 1-0 in Final Home Game of the Season

October 22, 2016 - Cary, N.C. - The Carolina RailHawks (11W-7D-13L; 40 pts; 6th place) defeated Minnesota United FC (11W-8D-12L; 41 pts; 5th place) 1-0 in their final home match of the 2016 NASL Season, setting a regular season attendance record of 8,086. Despite the win, a Rayo OKC victory over Fort Lauderdale eliminated the RailHawks from playoff contention with one game left in the regular season. Forward Matt Fondy netted the game-winner making him this season's team leading scorer with seven tallies. "[It's] Bittersweet," said Head Coa... Full Story

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Rayo OKC Forges Ahead in Postseason Race, Cosmos Break Record

October 22, 2016 - NEW YORK - Rayo OKC scored two second-half goals and defeated the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on Saturday night to take control of the North American Soccer League (NASL) postseason race. Elsewhere on Saturday night, the defending champion New York Cosmos set the league's home unbeaten streak record in a victory over Miami FC. The scramble that saw six clubs battling for the No. 4 seed in The Championship, the league's four-team postseason tournament, came into focus on Saturday night. With Rayo's victory, the dominoes began... Full Story

Cosmos Break NASL Record with Big Win over Miami

October 22, 2016 - HEMPSTEAD, NY - The New York Cosmos made a statement in their final home game of the NASL regular season, scoring four first-half goals to defeat Miami FC 4-0 on Saturday night. The result was the Cosmos' 19th consecutive league match without a loss at Shuart Stadium, breaking their own record of 18 matches, set between the 2014 and 2015 seasons. "I'm very proud of this team, especially with the way we played the first half," said Cosmos Head Coach Giovanni Savarese. "I saw a team that was hungry, not satisfied with th... Full Story

MATCH RECAP: Rowdies Eliminated from Playoff Race After 1-1 Draw

October 22, 2016 - ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rowdies had too many hills to climb Saturday night and couldn't quite get over the top, suffering elimination from playoff contention after a 1-1 draw against the Ottawa Fury FC in front of a tremendous crowd of 7,641 on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium. With Rayo OKC's 2-0 win in Fort Lauderdale over the Strikers on Saturday night, Tampa Bay needed a win to stay alive in the playoff race heading into the final weekend of the regular season. Ottawa's Maxim Tissot put his team ahead... Full Story

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