Around the NASL: Scores and Stats

Aug 7, 2017

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The Miami FC fell to North Carolina FC 3-2 in a thrilling, tight match on Saturday night. Miami remains in first place with a six point lead, but teams are closing in. 

Here's how all the other NASL teams fared during Week 19 of the NASL season. 

Puerto Rico FC 1 - 0 Jacksonville Armada FC

Jacksonville goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell made three key saves to keep his team in the match, but he couldn't keep out a close-range dagger from Puerto Rico's Conor Doyle. Giuseppe Gentile made a streaking run down the right wing and chipped over a jumping defender in the box to find Doyle open in the middle.

PRFC goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg kept the three points intact with a crucial save in the 75th minute on a long-distance Charles Eloundou missile. 

Puerto Rico peppered Jacksonville with shots for the duration of the match and came away with three points. Puerto Rico is still last in the NASL combined standings, while Jacksonville dropped down to fifth place with the loss. 

Match Facts
Goals: 43' - Doyle (PRFC) | Assisted by Gentile
Bookings: 48' - Ramos (PRFC); 66' - Doue (JAX) ; 85' - Doue (JAX) | Red/Second Yellow; 90' - Doyle (PRFC)
Possession: Puerto Rico FC 52.5% - 47.5% Jacksonville Armada FC
Total Shots: Puerto Rico FC 19 - 7 Jacksonville Armada FC

Indy Eleven 1 - 3 FC Edmonton

Within a span of 40 seconds around the 10-minute mark of the match, the ball went end-to-end as both teams missed golden chances to give their side an early lead. Both goalkeepers, as well as Indy's crossbar and Edmonton's post, did well to take the match into halftime scoreless.

In the second half, the match really opened up even moreso offensively. The floodgates opened in the 53rd minute, when Dustin Corea easily converted a penalty kick that teammate Pedro Galvao drew. Edmonton scored again six minutes later when a corner kick bounced off Albert Watson's chest and trickled just over the goal line.

Indy would cut the lead in half in the 66th minute on a superb Nemanja Vukovic free kick that curled perfectly and with requisite power off his left foot. Malcontent with a one-goal lead, Edmonton stormed down the field just seven minutes later and put the match out of reach on a Corea tap-in.

Indy and Edmonton sit in sixth and seventh place, respectively, near the bottom of the NASL table.

Match Facts
Goals: 53' - Corea (FCE) | Penalty Kick; 59' - Watson (FCE) | Assisted by Fisk; 66' - Vukovic (IND); 73' - Corea (FCE) | Assisted by Fordyce
Bookings: 34' - Ledgerwood (FCE); 52' - Torrado (IND); 65' - Diakité (FCE); 74' - Ring (IND); 83' - Farago (FCE); 90' - Nicklaw (FCE)
Possession: Indy Eleven 55.6% - 44.4% FC Edmonton
Total Shots: Indy Eleven 18 - 14 FC Edmonton

San Francisco Deltas 2 - 1 New York Cosmos

The Cosmos scored just three minutes into the match, thanks to a sloppy play that had Deltas goalkeeper Romuald Peiser sprawling in the box and goalscorer Pablo Vranjicán scrambling to put away the loose ball.

The Deltas would strike twice before halftime, first on a set piece where Patrick Hopkins was left wide-open in the box to shoot at goal and then on a converted Tommy Heinemann penalty kick that was drawn by Danny Cruz.

San Francisco moved into second place past New York with the win. The Deltas are now just six points behind first-place Miami FC, while the Cosmos are still nine back.

Match Facts
Goals: 3' - Vranjicán (NYC); 36' - Hopkins (SFD) | Assisted by Dagoberto; 45'+ - Heinemann (SFD) | Penalty Kick
Bookings: 26' - Heinemann (SFD); 33' - Ferreira (SFD); 38' - Ochieng (NYC); 45'+ - Dagoberto (SFD); 75'- Jackson (SFD); 82' - Ayoze (NYC)
Possession: San Francisco Deltas 34.5% - 65.5% New York Cosmos
Total Shots: San Francisco Deltas 9 - 10 New York Cosmos