NASL Finals preview box: Stars at Tampa Bay

  • Updated: October 26, 2012 - 7:45 PM


North American Soccer League playoffs (finals)

Minnesota Stars FC at Tampa Bay • 6:30 p.m. Saturday

Broadcast: No TV but streamed online at

Preview: The No. 6 seed Stars defeated No. 2 seed Tampa Bay 2-0 Oct. 20 at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Game 2 of the two-game, total-goal series determines whether the defending NASL champion Stars repeat. The Stars head to Florida with a two-goal finals lead for the second consecutive season.

Stars at a glance: They have lost just once in the past 11 matches. ... The first leg of the finals featured a goal from Martin Nunez late in the 3 minutes of stoppage time. ... Nunez's goal was one of the Stars' 21 shots. ... The Stars were 2-7-5 on the road in the regular season but won both playoff road games.

Rowdies at a glance: Unbeaten in their past 11 home matches, the last five ending in draws. ... Mulholland, goalkeeper Jeff Attinella and defender Takuya Yamada were named to the NASL's Best XI.


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San Diego - LP: J. Lane 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 2
Washington 2 Top 6th Inning
Miami 0
Philadelphia 0 Bottom 5th Inning
NY Mets 7
Milwaukee 1 Bottom 6th Inning
Tampa Bay 0
Toronto 4 Bottom 5th Inning
Boston 0
Arizona 1 Top 7th Inning
Cincinnati 1
Colorado 0 Top 3rd Inning
Chicago Cubs 0
NY Yankees 0 Top 3rd Inning
Texas 0
Oakland 1 Bottom 2nd Inning
Houston 0
Pittsburgh - V. Worley 9:15 PM
San Francisco - M. Bumgarner
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 23 FINAL
Brt Columbia 6
Ottawa 23 FINAL
Hamilton 33
Toronto 9 FINAL
Saskatchewan 37
Indiana 9:30 PM
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