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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Pittsburgh - WP: B. Morris 8 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: S. LeCure 7
Atlanta 0 Postponed
Philadelphia 0
Chicago Cubs 0 Postponed
NY Yankees 0
Tampa Bay 0 Postponed
Baltimore 0
Cleveland 0 Postponed
Detroit 0
Washington - LP: S. Strasburg 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: T. Koehler 11
Pittsburgh - LP: G. Cole 5 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake 7
Seattle - LP: B. Beavan 0 FINAL
Texas - WP: R. Ross Jr. 5
St. Louis - WP: S. Miller 6 FINAL
Milwaukee - LP: M. Estrada 1
Boston - LP: B. Badenhop 1 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: D. Webb 2
Kansas City - WP: Y. Ventura 4 FINAL
Houston - LP: L. Harrell 2
Toronto - WP: A. Loup 9 FINAL
Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes 3
NY Mets - WP: J. Mejia 9 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. Arroyo 0
Oakland - WP: J. Johnson 10 FINAL
LA Angels - LP: Y. Herrera 9
Colorado - WP: J. Nicasio 3 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 2
Los Angeles 2 Bottom 10th Inning
San Francisco 2
New York 109 FINAL
Brooklyn 98
Denver 105 FINAL
LA Clippers 117





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