Blaine, Minn. (July 4, 2013) – On a wild night in North American Soccer League play, the Atlanta Silverbacks captured the league’s Spring Season title and an opportunity to host the Soccer Bowl, the league’s championship game in November. The Silverbacks topped Minnesota United FC, 3-0, Thursday night in Blaine, Minn. and clinched the title 15 minutes later when the San Antonio Scorpions clinched a 2-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks, who led the league going into the final match night of the season.
It all comes down to three teams, two games and one night. The Atlanta Silverbacks will play their last game of the NASL Spring Season on Thursday night against Minnesota United FC at the NSC Stadium. It’s a crucial matchup that could determine the Spring Season title and the host of November’s Soccer Bowl – the league’s championship game.
It’s no secret that Saturday’s matchup between the Atlanta Silverbacks and Carolina RailHawks is a monumental one. The Silverbacks, who sit just two points back from first place with two games to play, will travel to WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday to take on the league-leading Carolina Railhawks in a game that could decide the North American Soccer League spring championship.
Atlanta, Ga. (June 21, 2013) – The CONCACAF Gold Cup won’t be the only international soccer event taking place in Atlanta in July. The Atlanta Silverbacks announced Friday that they will host 2012 Guatemalan champions Club Xelaju MC in the Reto Cup, an international friendly on Saturday, July 27 at Atlanta Silverbacks Park, pending USSF approval.
The Atlanta Silverbacks are back atop the North American Soccer League standings after earning a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Lockhart Stadium last Saturday night. The team now returns home to Atlanta for a huge test against the league’s defending champions, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.
After moving into first place in the NASL, the Silverbacks have a new face and attacking force to throw at opposing teams. Acquired in a trade last week for Atlanta native Jahbari Willis, veteran goalscorer and Costa Rican international Andy Herron joins the Silverbacks just as the NASL Spring Season championship race is heating up.