2012 North American Soccer League season

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North American Soccer League
Season 2012
Champions Tampa Bay Rowdies
Woosnam Cup San Antonio Scorpions
Champions League (CFU) Puerto Rico Islanders
(2012 CFU Club Championship 3rd place)
Matches played 112
Goals scored 294 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorer Pablo Campos
(20 goals)
Biggest home win SAS 8–0 CAR
(July 28)
Biggest away win SAS 0–4 PRI
(April 15)
Highest scoring CAR 4–4 ATL
(April 14)
FTL 5–3 ATL
(July 28)
SAS 8–0 CAR
(July 28)
Longest winning run 4 matches:
San Antonio
(April 28 – May 19)
Carolina
(June 2 – June 23)
Tampa Bay
(June 16 – July 4)
Longest unbeaten run 9 matches:
Minnesota
(April 7 – June 2)
San Antonio
(April 21 – June 16)
Longest winless run 9 matches:
Carolina
(April 7 – May 19)
Atlanta
(April 7 – May 26)
Minnesota
(July 18 – September 8)
Longest losing run 5 matches:
Atlanta
(June 9 – July 3)
Highest attendance 13,151
PRI @ SAS
(April 15)
Lowest attendance 520
EDM @ PRI
(April 18)
Average attendance 3,810[1]
2011
2013

The 2012 North American Soccer League season is the 45th season of Division II soccer in the United States and the second season of the revived North American Soccer League. It will be contested by eight teams including one from Canada and one from Puerto Rico. Montreal Impact were self-promoted to Major League Soccer as an expansion franchise and the expansion San Antonio Scorpions were added to the NASL. The NASL received full USSF sanctioning on March 3, 2012 at the annual general meeting.[2]

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Note1: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and managers may hold one or more non-FIFA nationalities.

Team Head Coach Captain Shirt sponsor
Puerto Rico Islanders Whitbread, AdrianAdrian Whitbread Delgado, NoahNoah Delgado Toyota
Carolina RailHawks Clarke, ColinColin Clarke Low, KuponoKupono Low BCBSA
FC Edmonton Sinkgraven, HarryHarry Sinkgraven Kooy, ChrisChris Kooy Sears Canada
Atlanta Silverbacks Haynes, BrianBrian Haynes Lancaster, MartynMartyn Lancaster Reto Sports
Fort Lauderdale Strikers Shore, DarylDaryl Shore Ståhl, ToniToni Ståhl Joma
Minnesota Stars Lagos, MannyManny Lagos Altman, KyleKyle Altman Admiral
San Antonio Scorpions Hankinson, TimTim Hankinson Harmse, KevinKevin Harmse Nike
Tampa Bay Rowdies Hill, RickyRicky Hill Sanfilippo, FrankFrank Sanfilippo Mainsail Suites, United World Soccer

Teams[edit]

League Table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 San Antonio Scorpions (C) 28 13 8 7 46 27 +19 47 2012 NASL Playoffs semifinals
2 Tampa Bay Rowdies 28 12 9 7 37 30 +7 45
3 Puerto Rico Islanders 28 11 8 9 32 30 +2 41 2012 NASL Playoffs quarterfinals
4 Carolina RailHawks 28 10 10 8 44 46 −2 40
5 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 28 9 9 10 40 46 −6 36
6 Minnesota United 28 8 11 9 34 33 +1 35
7 Atlanta Silverbacks 28 7 9 12 35 46 −11 30
8 FC Edmonton 28 5 10 13 26 36 −10 25

Updated to games played on 23 September 2012.
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
(C) = Commissioner's Cup (regular season champion)


Match results[edit]

Abbreviation and Color Key:
Atlanta Silverbacks – ATL • Carolina RailHawks FC – CAR • FC Edmonton – EDM • Fort Lauderdale Strikers – FTL
Minnesota Stars FC – MIN • Puerto Rico Islanders – PRI • San Antonio Scorpions FC – SAS • Tampa Bay Rowdies – TAM

Win  • Loss  • Draw  • Home

Club Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Atlanta Silverbacks SAS CAR TAM MIN MIN EDM PRI TAM FTL EDM SAS CAR PRI SAS CAR MIN PRI EDM FTL FTL TAM MIN CAR EDM TAM FTL SAS PRI
0–0 4–4 1–1 3–3 0–2 0–2 0–3 2–3 1–1 2–1 0–3 1–2 1–2 0–3 1–2 2–0 2–1 1–2 3–5 4–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–0 3–1 1–1
Carolina RailHawks MIN ATL TAM PRI SAS FTL EDM MIN PRI PRI MIN ATL EDM FTL ATL FTL MIN SAS TAM FTL EDM ATL PRI SAS EDM SAS TAM TAM
0–0 4–4 1–1 1–3 0–1 3–3 0–3 1–2 1–1 2–1 5–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–3 1–0 0–8 3–3 0–1 3–2 1–0 3–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 0–0
FC Edmonton FTL TAM PRI MIN CAR ATL SAS SAS ATL FTL FTL CAR PRI SAS PRI TAM ATL TAM MIN SAS PRI CAR MIN ATL MIN CAR TAM FTL
0–1 0–1 0–0 3–4 3–0 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–3 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–3 2–2
Fort Lauderdale Strikers EDM MIN SAS PRI TAM CAR PRI MIN ATL TAM EDM EDM MIN CAR TAM CAR SAS MIN SAS ATL ATL CAR PRI SAS TAM PRI ATL EDM
1–0 0–0 2–2 3–2 1–3 3–3 0–2 1–3 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 1–3 3–3 2–2 2–1 0–1 5–3 2–4 1–0 0–0 2–1 0–3 1–1 0–1 2–2
Minnesota Stars FC CAR FTL EDM ATL ATL CAR FTL TAM SAS CAR TAM FTL TAM PRI ATL TAM FTL CAR PRI EDM SAS ATL EDM SAS EDM PRI PRI SAS
0–0 0–0 4–3 3–3 2–0 2–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–5 1–2 2–1 0–2 4–0 0–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1
Puerto Rico Islanders TAM SAS EDM CAR FTL FTL ATL CAR CAR TAM SAS ATL EDM MIN EDM SAS ATL TAM MIN SAS EDM FTL TAM CAR FTL MIN MIN ATL
1–0 4–0 0–0 3–1 2–3 2–0 3–0 1–1 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–1 0–0 0–4 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–2 1–0 2–1 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–3 1–1 0–4 2–0 1–1
San Antonio Scorpions FC ATL PRI FTL CAR TAM TAM EDM EDM MIN ATL PRI TAM ATL EDM PRI FTL FTL CAR PRI EDM MIN TAM FTL MIN CAR CAR ATL MIN
0–0 0–4 2–2 1–0 2–0 2–1 2–0 2–2 0–0 3–0 2–0 2–3 3–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–0 8–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–0 1–2 1–3 1–1
Tampa Bay Rowdies PRI EDM CAR ATL FTL SAS SAS ATL MIN FTL PRI MIN SAS MIN FTL MIN EDM PRI EDM CAR ATL SAS PRI FTL ATL EDM CAR CAR
0–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–2 3–2 0–0 1–3 0–2 2–1 3–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–3 0–0 0–4 0–0 3–0 1–1 3–0 1–1 0–0

Final regular season results. Based on the results at the [3]

Playoffs[edit]

Main article: 2012 NASL Playoffs

The 6 qualifying teams will be given seeds 1 through 6 with the top team in the standings receiving the number 1 seed.

The format of the Playoffs will consist of a Quarterfinal Round, Semifinal Round and a Final Round. The Quarterfinal Round will be a single game while the Semifinal and Final Rounds will each be a 2-game series with each team playing at home once and the team with the greater number of aggregate goals in both games winning each series.

The number 1 seed and the number 2 seed will receive a bye directly to the Semifinal Round while the number 3 seed will host the number 6 seed and the number 4 seed will host the number 5 seed in the Quarterfinal Round.

For the Semifinal Round, the number 1 seed will be paired with the lowest seeded team to qualify from the Quarterfinal Round with the number 2 seed being paired with the highest seeded team to qualify from the Quarterfinal Round.

The winners of each series in the Semifinal Round will meet in the Final Round known as the Soccer Bowl. In the event of a draw in either Quarterfinal Round game, such game will progress to a 30-minute extra time period (the golden goal rule will not be in effect). If the teams are still locked in a draw following the extra time period, the winner will be determined by a penalty shootout.

In each Semifinal Round series and the Final Round series, if the teams are tied on the number of aggregate goals scored in the series at the conclusion of the second game, the teams will progress to a 30-minute extra time period. As in the Quarterfinal Round, the golden goal rule will not be in effect. If the teams are still locked in a draw following the extra time period, the winner of the series will be determined by a penalty shootout.

  Quarter-Finals     Semi-Finals     Soccer Bowl 2012
                                   
      1  San Antonio Scorpions 0 1 1  
  3  Puerto Rico Islanders 1     6  Minnesota Stars 0 2 2    
  6  Minnesota Stars 2         2  Tampa Bay Rowdies 0 3 3 (3)
      6  Minnesota Stars 2 1 3 (2)
      2  Tampa Bay Rowdies 2 3 5    
  4  Carolina RailHawks 3     4  Carolina RailHawks 1 3 4  
  5  Fort Lauderdale Strikers 1  


Quarterfinals[edit]


Semifinals[edit]


Soccer Bowl 2012[edit]


2012 NASL Champions: Tampa Bay Rowdies

Statistical leaders[edit]

Top Goalkeepers[edit]

(Minimum of 1260 Minutes Played)

Rank Goalkeeper Club MINS SVS GA GAA
1 United States Daryl Sattler San Antonio Scorpions 2151 66 19 0.795
2 United States Jeff Attinella Tampa Bay Rowdies 2520 118 30 1.071
3 England Richard Martin Puerto Rico Islanders 2340 106 28 1.077
4 United States Matt Van Oekel Minnesota Stars FC 2250 77 30 1.200
5 United States Lance Parker FC Edmonton 1440 42 21 1.313
6 United States Matt Glaeser Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2430 108 44 1.630
7 United States Ray Burse Carolina RailHawks 2160 82 41 1.708
8 Hungary Dániel Illyés Atlanta Silverbacks 1980 86 39 1.773

Source: North American Soccer League

Individual awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month NASL Player of the Month
Player Nation Club Link
April Reinaldo Navia  CHL Atlanta Silverbacks 5G
May Shaun Saiko  CAN FC Edmonton 5G 2A
June Tsuyoshi Yoshitake  JPN Tampa Bay Rowdies 4G 1A
July Pablo Campos  BRA San Antonio Scorpions 7G
August Richard Martin  ENG Puerto Rico Islanders 13 Saves
September Matt Horth  USA Atlanta Silverbacks 4G
October Jeff Attinella  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies [1]

Weekly awards[edit]

Week Defensive Player of the Week Offensive Player of the Week
Player Nat Club Player Nat Club
Week 1 Ray Burse  USA Carolina RailHawks Andy Herron  CRC Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Week 2 Richard Martin  ENG Puerto Rico Islanders Jonathan Faña  DOM Puerto Rico Islanders
Week 3 Richard Martin  ENG Puerto Rico Islanders Andy Herron  CRC Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Week 4 Jeff Attinella  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies Reinaldo Navia  CHL Atlanta Silverbacks
Week 5 Cristiano Dias  BRA Minnesota Stars Shaun Saiko  CAN FC Edmonton
Week 6 Paul Hamilton  CAN FC Edmonton Pablo Campos  BRA San Antonio Scorpions
Week 7 Jonathan Greenfield  RSA San Antonio Scorpions Dan Antoniuk  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies
Week 8 Frank Sanfilippo  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies Shaun Saiko  CAN FC Edmonton
Week 9 Matt Van Oekel  USA Minnesota Stars Ciaran O'Brien  USA Atlanta Silverbacks
Week 10 Lance Parker  USA FC Edmonton Pablo Campos  BRA San Antonio Scorpions
Week 11 Jack Stewart  USA Fort Lauderdale Strikers Tsuyoshi Yoshitake  JPN Tampa Bay Rowdies
Week 12 Ray Burse  USA Carolina RailHawks Tsuyoshi Yoshitake  JPN Tampa Bay Rowdies
Week 13 Jeff Attinella  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies Mark Anderson  ENG Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Week 14 Daniel Illyes  HUN Atlanta Silverbacks Mike Palacio  USA Carolina RailHawks
Week 15 Jeff Attinella  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies Pablo Campos  BRA San Antonio Scorpions
Week 16 Frank Sanfilippo  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies Mark Anderson  ENG Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Week 17 Jeff Attinella  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies Pablo Campos  BRA San Antonio Scorpions
Week 18 Richard Martinez  PUR Puerto Rico Islanders Pedro Mendes  BRA Atlanta Silverbacks
Week 19 Bryan Arguez  USA FC Edmonton Andy Herron  CRC Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Week 20 Conor Shanosky  USA Fort Lauderdale Strikers Pablo Campos  BRA San Antonio Scorpions
Week 21 Akira Fitzgerald  USA Carolina Railhawks Abe Thompson  USA Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Week 22 Frank Sanfilippo  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies Matt Horth  USA Atlanta Silverbacks
Week 23 Takuya Yamada  JPN Tampa Bay Rowdies Shaun Saiko  CAN FC Edmonton
Week 24 Anthony Vázquez  PUR Puerto Rico Islanders[5] Ty Shipalane  RSA Carolina Railhawks[6]
Week 25 Jeff Attinella  USA Tampa Bay Rowdies[7] Danny Barrera  USA Atlanta Silverbacks[8]

Annual awards[edit]

NASL Coach of the Season[edit]

Tampa Bay Rowdies coach Ricky Hill received the inaugural award.[9]

NASL Golden Boot Award[edit]

The NASL Golden Boot award went to Pablo Campos of San Antonio Scorpions who scored 20 goals throughout the regular season.[10]

NASL Golden Glove[edit]

The NASL Golden Glove award was won by Daryl Sattler of San Antonio Scorpions, who achieved 13 clean sheets over 24 games and a goals against average (GAA) of 0.79 [11]

NASL Fair Play Award[edit]

Tampa Bay Rowdies won the Fair Play Award. The winner of the award is determined by a weighted accumulation of yellow cards and red cards throughout the regular season. This is the second consecutive year that Tampa Bay has earned this award.[12]

References[edit]

External links[edit]