2013 North American Soccer League season

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North American Soccer League
Season 2013
Champions New York Cosmos
Woosnam Cup Carolina RailHawks
Matches played 98
Goals scored 275 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorer Brian Shriver (15)
Biggest home win TBR 4, FTL 0
(July 4)
NYC 4, CAR 0
(October 12)
FTL 6, ATL 2
(October 19)
Biggest away win SAS 4, FTL 1
(June 29)
TBR 7, SAS 4
(August 3)
Highest scoring TBR 7, SAS 4
(August 3)
Longest winning run SAS (6/1 - 7/4)
NYC (9/14 - 10/24)
(5 games)
Longest unbeaten run NYC
(8/24 - 11/2)
(11 games)
Longest losing run SAS (5 games)
(8/3 - 8/31)
Highest attendance 11,929
FTL @ NYC
(August 3)
Lowest attendance 921
SAS @ EDM
(April 28)
Total attendance 457,674
Average attendance 4,670
2012
2014

The 2013 North American Soccer League season is the 46th season of Division II soccer in the United States and the third season of the revived North American Soccer League. It will be contested by eight teams including one from Canada. The newest expansion club New York Cosmos will be added to the NASL this season.[1] A new split season format will be used this year.[2] Puerto Rico Islanders, originally planned to take part in this season, as they did in first two editions, are taking the year off, due to restructuring.[3]

Average attendance[4][edit]

New York Cosmos - 6,859

San Antonio Scorpions - 6,763

Carolina Railhawks - 4,708

Atlanta Silverbacks - 4,364

Fort Lauderdale Strikers - 4,224

Tampa Bay Rowdies - 4,051

Minnesota United - 3,679

FC Edmonton - 2,760

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
Atlanta Silverbacks Trinidad and Tobago Haynes, BrianBrian Haynes England Lancaster, MartynMartyn Lancaster Reto Sports
Carolina RailHawks Northern Ireland Clarke, ColinColin Clarke United States da Luz, AustinAustin da Luz BCBSA
FC Edmonton Canada Colin Miller Northern Ireland Albert Watson The Fath Group
Fort Lauderdale Strikers Austria Kronsteiner, GünterGünter Kronsteiner Honduras Guerrero, IvanIvan Guerrero Joma
Minnesota United United States Lagos, MannyManny Lagos TBA Admiral
New York Cosmos Venezuela Savarese, GiovanniGiovanni Savarese United States Mendes, CarlosCarlos Mendes Emirates
San Antonio Scorpions Canada Marcina, AlenAlen Marcina (Interim) Canada Harmse, KevinKevin Harmse Nike
Tampa Bay Rowdies England Hill, RickyRicky Hill United States Sanfilippo, FrankFrank Sanfilippo Admiral, Mainsail Suites

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Incoming manager Date of appointment
New York Cosmos Expansion franchise Venezuela Savarese, GiovanniGiovanni Savarese 19 November 2012 [5]
Fort Lauderdale Strikers United States Shore, DarylDaryl Shore Fired 30 June 2013 7th (Spring Season) Brazil Lopes, RicardoRicardo Lopes 30 June 2013 [6]
Fort Lauderdale Strikers Brazil Lopes, RicardoRicardo Lopes End of interim period 17 July 2013 7th (Spring Season) Austria Kronsteiner, GünterGünter Kronsteiner 17 July 2013 [7]
San Antonio Scorpions United States Hankinson, TimTim Hankinson Fired 27 August 2013 8th (Fall Season) Canada Marcina, AlenAlen Marcina 27 August 2013 [8]

Transfers[edit]

Teams[edit]

Spring Championship[edit]

The New York Cosmos and the Puerto Rico Islanders did not participate in the spring season.[9] [10] (April 6 to July 4)

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 Atlanta Silverbacks (C) 12 6 3 3 20 15 +5 21 2013 NASL Spring season winner H
2 Carolina RailHawks 12 5 5 2 20 16 +4 20
3 San Antonio Scorpions 12 6 2 4 19 15 +4 20
4 Tampa Bay Rowdies 12 5 3 4 21 16 +5 18
5 FC Edmonton 12 3 5 4 13 12 +1 14
6 Minnesota United 12 4 2 6 18 23 −5 14
7 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 12 2 2 8 10 24 −14 8

Updated to games played on 4 July, 2013.
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(H) - Will host Soccer Bowl 2013.
(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.


Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ATL CAR EDM FTL MIN SAN TAM
Atlanta Silverbacks 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–3 1–0 1–2
Carolina RailHawks 1–1 2–1 3–1 3–2 5–2 2–1
FC Edmonton 3–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 1–0 0–0
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–4 1–2
Minnesota United 0–3 2–2 2–0 2–1 0–0 2–3
San Antonio Scorpions 2–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–0 0–2
Tampa Bay Rowdies 3–4 0–0 1–1 4–0 2–3 1–2

Updated to games played on 4 July 2013.
Source: Schedule
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.


Fall Championship[edit]

The New York Cosmos began participating in the fall season.[9] (August 3 to November 2)

Standings[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or qualification
1 New York Cosmos (C) 14 9 4 1 22 12 +10 31 2013 NASL Fall season winner
2 Carolina RailHawks 14 7 2 5 21 16 +5 23
3 Tampa Bay Rowdies 14 5 5 4 30 27 +3 20
4 Minnesota United 14 6 2 6 21 19 +2 20
5 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 14 5 3 6 18 20 −2 18
6 FC Edmonton 14 3 7 4 13 14 −1 16
7 Atlanta Silverbacks 14 4 4 6 14 22 −8 16
8 San Antonio Scorpions 14 3 1 10 15 24 −9 10

Updated to games played on 2 November, 2013.
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.


Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ATL CAR EDM FTL MIN NYC SAN TAM
Atlanta Silverbacks 1–1 1–0 0–1 3–1 0–1 2–1 1–1
Carolina RailHawks 4–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–1 2–2
FC Edmonton 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 2–1
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 6–2 1–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–0 2–1
Minnesota United 0–1 0–1 1–1 3–1 0–1 1–0 1–1
New York Cosmos 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–3
San Antonio Scorpions 1–0 2–1 1–0 1–2 2–3 1–2 4–7
Tampa Bay Rowdies 3–1 3–2 1–1 2–1 4–6 0–0 1–0

Updated to games played on 2 November 2013.
Source: Schedule
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.


Playoffs[edit]

Soccer Bowl 2013[edit]

Main article: Soccer Bowl 2013

Soccer Bowl 2013 was contested by the winners of the spring and fall seasons. The game was hosted by the winner of the spring season.[11][12][13]


November 9, 2013
7:00 PM EDT
Atlanta Silverbacks 0 – 1 New York Cosmos
Carr Booked 42'
Navarro Booked 82'
Report Szetela Booked 11'
Freeman Booked 45+1'
Senna Goal 50'
Atlanta Silverbacks Park
Chamblee, Georgia
Attendance: 7,211
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic (USA)

Statistical leaders[edit]

Top Goalkeepers[edit]

(Minimum of 10 Games Played)

Rank Goalkeeper Club GP MINS SVS GA GAA SO
1 United States Kyle Reynish New York Cosmos 13 1170 39 12 0.923 5
2 United States Lance Parker FC Edmonton 20 1736 79 19 0.990 3
3 United States Akira Fitzgerald Carolina RailHawks 25 2250 91 32 1.280 6
4 United States Jeremy Vuolo San Antonio Scorpions 14 1238 54 18 1.314 3
5 Mexico Richard Sánchez Fort Lauderdale Strikers 14 1260 45 20 1.429 3
6 United States Matt Van Oekel Minnesota United 18 1620 52 28 1.556 1
7 United States Joe Nasco Atlanta Silverbacks 20 1642 75 30 1.648 4
8 United States Diego Restrepo Tampa Bay Rowdies 23 2069 138 38 1.652 4
9 United States Patrick Hannigan San Antonio Scorpions 13 1102 38 21 1.721 1

Individual awards[edit]

Monthly awards[edit]

Month NASL Player of the Month
Player Nation Club Link
April Luke Mulholland  ENG Tampa Bay Rowdies 3G 2A
May Simone Bracalello  ITA Minnesota United 3G
June Hans Denissen  NED San Antonio Scorpions 6G
August Chris Nurse  GUY FC Edmonton 3G 1A
September Georgi Hristov  BUL Tampa Bay Rowdies 4G 1A
October Luke Mulholland  ENG Tampa Bay Rowdies 4G

League Awards[edit]

NASL Best XI [15]
Position Players Team
Goalkeeper United States Joe Nasco Atlanta Silverbacks
Defense United States Aaron Pitchkolan Minnesota United FC
Defense England Martyn Lancaster Atlanta Silverbacks
Defense Northern Ireland Albert Watson FC Edmonton
Midfield England Luke Mulholland Tampa Bay Rowdies
Midfield United States Miguel Ibarra Minnesota United FC
Midfield El Salvador Richard Menjivar Atlanta Silverbacks
Midfield Spain Marcos Senna New York Cosmos
Forward Bulgaria Georgi Hristov Tampa Bay Rowdies
Forward United States Brian Shriver Carolina RailHawks
Forward Netherlands Hans Denissen San Antonio Scorpions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Cosmos Returns to NASL". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "NASL Announces Split-Season Format". atlantasilverbacks.com (Atlanta Silverbacks). 
  3. ^ "Islanders Committed to the Future". 
  4. ^ http://dohertysoccer.com/2013-lower-division-attendances/2013-nasl-attendance/
  5. ^ "Gio Savarese Named New York Cosmos Head Coach". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Strikers Relieve Head Coach Daryl Shore of Duties". Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Günter Kronsteiner Named New Strikers Head Coach". North American Soccer League. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Scorpions Name Alen Marcina Interim Head Coach". North American Soccer League. Retrieved 27 August 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Cosmos to Play in Fall Championship Season". nasl.com (North American Soccer League). 
  10. ^ "Islanders To Reorganize Operations". nasl.com (North American Soccer League). 
  11. ^ North American Soccer League (September 5, 2012). "NASL Announces Split-Season Format for 2013". nasl.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  12. ^ North American Soccer League (July 24, 2013). "NASL Soccer Bowl 2013 To Be Played On November 9". nasl.com. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  13. ^ North American Soccer League (November 9, 2012). "New York Cosmos Win NASL Soccer Bowl 2013". nasl.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 
  14. ^ a b "NASL Individual Leaders". Retrieved November 4, 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=5863

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