Soccer Bowl 2011

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Soccer Bowl 2011
NASL Championship Series 2011
Soccer Bowl 2011.png
Event Soccer Bowl
Aggregate goals
Date October 22, 2011 (2011-10-22)
Venue National Sports Center, Blaine, Minnesota
Man of the Match Luke Mulholland
Attendance 4,511
Date October 29, 2011 (2011-10-29)
Venue Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Attendance 6,849
1984
2012

Soccer Bowl 2011 was the North American Soccer League's postseason championship final of the 2011 season. It was the first championship match held by the new NASL and the first Soccer Bowl since 1984. Also known as the NASL Championship series 2011, the event was contested in a two-game aggregate match between the NSC Minnesota Stars and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The first leg was held on October 22, 2011 at National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota, while the second on October 29, 2011 at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

After a two-day competition, the NSC Minnesota Stars became the 2011 NASL champions, and the first of the new league.[1][2]

Background[edit]

The NSC Minnesota Stars and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers respectively won their semifinal games. This earned both teams the right to compete for the league title.

Game summary[edit]

Championships results[edit]

Team 1 Aggregate Team 2 First leg Second leg Attendance
NSC Minnesota Stars 3 - 1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3 - 1 0 - 0 October 22 National Sports Center 4,511
October 29 Lockhart Stadium 6,849

First leg[edit]

October 22, 2011 (2011-10-22)
6:30 pm CDT
F - 1st Leg
NSC Minnesota Stars 3 - 1 Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Neil Hlavaty Goal 4'
Luke Mulholland Goal 53'
Lucas Rodriguez Goal 77'
Report Own Goal Goal 52'
National Sports Center
Attendance: 4,511
Minnesota[3]
Fort Lauderdale

Second leg[edit]

October 29, 2011 (2011-10-29)
7:30 pm EDT
F - 2nd Leg
Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0 - 0 NSC Minnesota Stars
Gerson Mayen Booked 90' Report
Lockhart Stadium
Attendance: 6,849


Fort Lauderdale
Minnesota[4]

2011 NASL Champions: NSC Minnesota Stars

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