Carolina Railhawks

North American Soccer League

NASL Rewind: Indy cruises past Cosmos, Rowdies top Strikers, and more

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A busy but short NASL weekend was headlined by Indy Elevanreinserting itself in the playoff race with a huge victoryat home against the New York Cosmos.

Elsewhere, both South Florida sides endureddifficult results while the Ottawa Fury snatched a victory against Minnesota United late in the match for a second week in a row.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos, Eddies tie, Fury FC shocks Minnesota and more

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With just over a month of the Fall Season left in the NASL, each match is key in the push for the playoffs.

With the top two teams facing head to head on Saturday night, it was expected it would be the match not to miss this weekend. Instead it was the two bottom dwellers, Puerto Rico FC and the Jacksonville Armada, that left hearts racing down on the island.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos increase lead at top, Miami FC extends unbeaten run

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North American Soccer League teams still have plenty of time to make runs for playoff berths in the fall season, but the playoff picture is starting to become clear.

The New York Cosmos recorded a win over Minnesota United this weekend for a more comfortable lead in the standings.

Revs Headed to NC for Open Cup Play

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The Revolution will journey to North Carolina in June to face the Charlotte Independence (USL) or Carolina RailHawks (NASL) in the U.S. Open Cup after U.S. Soccer announced the fourth round pairings on Thursday.

New England's fourth-round matchup will take place on Jun.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 6)

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The league's reigning champions is now fully recovered from the their recentlosses, and this year's underdog team fellcloser back to reality with another defeat.

The New York Cosmos have now hit their stride and look to take on all challengers. They've taken the lead in this week's SBI NASL Power Rankings after their opponents at the top failed to register wins.

NASL Week 6: A Look Ahead

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In a rematch of one of last year's championship semifinals, the Ottawa Fury host Minnesota United to kick off this weekend of NASL action.

Things have certainly changed since last year, when a red-hot Fury team squeaked past United to make it to the Soccer Bowl. Now, the home team sits near the bottom of the table after having their roster picked apart.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 5)

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Three teams have distanced themselves from the pack, but the NASL Spring Season race is wide open following this past weekend's action.

The New York Cosmos rejoined the list of title contenders with a victory over the Carolina RailHawks, who saw the club's season-opening win streak snapped at five in a row.

NASL Week 5: A Look Ahead

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Last year's NASL champions will face off against this year's front runners as the New York Cosmos host the Carolina RailHawks this weekend.

The RailHawks have continued their perfect start, recording four wins out of four this Spring in NASL. Austin Da Luz, Tiyi Shipalane and Nazmi Albadawi have all been on fire to start the season, leading the RailHawks into a surprising spot atop the table.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 4)

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Minnesota United FC's victory over the New York Cosmos shook up the Spring Season race, but the Loons are still in pursuit of the league's lone perfect side.

The Carolina RailHawks continue to roll, with Saturday's defeat of the Tampa Bay Rowdies serving as arguably the team's most impressive performance yet.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 3)

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Through three weeks of the NASL Spring Season, a surprise contender has emerged atop the standings: the Carolina RailHawks.

With yet another victory, the RailHawks have emerged as the NASL's lone nine-point team through three weeks. Joining the RailHawks are the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Indy Eleven, both of whompicked up victories to stay unbeaten.

SBI NASL Preview: Carolina RailHawks

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The Carolina RailHawks will celebrate their 10th year as a club in 2016, and ambitions are high despite numerous changes to the roster from a season ago.

The RailHawks were unable to reach the postseason in 2015, and the club's top goal-scorer in Javier "Nacho" Novo is now gone ahead of the 2016 Spring Season.

NASL Ticker: Rayo OKC, Miami FC, Rowdies, and more

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As the offseason continues, several NASL clubs continue to fill out their roster ahead of the 2016 season, while Rayo OKC named its first head coach on Thursday:

After coaching at NASL side San Antonio Scorpions for four seasons, Alen Marcina was named Rayo OKC's first head coach on Thursday.

NASL Ticker: Strikers add Kleberson, Adrianinho; Shriver returns to RailHawks; and more

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NASL clubs continue to keepbusy this offseason, with player movement around the league as well as the additions of foreign talent.

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers lead the charge in today's news, adding a number of experienced Brazilians to their roster for the upcoming season.

2002 World Cup champion Kleberson has joined the Fort Lauderdale Strikers after spending two seasons with Indy Eleven.

NASL Ticker: Armada sign Lagerblom; Cosmos add to preseason; and more

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Jacksonville Armada FC are making big moves to improve their squad in 2016, after finishing last in the NASL table in their debut season.

On Tuesday, the Armada announced the signing of Bundesliga champion Pekka Lagerblom.Lagerblom is a versatile midfielder that has earned 12 caps for the Finland national team in his professional career.

NASL Ticker: Rowdies add Alhassan; Cosmos to face Quakes; and more

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The attacking unit of the Tampa Bay Rowdies continues to get better and better this offseason.

Following the signing of Tom Heinemann and re-signing of Freddy Adu, the Rowdies announced on Thursday that the club has come to terms with winger Khalif Alhassan. The former Portland Timberswinger joins the Rowdies after spending 2015 with Minnesota United, for whom he racked upfour goals and six assists last season.

NASL Notes: Armada hire Meola; Heinemann to Rowdies; and more

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The Jacksonville Armada have reportedly made a major splash with their latest head coaching hire.

Sports Illustrated is reportingthat the Armada have hired former U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Tony Meola as the club's head coach, with an official announcement set for Tuesday.

NASL Week 6: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With 40 years of history between them, Saturday's clash between the New York Cosmos and Tampa Bay Rowdies puts forth one of the oldest rivalries in American soccer history.

The two original NASL sides collide Saturday when the Cosmos make the trip down toAl Lang Stadium in search of their second straight victory.

NASL Week 4: A Look Back

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By DAN KARELL

After a nearly unstoppable run last fall, the New York Cosmos are experiencing their first losing streak.

For the second season in a row, the Cosmos fell on the road to the Carolina RailHawks, this time by a 1-0 scoreline. Ty Shipalane scored the RailHawks only goal but the credit has to go to Cesar Elizondo, who made a storming 70-yard run, evading Cosmos defenders in his path, before setting up Shipalane in the 12th minute.

NASL Week 3: A Look Ahead

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By JOE PANTORNO

Even after only playing each other two times, the New York Cosmos and San Antonio Scorpions have developed quite a nice rivalry.

Last season, the Cosmos beat the Scorpions twice, the second of which clinched the Cosmos a berth in the NASL Soccer Bowl.

Paid Their Dues: Beginnings and Ends for Former Union Players

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Don't worry, Porfirio still has the 'fro.

Kleberson will make his NASL debut this weekend, but until then, he is living it up. He's been very active since joining Twitter a few weeks ago, and has been more than willing to engage Indianapolis fans on the microblogging site. Indy kicks off their inaugural season on Saturday, when they will host the Carolina RailHawks.

NASL Supporters Launch a New Initiative to Reward League’s Best Team

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The North American Soccer League (NASL), the second-tier of American soccer, last season began a controversial split season format that saw the side that had the best overall points total (Carolina RailHawks) fail to reach the post-season while a team that played only half the season (New York Cosmos) were crowned as Champions of the league.

SBI NASL Power Rankings: Week 13

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By MIKE GRAMAJO

With the North American Soccer League Fall season entering its last week, the New York Cosmos look to have the momentum they need as they enter the final stretch.

After conceding an early goal on Saturday, Giovanni Savarese's men responded by scoring two goals in less than five minutes in the second half, which helped them clinch a spot in the Soccer Bowl.

Philadelphia Union

Why did Bethlehem and Philadelphia loan a top player for nothing?

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Bethlehem Steel's playoff chances may have ended once they loaned former USL all-star center back Mickey Daly to the Carolina RailHawks, seemingly for nothing. So why were Bethlehem and parent club Philadelphia Union so charitable? Tim Jones has a theory.

Should Brian Sylvestre's loan be made permanent?

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The goalkeeper has done well since joining the Union, however has it been enough to warrant a permanent move?

When Andre Blake and John McCarthy went down injured in training on May 6, the Philadelphia Union were in trouble. The club that had been the butt of jokes for having too many goalkeepers suddenly had none.

Brian Sylvestre recalled by Carolina RailHawks

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The Philadelphia Union's goalkeeping situation gets even weirder.

One of the Philadelphia Union's best players this season has been Brian Sylvestre. The twenty-two year old goalkeeper was called up on loan from the Carolina RailHawks on May 7, after the club's number one (Rais M'Bolhi) was exiled, came back, and was exiled again, the club's number two went out with his second meniscectomy this year, and the number three got a concussion.

Major League Soccer

How To Watch: Revolution at Whitecaps (MLS), Argentina vs. Venezuela and Mexico vs. Chile (CA2016 Semis)

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So this is going to be a very interesting "triple header" of soccer.

Today has already been a great day of soccer.

The Euro 2016 group stages have been on all day, and now it's time for the Americas to take over. MLS play resumes after a two-week break and the New England Revolution are at BC Place to play the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Revolution storylines for after the Copa America Centenario break

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Major League Soccer's break for the biggest tournament on U.S. soil since 1994 is about to wrap up. What state are the Revs in?

The New England Revolution get their competitive slate back underway Wednesday evening when they take on the Carolina Railhawks away in Open Cup play. On a far grander scale, the Revs are about to undergo a grueling run of matches that will test them on many fronts.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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MLS Rivalry Week continues on Sunday with a pair of traditional West Coast pairings, while cup competition in Europe closes out the 2015-16 season.

Fresh off their thrilling comeback against Liverpool and subsequent Europa League triumph, Sevilla turns its attention to Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final.

MLS Ticker: Roy Miller joins Saprissa; RailHawks interested in expansion place; and more

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After playing a critical role with the New York Red Bulls for the better part of six seasons, Roy Miller will return to his native Costa Rica and join Deportivo Saprissa, according to the club's official website.

It was already known back in November that the 31-year old defender would not be back in Harrison come 2016.

Listen to Soccer Morning from 10-11:15am ET with Neil Morris and Jonathan Tannenwald

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests Neil Morris and Jonathan Tannenwald.

Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls.

Neil Morris will be on the show to chat about his developing story that Traffic Sports is trying to sell NASL team Carolina Railhawks.

New England Revolution

Revolution coach Jay Heaps is still good at soccer

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Watch as Jay Heaps shows off his soccer skills.

After just nine minutes of play, the New England Revolution's game against the Carolina RailHawks was halted due to inclement weather. The delay lasted over two hours, giving players unexpected time in the locker room. What does a team do in such a situation?

5 Revolution players who could breakout during the US Open Cup

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The Revs start their US Open Cup campaign on Wednesday and here are five players to watch.

The New England Revolution will begin US Open Cup play on Wednesday when they travel to face the Carolina Railhawks. A win would put the Revs four games away from lifting the same trophy they won in 2007.

Revolution learn potential US Open Cup opponents

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The Revolution will either face the Charlotte Independence or Carolina Railhawks in the fourth round of the US Open Cup.

The New England Revolution will face either the Charlotte Independence (USL) or Carolina Railhawks (NASL) in the fourth round of the US Open Cup, according to a draw done on Thursday.

Ex-Rev Schilawski Earns NASL Honors

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Former New England Revolution forward Zack Schilawski was named NASL Player of the Month for the month of April after scoring three goals in three games for the Carolina RailHawks.

Schilawski, whospent two seasons with the Revolution (2010-11), scored in the RailHawks season-opener against Indy Eleven on Apr.

U.S. Open Cup

Herivaux Sends Revs to Round of 16

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Zachary Herivaux scored his first pro goal to send the Revolution to the U.S. Open Cup's Round of 16 following Wednesday's 1-0 extra time win over the Carolina RailHawks at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Herivaux, who also earned the first pro start of his career, collected a pass from Scott Caldwell and ripped a shot from outside the area that fell into the back of the net in the 103rd minute.

Revs to Face Charlotte (USL) in 4th Rd of USOC

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The Revolution will face the Charlotte Independence in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup after the USL side edged the NASL's Carolina RailHawks 1-0 during Wednesday's third round match at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Former Crew first-round pick Ryan Finley scored the game-winner in the 81st minute to send the Independence through to the fourth round date with the Revolution, which will take place on Jun.

The Rest

Roster rights to Bethlehem’s Daly traded to RailHawks

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Mickey Daly's roster rights have been traded to NASL-side Carolina RailHawks for both a loan fee and a transfer fee.

Some Soccer News for Apr 4, 2016

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It's Day 95 of 2016.


Carolina RailHawks 2-1 Minnesota United - CRH goals by Tiyi Shipalane and Austin Da Luz. MU goal by Christian Ramirez.

MY NOTES:
  • A baffling dud from Minnesota United to start the new season. A 2-1 loss at Carolina RailHawks. Outside of an awesome goal by Christian Ramirez in the 3rd minute Minnesota never threatened the Carolina goal.

Red Bulls Academy products headline U.S. Under-20 camp squad

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By IVES GALARCEP

A quartet of New York Red Bulls Academy players headline the 24-player squad called into U.S. Men's National Team training camp slated for next week in North Carolina.

Midfielders Adam Najem, Alex Muyl and Chris Lema, and goalkeeper Evan Louro were included in the squad, which will spend from Saturday to May 25th training on the campus of North Carolina State.

Paid Their Dues: All of the Players

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Here be players. This list does not include players on loan from the Union, or players who were never under contract with the Union. It also does not include players who are no longer in the game, or are without a club.

MLS

Bakary Soumare - Chicago Fire

Danny Mwanga - Colorado Rapids

Jeff Parke - DC United

Andrew Jacobson - FC Dallas

Chris Seitz - FC Dallas

Brian Perk - LA Galaxy

Justin Mapp - Montreal Impact

Jack McInerney - Montreal Impact

Brad Knighton - New England Revolution

Shea Salinas - San Jose Earthquakes

Chris Konopka - Toronto FC

Ryan Richter - Toronto FC

Jordan Harvey - Vancouver Whitecaps

NASL

Toni Stahl - Carolina RailHawks

Nick Zimmerman - Carolina RailHawks

Oka Nikolov - Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Kleberson - Indy Eleven

Greg Jordan - Minnesota United FC

USL PRO

Matt Kassel - Arizona United SC

Yann Ekra - Harrisburg City Islanders

Morgan Langley - Harrisburg City Islanders

Chandler Hoffman - LA Galaxy II (On loan from LA Galaxy)

Gilberto Souza - Sacramento Republic FC

Liga MX

Gabriel Farfan - Chiapas (On loan from Chivas USA)

Michael Farfan - Cruz Azul

Michael Orozco - Puebla

Liga Nacional de Guatemala

Carlos Ruiz - Municipal

Costa Rican Primera División

Porfirio Lopez - LD Alajuelense

David Myrie - CS Herediano

Josue Martinez - Santos de Guápiles

Liga Postobón

Faryd Mondragon - Deportivo Cali

Lionard Pajoy

Northern Premier League Division One North

Joe Tait - Darlington 1883 (On loan from Gateshead)

Bundesliga

Kai Herdling - Hoffenheim

Other

Alejandro Moreno - ESPN Analyst

Danny Califf- Player/Coach with Bearfight FC

Veljko Paunovic - Serbian U19s coach