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North American Soccer League

NASL Week 17 Rewind:Miami FC closes Spring with win, Cosmos top Eddies and more

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The Spring Season has now come to a close.

After a long Spring Season with manysurprises and memorable moments, teams will now take areprieve as they prepare for the forthcoming Fall Season. Miami FC finished atop the table with an impressive 36 points, while PuertoRico FC finished in last place with only aquarter of those points with nine.

NASL Week 5: A Look Ahead

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Saturday features the second full slate of matches across the NASL. Three of the top four teams in the Spring Season table take to the road to defend their respective strong starts.

Three of the four home teams this weekend have a strong chance of closing in on the top of the table with victories, while the other clash is a bottom of the table showdown.

NASL Championship Preview: Cosmos look to repeat against Indy Eleven

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One vs. two. The best of the best in the NASL will be on display on Sunday in the league's finale.

Both sides will enter the final match of 2016 already having won silverware this season; Indy Eleven won the Spring Season while the Cosmos won the Fall Season. New York will attempt to be the first club to win back to back Soccer Bowls in the NASL modern era while also collecting their third championship in four years.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos top RailHawks, Indy remains unbeaten, and more

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The NASL Spring Season race is back on.

Following a run of two straight defeats, the New York Cosmos toppled the previously-unblemished Carolina RailHawks, 1-0, on Sunday. The win sees the Cosmos move within three points of the league leaders alongside Minnesota United, who remained idle over the weekend.

SBI NASL Season Preview: FC Edmonton

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The2015 season was a tale of ups and downs for FC Edmonton. A slow start to the Spring Season, coupled with significant injuries ultimately cost the team a playoff spot.

One year later, the team isconfidentof a significantly different outcome in 2016.

Edmonton is not taking any chances as itarmed its squad with more experienced players during the offseason.

SBI NASL Preview: Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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After being named the team's general manager in the summer, Caio Zanardi helped lift the Fort Lauderdale Strikers to the postseason after a difficult Spring Season. Now the team's head coach, Zanardi has added a series of new pieces in an effort to seal a return to playoff soccer.

Zanardi has had some significant moves to make heading into the 2016 season.

SBI NASL Season Preview: Indy Eleven

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With a new coach and a very new look, Indy Eleven is hoping to finally make the leap into the NASL's elite in their third season.

Last year, the second of the club's history, was a disappointment. After holding steady through the Spring Season, head coach Juergen Sommer was fired in June before the club limped through the Fall campaign.

Indy Eleven cooking up something special in the stands for their inaugural season

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One of two NASL expansion teams for the 2014 spring season, the Indianapolis Eleven have sold out every game they've played. An Indiana native myself, I had to go back home again to see it first-hand.

Six-thirty in the morning is a bit early to meet up for a road trip. But we wanted to beat Beltway traffic and get to Greenfield - a small town outside of Indianapolis - before 5 that afternoon.

Looking at the 2014 NASL Schedule

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For the 2014 season, NASL will continue using its split-season format which mirrors most of the Latin America but is unique to American professional soccer. Spring season (Apertura): The 10 clubs participating in NASL in 2014 will play nine matches ... Continue reading →

NASL release 2014 spring season schedule

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Fans of the North American Soccer League finally have a date to look forward to and mark down in their calendars.

The NASL released their 2014 spring season schedule today, with the opening weekend of April 12/13 highlighted by a rematch from last season's NASL Soccer Bowl with the New York Cosmos hosting the Atlanta Silverbacks.

NASL Week 1: A Look Ahead

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After a 30 day break in the schedule, the North American Soccer League returns to action on Saturday.

With the addition of the New York Cosmos, all eight teams in the league will be opening their fall season's this weekend, as the quest for a place in the Soccer Bowl and an NASL championship begins.

The Rest

Drexel open spring season with win over Canadian club North Scarborough SC

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Drexel kicked off their spring slate with a 5-0 win

A Drexel team that struggled to score last season exploded for five goals in their first spring exhibition match of the year against Canadian youth club North Scarborough SC on Sunday morning.

Missing four departing seniors from their 2016 roster and a fifth player who plans to transfer, the Dragons didn't look that different from the team that went 1-14-2 in the fall.

Fury release schedule for 2015 Spring Season

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The Philadelphia Fury released the schedule for the upcoming Spring Season. The team will return to Tom Brown Field at Washington Township.

Philadelphia Fury Spring Schedule 2015 (Home team listed first)

April 4th

Western Mass Pioneers Vs Philadelphia Fury 7:30pm

April 11th

Icon Vs Philadelphia Fury 7:00pm

April 18th

Philadelphia Fury Vs Evergreen Diplomats 7:00pm

April 26th

AC Crusaders Vs Philadelphia Fury 6:00pm

May 2nd

Philadelphia Fury Vs Rhode Island 7:00pm

May 9th

Philadelphia Fury Vs Icon 7:00pm

May 16th

Mass United Vs Philadelphia Fury 7:00pm

May 23rd

Evergreen Diplomats Vs Philadelphia Fury 6:00pm

May 30th or 31st

Philadelphia Fury Vs Ironbound Soul (Alternate Site TBD)

June 6th

Philadelphia Fury Vs AC Crusaders 7:00pm

The playoffs to follow during the weekends of Jun.

Badgers relish sessions with Donovan

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For most college soccer teams, the spring season is full of hard work and low-key exhibitions intended to prepare for the fall season – hardly the stuff of memories.

But last week was just the opposite for the University of Wisconsin men's team, as the Badgers' training sessions Wednesday and Friday at the McClain Center were ones they'll likely never forget.

Clubs: Academy sides back in action

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It might still look and feel like winter outside, but the spring season starts this weekend for the FC Milwaukee Academy teams.

The Nationals' Under-17/18 and Under-15/16 sides will take on Sockers FC Chicago in U.S. Soccer Development Academy matches Sunday at the Nike Park Turf Field in Naperville, Ill.