2013 North American Soccer League season

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North American Soccer League
Season2013
ChampionsNew York Cosmos
North American Supporters' TrophyCarolina RailHawks
Matches played98
Goals scored275 (2.81 per match)
Top goalscorerBrian Shriver (15)
Biggest home winTBR 4, FTL 0
(July 4)
NYC 4, CAR 0
(October 12)
FTL 6, ATL 2
(October 19)
Biggest away winSAS 4, FTL 1
(June 29)
TBR 7, SAS 4
(August 3)
Highest scoringTBR 7, SAS 4
(August 3)
Longest winning runSAS (6/1 - 7/4)
NYC (9/14 - 10/24)
(5 games)
Longest unbeaten runNYC
(8/24 - 11/2)
(11 games)
Longest losing runSAS (5 games)
(8/3 - 8/31)
Highest attendance11,929
FTL @ NYC
(August 3)
Lowest attendance921
SAS @ EDM
(April 28)
Total attendance457,674
Average attendance4,670
2012
2014

The 2013 North American Soccer League season was the 46th season of Division II soccer in the United States and the third season of the revived North American Soccer League. It was contested by eight teams including one from Canada. Expansion club New York Cosmos was added to the NASL during the season.[1] A split season format was used for the first time.[2] Puerto Rico Islanders, originally planned to take part in this season, as they did in first two editions, took the year off, due to planned restructuring.[3] The defending Soccer Bowl champions were the Tampa Bay Rowdies, while the San Antonio Scorpions were the defending North American Supporters' Trophy winners.

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 Brian Haynes England Martyn Lancaster Reto Sports
Carolina RailHawks Northern Ireland Colin Clarke United States Austin da Luz Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
FC Edmonton Canada Colin Miller Northern Ireland Albert Watson The Fath Group
Fort Lauderdale Strikers Austria Günter Kronsteiner Honduras Ivan Guerrero Joma
Minnesota United United States Manny Lagos TBA Admiral
New York Cosmos Venezuela Giovanni Savarese United States Carlos Mendes Emirates
San Antonio Scorpions Canada Alen Marcina (Interim) Canada Kevin Harmse Nike
Tampa Bay Rowdies England Ricky Hill United States Frank 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 Giovanni Savarese 19 November 2012 [4]
Fort Lauderdale Strikers United States Daryl Shore Fired 30 June 2013 7th (Spring Season) Brazil Ricardo Lopes 30 June 2013 [5]
Fort Lauderdale Strikers Brazil Ricardo Lopes End of interim period 17 July 2013 7th (Spring Season) Austria Günter Kronsteiner 17 July 2013 [6]
San Antonio Scorpions United States Tim Hankinson Fired 27 August 2013 8th (Fall Season) Canada Alen Marcina 27 August 2013 [7]

Transfers[edit]

Teams[edit]

Spring season[edit]

The New York Cosmos and the Puerto Rico Islanders did not participate in the spring season.[8] [9] (April 6 to July 4)

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Atlanta Silverbacks (C, H) 12 6 3 3 20 15 +5 21 2013 NASL Spring season winner
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 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
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion; (H) Will host Soccer Bowl 2013.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ATL CAR FCE FTL MNU SAS TBR
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: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Fall season[edit]

The New York Cosmos began participating in the fall season.[8] (August 3 to November 2)

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts 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 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
Source: NASL Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ATL CAR FCE FTL MNU NYC SAS TBR
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: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Soccer Bowl 2013[edit]

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.[10][11][12]


Atlanta Silverbacks0–1New York Cosmos
Carr Yellow card 42'
Navarro Yellow card 82'
Report Szetela Yellow card 11'
Freeman Yellow card 45+1'
Senna Goal 50'
Attendance: 7,211
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic

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 [14]
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

Attendance[edit]

For 2013 the teams had the following average attendance:[15]

Team Attendance
New York Cosmos 6,859
San Antonio Scorpions 6,937
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

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. ^ "Gio Savarese Named New York Cosmos Head Coach". New York Cosmos. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Strikers Relieve Head Coach Daryl Shore of Duties". Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Günter Kronsteiner Named New Strikers Head Coach". North American Soccer League. Retrieved 17 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Scorpions Name Alen Marcina Interim Head Coach". North American Soccer League. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Cosmos to Play in Fall Championship Season". nasl.com. North American Soccer League.
  9. ^ "Islanders To Reorganize Operations". nasl.com. North American Soccer League.
  10. ^ North American Soccer League (September 5, 2012). "NASL Announces Split-Season Format for 2013". nasl.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  11. ^ North American Soccer League (July 24, 2013). "NASL Soccer Bowl 2013 To Be Played On November 9". nasl.com. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
  12. ^ North American Soccer League (November 9, 2012). "New York Cosmos Win NASL Soccer Bowl 2013". nasl.com. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  13. ^ a b "NASL Individual Leaders". Retrieved November 4, 2013.
  14. ^ http://www.nasl.com/index.php?id=3&newsid=5863
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-06-25. Retrieved 2014-07-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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