FC Tampa Bay at NSC Minnesota Stars
FC Tampa Bay: 2-3-2, 9 points
NSC Minnesota: 3-3-2, 12 points
Saturday, May 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET
NSC Stadium, Blaine, Minnesota
The match can be seen live online at www.fctampabay.com
2011 Series (W-T-L):
The two teams are meeting for the first time this season.
2010 Series (W-T-L):
FC Tampa Bay went 1-0-3 against NSC Minnesota last year, with its lone victory a 3-1 win on May 27 in Tampa Bay.
What’s at Stake:
FC Tampa Bay plays just its second road match of the season as it opens a two-game road swing through Minnesota and Edmonton. In its first match away from home in 2011, FCTB played to a scoreless draw at Montreal on April 23.
FC Tampa Bay has three shutouts in seven games this season, just one shy of its season total of four in 30 matches last season. Rookie goalkeeper Jeff Attinella was named NASL Defender of the Week on Tuesday after earning his first career shutout in last Saturday’s 3-0 blanking of Montreal at Al Lang Stadium.
NSC Minnesota fell to FC Edmonton 2-1 on Monday, May 23, ending the Stars' four-match unbeaten streak. Forward Kyle Porter scored both of Edmonton’s goals after Minnesota took an early lead with forward Simone Bracalello’s third goal of the season.
FC Tampa Bay wraps up its two-game road trip this Tuesday, May 31 when it heads to Edmonton for a 9:30 p.m. ET match at Foote Field. The two teams tied 1-1 on May 11 in St. Petersburg.