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NASL Fall Season Power Rankings – Week 13

It was not a week for the faint of heart in NASL. More balls found more nets than a weekend in the NBA, big teams toppled while little guys puffed up their chests, and Indy enjoyed its best possible weekend. We moved closer to certainty on three teams that will

NASL Fall Season Power Rankings – Week 12

The lead may remain unchanged atop the Combined Table, but there is a new king where it really matters: these power rankings. After unraveling the Cosmos on Tuesday night, Ottawa Fury hoisted high the NASL Title Belt, a thing that exists, and left no possible doubt about its superiority. Everyone

NASL Fall Season Power Rankings – Week 9

Stefano Pinho celebrates a goal (Photo: Fort Lauderdale Strikers)

I poke fun at NASL’s propensity for generating surprising results week-over-week, but ultimately stand by this article praising the league for maintaining parity while still allowing the more competent teams to truly emerge. If the season ended today, three of the teams entering the postseason would be returning from last

NASL Fall Season Power Rankings – Week 8

Look, how are we supposed to do this every week?  Why are you still reading this article?  We clearly don't know what we are talking about.  Want to know which team is better?  Check your tea leaves.  Consult the I Ching.  But for our clear top three, NASL shot us

NASL Fall Season Streak Filled Power Rankings – Week 7

Romuald Peiser stretches toward the shot from Daniel Mendes' last second free kick. (Photo: Steve Kingsman/Ottawa Fury FC)

As the race for the fall title became tighter, the statistical correlation between the standings and results did not.  This is the reason NASL instituted the Spring/Fall format in the first place, isn't it?  Though the format has its share of detractors, supporters will definitely be clenching their pints all

NASL Fall Season EXTRA ULTRA SUPER Power Rankings – Week 6

Carl Haworth celebrates after scoring. (Photo: Richard A. Whittaker/Indy Eleven)

Thirst for goals = slaked.  It's the NASL Fall Season Power Rankings - Week 6. 1. Ottawa Fury FC The Fury are atop the Combined table, the Fall Season table, and probably the Spring Season table somehow at this point. Most dangerously, Ottawa’s success this week came not from usual suspects Tommy

NASL Fall Season Power Rankings – Week 5

Photo: Ottawa Fury FC

It’s the usual suspects atop the Fall Season table. Your Ottawa Furys, your Atlanta Silverbacks, your FC Edmontons. Meanwhile, perennial fringe teams like the Cosmos, Scorpions, and Rowdies languish in the bottom half of the table where the odds makers pinned them to start the year. The Midfield Press staff

NASL Fall Season Pew-Pew-Pew-Power Rankings – Week 4

Aly Hassan celebrated his goal against the Carolina Railhawks (Photo: Ottawa Fury FC)

For what it's worth, this was a relatively sane week for NASL.  Indy Eleven tied New York, continuing their eternal dance of yin and yang.  Minnesota showed the high-powered offense we knew they were capable of.  Ottawa displayed what must now be considered the new norm in winning against a

NASL Fall Season Power Rankings – Week 3

Last week we said "if you lose against the worst, you become the worst."  So are the Cosmos the worst team in the Power Rankings this week?  Look, we said a lot of things.  We said NASL results showed reasonable parity, not just randomness.  We said Jacksonville couldn't thrive without

Fall Season – Week Three Predictions

Each Friday, the experts render their verdicts on this weekend’s matchups.  This week, the panel forgives the Rowdies, believes the Scorpions' four-point week was a fluke, and Nach and Kyle don't believe in draws.  Note that the week’s predictions include the following week’s midweek games.  Here are this week’s Midfield