May 20, 2016
A look at the upcoming games
Minnesota United (4-1-1, 13 pts) at Indy Eleven (2-0-4, 10 points) @ Carroll Stadium, Indianapolis 7:30 p,m. ET (beIN SPORTS - U.S., Canada/beIN SPORTS CONNECT - U.S., Canada/ WISH-TV – Indianapolis/MY29 - Twin Cities)
Indy Eleven and Minnesota United meet in matchup with big NASL Spring Season title race implications. Still unbeaten, Indy is three points back from the Loons, who are currently in first place. Indy received an inspired performance from goalkeeper Jon Busch last Saturday to escape Lockhart Stadium with a point. Busch and his back line will need to be on their game once again in order to slow down a Minnesota attack that is tied for the league lead in goals with 11.
Minnesota enters Carroll Stadium on a five-game unbeaten run after dropping its first game of the year, and four of those five contests have ended in clean sheets and wins. The Loonshave been led by Christian Ramirez, who is tied for the league lead in goals with four. The former NASL Golden Boot winner has played creator too, and his assist in last weekend's 2-0 win over Jacksonville Armada FC tied him with Kevin Venegas for the club's all-time lead in assists.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1-2-3, 6pts ) at Rayo OKC (2-2-2, 8 pts) @ Miller Stadium, Yukon, Okla. 8 p.m. ET ( ONE World Sports - U.S./ ONEWorldSports.com - U.S., Canada/ Cox 703 - Oklahoma City/ SFL-TV - Fort Lauderdale)
Rayo OKC returns to Miller Stadium after a two-game swing in Florida, where the club picked up four points. Now, back at home, Rayo OKCtakes on another side from the Sunshine State: the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The expansion side has had success against Floridian opponents, picking up two wins and a draw in Miami, Jacksonville, and Tampa Bay, respectively.
Fort Lauderdale may have just had its best attacking performance of the year last Saturday, but Caio Zanardi's side ended up without any goals to show for it. The Strikers were thwarted by an incredible individual effort from Indy Eleven goalkeeper Jon Busch. Maicon Santos has been the main goalscoring threat with three goals on the season, but Jose Angulo has been in fine form as well as the Strikers head to Oklahoma this weekend.