NASL weekend preview: Cosmos host Rayo OKC, Miami heads to Minnesota


With the top half of the NASL table separated by a mere four points, every match is critical as teams look to dethrone Spring Season winners Indy Eleven at the summit.

The Eleven will host the Ottawa Fury on Saturday night, while the weekend’s biggest matchup pits the second-ranked New York Cosmos against third place Rayo OKC the following afternoon.

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While Ottawa travels to Indy, the league’s other Canadian side will head south on Saturday when FC Edmonton meets newcomers Puerto Rico FC in Bayamon.

Meanwhile, all four Florida-based teams sit in the bottom half of the league, with Miami FC currently ranked the highest of the bunch in seventh place. With two games in hand, Miami has a strong opportunity to leap up the standings with on the road against Minnesota United.

Full schedule

Carolina RailHawks at Jacksonville Armada — 7 p.m. Saturday
Tampa Bay Rowdies at Fort Lauderdale Strikers — 7:30 Saturday
FC Edmonton at Puerto Rico FC — 7:30 Saturday
Ottawa Fury at Indy Eleven — 7:30 Saturday
Miami FC at Minnesota United — 8 p.m. Saturday
Rayo OKC at New York Cosmos — 5 p.m. Sunday