Better Know a Foe: Carolina Railhawks

The Carolina Railhawks (3-1-2, 5th place) are for me the forgotten team of NASL.  Other teams are flashier, or make bigger signings, but Carolina just keeps winning.  A beast to beat at home, they tend to be much tamer on the road.  Luckily, Minnesota gets a chance to defend their 1st place in the spring championship against this team at home.

Carolina have let in a lot of goals, which with offense of Minnesota promises to make the game this weekend a high scoring affair.  If they had been able to win on the road last season, Carolina would have been in the Soccer Bowl instead of Atlanta.  

Formation

Carolina seems to favor a more traditional 4-4-2, with Schilawski at the top and their main goal scorer and threat.  It appears that they play a more flat midfield, with two defensive midfielders rather than a diamond, with one of the midfielders pushing up.

Look for Carolina to come out compact and waiting for Minnesota to make a mistake and capitalizing on it.

Former Loons

Fan favorite Connor Tobin will be returning with the Railhawks. To understand why Turbo was such a hit with the fans, if you didn’t know already, check out this video from last season.

Prediction

2-0 Minnesota.  They should be able to take care of Carolina at home.

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About Bill MK

A writer, an avid consumer of soccer, music, media, books and games, a poorly self-taught handy man, a nom de plume.
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