In the NASL, there's no place like home

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Miami News


BALTIMORE — How much is the home field worth in soccer? Last Friday night in the Orange Bowl, the Miami Toros completely stifled the Baltimore Comets, 3-0.

Last night, playing on the Comets' home field, at Towson State College, the Comets kept the Toros' big scorers in check and held on for a 3-2 victory.

While Baltimore was surrounding Steve David, the leading scorer in the North American Soccer League, and his linemates Warren Archibald and David Proctor, teammates Ralph Wright and Alan Tinsley slipped through to score.

But it wasn't enough to offset two Baltimore goals by Alvin Henderson, a teammate of David on the Trinidad national team, and the deciding score by Keith Aqui.

Despite the defeat, the Toros picked up two points in the standings, one for each goal, and now trail Tampa by 91-88 in their battle for first place in the NASL's Eastern Division.

The Toros, however have played one fewer game than the Rowdies.