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Posted: Thursday, January 19th 2012 at 2:34pm

Atlanta Silverbacks announce 2012 schedule

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ATLANTA -Ė The Atlanta Silverbacks and the North American Soccer League (NASL) announced their 2012 league schedule Thursday. The 28-game regular season schedule will begin play on April 7, with the Silverbacks hosting the San Antonio Scorpions in the season opener.

The NASL regular season runs through late September, and consists of each team playing 14 home games and 14 away games. Each team plays each other four times, twice at home and twice on the road.

The Silverbacks will host three of their first four games, hosting the Scorpions, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and the 2011 NASL champion Minnesota Stars in April. The teamís first opponent, the Scorpions, is the NASLís newest team. The season opener will serve as the Scorpionsí first game as a professional soccer franchise.

Single-game and season tickets are on sale now, and can by purchased online at or over the phone by calling 404-969-4900. The Silverbacks will open preseason training camp at Atlanta Silverbacks Park on February 29, and media are invited to attend the sessions. To schedule interviews or secure media credentials for the upcoming season, please contact Silverbacks Director of Marketing and Communications Leigh Friedman or Public Relations Manager Neal Malone.

All Home Games Kick Off at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 7 vs.San Antonio Scorpions
Saturday, April 14 at Carolina RailHawks
Saturday, April 21 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Saturday, April 28 vs. Minnesota Stars
Saturday, May 5 at Minnesota Stars
Saturday, May 12 vs. FC Edmonton
Wednesday, May 16 at Puerto Rico Islanders
Saturday, May 19 vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Saturday, May 26 at Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Sunday, June 3 at FC Edmonton
Saturday, June 9 at San Antonio Scorpions
Saturday, June 16 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Saturday, June 23 vs. Puerto Rico Islanders
Saturday, June 30 at San Antonio Scorpions
Tuesday, July 3 at Carolina RailHawks
Saturday, July 7 at Minnesota Stars
Saturday, July 14 vs. Puerto Rico Islanders
Saturday, July 21 vs. FC Edmonton
Saturday, July 28 at Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Saturday, Aug. 4 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Saturday, Aug. 11 at Tampa Bay Rowdies
Saturday, Aug. 18 vs.Minnesota Stars
Saturday, Aug. 25 vs. Carolina RailHawks
Sunday, Sept. 2 at FC Edmonton
Saturday, Sept. 8 at Tampa Bay Rowdies
Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Wednesday, Sept. 19 vs. San Antonio Scorpions
Saturday, Sept. 22 at Puerto Rico Islanders
Associated Categories: Sports News, Professional Sports

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