Toros seek third in a row

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Miami News

The Miami Toros, coming off consecutive 2-1 victories over New York and Philadelphia, take on Atlanta tonight at 8 in the Orange Bowl.

The Toros are in second place in the North American Soccer League Southern Division. A victory tonight will virtually assure them of a playoff berth as the second place team with the best record in the NASL.

Atlanta will have to find some way to cope with Miami's Warren Archibald, the league's leading scorer, to escape the fates of New York and Philadelphia.

Archibald, the 5-foot-6, 140-pound forward from Trinidad, suffered a sprained shoulder in the waning minutes of last week's victory, but not before he scored both Toros goals. He is expected to be in tonight's starting lineup.

Angel Lorie, Jr., Managing general partner of the Toros announced that tonight's game will be "Miami Toros Pennant Night." The first 500 youngsters under 16 years of age will receive a free Miami Toros pennant as they come into the game.

Warren Archibald, the league's leading scorer with 23 points on the season is closing fast on the All-Time NASL scoring lead. He now has 118 points and needs 11 more to overtake the record of Carlos Metidieri of Rochester.