EDMONTON AB, (June 20, 2013) - FC Edmonton may be out of the title race for the NASL Spring Season, but they are certainly not down. Pride is on the line as they travel down to San Antonio to play the Scorpions on June 22, 2013 (6:30 pm MT KO).
A last place finish in the 2012 season continues to weigh heavy on Eddie players and fans alike. With only two games left - having a bye week in the final week of the season - the team sits tied for fifth place with this weeks rivals, San Antonio Scorpions, only separated by goal difference (FC Edmonton 0, San Antonio Scorpions -2).
San Antonio comes off a 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Rowdies last weekend. However, the win still resulted in them dropping out of the Spring Season title race due to the other results in the league. FC Edmonton needed with win the match June 16 vs the Carolina RailHawks to see themselves to stay in contention.
Former Scorpion and American Wes Knight will not be making the trip down to San Antonio - as he’s still sideline recovering from a foot injury he received in April vs Minnesota United FC.
There won’t be any other surprises from Colin Miller’s side - as he still plans to fight to the very last minute of the season.
“We may be out of the race now but we still have plenty to play for. Every player has to stand up and be accounted for and we've done that all season," said FCE head coach Colin Miller. "We're going for all six points from our two remaining games and it starts in San Antonio."
At the top of the table, only three points separate first from third place - and only six points separate FC Edmonton from the leaders. However, with only six points left for the Eddies to claim in the season, it would be impossible to contend for the title.
Fans can watch FC Edmonton play at the Pint off Whyte or log on to fcedmonton.com to watch the live stream. Tickets are available for the Eddies last game of the year (June 30, 2013 vs Minnesota United FC, 2pm MT KO) also at fcedmonton.com.
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