EDMONTON, Ab (June 28, 2013) - FC Edmonton look to end the 2013 NASL Spring Season with a big three points on Sunday, June 30 against Minnesota United FC (2:00pm MT KO).
Although FCE will not be competing for a spot in the NASL Soccer Bowl (at least until the Summer Season kicks off), and the right to host the championship game - the Eddies have been working hard all week on putting on an entertaining game for the Edmonton soccer faithfuls.
"We have a proud group here so it won't be difficult to get the lads up for the game,” said head coach Colin Miller. “These three points could be crucial in the Fall Season so we have to be prepared to play our best against Minnesota.”
Meanwhile, Minnesota still have a shot at the league’s top spot and three points in Edmonton combined with a loss from Carolina (current league leaders) would see them battle for the title on the final weekend.
The Eddies fell 2-1 against San Antonio last weekend in the Texas heat. A last minute goal from Scorpions goal-scoring leader Hans Denissen saw the draw slip away from the visiting side. Minnesota are also no stranger to last minute heartbreak - as last weekend they played the Carolina RailHawks and ended up losing 3-2 after two last minute goals by RailHawks striker Brian Shriver.
Former Minnesota captain Neil Hlavaty looks to make a good impression in front of familiar faces, while former Eddie Bryan Arguez will make his first trip to Edmonton since joining Minnesota United FC at the beginning of the 2013 NASL season.
The Eddies look to capture the fans attention on the field and off this weekend. The club will be playing host to a Caribbean theme which includes the Trinican Steel Drum Orchestra.
The game will be broadcast live on The Score (2pm MT) and rebroadcast on Team 1260. Tickets are still available online at www.fcedmonton.com as well as at the gate starting at 12:30pm.
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