Edmonton, AB (October 3, 2013) – FC Edmonton will be looking to avenge the past two match losses with a big contest against the Carolina RailHawks Sunday at Clarke Stadium (2 p.m. KO).
The Eddies enter Sunday’s game with eight points, 10 points behind the first-place New York Cosmos.
"It was a disappointing loss to a quality Atlanta side on Saturday and now we have to bounce back," said FCE coach, Colin Miller. "We still have 15 points to play for this season and nobody on this team is giving up. We'll have to be at our best against Carolina this weekend."
A string of five straight draws from August 18 to September 15 has made things difficult for the Eddies to catch teams above them. While other squads were putting up three points, FCE couldn’t manage to address their offensive potential while playing solid games defensively. The Eddies attack is evident throughout their lineup, with weapons like Lance Laing in the back, Neil Hlavaty and Chris Nurse in the midfield, and Corey Hertzog and Daryl Fordyce up front.
It’s do-or-die for the boys, and everyone knows it. These next few matches will also be a good opportunity for the technical staff to really see what the guys are made of.
On the other side, the third-place RailHawks have found success this season at home where they extended their unbeaten streak in competitive games last week to 14, however Carolina has not won away from WakeMed Soccer Park in their last 12 matches so FCE will be looking to continue that trend.
The weather is looking clear for this weekend, so what better chance than to catch the Eddies in action at Clarke Stadium. Tickets for Sunday October 6 against the Carolina RailHawks are still available at www.fcedmonton.com.
Note: Midfielder/forward Hanson Boakai, midfielder Jose Lopez and goalkeeper Christian Kaiswatum will all be representing Canada at the U-17 FIFA World Cup in the UAE Oct. 17- Nov. 8.
|Throwback Thursday - Pre-NASL: Los Angeles Defeats Washington For 1967 United Soccer Association Crown|
|RailHawks Exercises Options On Contracts Of Seven Players|
|Nassau County Celebrates Cosmos Soccer Bowl Success|
|FC Edmonton Adds Goalkeeper Farago To 2014 NASL Roster|
|Four Cosmos Players Sign Contract Extensions Through 2014 NASL Season|
|Scorpions Re-Sign Defender Janicki For 2014 NASL Season|
|Minnesota United Exercises 11 Player Options For 2014 NASL Season|
|Silverbacks 2013 Season: By The Numbers|
|Minnesota United Helps In KARE 11 Food Fight|
|NASL Bids To Overcome Obstacles|
|New York Cosmos||14||9||4||1||10||31|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||14||5||5||4||3||20|
|Minnesota United FC||14||6||2||6||2||20|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||14||5||3||6||-2||18|
|San Antonio Scorpions||14||3||1||10||-9||10|
|San Antonio Scorpions||12||6||2||4||4||20|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies||12||5||3||4||5||18|
|Minnesota United FC||12||4||2||6||-5||14|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||12||2||2||8||-14||8|