FC Edmonton April Update
The Eddies are off to a decent start this season. One game under their belts and they have one point. With ties all around this week, their away goal (plus the position of their name in alphabetical order) puts them on top of the NASL. They will look to hold this position as long as they can and continue to score.
Edmonton started their Apertura season in Ft. Lauderdale against the Strikers last saturday. This kicked off a three game road trip which will continue in Carolina and Minnesota. Edmonton got on a roll and didn’t let the Strikers get into a groove which paid off for the Eddies. In the 18th minute Shaun Saiko put a cross into the box which connected with Wes Knight who headed home the first goal of the NASL season. This was the ideal start coach Colin Miller wanted for his young team, but it was a very slim margin. Ft. Lauderdale began to pour on the pressure, which limited the Eddies chances to almost none for the rest of the game.
FC Edmonton’s defense held strong with keeper Lance Parker making some nice saves but it wouldn’t last for long. In the 76th minute Dan Foley ripped a shot into the top right corner that was just outside of Parker’s reach and tied the game for the Strikers. The game would end in a 1-1 draw with a total of 7 yellow cards being handed out in the game.
The Eddies will travel to Carolina this Saturday to take on the Railhawks at 7 pm EST with the game available, as always, on the NASL website. On the 20th they will take on their rivals Minnesota United FC to begin the Flyover Cup series which is currently held by Minnesota. The Eddies will then begin the road to the Canadian Cup against Vancouver Whitecaps on the 24th in Commonwealth Stadium, followed by their final match of the month on Sunday the 28th against the San Antonio Scorpions.