Match Preview: Atlanta Silverbacks vs FC Edmonton



Two sides that are searching for their first victories of the Fall Season has the Atlanta Silverbacks hosting FC Edmonton at Silverbacks Park.  Edmonton is coming off a scoreless draw at home against Ottawa Fury FC, while Atlanta dropped a 3-2 decision on the road to Tampa Bay Rowdies.  The Eddies lead the head-to-head series against the Silverbacks, however they are winless against Atlanta in the last four encounters.  The last time both squads met was this past Spring at Edmonton’s Clarke Stadium, when goals from forwards Jaime Chavez and Kwadwo Poku gave visiting Silverbacks a 2-1 win.


Last Five Games:  ATL – L W L T L                                            FCE – T L L W T                                                                                                           




FCE- Cristian Raudales (Team of the Week-1)


Stats leaders:

ATL-Goals – Jaime Chávez (5); Assists – Blair Gavin (3)

FCE-Goals – Daryl Fordyce (5); Assist – Neil Hlavaty, Ritchie Jones, Lance Laing (2)



NASL Head-to-Head: (13 meetings): FC Edmonton 7 wins, 2 ties, 4 losses—19 GF/11 GA (+8 GD)

At Silverbacks: (6 meetings): FC Edmonton 4 wins, 1 tie, 1 loss— 8 GF/3 GA (+5 GD)

Last Spring Season: (1 meeting) Silverbacks 1 win, 0 ties, 0 losses— 2 GF/1 GA (+1 GD)

Last Meeting: May 24, 2014 at Clarke Stadium — Eddies 1-2 Silverbacks


Coaches quotes:

“FC Edmonton is always a difficult opponent for us, and whenever we play them, it’s always a spirited contest. Colin Miller has made some changes to his team, and they are on a decent run right now. They play strong defensively and have a few guys that can make some things happen up top.” – Silverbacks coach Eric Wynalda


“We have a tough game against Atlanta. We will need to be at our very best to get a result in Atlanta in very warm conditions. I am looking forward to a positive reaction from the team to make up for what happened on Sunday.” – FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller

Referee: Marcos DeOliveira

Asst 1: Mark Sauro

Asst 2: Brandon Adams

4th: Matthew Jackson