Edmonton, Alberta (March 13, 2013) – FC Edmonton players and hopefuls took time out of their busy pre-season schedules to welcome NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson to the City of Champions today.
Peterson is on a whirlwind tour of each NASL franchise to introduce himself to the players and staff and to encourage teams to do their part in helping the league grow.
“I said it was important for them to perform at a high level, and to represent their cities and clubs well through the entire season,” Peterson told media after the internal meeting. “What we will see on the field is our most competitive league ever. Our split season (the winner of the spring session will host the winner of the fall season for the Soccer Bowl) leaves teams very little margin for error. They need to be competitive out of the gate and need to keep improving as the season goes on.”
Derryn Donaghey, FC Edmonton’s Operations Coordinator said game days in Edmonton will go a long way in growing the number of fans through the gates at Clarke.
“Along with the additional 3,000 seats we’re planning some really cool themes and events for the upcoming season,” Donaghey said. “It’s great to see the Commissioner in town supporting what we’re doing and we’re excited to show the league how successful we can be on and off the pitch.”
Peterson didn’t spend much time on the frozen tundra as his next stop is a few hours to the south (by plane) in Minnesota.
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