Langley, British Columbia (March 28, 2013) – FC Edmonton will face another stiff test tomorrow afternoon as they make the trek from Langley to Vancouver for a match against the University of British Columbia at Thunderbird Stadium (K.O. 2 p.m. PST).
After starting preseason with an inter-squad game, the Eddies fell to the Vancouver Whitecaps FC 4-2 before rebounding against an Abbotsford Selects team 6-0.
Tomorrow FC Edmonton will line up against a UBC side that has already handed a loss to the Whitecaps in a preseason friendly.
“UBC will be a tough test for our guys but we’re seeing improvement with every training session and guys are starting to get healthy,” said Assistant Coach Jeff Paulus.
Returning to the team is Carlyle Mitchell, a defender on loan from the Whitecaps. Mitchell could make his debut tomorrow however the coaches may rest him because of a long flight yesterday evening.
Defender David Proctor continues to rehab a calf injury and Captain Albert Watson remains in Edmonton recovering from a knee injury.
The Eddies will wrap up their preseason on Sunday with a game against Gonzaga in Langley. After the game, the team will board a bus for the drive back to Edmonton.
FC Edmonton opens its NASL season in Fort Lauderdale against the Strikers on April 6.
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