Forward Daryl Fordyce scored twice to lead FC Edmonton to a 2-1 home victory over the Carolina RailHawks on Sunday to remain in the hunt for the 2013 Fall Season title. The Northern Ireland native’s performance earned him the North American Soccer League Player of the Week honors.
Fordyce headed home a flicked on long throw-in after 30 minutes then doubled the advantage with a close range finish off a cross from defender Eddie Edward on the hour mark to give FC Edmonton its first victory in eight games.
“It is an honor to receive this from the league but at the end of the day, it's a team out there and we all played hard to earn three points," said, Fordyce, who currently leads the Eddies in scoring with six tallies. “All credit goes to Eddie (Edward). He made the good run up the right and put it on a platter for me yesterday."
Follow @DarylFordyce on Twitter
FC Edmonton coach, Colin Miller also commented on Fordyce after the game: “Daryl and his teammates played their hearts out. His two goals were obviously crucial but I'm proud of all the boys."
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Fordyce has played in the Under-21 and U-19 sides for his native country from 2005-2008. He started playing with a youth soccer team at St. Andrew's school in Belfast. From the ages of 11 to 16, he played with Glasgow Rangers and their youth side in Scotland. When he was 16, he moved to English club Portsmouth FC, where at the age of 18, he signed his first professional contract with the squad at the age of 18. He then came back to Belfast to play for Glentoran FC for the next four years. After with the league with Glentoran FC, he moved to Linfield FC, Glentoran's biggest rivals in Belfast, where he won the league and cup double in his first season.
|Silverbacks Part Ways With Haynes|
|Jacksonville To Host Series Of Town Hall Supporters Forums|
|Inaugural CONCACAF Awards To Be Presented This Month|
|FC Edmonton-Ottawa Fury Match-up Opens 2014 Canadian Championship|
|Strikers Pick Up Options For Darnell King, Aly Alberto Hassan|
|Minnesota United Reacts To The 2014 FIFA World Cup Draw|
|Strikers Bring Back Gonzalez, De Mujica For 2014 NASL Season|
|Minnesota United Re-Signs Jamaican International Omar Daley|
|Throwback Thursday - Pre-NASL: Los Angeles Defeats Washington For 1967 United Soccer Association Crown|
|RailHawks Exercises Options On Contracts Of Seven Players|
|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|