Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance2849
  • Date03 Aug 14
  • VenueClarke Stadium
  • Kick Off03:00 PM EDT
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FC Edmonton
FC Edmonton 3
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San Antonio Scorpions 1
San Antonio Scorpions

H. James9'

O. Ameobi69'

D. Fordyce79'

23'E. Hassli

Match Preview: FC Edmonton vs San Antonio Scorpions

Match Preview: FC Edmonton vs San Antonio Scorpions

FCEvSAS

Webcast: NASLLive.com

TV: FCE – City TV

 

NASL Fall Season Leaders San Antonio Scorpions aim to continue their perfect road record this year (6-0-0) when they visit FC Edmonton at Clarke Stadium.  Scorpions also extended their overall nine-game unbeaten streak after posting back-to-back victories last week against Carolina RailHawks, 2-0 at home last Wednesday and then topped the host Tampa Bay Rowdies by a similar score of 2-0 three days later.  Meanwhile, FC Edmonton, who has not scored in its last three games, dropped a 1-0 decision last week to visiting Indy Eleven.  The Scorpions, who have not allowed a goal in their last 303 minutes, lead the head-to-head series against the Eddies, however the Canadian team is unbeaten against the Texas club in four matches north of the border.  The last time both clubs met it was a scoreless draw this past Spring at Toyota Field.

 

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

                                               

Recognition:

FCE-N/A

SAS-Rafael Castillo (Player of the Month-July); Julius James, Greg Janicki, Josh Saunders (Team of the Week-3)

                                                                                                       

Stats leaders:

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

SAS-Goals –Tomasz Zahorski (4); Assists – Billy Forbes (5)

 

Series:

NASL Head-to-Head: (9 meetings): Scorpions 4 wins, 3 ties, 2 losses— 9 GF/6 GA (+3 GD)

At Edmonton: (4 meetings): Eddies 2 wins, 2 ties, 0 losses— 5 GF/3 GA (+2 GD)

Last Spring Season: (1 meeting): Eddies/Scorpions 0 wins, 1 tie, 0 losses— 0 GF/0 GA (0 GD)

Last Meeting: May 17, 2014 at Toyota Field — Scorpions 0-0 Eddies

 

Coaches quotes:

“Sunday will be our stiffest test of the Fall Season. San Antonio are on a fantastic run home and away with scores that are the envy of most teams in the league. If we can build on the attacking performance from Sunday and hit the inside of the woodwork for a change, we’ll be off to a good start.” – FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller

“As their record shows, Edmonton have a stingy defense that does not concede many goals and they are always a very difficult road game due to their physicality and discipline. But going into this weekend we're concentrating on further developing our game and focused on leaving with a positive result." – Scorpions coach Alen Marcina

 

Referee: David Barrie

Asst 1: Michael Barweigen

Asst 2: Jean-Francois Marchand

4th: Drew Fischer

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FC Edmonton 3 San Antonio Scorpions 1

Host FC Edmonton earned its first victory of the NASL Fall Season after defeating the league-leaders San Antonio Scorpions, 3-1, at Clarke Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

FCEvSAS

Host FC Edmonton earned its first victory of the NASL Fall Season after defeating the league-leaders San Antonio Scorpions, 3-1, at Clarke Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Eddies got on the board in the ninth minute with their first tally of the season when Jamaican midfielder Horace James scored off an assist from his countrymen Lance Laing for a 1-0 lead.  The goal was also the first given up by Scorpions in the last 312 minutes.

San Antonio tied the match in the 23rd minute with a penalty kick goal by French forward Eric Hassli.

In the second half, English forward Tomi Ameobi gave Edmonton the lead in the 69th minute off another assists from the Jamaican defender Laing.

Northern Ireland native striker Daryl Fordyce added his sixth goal of the year with 11 minutes remaining off a pass from midfielder Milton Blanco for the 3-1 final.

The victory ended the Eddies' three-game winless streak, while the Scorpions lose for the first time this year on the road and had their nine-game overall unbeaten run come to an end.