Match Center

  • CompetitionNASL
  • Attendance-
  • Date25 Oct 14
  • VenueLockhart Stadium
  • Kick Off07:30 PM EDT
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Match Preview: Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. FC Edmonton

Match Preview: Fort Lauderdale Strikers vs. FC Edmonton

FTLvFCE

Webcast: NASLLive.com

TV: ESPN3                           

Radio: FTL – Sofloradio.com

 

A battle for the last qualifying berth to The Championship, as FC Edmonton visits the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Lockhart Stadium in the NASL’s ‘Match of the Week’ on ESPN3.  The Strikers, who are coming off a 1-1 draw against the host Carolina RailHawks last week, currently have the fourth spot in the NASL Combined Table.  Meanwhile, Edmonton, who trails Fort Lauderdale by two points for the last spot into The Championship, extended its unbeaten streak to six games last weekend with a 2-0 road victory over Ottawa Fury FC.  Strikers are unbeaten in their last five regular season games against the Eddies at Lockhart Stadium.  However, Edmonton won the last meeting against Fort Lauderdale, 2-1, at Clarke Stadium on August 24.  Midfielders Ritchie Jones and Lance Laing scored for the Eddies, while forward Aly Alberto Hassan had the only tally for the Strikers in the loss.

 

Last Five Games:  FTL – W W W T T       FCE – W T T W W                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Recognition:

FTL-Mark Anderson (Team of the Week-15)

FCE-Lance Laing (Player of the Week-15); Lance Laing, John Smits, Albert Watson (Team of the Week-15)

 

Stats leaders:

FTL-Goals – Fafà Picault (12); Assists – Shawn Chin (5)

FCE-Goals – Lance Laing (7); Assists – Lance Laing (6)

 

Series:

NASL Head-to-Head: (14 meetings):  Strikers 6 wins, 5 ties, 3 losses —19 GF/13 GA (+6 GD)

At Strikers: (6 meetings): Strikers 3 wins, 2 ties, 1 loss— 8 GF/4 GA (+4 GD)

This Year: (2 meetings): Strikers 1 win, 0 ties, 1 loss — 4 GF/3 GA (+1 GD)

Last Meeting: August 24, 2014 at Clarke Stadium — Eddies 2-1 Strikers

 

Coaches quotes:

“We control the fourth position in the standings, but we know we must continue to win in order to accomplish our goal of playing in The Championship.  Edmonton is a very strong team, and they are playing with a lot of confidence.  Both teams know what's at stake.  Our team will be ready for the challenge.  We will have to play our best in order to come out of this game on top.” – Strikers coach Günter Kronsteiner

“This is a game that I’ve had my eye on for some time. I thought it would be a really critical game for us. I have a lot of respect for Fort Lauderdale and this will be a real test for us. The Strikers are playing very well at this point in the season and so are we. These are the sorts of games that every professional wants to play in. It’s now a test of who can handle this sort of pressure the best.” – FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller

 

Referee: Robert Sibiga

Asst 1: Nicholas Dudley

Asst 2: Carl Hagemann Jr.

4th: Matthew Miscannon

 

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