PREVIEW | Eddies vs. Silverbacks

FC Edmonton and the Atlanta Silverbacks are both seeking their second wins of the season in the lone Sunday match
FC Edmonton Staff | May 22, 2015

FC Edmonton will be playing their third game after a busy week against the Atlanta Silverbacks at Clarke Field on Sunday, May 24, and is slated for a 4 p.m. ET kickoff.  

It was a heartbreaking week for the Eddies (1W-2D-3L, 5 points)  after dropping points against San Antonio Scorpions last weekend and bowing out of the Amway Canadian Championship against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night.  

“Sunday’s match is a great opportunity to bounce back quickly from a disappointing result against the Whitecap, where we had some fantastic performances in the second half,” FC Edmonton head coach Colin Miller explained. “[The match against Atlanta] is the last home game of the Spring Season, and we need to get the three points. It won’t be easy. Atlanta is very organized from what I’ve seen, so we’ll have to be at our very best. Hopefully we can get the same fans out pushing our team forward. They were fantastic on Wednesday night.“

The Silverbacks (1-5-1, 5) managed to draw their last game 1-1 against Jacksonville Armada FC. Hans Denissen scored a goal within the first minute to give Atlanta the early lead, but Alhassane Keita tied the game for Jacksonville 20 minutes into the match. 

Former FC Edmonton player, Kyle Porter, will be returning to Clarke Field once again. Porter made 47 appearances for the Eddies before leaving for Major League Soccer (MLS) side DC United. The Toronto-born winger has made five appearances for the Silverbacks and has scored one goal so far this season. 

The last time these two sides met, FC Edmonton earned a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta side at Clarke Field. Tomi Ameobi and Michael Nonni both registered goals in the first half. Bangura pulled one back for the Silverbacks, 71 minutes into the match, but the Eddies defense held strong for all three points.

Daryl Fordyce scored both goals for the Eddies in their 3-2 loss to the San Antonio Scorpions last time out. A win for FC Edmonton on Sunday will level them on points with the Silverbacks with a game in hand still. 

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