Tomi Ameobi, FC Edmonton On The Rise To Start Fall Season

The club has turned a slow start around and looks to continue its momentum as the Fall Season progresses
Matthew Levine (@NASLInsider} | Aug 31, 2017

Photo credit: Tony Lewis/FC Edmonton

With a fresh opportunity in the Fall Season, forward Tomi Ameobi and FC Edmonton are determined to take it.

The veteran Englishman, who is approaching 100 NASL regular-season appearances, has been a catalyst in the club’s recent surge. Ameobi assisted on Ben Fisk’s goal in the 1-1 draw with Puerto Rico FC before scoring one himself in the recent 2-1 win on the road against the San Francisco Deltas.

The Eddies, after a slow start to the 2017 season, still have plenty of work to do if the club is to return to the postseason, FC Edmonton has ground to cover in the Combined Standings, while the club is also in a position to chase for the Fall Season title.

“It makes us realize we’re on the right track, and if we keep doing what we’re doing then we’re going to be there at the end of the season,” Ameobi told “This Fall Season is up for grabs, and we’re going to do our best to make sure we’re up there at the end of the year.”

The Eddies dropped the first game of the Fall Season in a 2-1 loss to Indy Eleven, but since then the club is unbeaten in its last four contests. The results are putting more confidence and joy back into the game for the club.

“You can see the change around the training ground,” Ameobi said. “There’s a jovial mood and guys are enjoying their football and it’s translating into the games as well. We go into each game pretty confident that we can get a positive result, and that’s going to be the plan this weekend.”

While the NASL veteran’s form has been on the rise of late, Ameobi is quick to point out the role his teammates have been playing in recent weeks.

“I can’t really take much of the credit,” he said. “It’s a team sport and all the guys from back to front have put in a good shift, and whoever’s on the end of things that’s because the team is working to put attackers into those positions.”

The club now takes its newly-found confidence back on the road, where the club has earned both wins of the Fall Season. FC Edmonton faces North Carolina FC on Saturday night at Sahlen’s Stadium.

“Taking home wins on the road in this league is very difficult, so we’ll take as many of them as we can,” Ameobi said.

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