Archive for December 7th, 2010


FC Edmonton owner Fath not worried about CSA ban

FC Edmonton owner Tom Fath said he is confident that the Canadian Soccer Association’s temporary moratorium on domestic franchises entering U.S.-based leagues won’t affect NASL’s bold expansion plans.

“I am expecting we will see five to eight new teams in the coming years,” Fath said Monday, as FC Edmonton named Harry Sinkgraven its new head coach.

With Ottawa well into its application process for an NASL franchise, and Hamilton regularly being mentioned as a candidate, Canada remains in play for the Division-Two league, even though the CSA placed a 10-month ban on new domestic franchises entering the league.
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FC Edmonton has new coach in place

Mel Kowalchuk

FC Edmonton has a new coach in place, just days after Dwight Lodeweges and his assistant, Hans Schrijver, used out clauses in their contracts to take more lucrative positions in the second division of Japanese football.

The team introduced another Dutch boss, Harry Sinkgraven, to the media Monday at a downtown hotel.

“Harry is someone equal or better” to the outgoing staff, said general manager Mel Kowalchuk.
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