Archive for December 13th, 2011

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NAIT’s Paulus gets FC Edmonton assistant coach job

Jeff Paulus

FC Edmonton shopped locally when it embarked on a search for a new assistant coach.

The team announced that Jeff Paulus, who led Edmonton’s Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) side to a national collegiate championship in 2011, will be an assistant to coach Harry Sinkgraven for the 2012 season.

Paulus has taken leave from NAIT so he can fill the FC Edmonton job, and join Hans Schrijver on the assistants’ team. Paulus was at Victoria Soccer Centre last week working with players, even before the contract was finalized.
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FC Edmonton jersey, stadium announcements to wait until after World Juniors

FC Edmonton fans anxious to find out about the team’s new kits and what venue the club will call home in 2012 will have to wait a little longer.

The club confirmed this week that no announcements about a stadium or the new kit deal will be made before the team breaks for the holidays on Dec. 16.

So, any announcements can be expected in January of 2012.
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Morgan, Toronto FC dominate U-20 Player of the Year vote

Ashtone Morgan

Ashtone Morgan was named Canada’s U-20 Player of the Year Tuesday, and the voting was dominated by Toronto FC products.

Morgan, who became a regular on TFC’s back line in the second half of the season — and then earned his first two senior caps in World Cup qualifying in matches against St. Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis — got exactly one third of the ballots from all national team coaches and “A” and “B” licensed coaches who participated in the voting process.

Morgan played in 14 MLS matches with the Reds, and appeared in both of TFC’s CONCACAF Champions League round-robin games and all six of its group-stage games.

Vancouver Whitecap Russell Teibert, who earned a Generation Adidas contract just before the MLS season and played in the home-opening 4-2 win over Toronto FC, finished second in the vote.
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