The NASL has announced its spring schedule — and FC Edmonton will spend four of the first five games of the season on the road.
And, as they have for the previous two seasons, the Eddies will open up the season in Fort Lauderdale. The two teams have split the previous two openers. It begins a stretch of four of five games on the road for the Eddies. With the winner of a very short schedule (12 games per team) getting the right to host the Soccer Bowl, a poor start could kill the Eddies’ hopes, as there won’t be time to recover.
NASL went to a split season format for 2013. The winner of the spring session will play the winner of the autumn session for the title. The spring winner gets to host the game. If the same team wins both sessions, the team with the second-best record over both sessions gets to go to the final.
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