Canadian Ben Fisk has been training with FC Edmonton since last week. Portuguese/American midfielder/fullback Pedro Galvao trained with the Eddies on Tuesday.
But, as it stands, neither are eligible to play in Wednesday’s game against the New York Cosmos. The Eddies have completed the paperwork when it comes to signing these two players, and the Canadian Soccer Association has done its part. But the Eddies need the Spanish FA to sign off on Fisk — who most recently played in Spain — and the Portuguese federation to green-light Galvao’s move.
Galvao was most recently with Portuguese side Gil Vicente.
“The CSA has been fabulous with us, they always are” said FCE coach Colin Miller. “It’s now out of our club’s hands and the CSA’s hands — it’s now dealing with the Spanish federation and the Portuguese federation.”
In fact, Fisk made the trip to Indiana with the Eddies this past weekend, as the team was hopeful his clearance would have been in ahead of Saturday’s game against the Eleven. But, that didn’t happen — and they are still waiting.
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