If Lance Laing enjoys an extended period with the Reggae Boyz, FC Edmonton will have to learn to play without him on the left wing.
Laing was named the team MVP by the Edmonton Supporters’ Group in 2014 and has two goals and three assists in five NASL games this season — basically producing an average of a goal per game for the Eddies. He’s been named to Jamaica’s 30-man provisional roster for the upcoming Copa America.
Jamaica is playing in the Copa America as a guest team — and is in a group with Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Laing said the roster will also apply to this year’s Gold Cup.
“It was a good feeling [to get the call],” Laing said Friday after FCE’s training session. “I think it was coming. It’s the preliminary squad of 30 and they will cut seven guys prior to Copa America.
“It’s all coming from the fall season, I came in this year knowing I could do the same things that I did in the fall season.”
It was just ahead of the 2014 NASL fall season where FCE coach Colin Miller elected to move Laing from left back to a left wing position. After that move, he became the most dangerous left-sided player in the league.
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