Down a man for more than an hour in the Texas heat. Playing its ninth match in just a hair over four weeks. Still recovering from the emotional shock of Wednesday’s ouster from the Voyageurs Cup thanks to a last-gasp controversial penalty awarded to the Montreal Impact.
But the Eddies held on for a 0-0 draw in San Antonio. The tie means that the Eddies fall to 10 points behind first-place Minnesota and are now mathematically eliminated from the spring season title race. But every FCE supporter had accepted that the Eddies weren’t going to win the spring season weeks ago. The goal is for the Eddies to try and collect as many points as they can — remember that four teams make the NASL championship rounds, and seeds three and four will be awarded to the teams with the best overall records in the league who weren’t spring or fall season champs. So, every point that can be picked up in the spring is important. And, ironically, all five points the Eddies have earned this season have come on there road.
“My goodness me, the character of the guys was fantastic,” said FCE coach Colin Miller. “I am so proud of them. To lose the way we did Wednesday in Montreal, to be absolutely robbed, and then to come back and play and show this kind of character.”
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