Mattocks, who made the trip to Edmonton ahead of Wednesday’s Amway Canadian Championship semfinal first leg between Vancouver and the Eddies, will likely line up against a centre-back pairing of Mallan Roberts and Adrian LeRoy. Because of a preseason injury to Eddies’ captain Albert Watson, and on-loan Carlyle Mitchell ineligible to play against his parent club as part of the deal between the Whitecaps and FC Edmonton, Mattocks will likely see a duo with four games of total NASL experience, combined.
LeRoy played one game for the Eddies in 2011 and, after returning to the team in 2013, has made three starts. Roberts, 20, is a highly-thought-of prospect, but will be making his FCE senior debut against the MLS Whitecaps.
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