Saiko, FC Edmonton’s all-time leading scorer and former poster boy of the franchise, has been out of the San Antonio Scorpions’ lineup with injury, and his status for Saturday’s
match against the Eddies is doubtful.
The Eddies visit San Antonio on Saturday night. The Eddies will have to pick themselves up emotionally after Wednesday’s at-the-death elimination from the Voyageurs’ Cup. And they will need to somehow be ready to deal with the Texas heat even though the Cup/NASL schedule has them playing their ninth match in four weeks.
The Scorpions, coached by Canadian Alen Marcina and featuring Canadian defender Adrian Cann, are three points behind Fort Lauderdale and Minnesota for the NASL spring season lead. The Strikers and Loons play each other this week, so a win for the Scorpions mean they gain on someone. But a loss — or even a draw — will mean that the Scorpions will lose ground to the team that will be at the top of the standings at the end of the weekend.
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