On Saturday, FC Edmonton travels to Atlanta to take on the NASL-leading Atlanta Silverbacks. The Eddies have the tightest defence in the league, the only team in NASL to allow less than a goal per game. Atlanta is tied with Carolina for the league’s top offensive output, averaging almost two goals a game.
Throw the fact the Eddies beat Atlanta 3-0 earlier this year out the window. This is what matters: FCE has four games left to play this spring season, and trails the Silverbacks by four points. The winner of the spring session hosts the Soccer Bowl in November, and will play the fall champion.
“We absolutely can’t afford to drop a single point from now until the end of the first season,” said FC Edmonton coach Colin Miller after the team’s training session on Thursday morning.
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