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Eddies will be Laing-less for big weekend match against the Cosmos


For the sixth time this season, Lance Laing will miss an FC Edmonton match because of international duty.

But this time might be the most important absence of all. The Eddies confirmed that Laing will leave Friday for South Korea to join the Jamaican national side. Jamaica faces South Korea in a friendly set for Oct. 13.

The Eddies will be in New York to face the Cosmos this weekend. FC Edmonton is currently embroiled in a dogfight for the fourth and final NASL playoff spot with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Tampa Bay Rowdies. All are even on points, but the Strikers have a game in hand and a superior goal difference. The Eddies and Rowdies each have four games left, the Strikers have five.

In the previous five matches Laing has missed, the Eddies have earned just five out of a possible 15 points (1-2-2).

Laing leads the Eddies in goals (8) and assists (7) and, simply put, is the best left-sided player in NASL.

The Eddies play at Carolina on Oct. 14, so Laing will likely miss that match as well. For the Eddies, a busy week in the domestic schedule — at the same time as the international break — is tough to bear.

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  1. john anderson

    October 8, 2015 at 12:47 am

    why is he going if hes suspended for the games

  2. Steedman

    October 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Amazing that he’s still so high in the offensive standings, considering he’s been gone for the Copa America, Gold Cup and friendlies.

    He must have one hell of a postcard collection.

  3. Stuttgart4ever

    October 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    That sucks, we need him now more than ever!

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