Home NASL & USL FC Edmonton FCE injury update: Edward available for Ottawa trip, Ameobi listed as day-to-day

FCE injury update: Edward available for Ottawa trip, Ameobi listed as day-to-day


Two FC Edmonton players were forced to leave Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Silverback due to injuries.

One will be available for Friday’s match in Ottawa. The jury’s out on the other.

Fullback and Ottawa native Edson Edward will be available and will make the trip to the nation’s capital. He was on the pitch Wednesday as FCE broke in the brand new turf that has been laid down at Commonwealth Stadium ahead of the Women’s World Cup. Several times during practice, the players had to tell workers at the stadium to look out for balls that had been shot either high or wide of the goals.

FCE’s Tomi Ameobi in action against Atlanta’s Simon Mensing.

But forward Tomi Ameobi — who has scored in seven of his last eight games (and got an assist in the game in which he didn’t score) wasn’t on the pitch. After Sunday’s game, he was seen leaving Clarke Field on crutches.

Coach Colin Miller said that Ameobi is officially listed as day-to-day, and is undergoing a scan to assess the severity of the injury to his foot.

Ameobi, with the goal-scoring streak, has been a major part of the Eddies’ rise to the top of the NASL offensive charts. In seven games, the Eddies have scored 15 times — and have scored six in two Cup matches against Ottawa earlier this season.

Edmonton has scored three times as many goals as Ottawa (15-5) so far this season, and given up more than twice as many goals (17-8).

Keeper Matt VanOekel, who sat out Sunday’s game with injury, trained on Wednesday. Miller would not comment on whether VanOekel or John Smits, who was named Man of the Match in Sunday’s win, will start against Ottawa.

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