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Good news, bad news for FCE: Caceros signed, Monsalve to miss road trip

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FC Edmonton got some good news and bad news Friday.

The good news? The team added another Canadian to the roster, with Ottawa native and former Syracuse University defender Kenny Caceros being added to the team. The bad news? Goalkeeper David Monsalve is expected to miss the first road trip of the season after spraining his ankle in training Thursday. FCE confirmed that Monsalve is expected to be out 4-6 weeks, which means he is at risk of missing April 22’s Clarke Stadium opener, as well.

With Monsalve, expected to begin the season as the No. 1, on the shelf and veteran Lance Parker still recovering from injury, FCE will look to either Michal Misiewicz — who has been one of Canada’s most valuable players at the Olympic qualifiers — or University of Toronto product John Smith to play in goal through the road trip. The team is still also hoping for U.S. immigration to approve Chilean striker Yashir Pinto’s immigration paperwork so he can play on the trip. Until the paperwork is signed, Pinto — the former Chilean U-20 player who is on loan from Colo-Colo — can only play NASL games on Canadian soil.

FC Edmonton plays the Minnesota Stars Monday in the final preseason friendly of 2012, then begins its second NASL campaign with a three-game road swing that sees the Eddies face Fort Lauderdale, Tampa Bay and Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico will host the Eddies at a practice facility as the team’s stadium in Bayamon is currently undergoing renovations.

Caceros spent last season with Capital City FC of the Canadian Soccer League. In Feburary, he came to the NASL Combine in Florida and impressed the Eddies’ brain trust enough to earn a trial with the club. Caceros made 64 appearances for Syracuse.

 

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