Hertzog loaned by Whitecaps to FC Edmonton By Steven Sandor Posted on August 8, 2013 1 0 476 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Corey Hertzog PHOTO: RUNNINGBOARDS The last time Corey Hertzog was on the same playing surface as FC Edmonton, he scored for the Vancouver Whitecaps on a rocket from 35 yards out. That goal helped the Whitecaps to a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton at BC Place, in the second leg of the Voyageurs’ Cup semifinal, this past spring. Coupled with a 3-2 win at Commonwealth, Hertzog was part of a Vancouver team that ended the Eddies’ dream of a Cinderella Cup run. Now, Hertzog will join the Eddies on the field. The Whitecaps and FCE confirmed Thursday that the American striker will come to the Alberta capital on loan, and should be available for Sunday’s NASL fall season home opener against the San Antonio Scorpions. “When I talked to him I told him I’m not going to forget that goal,” said FCE coach Colin Miller. “But, he’s excited to be coming here.” Hertzog, who featured in seven MLS matches this season, scoring once, will be needed to shore up an Eddies’ attack that’s the least potent in NASL. And, with no timetable available on the return of forward Daryl Fordyce, who hurt himself in training last week, don’t expect Hertzog to get much time to acclimate to his new team. Fordyce was hurt on the Clarke Stadium turf, which has now claimed two players this season. Earlier this year, defender Carlyle Mitchell was hurt when his cleats got caught in the surface. Mitchell, who had been on loan to the Eddies was recalled to the Whitecaps on June 10; the Eddies had been counting on the Trinidad and Tobago international being back in their fold by the start of the fall season. But continuing injury issues with the Whitecaps back line keeps Mitchell in Vancouver.