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Hertzog loaned by Whitecaps to FC Edmonton


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.


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One Comment

  1. footy

    August 8, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I think Herzog is a great adition to the FCE attack. This is good fo him as a player, like Salgado (I know he’s injured now) should get the hell out of V. They are stacked-up on strikers and attacking players.

    On a side note: I never understand those MLS / USL Pro rules where you can lend a player, call him back whenever you want and then send the kid out on loan again. How is that not wide open to abuse? With NASL it’s slightly different, because they don’t compete with the others, but quite similar if you think about the Voyageurs Cup.

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