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Ricketts’ name added to Edmonton dream team for Commonwealth game

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Tosaint Ricketts

A lot of FC Edmonton fans would love to see hometown hero and Canadian national-team regular Tosaint Ricketts wear the team’s black and blue strip; seeing him running onto a through ball from midfielder Shaun Saiko.

Well, they’ll get the chance — for an evening, at least. Ricketts is the final player named to a special squad of Edmonton-area players being put together by FCE star Shaun Saiko. That team will face FC Edmonton Reserves Tuesday night at the Commonwealth Stadium Fitness Centre fieldhouse. For fans in the Edmonton area who want to check out the game, kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. Click HERE to see who else is on the squad.

Ricketts finished the European season with Norwegian side Valerenga, after a long dispute over unpaid wages with his previous club, FC Politehnica Timisoara, and the Romanian Football Federation. Ricketts was recommended to Valerenga by the club’s goalkeeper, fellow Edmontonian and Canadian national-teamer Lars Hirschfeld.

Ricketts has appeared nine times for the Canadian national team in 2012, scoring in Canada’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Cuba on Oct. 12. He also found the back of the net in Canada’s 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago in a September friendly.

When Ricketts isn’t in Europe, he’s been seen at FCE matches supporting the Eddies, and he also stopped by at the team’s November free-agent combine to have a look at some of the prospects looking to get invites to training camp.

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2 Comments

  1. balputi

    December 20, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Lam was a league leader in shots on targets for the first 5 games of the NASL season. Can definitely see why he has some options.

  2. james

    December 19, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    The young guys looked really, really good. Fast, fit and skilled.

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