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Three Eddies called up to the Canadian Olympic squad

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Three Eddies have been called into the men’s national Olympic team.

Midfielder Shaun Saiko, forward/winger Kyle Porter and newly signed goalkeeper Michal Misiewicz all got calls from the Canadian Soccer Association’s Morgan Quarry. The FC Edmonton trio will take part in a training camp in mid-March, with a shot to make the national U-23 team that will play in the CONCACAF men’s Olympic tournament. That tourney kicks off in Nasvhville March 22.

Porter was on a torrid scoring pace through the first half of the 2011 NASL season. Saiko had an outstanding campaign, in which he was named to the league’s season-ending Best XI. Misiewicz just arrived on the FC Edmonton scene, but had been the keeper at Polish side Polonia Bytom.

“It’s an honour to get a call from my country on a day like today, my birthday, because it’s another opportunity to play at a high level while wearing the red and white,” Porter said in a statement issued by FCE. “It’s one of the best presents I can ask for because it’s a chance to live a dream, a chance to make it to the Olympics!”

“It’s been a while since my last call up and that kind of bothered me but obviously I played well last season so this means a lot. It’s a proud moment that’s for sure,” Saiko said. “It’s nice that people know about FC Edmonton now and that goes to show that we doing things right.”

The Canadian Soccer Association hasn’t yet released the full 30-man training camp roster.

FC Edmonton’s NASL season begins April 7 in Fort Lauderdale.

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2 Comments

  1. Soccerpro

    January 20, 2012 at 3:55 am

    “from U-23 coach Morgan Quarry” erm….

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    • Steven Sandor

      January 20, 2012 at 4:35 am

      My bad… made him the coach. (For those reading the comments, I had Quarry as the coach before correcting.)

      Reply

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