Wednesday, April 9, 2014

2014 NASL: FC Edmonton Preview, Depth Chart & Key Players

2013: 6-12-8 (5th Spring Season/6th Fall Season)
Head Coach: Colin Miller

Key Returners: Daryl Fordyce F (24gp 7g 1a), Neil Hlavaty M (24gp 2g 4a), Albert Watson D (20gp), Edson Edward D (20gp), Lance Parker G (20gp)
Key Newcomers: Ritchie Jones M (Grimsby England), Frank Jonke F (Jaro Finland), Mike Banner M (Jaro Finland), Milton Blanco (25gp 1g 2a - Atlanta)

Analysis: Edmonton were one of the more difficult teams to beat last season, although part of this reason was that the Eddie's played defense first and as a result tied 12 of their 26 NASL games last season. Coach Colin Miller brought in experience this off season including former Manchester United and English youth player Ritchie Jones and Canadian International Frank Jonke to provide a threat on offense that the team was lacking last season. There is no doubt that Edmonton has improved, but the biggest issue for the Eddie's is the rest of the league has as well, making it difficult to show great strides within the standings.

2014 Prediction: 6th Place

Key Players

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