Preview: Eddies Look To Continue Strong Start

Fort Lauderdale Strikers –  FC Edmonton

Major Themes:

-Eddies look to continue momentum from a 4-0 win against San Antonio on the road to earn first back-to-back wins of 2015.

-Combination of injuries and international duty cause concerns with depth for FC Edmonton.

-Returning head coach Günter Kronsteiner aims to bring back some magic from his prior coaching stint with the Strikers during the 2013-2014 season, leading the team to the NASL Soccer Bowl Finals before falling short against San Antonio.

In the last game:


Keep An Eye On:

Sainey Nyassi and PC (Photo: FC Edmonton)

Sainey Nyassi and PC (Photo: FC Edmonton)

– FC Edmonton’s midfield – Acknowledging no expected changes in tactics from San Antonio, can the Eddies’ midfield successfully utilize its high pressure strategy against the Strikers’ 4-4-2 formation?

– Sadi Jalali – After strong play against San Antonio in Week 1, expect Coach Miller to rely on Jalali to spearhead the FC Edmonton attack as the lone striker up top.

– Jose Angulo – Coming off a one-game suspension, expect the forward to come out of the gates firing on all cylinders.

– PC – Leo Moura might be gone but the Strikers’ true dynamo in 2015 has been PC.

– Matt Van Oekel – Edmonton’s netminder has had a bungle filled Spring. Minnesota fans will know he’s capable of spectacular saves as well. Which Van Oekel shows up, viewers will enjoy the show.

You won’t notice:

– Lance Laing – Week 1’s NASL Player of the Week and the current 2015 NASL scoring leader is out on international duty for Jamaica in the Gold Cup.

– FC Edmonton’s Defense – The Eddies’ have what is considered the worst defense in the league.

– James Marcelin – Similar to Laing for the Eddies’, Marcelin is off on international duty for Haiti in the Gold Cup.

You Probably Will See:

– A high scoring game – FC Edmonton currently boasts the best offense and worst defense. Expect Fort Lauderdale to take advantage.

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