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Edmonton to announce NASL team tomorrow

Tomorrow, the City of Edmonton will be the home of the newest NASL franchise. According to sources, there is a planned conference call between the NASL and members of the team that will be bringing a franchise to Edmonton. In this call, they plan on announcing the formation of the new team and possibly some additions to their staff as well.

Edmonton is the home of one of the original NASL teams from back in the day, the Edmonton Drillers, which played from 1979 to 1982. While it is still up in the air about what the team name is going to be for the new franchise, it would be nice to see them divert back to their past.

Still, it is expected that the new team will either be named FC Edmonton or Edmonton FC. Again, we will have a better idea about where things lie with this franchise tomorrow.

The new Edmonton team will not be included in this season’s USSF Division 2 schedule (as the schedule was already released earlier today), but they do plan on playing friendlies during the next year before they start league play in 2011. Also, it is unknown where their home stadium will be. But it is expected that they will not play at the Commonwealth Stadium, home of the CFL Edmonton Eskimos, as it is too large of a facility.

This is a developing story, so we will have more information once it is available.

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One Response

  1. Another FC. Holy cow, is it ever going to end? STOP WITH THE FC already.

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