FC Edmonton has announced their prospects roster for the away leg of the Al Classico Series against Cavalry FC. The match, featuring prospective Canadian Premier League players, will be played at Cavalry FC’s home ground at Spruce Meadows at 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 29th.
The prospects roster features a number of players who came up through the Edmonton Minor Soccer system, and others who have been a part of the FC Edmonton Academy.
“The best thing about these upcoming matches is we get to look at local players, and see if they are able to play in the CPL,” says FC Edmonton Head Coach Jeff Paulus. “It’s also a chance for me to work with players I’ve had in the first team and Academy who I know very well and they know my style as well.”
Also invited to the match are three players from Quebec and another from New Brunswick, who currently plays in League1 Ontario.
“It’s a great opportunity to see these players in the training environment, how they interact with the others socially, and if they’re able to fit into the system that we want to play. It’s always better to watch players live than watching video,” Paulus says.
Here is the full FC Edmonton Prospects roster for Saturday’s match:
Position/Player/Previous Club (League/Country)
GK Dylon Powley – FC Gute (Sweden)
GK Will Sykes – Lincoln FC (Gibraltar)
D Jackson Farmer – Calgary Foothills FC (PDL)
D Andre Bona – CS Longueuil (PLSQ)
D Kevin Bandundi – CS Mont-Royal Outremont (PLSQ)
D Patrick Nsamzimfura – CS Mont-Royal Outremont (PLSQ)
D Marcus Lees – Sigma FC (League1 Ontario)
D Isiah Tekie – FC Edmonton Academy
D Luke Withers – FC Edmonton Academy
D Carson Janzen – FC Edmonton Academy
D Zsombor Sarok – FC Edmonton Academy
M Allan Zebie – FC Edmonton
M Ajay Khabra – University of Alberta/Green and Gold (USports/AMSL)
M Bruno Zebie – Calgary Foothills FC (PDL)
M Edem Mortotsi – Green and Gold (AMSL)
F Randy Edwini-Bonsu – FC 08 Homburg (Germany)
F Amer Halilic – NK Vitez/Korona Kielce (Bosnia/Poland)
F Marcus Velado-Tsegaye – FC Edmonton Academy
F Prince Amanda – FC Edmonton Academy
F Ousman Maheshe – FC Edmonton Academy
The home leg of the Al Classico will be held on Saturday, October 20th at 1:30 pm at Clarke Stadium. Tickets for this match will be released on Wednesday, October 3rd, with a special members-only pre-sale beginning on Monday, October 1st.
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