FC Edmonton, a drab and hopefully temporary name, will be joining the NASL in 2011. They also have a drab and temporary looking website, which presently features two press releases: one announcing the new team, and one announcing the all-Dutch coaching staff which includes former NEC and PSV manager Dwight Lodeweges and Dutch U-20 coach Hans Schrijver.
Yes, folks, it looks like I'll have a new favourite team next year.
Other thoughts on the team from the Canadian soccer blogosphere:
- A brief note on the Vancouver - Edmonton dilemma (from Maple Leaf Forever; see also part one and two on a series about the return of pro soccer to Edmonton)
- An optimistic look ahead to the 2011 Voyageurs Cup (from some canadian guys . . . on the possibilities for a 4-team Canadian championship)
- Here comes Edmonton (from Fighting for Canadian Supremacy, a new V-Cup themed blog)
- Edmonton's back . . . but can they match the Aviators? (from Pitch Invasion; the post gives the relevant details, then talks logos)