Monday, March 21, 2011

WSA Winnipeg to play friendly against FC Edmonton

The latest news from fledgling PDL side WSA Winnipeg is that they will play a friendly against FC Edmonton. In short form, here are the match details

Club friendly
FC Edmonton @ WSA Winnipeg
Winnipeg Indoor Soccer Complex (U of M)
Sunday, March 27th 12:30 pm

No doubt Edmonton will be keen to get some good preparation in with the NASL season kicking off on April 9th.

From the WSA Winnipeg side, the scheduling is a bit more curious. Not only will there be a full two months between this match and Winnipeg's season opener in the PDL (May 28th), but the match will be played without the benefit of a full roster. A reliable poster on the Voyageurs forums claims that the core of the roster has been identified, but there is also an open tryout scheduled for April.

In other words, it would be unwise to read too much into the result on the pitch, whether you're a fan of FC Edmonton, WSA Winnipeg, or a neutral observer.

Speaking of the pitch, it should come as no surprise that a match in March in Winnipeg will be played on an artificial indoor surface. The team's PDL games will also be played on FieldTurf, though outdoors at the Winnipeg Outdoor Soccer Complex.

Expect a lot of 'roof ball' stoppages this Sunday in the inaugural WSA Winnipeg exhibition

For those interested, the WSA site lists where tickets are available, and I imagine you could also pay your $14 at the door.

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