Saturday, May 21, 2016

Voyageurs Cup week 2

Here's a quick look at Wednesday's opening match in the Amway Canadian Championship

OTTAWA 0:2 EDMONTON

Goals
: Dustin Corea 26', Adam Eckersley 45'
[match stats]

Headline: Fury prevail, but make it harder than it had to be (Ottawa Citizen)

One paragraph analysis

I didn't see the match, but by all accounts, and by the scoreline, the Eddies acquitted themselves much better than they did in the opener. Two first half goals certainly left all to play for in the second half. Some might argue that this match adds more fuel to the argument that Edmonton is Canada's hard luck team in this tournament, but when the 'bad luck' this year was coming out flat and having a terrible goalkeeper, it's hard to make the case.

Attendance check: 3946 at TD Place

Canadian content report
The presence of Eddie Edward in the squad was a notable upgrade from last week. Just as in the first leg there were 6 Canadian starters, this time 4 with Ottawa.

FC EDMONTON
Eddie Edward90
Nik Ledgerwood90
Total Mins180


OTTAWA FURY
Marcel De Bellis90
Marcel de Jong90
Carl Haworth90
Kyle Porter68
Total Mins338

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TOP SCORERS
PlayerTeamGoals
Dustin CoreaEdmonton1
Adam EckersleyEdmonton1
Carl HaworthOttawa1
TimboOttawa1
Idan VeredOttawa1





NEXT WEEK
2016.06.21: Vancouver at Ottawa, Montreal at Toronto, both 7:30 pm et

CONTEST UPDATE
Week 2 standings and all the picks.

Nobody really had this quarter final round pegged. That's reflected in the scores, with the closest predictors off by five goals. The good news is that everyone, more or less, is still in with a chance.

ScoreEntries
5Duncan Fletcher, coxon
6Duane Rollins, Tuscan, Garrett, jamonty, Casual Soccer Fan
7Shermanator, Roke, Blue and White Army, Lord Bob, Sam, Phil, DelChuck, Tirana FC
8Spungi, latetedefred, Barton St, IvanG, Goes to 11, Richard

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