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Game preview: FC Tampa Bay at FC Edmonton


FC Tampa Bay at FC Edmonton

When/where: 9:30; Foote Field, Edmonton

Records: Tampa Bay 2-2-4; Edmonton 4-2-1

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Previous meeting: On May 11, Tampa Bay was within moments of a shutout win before Edmonton scored in the final minute of second-half injury time to escape Al Lang Field with a 1-1 draw. Edmonton's Chris Kooy had the tying goal. Northeast High grad Chad Burt scored for Tampa Bay in the 51st minute.

Last time out: Rookie goalkeeper Jeff Attinella tallied his second straight shutout Saturday, making eight saves in a 0-0 draw with NSC Minnesota. It marked Tampa Bay's fourth clean sheet in eight matches. With injuries to defenders Omar Jarun (right knee) and Andres Arango (side contusion), Takuya Yamada played in a restructured back row. Forward Warren Ukah (right knee) started and played 64 minutes. … Edmonton hasn't played since May 23, when the expansion club beat Minnesota at home 2-1 on a pair of Kyle Porter goals, including the winner in the 65th minute. Porter leads the club with three goals. Edmonton has outscored opponents 6-2 in two league home games.

Skinny: Tampa Bay has allowed the fewest goals in the league (seven) and hasn't allowed an opposing score in 180-plus game minutes. … F Mike Ambersley leads the team in goals (two) and points (four). … Both of Tampa Bay's wins have come against Canadian teams (Montreal twice). … This game marks Tampa Bay's only Tuesday game and the shortest time between games. And it's the last leg of a two-game trip before the team returns for two home games.

Eduardo A. Encina, Times staff writer

Game preview: FC Tampa Bay at FC Edmonton 05/30/11 [Last modified: Monday, May 30, 2011 7:50pm]
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