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Game preview: FC Tampa Bay hopes to halt four-game winless streak

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FC Tampa Bay (1-2-2) vs. Edmonton FC (3-0-2)

When/where: 7; Al Lang Field, St. Petersburg

How to follow: Live stream at fctampabay.com; live radio broadcast on 1010-AM.

Promotion: Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than usual. Beers will be two for one from 5:30 to 6:30.

Last meeting: This is the first meeting. FC Edmonton is a first-year expansion team.

Last time out: Tampa Bay lost 3-1 at home to Carolina on Saturday night, extending the club's winless streak to four games. … Edmonton ended a two-game skid Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Atlanta.

Skinny: Tampa Bay is coming off arguably its most frustrating loss. Making his first professional start, former USF and Countryside GK Jeff Attinella allowed three goals, but coach Ricky Hill called the scores "three of the cheapest goals that I've ever conceded." … Tampa Bay has scored just three goals in five games, tied with Atlanta for fewest in the league despite outshooting opponents 81-55. … Defenders Omar Jarun, Frankie Sanfilippo and JP Rodrigues have played every minute of each game (450 minutes). … M Pascal Millien, F Mike Ambersley and M Takuya Yamada are tied for the team lead with two points apiece. … Defender Andres Arango is questionable for tonight (ankle sprain).

Eduardo A. Encina, Times staff writer

Game preview: FC Tampa Bay hopes to halt four-game winless streak 05/10/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:48pm]
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