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Rowdies at Edmonton

When/where: 4 p.m.; Clarke Stadium, Edmonton

Records: Rowdies 3-2-2 (11 points, tied for second); Edmonton 2-3-2 (8, fifth)

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Last meeting: A 1-1 draw at Al Lang Stadium on May 4. F Georgi Hristov put the Rowdies up by converting from the penalty spot in the 16th minute. Edmonton tied it in the 35th minute on Shaun Saiko's goal.

Extras: This match is the first of a three-game road trip for the Rowdies, the team's only multigame trip of the NASL's spring season. Tampa Bay travels to Carolina on June 8 and then plays its fourth-round Open Cup match at Portland on June 12 before returning to Al Lang Stadium to play the San Antonio Scorpions on June 15. … Rowdies F Carl Cort is out today (hamstring). … D Jay Needham has not played since April 27 (groin), but he will be available today. … D Frankie Sanfilippo (bronchitis­like symptoms) will be a game-time decision. … The status of M Shane Hill (twinge in Achilles) depends on how the tendon responds to Saturday's training session.

Bryan Burns, Times correspondent

Rowdies-Edmonton preview 06/01/13 [Last modified: Saturday, June 1, 2013 6:04pm]
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