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Atlético Ottawa Holds 4-3 Victory over FC Edmonton

October 12, 2021 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - Atletico Ottawa News Release


Atlético Ottawa midfielder Alberto Soto vs. FC Edmonton
Atlético Ottawa midfielder Alberto Soto vs. FC Edmonton
(Atletico Ottawa, Credit: FC Edmonton)

Atlético Ottawa made its maiden visit to Clarke Stadium on a chilly Tuesday night where it squared off against FC Edmonton for the first time since both teams left the bubble. And a fruitful trip it was, as Ottawa scored four goals, three from open play, and secured an important 4-3 win on the road.

MATCH NOTES

Atlético Ottawa spent most of the first half on the front foot after grabbing an early lead off a kick from the penalty spot, awarded for a foul in the box on Vashon Neufville, and a kick converted by Brian Wright (5'). FC Edmonton would level things off in the 17th minute, but Ottawa closed out the first 45-minutes with a wonderful combination play between Ben McKendry, Miguel Acosta and Brian Wright, Wright converting from open play (39') to get himself a first-half brace (WATCH), and his side a 2-1 lead going into the break.

Ottawa came out of halftime with a bang, seeing both Ben McKendry (WATCH) and Alberto Soto (WATCH) each curl a shot in the top corner, beating the Eddies keeper and giving Atlético Ottawa a 4-1 lead 57 minutes in.

Ottawa would concede two more goals to FC Edmonton but safe-guard the win nonetheless.

In what turned out to be an offensive-forward affair, Atlético Ottawa scored 4 goals in a match for the first time in franchise history.

TO COME THIS WEEK

Atlético Ottawa will play once more on the road before returning home, this time at Tim Hortons Field against Forge FC on Saturday afternoon (KO 3:30PM ET).

Atlético Ottawa's next home match will come on Wednesday, October 20 for Cricket's Big Night (details to follow).

IN OTHER NEWS

The Canadian Premier League announced earlier this week tentative dates for the 2021 Playoff matches and Final. With Forge FC advancing to the CONCACAF League Quarterfinals and the dates confirmed for Forge FC and Pacific FC's Canadian Championship Semi-final matchups an update to the 2021 season schedule presented by WestJet has been adjusted and allows the League to release the dates for the 2021 Playoffs and Final. As such, Atlético Ottawa's regular-season match at Halifax Wanderers scheduled for Saturday, November 6 has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 7 at 1PM ET. Visit canpl.ca for all the details.





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Atlético Ottawa midfielder Alberto Soto vs. FC Edmonton
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