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August 12, 2019 - Canadian Premier League (CPL) - FC Edmonton News Release

Top of the league: After defeating Pacific FC by a 3-1 score line, FC Edmonton currently sit in first place in the CanPL standings. The Eddies are currently on 11 points, tied with Calgary, but have played an extra game. Edmonton are first due to goal differential, and the two sides will meet on Friday in Calgary for Al-Classico. The two teams will be fighting to stay in first place at Spruce Meadows. The Eddies are also one points ahead of Forge FC and two points ahead of York9.

Seven local players started last match: SEVEN Edmonton based players started in the victory over Pacific FC. With SIX of those players coming through our Academy program. After Edwini-Bonsu came on in the second half, the team had a total of EIGHT Edmonton players featured in the match, in what was arguably the best game the Eddies have produced all season. The Edmonton players that featured were: Connor James, Allan Zebie, Amer Didic, Bruno Zebie, Edem Mortotsi, Ajay Khabra, Easton Ongaro, and Randy Edwini-Bonsu.

A local star in the making: Easton Ongaro has bursted on the scene this past month and has proven he is one of the most prolific goal scorers in the league. Ongaro scored two goals and registered one assist in the 3-1 victory over Pacific, he contributed to ALL goals scored on the day. He currently has three goals in his last two starts and has four goals on the season. He is only three goals away from the top-scorer list in the league, which is quite the stat considering how little games he has played up-until this point.

Super Al-Classico: The battle of Alberta heats up as both teams are fighting to keep hold of first place. The two teams face off on Friday evening in a match that has all the potential to be a classic match in CPL history. Despite being the better team over two matches vs Calgary, Edmonton have suffered two defeats to their rivals. Calgary have to play Wednesday evening vs Montreal Impact of MLS, then have a 48-hour window till they play Edmonton.

Following the Calgary match, Edmonton have a three day window before they have Valour FC in Winnipeg on Monday evening.

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