FC Edmonton was faced with the ultimate tough break on Saturday night at Clarke Park against the league leading Miami FC.
Having played their third game this week and having travelled to Puerto Rico and New York earlier this week, Eddies head coach Colin Miller knew his squad was going to be in for a stiff test.
"I thought we were wholesale jerseys robbed here tonight against a terrific Miami team. If you think, our lads have come in from Puerto Rico and then New York and then played here tonight," said Miller. "We were the stronger team in the second half, and it shows you the character and the commitment of our players and I thought we were robbed."
The Eddies didn record a shot on target through the 90 minutes and the three minutes of extra time, but they stepped up defensively to shut down the high powered offence of Miami FC.
In the second half, FC Edmonton took control of the game and thought they took a lead off the foot of Ameobi, who was looking to peyton manning jersey score his third goal in the last two games.
"It was a perfectly good goal. A terrific header and they catch us on the break in the end and that disappointing, but I can fault our players," said Miller. "I thought they were terrific tonight from start to finish. I just devastated, because I didn think we deserved to get beat here."
The loss drops Edmonton record to 3 1 7, but after a 4 2 victory over the New York Cosmos earlier this week, the Eddies have climbed up the NASL standings.
The team struggled to score goals early in this season, but the Eddies coaching staff and players can take solace in the fact they went toe to toe with the NASL top team.
"There a million positives to take out of tonight performance," said Miller. "The crowd was fantastic. But to a player we were terrific tonight in terms of the attitude and the character we showed here, because it not easy physically and mentally to do the three game (in a short span)."
FC Edmonton has dealt with its share of adversity this season, but the no goal call is something that will stick with Miller for awhile.
"I thought it was a great cross in the box, and he (Amoebi) goes up for a header and totally wins it and scores. There were a lot of bodies around the ball, but I thought it was a bad call, and a poor decision. epaper, Digital Access, Subscriber Rewards), please input your Print Newspaper subscription phone number and postal code.
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