PREVIEW | Armada Set for Friday Clash in Edmonton

FC Edmonton hosts the Armada FC as both teams strive for points.
Oct 6, 2017


Friday, Oct. 6 at 9 p.m. EST | Clarke Stadium (EDMONTON, Alberta)



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The Jacksonville Armada FC returns to the Great White North for the first time since April on Friday. The team is preparing for a battle with FC Edmonton that will kick off at 9 p.m. ET.

With the last month of the NASL Fall Season officially underway, the Armada FC is anxiously looking to grab some points to get back into playoff contention. The team sits just two points behind the New York Cosmos ­­– the team that occupies the final place in the standings that will lead to a postseason berth.

Both teams are coming off of 1-0 losses on Sunday. Jacksonville was defeated by Miami in South Florida and FC Edmonton was defeated on their home turf by the San Francisco Deltas.

Friday’s odds seem to be on Jacksonville’s side luckily though. Despite facing tough matchups of recent with other clubs, the previous three meetings with FC Edmonton all led to 1-0 wins by the Armada FC. This is the best record for Jacksonville against any other club this season, gathering six points total in the matches.

The most recent meeting took place in Jacksonville on July 1. Although neither side was able to get ahead in the first half, a free kick changed it all in the 79th minute. Mechack Jerome took the free kick, which found the head of Kalen Ryden in front of the goal. He sent it toward Derek Gebhard who was able to tuck it away for the victory.



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  • Jacksonville opened up the Spring Season with back-to-back meetings with Edmonton, and has not visited Canada since the second match on April 8.
  • The three meetings between the clubs this year each ended in a 1-0 victory by Jacksonville.
  • Jacksonville is only two points behind the fourth and final seed to the Championship semifinals.
  • Jacksonville’s Jack Blake received his fifth yellow card of the Fall Season and a red card in Sunday’s match, and will be suspended for two matches.
  • Jacksonville’s 1-0 loss at Miami on Sunday snapped a four-game road unbeaten run in NASL play, the longest such streak in team history.
  • Edmonton has the least amount of shut outs this season (2). Jacksonville has the third-most with 8.



 1 – Match out of the last seven home matches won by Edmonton, the team has been shut out three times in that span

15 – Goals scored from set pieces for Jacksonville, only 14 from open play

23 – Goals by Edmonton, the least amount of any NASL team this year

67 – Saves by Caleb Patterson-Sewell, the fourth-most in the league

85 ­– Combined saves by Edmonton’s three goalkeepers: Tyson Farago, Nathan Ingham, and Chris Konopka

95.5 – Percent of tackles won by Pedro Galvão in the Fall Season, the highest of any players with at least seven tackle attempts

143 ­– Clearances by Jacksonville’s Mechack Jerome (the most in the league), followed shortly behind by Edmonton’s Abdoulaye Diakité with 126 (the third most)

171 – Crosses by Ben Fisk, more than any other NASL player



Jacksonville will return for a three-game home stand beginning on Friday, Oct. 13 against North Carolina FC at 7:30 p.m. Then the Armada FC will face FC Edmonton again on Wednesday, Oct. 18. The final home match of the season will occur on Saturday, Oct. 22 against the New York Cosmos.