(August 3, 2014) – The San Antonio Scorpions lost their first league road match in 2014 3-1 to FC Edmonton, but maintained first place in the NASL Fall Season standings in spite of the setback. The six straight road wins prior to today’s result set a modern NASL record for consecutive wins away from home.
Edmonton scored the game winner in the 68’ minute off of a free kick delivered by Lance Laing, his second assist of the match. The 30-yard curler found FCE forward Oluwatomiwo Ameobi in the six-yard box and he headed the ball past San Antonio goalie Josh Saunders for the 2-1 lead. The Eddies found an insurance goal 12 minutes later when Daryl Fordyce struck from distance off of a quickly taken free kick by Milton Blanco.
The Scorpions came into the match on the tails of three consecutive shutouts – 303 minutes total – and had not conceded a goal since the first match of the NASL Fall Season against New York. But the streak would only reach 312 minutes as Edmonton scored in the 9’ minute of the match, the earliest goal given up by San Antonio this season. Defender Greg Janicki and Saunders miscommunicated on a cross into the box by Laing and Edmonton midfielder Horace James pounced on the loose ball and punished the defensive mistake.
The free tickets to our USA vs Ghana Watch party at the Santikos Palladium Imax on Monday June 16th will be released on Monday, June 9th. Paid members of the Crocketteers will have first choice to reserve up to 6 tickets. Please check your email for the promo code to get your tickets. If you haven’t renewed or wish to join please go to http://www.crocketteers.com/membership/
Impressive play last week provided the first home win of the season for the San Antonio Scorpions. Carolina was held scoreless and the Scorpions were able to put three past the keeper to secure the win. A big signing from this off-season, Eric Hassli scored his second goal of the season. Danny Barrera added the second and last Fall’s super striker, Tomasz Zahorski, added his first goal of 2014.
Ninth place FC Edmonton are in San Antonio today coming off a 2 – 1 win over NASL new-comer Indy Eleven. It was their first win of this Spring season. This will be the third game for the Eddies in the last eight days and the fifth in two weeks. Edmonton lost to MLS side Montreal Impact in the Canadian Championship this past Wednesday.
The Scorpions are in fourth place in the standings, three points behind co-leaders Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Minnesota United FC. There are only four games left in this Spring season sprint to host the Soccer Bowl championship game. Every point is necessary to stay close to the leaders. Continue reading…
Would you bring your homemade salsa for all to critique? Is your family recipe simply the best?
The Crocketteers will be hosting a Salsa Contest at the tailgate next week, May 17th, 2014. A prize will be awarded to the one chosen as the best! The Eddies aren’t used to our spicy foods here in Texas so this contest is sure to send FC Edmonton back home with tears in their eyes.
- Mix your own secret salsa recipe.
- Bring a large enough sample for all to try.
- Tasting will begin at 5:00pm and go on until 5:30pm.
The winner will be announced shortly after tasting ends.
To Enter, Send an Email to [email protected]
This contest is open to everyone!
The San Antonio Scorpions haven’t had much luck at their home Toyota Field but look to change that today with the visiting Carolina Railhawks. Last week saw the Tampa Bay Rowdies take all three points in the first of a three game home stand for the Scorpions. A win today could catapult the Scorpions into a tie for second place.
Today marks the second game of this three game home stand. The Scorpions have split the first four games of the season with two wins and two losses. A win is vital to stay within reach of league leading Minnesota United who have gone undefeated so far this season. The NASL Spring Season is a sprint finish and today’s game marks the midway point of the season. Only four games remain after today. Continue reading…
Major League Soccer is expanding and with only 3 spots remaining, San Antonio is ready. But we need your support.