After a tough, 1-0 loss to the RailHawks, the Silverbacks will look to move out of the bottom of the table against FC Edmonton Sunday at 4:05 p.m.
After scoring in six straight matches, the Silverbacks have been shut out in the last three. The Silverbacks will look to get back to their scoring ways against FC Edmonton, who have allowed five goals in their last four matches. Forward Matt Horth will look to add to his season total of six goals. After missing the beginning of the season, Horth came on strong scoring six goals in eight matches. If the Silverbacks hope to move out of the cellar, Horth will need to recapture his form.
While the Silverbacks have struggled to find the back of the net, the defense has been a revelation. After giving up 10 goals in July, the Silverbacks only allowed three in August. Edmonton is the lowest scoring team in the league with only 20 all season. If the defense can continue its form, another shutout is not out of the question.
FC Edmonton are coming off a 1-1 draw against the Stars last week and a 3-2 loss to the RailHawks two weeks ago. A usually stout Edmonton defense has been somewhat porous with only one shutout in their last 10 matches. They will be leaning heavily on midfielder Shaun Saiko. The Alberta native currently leads FC Edmonton in goals (6) and assists (5) but has not played in their last two matches for unspecified team reasons. FC Edmonton is hopeful he returns soon so they can avoid slipping to the bottom of the table.
The season series between the Silverbacks and FC Edmonton has been in favor of the Canadians, winning two of three meetings. The last time the two teams met, Edmonton won 2-1 at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.
The Silverbacks will be on the road again next week, heading down south to take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies before returning home for a tw0-match home stand. Tickets for all of the Silverbacks remaining home matches can be purchased at atlantasilverbacks.com and the live stream for all matches can be seen at atlantasilverbacks.com/live.