EDMONTON, Alberta. June 8 – Canadian Premier League Commissioner David Clanachan confirmed today that FC Edmonton will officially play in Canada’s professional men’s soccer league when it debuts in Spring 2019.
The announcement comes following an outpouring of overwhelming support from the community over the past two months.
The return of FC Edmonton to professional soccer was made official today at a massive supporters’ street party that attracted hundreds of vocal and enthusiastic fans.
FC Edmonton’s entry into the Canadian Premier League was bolstered by the “Rally Rabbit” supporters movement – inspired by an infamous lucky rabbit that helped to change the fortunes of FC Edmonton during a pivotal match in 2011. The supporter-led initiative, to prove that FC Edmonton should be part of the league, resulted in a surge of supporters signing up for advance club memberships.
“The FC Edmonton supporters and the Rally Rabbit campaign have been absolutely amazing. Passion and dedication define soccer fans and no supporter group has demanded a club the way that Edmonton has,” said Clanachan.
“We are thrilled to have the Fath brothers leading the club and can’t wait to see the first time FC Edmonton takes on their Alberta rivals in what will be an annual classic on the CPL schedule.”
FC Edmonton is owned and operated by the Fath Group headed up by Tom and Dave Fath. Jay Ball will lead operations of FC Edmonton as General Manager.
Find out more on CanPL.ca.
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