FC Tampa Bay held its first practice of the week Monday morning at Shimberg Fields following its 1-1 draw with Atlanta Saturday night.
"We are disappointed that we didn't get the three points on Saturday night, but we are also grateful that we were able to secure a point," said head coach Ricky Hill. "It is wonderful that the team continues to press and play hard, and is determined to overcome the deficit. I would just like us to be a little smarter in and around the goal in the final third."
FC Tampa Bay has yielded just three goals in 2011, tied with Montreal for the fewest goals surrendered in the league. And forward Mike Ambersley scored his first goal with the team since joining the club this offseason.
Starting goalkeeper Daryl Sattler suffered a knee injury Saturday night and was replaced in the 10th minute by Jeff Attinella, who made his professional debut and allowed just one goal.
"We have said from the start of the season that we are very lucky to have two very capable goalkeepers," said Hill. "Unfortunately Daryl was injured and we are still waiting to find out the full extent of the injury. But it gave an opportunty for Jeff and he is a very capable goalkeeper."
FCTB returns to action this Saturday, May 7 at Al Lang Stadium when it hosts the Carolina RailHawks at 7:00 p.m. The teams split two meetings last season, with each team posting a 2-1 victory on the road.
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