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Toronto Lynx (0-1-6, 12th place) vs. Montreal Impact (3-2-1, 8th place)

Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 6:00 PM EDT

Centennial Park Stadium (natural grass), Toronto


Rogers Television Toronto

Radio, audio Webcast:

[*]CJAD 800 AM Montreal (English)

[*]Sport Plus XM-172 (French)

Pre-match articles from the last few days:

[*]Lynx Newcomers Hope To Have Impact This Weekend - Toronto Lynx (through USLFans.com), June 6

[*]Impact visits the Toronto Lynx Sunday - Montreal Impact, June 10

[*]Focus - Impact faces familiar rival, especially for Pinizzotto - Montreal Impact, June 8


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For Immediate Release

Toronto Lynx Game Report

Lynx Drop Heartbreaker to Montreal

Date: June 11, 2006

Venue: Centennial Park Stadium, Toronto, Ontario

Attendance: 1885

Kick Off Time: 6:00 PM EST

Final Score: Toronto 0 Montreal 1

Match Summary:

Montreal midfielder Ze Roberto’s 81st minute strike broke Toronto hearts as his goal was the difference in Toronto’s 1-0 loss to the visiting Montreal Impact.

Toronto came into the match hoping to pick up its first victory of the season, and came close to taking an early lead in the third minute when Damien Pottinger connected with Jamie Dodds’ in-swinging corner. His header beat Montreal goalkeeper Andrew Webber but came off the crossbar and was cleared from danger by Montreal’s defence, keeping the game scoreless.

Jamie Dodds came close to giving Toronto the lead in the 15th minute when he sprung free of his marker, but fired just wide to the left of Webber’s goal. Dodds came close again eleven minutes later when he fired from just outside the area, but his attempt was just wide of the right of goal.

Montreal had an excellent chance to break the deadlock in the 38th minute after Montreal was awarded a free kick just outside of Toronto’s area. Mauricio Salles took the kick and sent a dangerous shot towards the top left of goal, but was denied by an exceptional acrobatic save by Toronto goalkeeper Richard Goddard.

Toronto almost took the lead in first half injury time after Kevin Jeffrey’s solo run ended in a powerful shot that sailed just wide of Webber’s goal. It was 0-0 after a first half in which Toronto out-shot Montreal 7-2.

Jamie Dodds, who was impressive throughout the first half, came close to opening scoring in the first play of the second half. Dodds ran onto a low pass and spun around past his marker before attempting to tuck the ball past Webber, who did well to slide in and make the stop.

Montreal was unlucky not to go ahead in the 71st minute when second half substitute Daniel Antoniuk headed a cross off of the crossbar. The rebound fell to Mauro Biello who fired a low hard shot that was excellently saved by a diving Goddard.

Montreal broke the deadlock in the 81st minute. Anthony Ribeiro sent in a floating free-kick that Ze Roberto headed down past Goddard and into the bottom left of the goal.

Toronto pressed ahead looking for an equalizer in but could not penetrate Montreal’s defence and it was 1-0 to the visitors at the final whistle.

Toronto goalkeeper Richard Goddard was impressive in goal, making 4 stops through 90 minutes of play. Montreal goalkeeper Andrew Webber made 5 stops en route to his shutout this evening. Jamie Dodds, who was dangerous all evening, recorded 5 shots in tonight’s match. Montreal’s Ze Roberto was the lone goal scorer this evening.

Toronto is now 0-7-1 as a result of tonight’s loss and remains in 12th position of the USL First Division. Montreal improves to 4-1-2 with tonight’s win.

Toronto is next in action on June 15th when they hit the road to take on Miami FC at Tropical Spark Stadium in Miami at 7:30 PM.

Notes: Greg Sutton, Montreal’s first choice goalkeeper, did not feature this evening after he injured his hand in training on Saturday.

Final Score: Toronto 0 Montreal 1


Toronto: Goddard, Titus, Arango (Palleschi 86), Williams, Bedenikovic (Dekker 42), Aristodemo, Mattachione (Baxter 75), Dodds, Diplacido, Jeffrey (Neto 68), Pottinger (Sheppard 77)

Montreal: Webber, Gervais, Pizzolitto, Braz, Vincello, Ze Roberto, Lyssond, Biello (Leduc 85), Ribeiro, Bailey (Fukasawa 76), Salles (Antoniuk 66),

Cautions: Toronto: Mattachione 36, Arango 54 Montreal: Vincello 48, Ribeiro 90

Ejections: None

Shots: Toronto 11, Montreal 9

Saves: Toronto 4, Montreal 5

Fouls: Toronto 15, Montreal 10

Scorers: Montreal: Ze Roberto (Ribeiro) 81

The Toronto Lynx’ next game is away to Miami FC on Thursday June 15th at 7:30 PM.



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Details of the Sunday June 11th, 2006 USL game between Toronto Lynx and Montreal Impact played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 6:00pm.

81 min…Impact Ze Roberto GOAL…Imp Antonio Ribeiro has 27 yard freekick up middle which he lofts into box where Roberto connects on header from 6 yards into left side of net beyond goalie Richard Goddard.

Final Score:…Toronto Lynx……..0……..Montreal Impact…….1……..

Attendance was given out as 1885 on this cool blustery evening with a strong wind blowing the whole game from the north. Attendance was twice as good as last week meaning there might have actually been 1000 people here. It’s probably just a blip because it was archrival Montreal in town for this game and attendance will continue to slide. The Lynx game program insert mentions the Lynx last week extended their winless streak to 19 games stretching back to last season. Gee, even I’d forgotten it had grown that long!

Lynx caught a break when the Impact had to put untried Andrew Weber in net because national team goalie Greg Sutton had broken a finger in practise. It looked like it was the index finger on his left hand so it would make the hand gesture “We’re Number One” easy to do.

Weber was listed as from Phoenix Arizona and was on the roster of DC United of the MLS. He was tested early even though the Lynx were running into the wind in the first half as the Impact defence was surprisingly shaky early in the game.

The Lynx couldn’t score yet again. They had some good chances early out shooting the Impact 7 to 2 in the first half. At 2 minutes, Joe Mattacchione sent in a 40yard freekick from the right that had Lynx Rick Titus knock the ball down but a defender partially clear and Jamie Dodds took a 22 yard blast from the left that deflected off a defender wide left of a cornerkick. On the Lynx cornerkick, Damien Pottinger headed a 12 yarder that landed on the top of the net. Pottinger then popped up a 10 yard header on a cross from the right that Weber caught just off the goal line. David DiPlacido had a 22 yarder up the middle that the goalie smothered at 6 minutes. At 15 minutes, Dodds who was playing a central midfielder tonight got to a through pass and he rolled a 10 yard shot from the right wide left. At 26 minutes a defender tripped on the ball and Dodds gets a low 18 yard shot that’s just wide right of post.

Impact got a great chance at 37 minutes when Mauricio Salles bent in a 22 yard freekick that a leaping Goddard palmed over the net. At 45 minutes, Lynx Pottinger pushes a through ball to a charging Kevin Jeffrey on the left and he bends a 12 yard blast just wide left.

Just after the break, the Lynx got their best chance when Jamie Dodds got to a wind aided bounced between two defenders and he turned as he was falling in the Impact box and his 5 yard shot is stopped point blank by Weber. Dodds also stole the ball off Ze Roberto at 59 minutes and run in for a 20 yard shot that was well over the net.

Richard Goddard aided his team’s cause a few times by charging out of his box to kick away through balls before an Impact could get to them. He also made two big plays at 56 and 57 minutes when he first leapt to swat out a ball popped up when crossed from the right side and he had a big save diving forward to catch Adam Braz’s low cross from the right. In the first half kicking into the wind, Goddard could kick beyond the center line which was further than Weber but in the second half his kicks could bounce right through to Weber on a bounce as his boomers could reach the edge of the Impact’s box. At 69 minutes, Antonio Ribeiro’s 25 yard freekick from the right has Daniel Antoniuk get to a knocked down ball and his 6 yard shot hits the bar and Mauro Biello gets rebound and his 10 yard shot has Goddard save point blank on the left side of his goal.

The Impact goal was a result of referee Kevin Duliba calling a freekick when Lynx defender Rick Titus made a bicycle kick clearance when he was racing two Impact players down the middle in his own end. Antonio Ribeiro sent in the freekick and Roberto headed it in.

Late Lynx sub Matthew Palleschi got a 20 yard shot at 87 minute saved by the diving goalie on the right post after only being on the field one minute.

The Lynx have still only scored one goal in their eight league games this season.

The Lynx now go on the road for three games against Miami, Puerto Rico and Virginia Beach before returning home for a game on Wednesday July 5th against Vancouver Whitecaps with a 12:00pm start for Youth Day.

Rocket Robin


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I made the trip up the QEW (via Guelph) to catch the game. The Lynx did play very well in the first half, and perhaps deserved a better fate. The very impressive Damien Pottinger hit the bar early, won numerous balls in the air, and chased the Impact defenders until he was substituted. Kevin Jeffrey was OK, but not as good as Pottinger. The Lynx substituted both forwards after 70 minutes or so. I don't think Neto or Shepherd touched the ball after they came on. I thought Andres Arango was a tower of strength at the back for the Lynx. He really looks ready for the next challenge in his career.

Braz looked good for the Impact. Confident on the ball and made many Stalteri-like runs up the wing, creating space for his teammates. Ribeiro was much "tougher" than I thought he was.

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TORONTO, June 11, 2006 – The Montreal Impact (4-1-2) registered a 1-0 win against the Toronto Lynx (0-7-1), Sunday, at Centennial Park Stadium.

Impact midfielder Zé Roberto scored the lone goal of the game at the 81st minute, by redirecting a free kick from Antonio Ribeiro with the head. It was a first goal this season for Roberto.

Impact goalkeeper Andrew Weber, who earned his first start with Montreal, registered the shutout, after facing 11 shots. Goalkeeper Greg Sutton was out of the line-up following a fractured index finger he suffered during training, on Saturday. His situation will be evaluated upon his return to Montreal, Monday.

The Impact has not lost against the Lynx in its last eight games (6-0-2).

The Impact will play its next game Wednesday, June 14, in Montreal against the Atlanta Silverbacks (7:00 pm, CJAD 800, Sport Plus XM-172).


81st minute – On a free kick by Impact midfielder Antonio Ribeiro, Zé Roberto headed the ball past Lynx goalkeeper Richard Goddard, in the top right corner of the net.


4th minute – Following a corner kick taken by Toronto midfielder Jamie Dodds, defender Rick Titus, near the far post, redirected the ball with a header that hit the top of the crossbar.

26th minute – Following a turnover in Impact territory, midfielder Jamie Dodds recuperated the ball and took a low shot from 20 yards out that rolled just wide left of the Impact net and goalkeeper Andrew Weber.

38th minute – On a free kick just outside the box, Impact forward Mauricio Salles took a high shot that was tipped over the net by Lynx goalkeeper Richard Goddard.

71st minute – On a free kick just outside the box, the Impact has two back-to-back chances to score. Forward Daniel Antoniuk, who came into the game at the 67th minute, hit the crossbar. Team captain Mauro Biello jumped on the rebound but his low shot was smothered by Goddard, who dove to his left.



« I’m happy for the team. The game was congested in the midfield on their small field, but the more the game progressed, the more we were finding spaces, especially on the wings. We really wanted to win this game. »


« I’m happy with the result. I was nervous before the game but it went away after the first save. I had heard that Toronto-Montreal games were not easy, so I’m pleased everything went well. The Lynx played well in the second half, but fortunately we didn’t allow any goals. »


Team – Player – Position – Injury - Status

MTL – Greg Sutton (G) – finger - return date TBD

MTL - Kirk Wilson (M) – ankle - could miss Sunday’s game

MTL - Leonardo Di Lorenzo (M) – foot - return date TBD

MTL - Gerry Argento (G) – concussion - return date TBD


Date – Teams – Stadium – Time

Wed. June 14 - Atlanta @ Impact - Claude-Robillard Sports Complex - 7:00 pm

Sun. June 18 - Portland @ Impact - Claude-Robillard Sports Complex - 4:00 pm


The goals

MTL: Zé Roberto (Antonio Ribeiro) 81

Impact line-up

Andrew Weber, Gabriel Gervais, Nevio Pizzolitto, Adam Braz, Mauricio Vincello, Zé Roberto, Lars Lyssand, Mauro Biello (Patrick Leduc 86), Antonio Ribeiro, Mauricio Salles (Daniel Antoniuk 67), Joel Bailey (Masahiro Fukasawa 77)

Puerto Rico line-up

Richard Goddard, Rick Tittus, Andres Arango (Matthew Palleschi 87), Chris Williams, Marco Bedenovich, Robbie Aristademo, Joe Mattacchione (Darren Baxter 75), Jamie Dodds, David Diplacido, Kevin Jeffrey (Osni Neto 69), Damien Pottinger (Jeremy Shepherd 78)

Statistics: Impact-Toronto

Shots: 9-11

Saves: 5-4

Fouls: 10-15

Offsides: 7-2

Corners: 4-3


TOR: Joe Mattacchinone 37

MTL: Mauricio Vincello 49

TOR: Andres Arango 55

MTL: Antonio Ribeiro 90


Kevin Duliba, Zoran Kristo, Isaac Raymond, Joe Fletcher

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