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Result of the CSL game of Friday May 6, 2011 between TFC Academy and Montreal Impact Academy

played at Lamport Stadium in Toronto at 8:00pm.

4 min...MIA Serge Dinkota GOAL...MIA Kevin Luarca crosses above crowd of players from 15 yards

on left and Dinkota flies to head ball in from 5 yards from right to top left corner of net behind leaping

goalie Angelo Cavalluzzo.

40 min...TFCA Stefan Vukovic GOAL...TFCA Tristan Jackman(?) shot from 12 yards on left has goalie knock ball down and Vukovic blasts 10 yard rebound up the middle into the top of the net.

45 min (first half)...TFCA Stefan Vukovic GOAL...Vukovic beats goalie Maxine Crepeau to through

ball at 20 yards on right and shoots low shot to left side of open net.

75 min...TFCA Stefan Vukovic GOAL...Vukovic beats offside trap on right and kicks low 15 yard shot from right into left side of net over diving goalie.

Final Score:......TFC Academy........3........Montreal Impact Academy.......1......

Attendance was about 200 on this cool evening that got colder as the night wore on and even had some

rain fall in the second half. About half the fans were from the Toronto MLS team's Red Patch Boy supporters and the other half were quieter TFCA fans and players' parents and siblings.

The game didn't get started until 8:27pm because of a delay in traffic for the Montreal team bus. Supposedly it had arrived at an airport hotel in the afternoon but it was caught in traffic coming downtown to the stadium. You'd think that would make them start the game disorganized but they were the ones who scored first and controlled the first 15 minutes. TFCA overcame their nervousness from that point on and the game was fairly even until the MIA pressed in the second half and TFCA could get in fast breaks. Referee David Barrie had a well controlled game until he had to give out some second half cards to MIA players for tackles and grabbing players who'd ran past them.

Star of the game was TFCA forward Stefan Vukovic with all three of their goals. I have seen him this year already in the Toronto FC vs Columbus Crew Reserves game a few weeks ago where he played the whole 90 minutes and didn't look out of place. I watched him last year playing for Serbian White Eagles of the CSL as a substitute. TFCA Academy Director Stuart Neely confirmed for me after the game that Vukovic played for the White Eagles Reserves (CSL Second Division) last year and his father is coach of that team.

Head coach of TFCA is Danny Dichio but I noticed it was Neely who gave the players an on-field pre-game pep talk and stayed on the bench as Dichio paced the sidelines. Jason Bent and Jim Brennan were also team officials behind the bench.

Also a player to watch is Omari Morris with some great runs up the wing. He has the stature and

speed of the Toronto FC MLS squad player Joao Plata. Tyler Pasher took most of the corners and freekicks.

Lamport Stadium is still 'dull' in that the stadium lights aren't really bright enough in the dark. The unused (for CSL games) East stands are full of tipped over chairs still left from the Toronto Nationals field lacrosse team that fled to Hamilton in February. Red Patch Boys lit flares during the game mostly after TFCA goals which is a City of Toronto by-law 'no-no' but I didn't see any tossed onto the field so I couldn't see any harm done.

This game was taped for broadcast tomorrow night on Rogers Community Channel. It was supposed

to be carried live but earlier in the week there was a decision to carry the St Michael's Majors hockey

playoff game in that spot and have the scheduled Saturday night rebroadcast of the soccer game as the only time fans can watch it. The 8:00pm broadcast tomorrow may attract some watchers if the MLS Toronto FC game at 7:00pm is a stinker.

Montreal travels to Windsor (across the river from Detroit) to play first year team Windsor Stars tomorrow evening.

Next game for TFC Academy is Sunday at 8:00pm at Etobicoke's Centennial Stadium against first year CSL team Mississauga Eagles FC. They will be bounced between these two stadiums for their 'home' games this season. Their new Downsview Park facility next year can't come soon enough.

Rocket Robin


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Originally Posted by flamehawk

Great write up.

Do you have the line-up for the academy by any chance?

.............1 Angelo Cavalluzzo

2 Stephen Almeida...3 Nathan Kelsey...4 Jordan Murrell...5 Tyler Pasher

8 Michael Petrasso...10 Sergio Camargo...11 Tristan Jackman...6 Christopher Mannella

16 Omari Morris...9 Stefan Vukovic

63 min...7 Kevin Aleman replaced Camargo

76 min...15 Kaheem Christopher replaced Morris

84 min...18 Michael Bilak replaced Vukovic

87 min...21 Michael Wagenknecht replaced Mannella

92 min...20 Jay Chapman replaced Jackman

not used 12 Quillan Roberts (goalie)

14 Dakar Charles (defender)

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Result of the CSL game of Sunday May 8th, 2011 between York Region Shooters and Serbian White

Eagles played at St Joan of Arc Catholic High School in Maple.

39 min...SWE Nikola Milosevic GOAL...SWE Kiril Dimitrov cornerkick from left is low and charging

Milosevic on short left kicks 5 yarder into right side of net with goalie Camilo Benzi guarding right


Final Score:....York Region Shooters......0...........Serbian White Eagles............1.............

Attendance was about 125 on this mild evening although it get get colder after the sun went down.

This was the first game of the season for both teams. Both teams have to work on their timing as there were a lot of offsides called especially in the first half.

Listed as the head coach for White Eagles this year is Uros Stamatovic who was a midfielder for the team for as long as they have been in this league. SWE road kit is all red this year.

Nikola Milosevic was the star of the game with good defensive play (he is a defender) along with Milos Vucinic, Ricardo Munguia and Mirko Medic limiting the shots that Shooters were able to get away at all. Milos Djurkovic earned the shutout. Kiril Dimitrov took most of the set pieces and continuously worked the wing and sent in crosses.

Best scoring chances were at 10 minutes when YRS Mario Orestano blasted a 25 yard shot down the middle off the underside of the bar which a defender then conceded a cornerkick. Orestano drew a Yellow card for complaining to the linesman that the play should have been a goal because he thought it bounced downward over the goal line. At 15 minutes SWE Milos Scepanovic rushed to the center of the field at 20 yards then sent a short pass to SWE Kiril Dimitrov on the left who blasted a 15 yarder that the flying goalie palmed over the bar. At 84 minutes YRS Ajani Stapleton took a long throw-in

from the right that had the ball headed along the edge of the 18 yard box and YRS Orestano sent a low 22 yard shot through a crowd of players that the diving goalie pushed wide right of the post. In added on time SWE captain Alex Braletic ran to the right end line and sent a low cross from 5 yards that the goalie dived forward and caught ahead of Scepanovic who was waiting for a tap-in.

Referee was Sylviu Petrescu who controlled the game well but had to give out some cards mostly in

the second half with dangerous tackles. He was the referee of the MLS game on Friday in Portland between the Timbers and Philadelphia Union.

Striker Sasa Viciknez was listed as a sub for White Eagles but didn't get into the game. I asked about Shooters defender Rick Titus who was not listed on the game roster (but message board readers are always asking about him). YRS co-owner Cindy DeThomasis said he's not with the team right now, but that doesn't mean he may not be back but he's deeply involved with North Mississauga Soccer Club. I see their website lists him as Director of Competitive Programs.

There was a moment of silence for long time Shooters team official Ruben Toro who passed away

suddenly a few months ago.

Rocket Robin


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