"That was the worst officiating I've ever seen," City G.M .Harry Gauss
by By Free Press staff

Monday, July 23, 2001
City loses to Toronto Croatia in Oz Optics match

By Free Press staff

What was supposed to be a Canadian Professional Soccer League showcase game in Windsor yesterday turned out to be an exhibition in officiating as London City lost its Oz Optics Cup match 6-2 to Toronto Croatia.

"That was the worst officiating I've ever seen," City general manager Harry Gauss said. "The fans were here to watch London City and Toronto Croatia, not him."

Referee Nick Rose from Kitchener became the target of Gauss's ire when he awarded Toronto Croatia three penalty kicks -- all converted -- and a missed an offside leading to another Croatia goal.

Peter Curic led Croatia with three goals -- two on penalty kicks -- while Nikola Aerijevic, Robert Fran and Sasa Komecar also tallied for Croatia.

Eris Tafij and Jurek Gebczynski replied for City.

City is back in action Friday night when it plays another Oz Optics Cup neutral-site game against Toronto Supra in Exeter at 8:30 p.m.

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