Result of the Wednesday July 14, 2010 PDL game between Toronto Lynx and Cleveland Internationals played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 11:00am.

Toronto Lynx (yellow socks and shirts, black shorts and numbers)

....................1 Matthew Silva
2 Jordan Taylor...4 Matt Smith...5 Lukis Risto...13 Mik McNamara (cpt)
14 Greg Lewandowski...10 Lee Smyth...8 Chris Broadfoot...6 Branko Favrik
............18 Jonathan Costa...16 Jean Tshimpaka

Subs:...25 Greg Brooks (gk)...7 Mckenzie Roston Wilde...20 Chris Simm...22 Danny Nguyen...24 Andrew Derayen...23 Jelani Smith ...3 Terence Smith
team officials:...head coach Duncan Wilde

Cleveland Internationals (all blue, white numbers)

...................62 Brad Stuver
........14 Rhys Canella...6 Cameron Boyd...17 Aaron Adkias
7 Martin Nesic...10 Admer Suljevic...9 Michael O'Neil...2 Mike Matlock
............8 Steven Kane...11 Ryan Minick (cpt)

Subs:...none (in fact the team only brought ten players) team officials:...not listed

Game officials:...referee Richard Oliveira...referee's assistants Armando Pereira and Yakov Keimakh...fourth official none... (all black uniforms, neon yellow trim)

1st starts 11:05am...Lynx defend south end.
45 sec...CI Nesic 35 yard shot from right bends to goalie.
3 min...Lynx Tshimpaka blast from 18 yards along left end line is caught by goalie.
4 min...Lynx goalie beats CI Kane to through ball to smother on edge of box.
4 min...Lynx Broadfoot pass in box is cleared. Lynx Tshimpaka cross from left from 12 yards is through players in box out right side. Lynx Lewandowski cross from right 20 yards drifts behind net.
6 min...Lynx McNamara rush on left rolls pass to Lynx Costa nearer center and he kicks 10 yard shot into left webbing of net.
6 min...Lynx Tshimpaka 35 yard cross from left sideline is caught by goalie at 4 yards.
7 min...Lynx Broadfoot gets pass from right and shoots wide right from sharp angle from 8 yards.
7 min...CI Kane in alone on break chips goalie at 12 yards from 18 yards and ball hits right post and defenders get back to cover.
10 min...Lynx Mik McNamara GOAL...McNamara follows up partial clearance with 25 yard blast up middle into top right corner of net.
11 min...Lynx Branko Gavrik GOAL...Gavrik gets ball up middle on 2 on 1 break and he shoots from 12 yards into left side of net.
13 min...Lynx Tshimpaka taps back pass when he overruns ball and Lynx Broadfoot takes 22 yard shot up middle low and wide right of net.
14 min...Lynx YELLOW card...Lukis Risto for tripping up CI Steven Kane who'd been fed pass by CI Ryan Minick up middle. Referee Richard Oliveira also awards a Penalty kick as Kane had already ran into Lynx box.
15 min...CI Admer Suljevic GOAL...Suljevic's low Penalty kick blasted to low right side of net beyond diving goalie Matthew Silva.
20 min...Lynx Lewandowski rush on right has 12 yard shot is tipped wide of post.
20 min...Lynx Chris Broadfoot GOAL...Lynx Lee Smyth cornerkick from right has Broadfoot running to right flick header 3 yards from right post to top left corner of net.
22 min...CI O'Neil 40 yard freekick from left bounces through crowd to goalie.
23 min...Lynx Tshimpaka blasts 18 yard shot from right is into right webbing of net.
25 min...Lynx McNamara cornerkick from left is worked out and cross is cleared from box. Lynx Gavrik blasts low 30 yarder is low and wide left.
26 min...Another Lynx cornerkick is worked out from the left but cleared.
28 min...CI Suljevic cornerkick from left is cleared on right.
29 min...Lynx Jonathan Costa GOAL...Lynx on 5 on 2 break takes shot himself with 18 yard shot to right side of net.
32 min...Lynx Broadfoot blasts 30 yarder down middle just wide left of post.
33 min...Lynx Smyth high cross from 30 yards on left sideline has goalie catch well wide left of net.
34 min...Lynx Lewandowski follow up blast from 22 yards down the middle has the ball shot off the bar.
36 min...Lynx Broadfoot blasts loose ball in box from 12 yards well over net on spin kick.
37 min...Lynx Lewandowski 22 yard shot from right is well wide right.
40 min...Lynx goalie smothers through ball ahead of CI Carella.
44 min...Lynx McNamara cornerkick from left is caught by goalie in crowd of players.
45 min...Lynx Tshimpaka 35 yard roller up middle is saved by goalie.
46 min...half ends 11:51pm.

2nd Half:...starts 12:04pm.
Halftime sub:...Lynx Brooks replaces Silva (the goalies).
46 min...CI Canella cornerkick from left is cleared from box.
47 min...CI Adkias rolls 22 yard shot from right to goalie.
48 min...Lynx Tshimpaka 20 yard low shot from left is smothered by goalie.
48 min...Lynx Matt Smith gets foot in to give up cornerkick breaking up short pass in box.
49 min...CI Suljevic cornerkick from right is caught by goalie unchallenged.
50 min...CI Minick 22 yard roller to goalie from just outside box.
50 min...Lynx Chris Broadfoot GOAL...Lynx Jean Tshimpaka at 15 yards rolls ball left to Broadfoot to shoot 15 yarder into right side of net beyond flying goalie Brad Stuver.
52 min...Lynx sub...Wilde replaces McNamara.
.........Lynx sub...Derayen replaces Smyth.
55 min...Lynx Wilde leaps to stop cross and knocks 15 yard ball that bounces to goalie.
56 min...CI Suljevic rush down middle and 10 yard shot has goalie palm ball over net.
57 min...Lynx sub...Simm replaces Lewandowski.
57 min...Lynx Costa rolls cross from 20 yards on left that goalie smothers.
59 min...CI Suljevic cornerick from left is high and CI Adkias can't keep it in box with header.
61 min...Lynx sub...Jelani Smith replaces Broadfoot.
........Lynx sub...Nguyen replaces Gavrik.
62 min...Lynx goalie leaps to catch ball over CI Canella.
63 min...CI Canella 25 yard shot on left deflects for cornerkick on left.
63 min...CI Suljevic cornerkick from left and recross from right is cleared.
64 min...Lynx Wilde 18 yard blast has goalie fly to push ball wide left but ball kept in play.
65 min...Lynx Tshimpaka 20 yard blasts roller from left wide right.
66 min...CI Suljevic cornerkick from right has CI O'Neil nod 12 yard header that bounces to charging goalie.
68 min...Lynx Tshimpaka cornerkick from left is out to left sideline and cross is cleared.
68 min...Lynx Wilde when receives cross and chips 15 yard shot that's caught by goalie.
69 min...Lynx Tshimpaka rolls pass from right of box and Llynx Derayen stops ball and kicks 12 yarder just wide left of post.
70 min...Lynx Wilde 40 yard cross from right is caught by goalie.
71 min...CI O'Neil 35 yard shot is cut over crowd of players and over net.
73 min...CI Aaron Adkias GOAL...Adkias intercepts bad backpass and dekes to left around charging goalie Greg Brooks at 35 yards and recovers ball at 10 yards and kicks ball into open net.
74 min...Lynx Tshimpaka 22 yard low and smothered by goalie.
76 min...Lynx Costa on same cornerkick play has shot blocked and kicks 20 yarder well over net up middle.
78 min...CI Canella steals ball off Lynx Smith and 10 yard shot from left trickle to goalie.
79 min...Lynx Costa rolls 15 yard cross ffrom left along end line that goalie dives forward to stop.
81 min...CI Suljevic 30 yard freekick from right has goalie block and pick up bobble on left side of net.
83 min...Lynx Wilde 12 yard shot from right has goalie bat away.
84 min...Lynx Tshimpaka and Lynx Wilde have successive blasts from 10 yards blocked by goalie.
85 min...CI Kane kicks ball back to concede cornerkick rather than allow Lynx Tshimpaka to control breakaway at 12 yards.
86 min...Lynx Jean Tshimpaka GOAL...Lynx Danny Nguyen pass touch off from 10 yards has Tshimpaka blast 8 yarder into middle of net.
87 min...CI Kane cross from right has goalie catch on left side of goal in front of CI player on post.
88 min...Lynx Simm 12 yard near right end line cross in front of three Lynx players at 3 yards who can't get to ball.
89 min...Lynx Wilde cross from 20 yards on left has Lynx Tshimpaka head ball over net on leap at 5 yards.
90 min...CI Suljevic stops, turns away from defender from 12 yards and shot has goalie palm over net.
91 min...CI Suljevic 24 yard freekick blast into five player wall and CI O'Neil skies 30 yard rebound high and wide right of net.
91:50 ends 12:51pm.

Final Score:..........Toronto Lynx..............6................Cleveland Internationals...........2..............

Attendance was about 800 people for this mid-day game. The crowd was almost exclusively children from summer day camps and sports camps around the region.

The Lynx only had only scored five goals in eleven games before today's game. Without getting too excited about the Lynx more than doubling their goal total in one game, the Internationals had only brought ten players for this game. In the sweltering heat their team fizzled as the game wore on although after saying that I noticed that the visitors got a few breakaways only called back because of offsides. More accurate shooting from the Lynx and this could have been up to double digits. Best non goal chance was when Lynx Greg Lewandowski sent in a follow up from a partial clearance with a blast from 22 yards down the middle that had his shot hit the bar.

Internationals record coming into today's game was 2-8-2 which was slightly worse than the Lynx 3-8-0 mark.

The Lynx started fast with a shooting gallery before their goal outburst at the 10 minute mark. Internationals had one good chance at 7 minutes when Steven Kane was in alone on a break and he chipped the goalie standing at 12 yards but the ball hit the right post and the defence got back to cover the danger.

The Lynx with a full bench to draw on made key subs to always keep fresh legs on the field. Captain Mik McNamara was subbed at 52 minutes and gave his armband to Jean Tshimpaka to finish the game. Like last Sunday's game the Lynx subbed goaltender Greg Brooks to replace Matthew Silva at halftime. That game was a surprise as they were holding onto a shutout and a slim lead against the dominating Dayton Dutch Lions whereas today's game was out of hand.

Lynx did luck-in with the referee's decision on the Penalty kick call. Lukis Risto could have been given a Red card for being the last man back and tripping up Steven Kane on a breakaway. That was the only card given out in the game.

After the game I asked an International official why they'd only brought ten players. They have injury problems and could only find that many players. At least, he answered, the team didn't have to take an overnight bus for this early game and got to stay at a hotel last night. (Looking on the USL website later in the day, I saw the lineups of the July 3rd game between the two teams in Cleveland and the Internationals only had three subs on their bench listed for that game.

The Lynx next game is against Cincinnati Kings at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga this Sunday at 4:00pm. The Lynx have now won three in a row.

Rocket Robin

Lynx starters (captain Mik McNamara was still on the sidelines)

Internationals starters (only ten men)

Internationals (10)Admer Suljevic and (8) Steven Kane kickoff the game.

Internationals Admer Suljevic scores on this Penalty kick.

Lynx Jean Tshimpaka on a rush.

Lynx McKenzie Roston Wilde crosses ball over from near sideline.

Lynx players (23) Jelani Smith, (22) Danny Nguyen, (20) Chris Simm (all second half subs) came into game to impress.

Internationals Admer Suljevic takes a freekick.

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