Soccer Supra hope to remain unbeaten

Jun. 16, 2004

The Toronto Supra are hoping a couple of streaks continue tomorrow (Thursday) evening when the Etobicoke-based Canadian Professional Soccer League squad plays host to the North York Astros at Centennial Stadium. The Supra are undefeated following its first two regular season starts and is sporting a record of 1-0-1. As for the Astros, they lost both of their first two matches.

Supra general manager Victor Cameira said he's obviously hoping his side will still be undefeated following tomorrow's tilt. Game time is 8:30 p.m.

"At this level, anybody can beat anybody on any given night," he added. "We're going to be prepared though. And hopefully we'll come away with the three points."

CPSL squads earn three points for each victory.

Though it did not count in the regular season standings, the Supra have already registered a win against the Astros this season. The two squads participated in an eight-team Toronto tournament last month.

The Supra blanked North York 2-0 in their tournament matchup and kicked off its regular season with a 2-2 draw against the Vaughan Shooters on May 24.

The local side then notched its first win by defeating the host Toronto Croatia 3-1 in a game staged in Mississauga this past Friday.

"We dominated the game," Cameira said. "The outcome could have been much (more lopsided in our favour)."

Cameira added he was pleased with how his charges fared considering they had not played a CPSL game in a couple of weeks.

"We were a little sluggish for the first 15 to 20 minutes," he said. "Then we got it going."

The team was not supposed to have such a lengthy layoff between games but their June 5 matchup on the road against Hamilton was postponed because the home team's field required some maintenance.

The Supra squared off against Boavista, a pro team from Portugal, in an exhibition May 30. Boavista won that match 6-2.

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