May 17, 2004. 01:00 AM
from Toronto Star

Portugal's Boavista coming to Toronto


Boavista of the Portuguese Premier League will play Toronto Supra of the Canadian Professional Soccer League in an international exhibition match at Etobicoke's Centennial Stadium May 30, the Star has learned.

That is good news for Toronto's Portuguese community. Boavista's two-game Ontario swing, organized by the Supra, will include a May 28 match in London, Ont., against the CPSL all-stars. The two matches are expected to be announced today in a press conference at Toronto's city hall. Boavista has won the Portuguese Cup five times, which is fourth-best in that nation behind Benfica, Sporting and Porto.

This past season, Boavista was eighth in the league standings behind champion Porto.

LYNX WIN: In A-League action yesterday at Centennial Stadium, the Toronto Lynx opened their home season with an exciting 2-1 win over the powerful Rochester Raging Rhinos before 2,187 fans.

A last-minute goal by Darren Baxter, on a pass from Ali Gerba, gave the rebuilding Lynx a 2-3 record.

Earlier, Gerba scored on a penalty kick as Rochester played the final 56 minutes of the game with 10 men following an ejection.

Billy Sedgewick scored for the Rhinos (2-1-1).

"We'll probably have to win all our home games to make the playoffs and we've got a tough schedule, but it's up to us,'' Lynx coach Duncan Wilde said.

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