Result of the Sunday June 12th, 2011 CSL game between Brampton City United FC and TFC Academy played at Victoria Park in Brampton at 3:00pm.

Brampton City United (navy socks, shorts, and numbers, yellow shirts)

.........................13 Roy Blanche
4 Cameron Medwin...5 Giovanni Annisi...2 Alex Kawalit...3 Denny Velastegui
9 Blazej Skoczylas...10 Richard West...7 Andy Garcia (cpt)...6 Andrew Da Silva
.................15 Judah Hernandez...11 Jeremy Shepherd

Subs:...1 Jacob Matthews (gk)...8 Daniel Cameira (mid)...12 Oswald Adu (mid)...14 Nicholas Poku (def)...16 David Ferreira (def)
...17 Nikola Miodrag (fwd)...18 Tarik Robertson (mid)
team officials:...head coach Armando Costa...assistant coach Joan J Barreto and Pernell Mason...manager Michael DiMatteo

TFC Academy (all red, white numbers, black shoulders)

........................1 Angelo Cavalluzzo
23 Dimitrius Omphroy...3 Nathan Kelsey...47 Brandon John...4 Jordan Murrell (cpt)
............46 Dylan Carreiro...6 Chris Mannella...18 Michael Bilak
............21 Keith Makubuya...9 Stefan Vukovic...11 Tristan Jackman

Subs:...40 Andrew DeSouza (gk)...14 Dakar Charles (def)...15 Kaheem Christopher (fwd)...19 Matt Stinson (mid)...26 Jordan Haynes (mid)
...43 Michael Wagenknect (mid)
team officials:...head coach Danny Dichio...assistant coach Michael De Stefano...manager Stuart Neely...assistant manager Ryan Young...trainer/ physio Shawn Jeffers

Game officials:...referee Steve Senderovich...referee's assistants Archie Korbiel and Fabrizio Stasolla...fourth official Michael Dogar... (all black uniforms, neon yellow trim)

1st Half:...game starts 3:04pm...BCU defends east end on this warm and cloudy afternoon.
1 min...BCU goalie rushes out to clear through ball which lands for TFCA Bilak but he can't get away shot at 25 yards.
3 min...BCU West 30 yard shot from left is well wide right.
4 min...BCU Shepherd gets to through ball on right but chips 30 yarder is well over net.
6 min...TFCA Michael Bilak GOAL...Bilak got through ball pass from TFCA Dylan Carreiro from center at 25 yards and he deked goalie Roy Blanche and side footed low 8 yarder into middle of open net.
7 min...TFCA YELLOW card...Murrell earns it for tackle on BCU Hernandez injurying him at TFCA 12 yard sideline.
10 min...BCU YELLOW card...West earns it for knock into goalie jumping for header at 22 yards. The goalie knocked him over as the goalie headed the ball away.
11 min...BCU Kawalit sliding tackle concedes cornerkick knocking ball away on right from TFCA Skoczylas.
12 min...TFCA Murrell cornerkick from right is cleared for BCU fast break.
14 min...TFCA Vukovic rolls 15 yarder from right that goalie picks up.
15 min...BCU West pushes to BCU Shepherd for 22 yard blast that flying goalie pushes wide left of post.
16 min...BCU Garcia 25 yard shot through crowd is caught by goalie.
17 min...BCU Hernandez rush on right and rolls cross past players and BCU West blasts 18 yarder right at goalie in center of net for catch.
17 min...BCU Da Silva 30 yard shot up middle is wide right.
18 min...TFC goalie catches BCU Medwin chip from 40 yards in crowd of players in box.
19 min...BCU Shepherd low 22 yard shot from left is saved by diving goalie on left.
21 min...BCU Velastegui rescues ball at left cornerflag and cross has BCU West and BCU Hernandez have shots blocked in then out of box.
22 min...TFCA Stefan Vukovic GOAL...Vukovic kicked 3 yarder into open net after TFCA Dimitri Omphroy 12 yard shot near right had sliding goalie only partially stop.
23 min...BCU goalie is injured on own when he ran out of box to clear through ball that was behind flagged offside.
26 min...TFC Makubuya cross from left is through box and cleared.
28 min...BCU goalie heads ball out of box beating TFCA Makubuya. TFCA Bilak shoots 25 yarder wide left of net.
29 min...BCU West pops up cross from 10 yards on left that goalie charges to pick up in crowd of players.
32 min...BCU Da Silva 35 yard low shot through crowd bounces to goalie.
34 min...BCU sub...Ferreira replaces Skoczylas.
35 min...TFCA Medwin is injured with kick as he stretched for ball.
38 min...TFCA Jackman and BCU Kawalit hurt in collision at TFCA 45 yards.
39 min...BCU Velastegui rush up left past one defender blast 40 yard shot is wide right.
41 min...BCU Medwin 35 yard shot down middle is just over bar.
43 min...TFCA Jackman rush on right and low cross through box is just step in front of TFCA Makubuya for open net tap-in.
44 min...TFCA Murrell bends 30 yard cross from left wide right of net.
45 min...BCU Ferreira 25 yard cross from right is caught by goalie.
46 min...BCU West beats TFCA Omphroy on left to get 15 yard shot is saved by sprawling goalie.
47 min...TFCA Jackman on 2 on 1 gets checked off ball.
47 min...half ends 3:51pm.

Halftime entertainment...there was a kids game and the DJ played over the PA system a hip-hop/rap song written and performed by BCU forward Judah Hernandez titled 'Miami'.

2nd Half:...starts 4:09pm.
halftime sub:...BCU Adu replaces Hernandez.
45 min...BCU Medwin can't win call when pushed over at 30 yards on breakaway.
49 min...BCU West rolls pass on break to BCU Medwin who rolls 7 yarder that goalie pushes wide left.
49 min...BCU Garcia blasts 30 yard shot from left just wide right of net.
52 min...BCU Adu long cross from left sideline has ball teed up on right and BCU Garcia shot is stopped in box.
53 min...TFCA sub...Christopher(?) replaces Makubuya.
54 min...TFCA Jackman is leveled on tackle in front of TFCA bench.
54 min...BCU RED card...Andy Garcia earned a direct ejection from referee Steve Senderovich for throwing elbow at TFCA Stefan Vukovic.
........TFCA YELLOW card...Vukovic earns it for a reckless push before the elbow was thrown.
56 min...TFCA Omphroy 40 yard freekick has goalie catch in crowd of players.
60 min...TFCA RED card...Nathan Kelsey earned a direct ejection for punching BCU defender Alex Kawalit in the BCU box as they waited for TFCA Jordan Murrell to take a 40 yard freekick.
61 min...TFCA Murrell 40 yard rekick has goalie catch.
63 min...TFCA Carreiro cornerkick from right is whistled down in box.
64 min...TFCA sub...Stinson replaces Carreiro.
65 min...BCU YELLOW card...Annisi earns it for mouthing off about offside call 40 yards down field.
66 min...BCU Da Silva 40 yard shot down middle is high and wide right.
67 min...BCU Kawalit gets back to scissor slide away 2 on 1 break away at 22 yards.
70 min...TFCA Bilak has 20 yard shot is blocked down middle and play is whistled down.
70 min...TFCA Vukovic is well offside but stops dead and TFCA Stinson rushes in to blast 30 yard shot up middle that goalie stops.
71 min...TFCA Mannella is injured at TFCA 40 yards gives BCU players a chance to recomplain about offside earlier.
72 min...TFCA Bilak can't get freekick call when pushed over softly at 22 yards up middle.
73 min...TFCA goalie rushes up to pick up ball off BCU West tap to BCU Medwin on edge of box.
75 min...BCU Richard West GOAL...West deked goalie Angelo Cavalluzzo on left at 8 yards and shot into open net from 5 yards on sharp angle.
76 min...BCU sub...Cameira replaces Shepherd.
76 min...BCU Andrew Da Silva GOAL...Da Silva took a 35 yard blast from the left that dipped under the bar with goalie caught off his line.
77 min...BCU Medwin cornerkick from right is low to BCU Cameira who shoots high wide right of net on shanked shot.
79 min...BCU West on left has goalie make point blank shot.
80 min...BCU Medwin cornerkick from right is over players on left. BCU Velastegui cross from left has BCU player miss on 5 yard bicycle kick but TFCA defender heads behind for cornerkick on left.
82 min...BCU Oswald Adu GOAL...BCU Richard West on right rolled cross from right that Adu blasted low 12 yarder that goalie got foot to but momentum knocked him over and spun ball into right corner of net.
86 min...TFCA Omphroy does tap ball out of bounds when BCU Kawalit is injured in BCU box.
87 min...BCU sub...Robertson replaces Kawalit who had been helped off the opposite side of the field.
88 min...TFCA Murrell cornerkick from left is over players in box and TFCA Omphroy has BCU West block shot at 22 yards.
90 min...TFCA Omphroy is injured in scissor tackle from behind by BCU Adu at TFCA 40 yards.
........BCU YELLOW card...Adu earns it for his part in last play.
94 min...BCU sub...Miodrag replaces Adu.
95 min...BCU Medwin 40 yard freekick is over player wall but cleared on edge of box.
95 min...TFCA Mannella is injured at TFC 45 yard line.
95 min...game ends 4:59pm.

Final Score:.........Brampton City United FC..........3.........TFC Academy.........2.............

Attendance was actually announced at the game as 250 people. I wouldn't say it was that far off. Most were fans of Brampton except for parents of TFCA players. The BCU fans needed encouragement from the DJ to cheer on their team but genuine 'wows' broke out for each of their goals...and that included me as I'd written this game off at 54 minutes with the BCU Red card. This was the most exciting game I've seen this year in any of the leagues I follow.

The game wasn't as much a surprise as it seems in the write up. The two TFCA goals were scored on counterattacks against the run of play. A tribute to the BCU team for not getting too frustrated but players encouraged each other to keep up the effort.

Other chances for both teams included: At 15 minutes when BCU Richard West pushed the ball forward for BCU Jeremy Shepherd for a 22 yard blast that the flying goalie pushed wide left of the post. At 43 minutes TFCA Tristan Jackman rushed on the right and sent in a low cross through the box just a step in front of TFCA Keith Makubuya for an open net tap-in. In first half injury time West beat TFCA Dimitri Omphroy on the left to get a 15 yard shot that was saved by the sprawling goalie. At 49 minutes West rolled a pass on break to BCU Cameron Medwin who rolled a 7 yard shot that the goalie pushed wide left of the post. At 67 minutes BCU Alex Kawalit got back to scissor slide and break up a 2 on 1 breakaway at 22 yards. At 80 minutes BCU Medwin's cornerkick from right was over players on the left but BCU Denny Velastegui crossed from left had another BCU player miss on a 5 yard bicycle kick and a defender headed behind own line. Interesting play was at 70 minutes TFCA Stefan Vukovic was at least 10 yards offside but stopped dead and TFCA Matt Stinson rushed into the play to blast a low 30 yard shot up the middle that the goalie stopped. No flag on this play as it's part of the new offside rules from FIFA in the last decade. Both teams were called on plenty of offsides and both teams beat a few offside traps.

MLS Toronto FC players playing in this game were Academy grads forward Keith Makubuya, and midfield sub Matt Stinson. Also a starter was 2011 MLS draft pick Dimitri Omphroy who never worked his way through the Academy system. I was most impressed by three of their defenders—captain Jordan Murrell (who took most of the dead ball plays), Nathan Kelsey and Brandon John.

BCU forward Judah Hernandez only played the first half before being replaced by Oswald Adu. The DJ had announced Hernadez's 'new' single “Miami” and played it at halftime. I'd never heard it before (it's not the same as the Will Smith song but it is hip-hop/RnB).

The BCU record climbs to 2 wins, 3 losses and TFCA falls to 2 wins, 4 losses.

I have to give thanks to TFCA players and officials for filling in the assists and referee Steve Senderovich for sorting out the reasons for the Red cards (I thought they were only for mouthing off). There were a lot of Yellow cards given out too. I should have moved back a few rows for a better perspective. This game was filmed by Rogers Community Channel for television broadcast at 7:00pm that night but that is only for the Brampton area. (Anyone want to trade a DVD of that game for any Toronto area broadcast?--e mail me please).

Rocket Robin

BCU starters

TFCA starters

BCU kickoff

BCU Judah Hernandez on rush.

BCU goalie Roy Blanche has been injured.

BCU clearance crunch.

TFCA Jordan Murrell freekick.

BCU players celebrate goal.

TFCA Matt Stinson on rush.

TFCA Stefan Vukovic tries to turn.

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