June 22, 2011 CSL--TFCA keeper to get England start (from TorontoFC.ca)
TFC Keeper To Get England Start? Either Roberts or Bush should get the call at U-17 World Cup tonight. TorontoFC.ca June 22, 2011 Canada will be looking for its first point in the U-17 World Cup tonight – not just in the 2011 edition of this tournament, but in its history – when it takes on England at 6:55 p.m. ET (live stream on CBC.ca). An injury to starting goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau in the opening match ensures that a Toronto FC Academy keeper, either Quillan Roberts or Chad Bush, will get the start against the English. Crépeau was hurt with minutes remaining in the 3-0 loss to Uruguya, where the South Americans scored two late goals to stamp their authority on the score sheet, though Canada was lively in the match and held their own. Roberts finished the game in place of Crépeau. Toronto FC Academy director Stuart Neely has sympathy for Crépeau, but believes Canada, united and talented, can overcome. “Injuries are part of the game and losing a key player such as Crepeau would be a blow for most teams,” Neely told TorontoFC.ca. “But over the years Canada has been blessed with good keepers and budding stars such as Roberts and Bush. They are strong replacements and either one will help Canada.” “The team feels just as confident tonight.” Academy standout Michael Petrasso and his former club teammate Keven Aleman (now unattached after turning down an amateur contract), were praised by FIFA.com in the Uruguay defeat. A total of four Toronto players – Parker Seymour and Omari Morris being the other two – featured in the opening match of Group C, which is rounded out by Rwanda. U-17 head coach Sean Fleming told FIFA.com that Canada “will take what was good from (its) first game, of which there were many things.” “We were punished for not taking our chances (against Uruguay), but we could have gotten something from that game.” Canada will play Rwanda on June 25. Top two teams from the quarted, along with four best third place teams from the six groups will advance to the next round.
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