Result and details of the USL PDL game between TFC Academy and K-W United played Tuesday May 17, 2016 at The KIA Training Centre in Downsview at 4:00pm.
Toronto FC Academy (all red, white numbers)
.............1 Phil DiBennardo
7 Steve Furlano (cpt)...4 Nikola Stakic...8 Nicholas Osorio...6 Thomas Mickoski
3 Leonard Sohn...11 Richie Ennin...17 Andrew Dias...15 Cyrus Rollocks
............24 Reshon Phillip...25 Mike Marcantognini
Subs:...12 Darrne MacLeod (gk)...13 Kevon Black (def)...18 Malik Smith (def)...21 Matt Srbely (mid)
...19 Glenn Muenkat (mid)...14 Dante Campbell (mid)...20 Ethan Beckford (fwd)
team officials:...team head coach Stuart Neely
K-W United FC (all black, white numbers)
..............2 Jared Brown
......22 Mathieu Laurent...4 Denver Spearman...15 Justin Springer...25 Jared Agyemang
11 Wesley Cain...20 Munir Saleh...10 Sergio Camargo (cpt)...6 Raphael Reynolds...17 Jahsua Mills
...............9 Austin Ricci
Subs:...21 Tre Crosby (mid)...18 Kamal Miller (def)
team officials:...team head coach Martin Painter
Game officials:...Fabrizio Stasola...referee's assistants John Vlahos and Filip Dujic
...fourth official Armando Pereira...(teal shirts, black shorts and socks)
1st Half:...game starts 4:04pm...TFCA defenders north end on this mild mostly cloudy late afternoon.
1 min...KWU player rolls pass forward from 20 yards on left. KWU Ricci rolls 12 yard shot into outside side netting.
2 min...KWU Ricci cornerkick from right has ball fall into box and defender clears.
4 min...TFCA Marcantognini bounces 20 yard shot from left to goalie.
6 min...TFCA Sohn cornerkick from left has TFCA Rollocks have two shots blocked by defenders in box.
11 min...KWU Jahsua Mills GOAL...KWU Sergio Camargo makes short run down middle and taps pass to Mills who shoots low 8 yarder into center of net past goalie Phil DiBennardo.
13 min...TFCA Sohn cornerkick from right has KWU Laurent at 10 yards head back to goalie.
14 min...TFCA goalie charges out to clear ball at 30 yards ahead of KWU Ricci.
16 min...KWU Austin Ricci GOAL...Ricci intercepts a pass in the middle at 20 yards and rolls 15 yarder past sprawling goalie into right side of net.
19 min...TFCA Sohn cornerkick from right has charging TFCA Rollocks just step behind header at 5 yards on right post and ball bounces out left for goalkick.
20 min...TFCA Rollocks wins cornerkick on 20 yard shot deflection off KWU Springer on left.
21 min...TFCA Ennin cornerkick from left has defender clear and whistle blown in box.
21 min...TFCA YELLOW card...Stakic earns it for complaining about last call.
22 min...TFCA Rollocks gets through ball bouncing pass up middle and chips goalie and bar from 25 yards.
25 min...KWU Sergio Camargo GOAL...KWU Wesley Cain at 50 yards on right chips pass forward to Camargo at 30 yards on right and he shoots low 20 yard shot to low right side of net.
28 min...TFCA Furlano long through ball from 60 yards finds TFCA Ennin at 25 yards but defender poke balls away.
30 min...TFCA Sohn 28 yard shot through crowd of players up middle is wide right.
31 min...TFCA Marcantognini run from 40 yards but sliding KWU Springer blocks his shot at 20 yards.
32 min...TFCA Furlano cross from 18 yards on far right drops for goalie to catch.
33 min...KWU Ricci short cornerkick from left to KWU 10 who runs to edge of box and short cross has defender clear for throw-in.
34 min...KWU YELLOW card...Saleh earns it for tackle on TFCA Ennin at center line.
35 min...TFCA Phillip run to left end line. He crosses short to TFCA Marcantognini who from 10 yards on left kicks shot wide right.
38 min...KWU Austin Ricci GOAL...Ricci puts foot up to get ball past TFCA Thomas Mickoski at center line and races in on breakaway. He runs up middle to 15 yards where goalie slides to block but Ricci rolls 12 yarder into middle of net.
41 min...TFCA Mickoski 50 yard cross from left has goalie charge to catch.
42 min...KWU Austin Ricci GOAL...KWU Jahsua Mills rolls pass from 50 yards and Ricci bursts in alone and rolls 20 yarder into center of net.
45 min...TFCA YELLOW card...Osorio earns it for pulling on KWU Camargo on a rush at TFCA 45 yard line.
46 min...half ends 4:50pm.
2nd Half:...starts 5:06pm.
halftime subs:...TFCA Srbely replaces Phillip.
.................TFCA Black replaces Dias.
46 min...KWU Cain short cross from right has defender clear.
47 min...KWU Ricci rolls cross at 7 yards on far right has TFCA Stakic slide at 5 yards on left to give up cornerkick on right.
47 min...KWU Springer cornerkick from right is over players in box.
**49 min...KWU Jahsua Mills GOAL...KWU Sergio Camargo rush down right and taps pass over to Mills at 25 yards and he rolls 15 yarder past sliding goalie into right side of net.
51 min...KWU sub...Crosby replaces Cain.
52 min...KWU Ricci taps ball forward from 25 yards but KWU Crosby pushes ball over endline.
53 min...KWU Crosby cornerkick from right is cleared by header starting quick breakout.
54 min...KWU sub...Miller replaces Laurent.
54 min...KWU Camargo rolls 12 yarder across box but TFCA Furlano makes clearance at 4 yards.
55 min...KWU Camargo recovers loose ball and chips 25 yarder over bar.
56 min...TFCA Rollocks long run up left but KWU Spearman slides to check him conceding cornerkick on left.
57 min...TFCA Nicholas Osorio is pushed over jumping for header in KWU box. Referee Fabrizio Stasola signals for a Penalty kick.
58 min...TFCA Richie Ennin blasts Penalty kick high and wide left of net.
59 min...TFCA sub...Beckford replaces Ennin.
.........TFCA sub...Muenkat replaces Rollocks.
64 min...TFCA sub...Smith replaces Stakic.
68 min...TFCA Beckford charges to get to pass at 25 yards on 1 on 2 rush and blasts 25 yard shot that goalie saves at 8 yards.
69 min...TFCA sub...Campbell replaces Osorio.
69 min...TFCA Beckford on 1 on 2 rush rolls 15 yard shot up middle that goalie smothers.
70 min...TFCA Black 22 yard shot on left has flying goalie push ball wide left of post.
70 min...TFCA Sohn cornerkick from left has TFCA Muenkat twist header at 8 yards on left that goalie catches.
72 min...TFCA Marcantognini 30 yard shot up middle is over net.
74 min...KWU Camargo leg injury at TFCA 20 yard line well away from play and limps off field. KWU play short.
76 min...KWU YELLOW card...Mills earns it for tackle on right edge of KWU box.
77 min...TFCA Sohn 22 yard freekck from right has defender head ball away in crowd of players.
77 min...TFCA Beckford 25 yard high cross from left has KWU goalie catch on right post.
78 min...TFCA Marcantognini is injured at KWU 45 yard line.
80 min...KWU Camargo returns to game!
81 min...TFCA Srbely 25 yard freekick has goalie fumble on left post and defender partially clear. TFCA Muenkat whiffs and falls on loose ball shot at 18 yards.
85 min...KWU Jared Agyemang is tripped up by TFCA Malik Smith after long run into left side of box. Referee awards a Penalty kick.
86 min...KWU Raphael Reynolds GOAL...rolls Penalty kick to left corner of net as goalie dives right.
91 min...TFCA Marcantognini 20 yard freekick down middle rolled to goalie to smother on right post.
93 min...game ends 5:54pm.
Final Score:...Toronto FC Academy......0.....K-W United.......7....
[**in early reports I sent out I credited #11 KWU Wesley Cain with the goal but it was actually #17 Jahsua Mills with his second of the game.]
Attendance climbed to about 75 by halftime for this afternoon game. Kitchener supporters were about 20 which included about eight extra KWU players not cleared to play.
The weather was mild—so different than the League 1 Ontario game played here Sunday afternoon.
This was the opening game in the PDL's Great Lake Division. K-W United are the defending PDL champions. I was sure they had no chance of winning when I saw lots of players but a lineup of only twelve adding one just before kickoff to make thirteen. I asked a group of three guys standing around in the warm up jackets what was wrong and their answer was 'paperwork'. They had to be cleared and registered before they could play. I expected KWU to tire out but building a big lead was certainly a way to overcome this and in fact they were better for most of the game.
KWU dominated play from the starting whistle bursting through the defence time after time. Their defence was able to check TFCA players off the ball repeatedly especially where it mattered--inside the 25 yard line. They even played short after making their two subs in the second half when Sergio Camargo was injured although he returned about six minutes later and TFCA got about two shots in while he was gone.
KWU goalie Jared Brown earned the shutout. There soon wasn't a question of whether he'd win the game but only if he could blank TFCA. He had to make a few key saves between 68 and 73 minutes to earn it.
I'd expect there'd be a lot of pressure on KWU head coach Martin Painter to get the team to repeat as champions. He was the coach of FC London for many years but they crossed over to the longer-season League 1 Ontario for this season. He answered me after the game that it was a number of factors why he moved to KWU and not just that he also coaches University of Western women's soccer team and their seasons overlap. (Carmine Isacco is coach of both Vaughan Azzurri of League 1 Ontario and CIU champions York University). The KWU roster/bios don't show on the PDL website but Painter answered that he estimates that 75% of today's lineup were Canadian including their entire back four and hat trick scoring Austin Ricci.
TFCA has some history with KWU. Last year's coach was Chris Pozniak who this year is an assistant to the TFC II team in USL. He was watching the game from a distance today. Previous coach Stuart Neely is the present coach of the TFC Academy for both their PDL team and their League 1 Ontario squad. Returning the favour was the fact that midfielder/forward Sergio Camargo was one of the first TFCA players when they got the Academy started. (well I have old game reports with him on the 2010 team).
There were two players from the L1O squad from Sunday's game in today's game although they started from the bench--Dante Campbell and Ethan Beckford. Beckford had been Red carded in that game by today's referee Fabrizio Stasolla but this is a different league so he could play. The rest of the team I've come across from last year's TFCA L1O team and some TFC II players I've seen this year—mostly the ones pushed down the line a few weeks ago when MLS TFC dumped eight players down to TFC II to get some playing time.
Double goal scorer Jahsua Mills is one of the three brothers playing for Vaughan Azzurri in L1O.
TFCA go on a road two game road trip next week and have their next home game Friday June 3rd at 4:00pm against Cincinnati Dutch Lions.
Toronto FC Academy starters
K-W United starters
TFCA Reshone Phillip (24) and Mike Marcantognini (25) take opening kickoff.
KWU Raphael Reynolds (6) sends freekick upfield.
TFCA Cyrus Rollocks (15) leaps for header.
KWU Sergio Camargo (10) sends header forward.
TFCA goalie Phil Di Bennardo charges out to beat KWU Jared Agyemang (25) to ball.
KWU Austin Ricci (9) and Jared Agyemang (25) take second half kickoff.
K-W United Raphael Reynolds (6) scores on Penalty kick.
TFCA Mike Marcantognini (25) rolls freekick up middle for goalie to smother on right post.
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