Sun January 22, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto’s Chapman Notches Winner on Canada Debut (from uslsoccer.com)
Toronto’s Chapman Notches Winner on Canada Debut By USLSoccer.com Staff, 01/22/17, 4:32PM EST Ottawa’s Irving, WFC2’s Melvin both make first appearances in win against Bermuda Toronto FC’s Jay Chapman marked his full international debut with the game-winning goal as Canada took a 4-2 victory against Bermuda on Sunday afternoon in an international exhibition at the Bermuda National Sports Centre. Chapman – who made his professional debut in the USL for Toronto FC II in the club’s inaugural game in the 2015 season – was one of five players to make their full international debut, with Ottawa Fury FC goalkeeper Callum Irving, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 goalkeeper Sean Melvin and former USL loanees Ben Fisk and Ben McKendry also making their first appearances for their country. Bermuda’s lineup included Dante Leverock, who played for the Harrisburg City Islanders over the past two seasons, and the hosts took the lead in the 11th minute through Jalen Harvey. Canada hit back with two goals in three minutes by Toronto FC duo Jonathan Osorio and Tosaint Ricketts, and carried the lead to the halftime break. WFC2’s Melvin came on to replace Fury FC’s Irving at halftime, but suffered a major misfortune of first conceding an own goal that made it 2-2, and then an injury that forced from the game, and saw defender Adam Straith have to take over in goal. Canada regained the lead through Chapman – who had two goals and one assist in nine games for TFC II in 2015 – off a corner by Kyle Bekker with 14 minutes to go, however, and with five minutes to go Anthony Jackson-Hamel – who scored nine goals for FC Montreal last season in the USL – rounded out the victory with his first goal for his country.
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