March 31, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Match Preview: Toronto FC II at Tampa Bay Rowdies (from

USL Match Preview – #TBRvTOR
By Staff, 03/31/17, 9:03AM EDT 

Tampa Bay and Toronto look to build on opening victories

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Rowdies and Toronto FC II will both look to add to their 
opening victories of the season when they square off on Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium. 
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

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Broadcast: ThisTV Tampa Bay (TBR)

•Tampa Bay Rowdies news and notes

•Current record: 1-0-0, 3pts

•The Tampa Bay Rowdies kicked off their inaugural season in the USL with a 1-0 victory 
against Orlando City B last Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium.

•A club-record crowd at Al Lang Stadium of 7,710 was in attendance for the contest 
as Georgi Hristov scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot.

•Hristov’s goal was his 35th for the Rowdies, with the Bulgarian the club’s leading 
goal-scorer in its modern era.

•Saturday’s win against Orlando marked the debut for the club of former Germany 
international Marcel Schöäfer, one of five players who made their first start for 
the club in the contest.

Toronto FC II news and notes

•Current record: 1-0-0, 3pts

•Toronto FC II took a 1-0 victory against Phoenix Rising FC last Saturday night 
as it spoiled the opening of the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex in front of 6,890 fans.

•Ryan Telfer scored the only goal of the game in the eighth minute as the visitors 
got strong midfield performances by loanees Jay Chapman and Marky Delgado to earn 
the three points.

•Toronto begins a two-game swing through the state of Florida with Saturday’s game, 
which will see the side visit Orlando City B on Tuesday night at Orlando City Stadium.

•TFC II will host its home opener next Friday night when it welcomes 
the Rochester Rhinos to the Ontario Soccer Centre.

Series Notes
•This is the first meeting between the teams.


•Tampa Bay – GK: Matt Pickens, Akira Fitzgerald, Matias Reynares; 
D: Luke Boden, Neill Collins, Darnell King, Damion Lowe, Tam Mkandawire, 
Kyle Porter, Zac Portillos; 
M: Justin Chavez, Joe Cole, Leo Fernandes, Darwin Jones, Alex Morrell, 
Michael Nanchoff, Keith Savage, Marcel Schafer, Martin Vingaard; 
F: Deshorn Brown, Georgi Hristov

•Toronto – GK: Mark Pais, Angelo Cavalluzzo; 
D: Brandon Onkony, Lars Eckenrode, Brandon Aubrey, Oyvind Alseth, Anthony Osorio, 
Jordan McCrary, Jason Hernandez; 
M: Liam Fraser, Brian James, Sergio Camargo, Jay Chapman, Marky Delgado, 
Luca Uccello, Malik Johnson, Tsubah Endoh, Aidan Daniels; 
F: Raheem Edwards, Ben Spencer, Ryan Telfer, Ricardo John, Shaan Hundal

•Tampa Bay – None
•Toronto – Suspended: Mitchell Taintor

•AR1: Daniel Gutierrez
•AR2: Natalie Simon
•4TH: Janessa Gunn

Game hashtag:  •#TBRvTOR

Twitter social handles
•Tampa Bay Rowdies – @TampaBayRowdies
•Toronto FC II – @TorontoFCII

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