May 11, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs Bethlehem Steel FC game preview (from

Match Preview: Toronto FC vs. Bethlehem Steel FC
May 11, 2017
12:49PM EDT
Adam Krueger

Who: Toronto FC II (1-3-3) vs. Bethlehem Steel FC (2-4-0)
When: Saturday, May 13, 6:00 PM
Where: BMO Field

After over a month away the Young Reds are finally returning home, sort of. If you had not 
heard already, this Saturday’s match against Bethlehem Steel FC will be played at BMO Field. 
Kickoff is slated for 6:00 PM. Tickets are being sold separately but a ticket to the early 
Toronto FC vs. Minnesota United match will grant you admission to the second game.

The Young Reds had their franchise best shutout streak snapped at the hands of the 
Pittsburgh Riverhounds in their last match. The team will now look to break a goalless 
drought that has stretched on for four matches.

Based on last season’s results, the Reds should be poised to break that drought come Saturday.  
Last year the Young Reds went 2-0-0 against Bethlehem. Both matches ended 3-2, with 
Shaan Hundal bagging a brace in the second meeting.

Bethlehem comes into the game following a peculiar start to their season. The team has 
looked very strong in a pair of home victories over USL favourites FC Cincinnati. However, 
they have looked vulnerable in losses to Orlando City B, Harrisburg, Rochester, and most 
recently Charleston.

Steel FC’s assistant coach Stephan Hogan had high praise for Reds’ keeper Angelo Cavalluzzo 
in a conference call with the media on Wednesday. “We need to figure out how to score against 
their keeper Cavalluzzo… he’s been one of the best players in the league so far.”

There are no new injuries to report so expect a full squad come Saturday. With the first 
team playing just hours ahead of TFC II it will be interesting to see what first team players 
will be available for head coach Jason Bent.

Players to Watch:

Cory Burke: The Jamaican international had a strong debut season for the Bethlehem last year. 
The forward scored four times and added two assists in 20 matches. This year the forward 
has appeared in five matches and has registered ten shots on goal but has yet to find the 
back of the net. Over the offseason, Burke earned his first call-up to the Jamaican 
National Team. The native of Kingston scored twice during the Reggae Boyz’ Caribbean Cup 

Chris Nanco: The North York, Ontario native was a third round selection by the 
Philadelphia Union in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft. Nanco spent four years 
at Syracuse University before this season. As an orange, Nanco scored 21 goals in 84 matches. 
Nanco has appeared in two games thus far, both as a substitute. 

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