June 10, 2017 USL Toronto FC II--Toronto FC II vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds game recap (from uslsoccer.com)

Parkes’ free-kick equalizer proves spoiler against Toronto

VAUGHAN, ON – No team in the USL has been in need of a victory longer than Toronto FC II. 
The club had a late lead, but had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 
on Saturday at the Ontario Soccer Centre. Tsubasa Endoh gave Toronto a 1-0 advantage 
in the 59th minute and it stayed that way until Romeo Parkes’ free-kick equalizer 
helped Pittsburgh tie things up at 1-1 in the 87th minute. In the fourth minute 
of second-half stoppage time, TFC II had simultaneous headers – including one off 
the crossbar – but wound up with the draw and one point. Toronto is now 1-7-5 (8 points) 
overall and 0-2-3 at home. Pittsburgh moves to 4-5-4 (16 points) overall and 2-1-3 
on the road. TFC II’s winless streak is now at 12 games (0-7-5).

59’ – TOR – Tsubasa Endoh (Oyvind Alseth)
87’ – PGH – Romeo Parkes

•#TORvPGH: Full match and Opta box score

Three Things That Mattered:

•1. The Riverhounds had their share of scoring chances Saturday, and it took a 23-yard 
free kick strike from Romeo Parkes in the 87th minute to finally find a way to get past 
TFC II goalkeeper Angelo Cavalluzzo. A couple Riverhounds players ran over the ball before 
Parkes’ shot to keep Cavalluzzo off balance. Parkes snuck his shot inside the left post 
and Cavalluzzo was a little late to make a diving attempt. While Pittsburgh found the 
equalizer, the club missed some chances to get in the driver’s seat earlier. One of the 
biggest opportunities came in the 27rth minute when Corey Hertzog was one-on-one with 
Cavalluzzo, but instead of a low shot to either corner, he tried to loft it and put 
the attempt over the crossbar.

•2. Toronto put itself in a spot to earn its first victory since late March. TFC II 
had a clinical buildup in the 59th minute to generate the game’s opening goal. 
Mitch Taintor provided the lead pass to Oyvind Alseth who crossed in from the right. 
Alseth then spotted Tsubasa Endoh who made a nice near-right-post run toward the edge 
of the six-yard area. Endoh turned and fired his shot past Pittsburgh goalkeeper 
Trey Mitchell for the 1-0 advantage.

•3. Cavalluzzo has had his share of stellar spells this season, and he came up big 
for TFC II on a number of occasions. In the 69th minute, the Riverhounds’ Romeo Parkes 
was one-on-one and Cavalluzzo left his line to stuff Parkes’ attempt. In the 78th minute, 
Cavalluzzo made a diving save to his right on Kenroy Howell’s strike.

USLSoccer.com Man of the Match:
Angelo Cavalluzzo, Toronto FC II – Cavalluzzo put in another strong performance 
in the net, coming up with five saves to earn a point against Pittsburgh.

Upcoming Games:
Toronto FC II vs. Orlando City B – June 14, 12 p.m. ET, Ontario Soccer Centre
Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Louisville City FC – June 17, 7:30 p.m. ET, Slugger Field

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