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

Match Recap: Toronto FC II vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds
June 10, 2017
10:41PM EDT
Adam Krueger

Vaughan – Toronto FC II and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds played to an exciting 1-1 draw 
on Saturday night at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

On just a plain beautiful night, the Riverhounds were inches away from opening the scoring 
in the 23rd minute when Romeo Parks broke in down the wing. However, Reds' keeper 
Angelo Cavalluzzo was up to the task and denied Parks with a kick save. 

Shortly after, the Riverhounds leading scorer Corey Hertzog got in all alone on Cavalluzzo. 
The Riverhounds’ forward sent his shot over the bar.

The Reds then came extremely close to opening the scoring in the 29th minute. Off a short 
corner, first team loanee Tsubasa Endoh whipped in a ball to the far post. 
Captain Mitch Taintor sent a diving header towards the post. It ricocheted off the post 
and off Riverhounds’ keeper Trey Mitchell across the line before being cleared 
by the Hounds. Despite both teams’ early chances, the game went into the half scoreless.

The Reds jumped out in front on an Endoh strike in the 59th minute. Mitch Taintor 
recycled a ball down the wing for Oyvind Alseth. Alseth swung in a perfect ground 
cross for Endoh to fire home over the top of Mitchell.
Toronto FC II almost doubled their lead on a Jordan Hamilton opportunity. Jay Chapman 
played in the Scarborough native who sent his shot off the far crossbar.

The Riverhounds had another great opportunity to equalise when Romeo Parks sprinted 
in on a counter attack. The Jamaican international attempted to send his shot between 
the legs of an onrushing Cavaluzzo. The keeper got a slight touch on the ball, which 
was cleared by Taintor.

The Riverhounds found their breakthrough on an 87th-minute free kick by Parks. 
Two Hounds dummied the free-kick before Parks smashed a low drive into the bottom right 
corner past Cavalluzzo.

The Reds almost stole the three points on a mad scramble in added time. The ball was 
headed off the Riverhounds crossbar and the rebound fell to Ben Spencer, however, 
the forward header went just wide of the post. 

Toronto FC II return to action on Wednesday, June 14 when they take on Orlando City B 
in school day action. Kickoff is set for 12:00 PM ET.

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