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Purell - June 1, 2006 02:02 PM (GMT)
I know I said this last time, but the Lynx will win this game. Trust me on this one. :ph43r: :rolleyes:

1-0 win sounds about right. :sleep:

Andre v2.0 - June 1, 2006 02:53 PM (GMT)
Well, the Beach's offense is almost as pathetic as Toronto's, so.....I'll predict a draw. First point of the season against the Beach!

Post draw festivities:
:senorbanana: :banana: :bass: :banana: :gangsta: :guitarbanana: :senorbanana:

Purell - June 1, 2006 04:16 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Andre v2.0 @ Jun 1 2006, 09:53 AM)
Well, the Beach's offense is almost as pathetic as Toronto's, so.....I'll predict a draw. First point of the season against the Beach!

Post draw festivities:
:senorbanana: :banana: :bass: :banana: :gangsta: :guitarbanana: :senorbanana:

Ahh good point, a 0-0 draw seems a distinct possiblity.

SeanKeay - June 1, 2006 04:57 PM (GMT)
If Kevin Jeffery plays....
1-1 tie

If he doesntplay

0-0 tie

zacRWE - June 1, 2006 06:46 PM (GMT)
man, Im gonna say 1-1 as well. But the Lynx to tie it up.... later on in the game after going down 1-0.
Whos all going?, Ill see you there!

Purell - June 4, 2006 01:53 PM (GMT)
Virginia Beach tied at Rochester last night 2-2.

unknown - June 4, 2006 03:31 PM (GMT)
what time is the game today the tickets say 4 the internet says 6???

chico - June 4, 2006 03:49 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (unknown @ Jun 4 2006, 10:31 AM)
what time is the game today the tickets say 4 the internet says 6???

yeah!! wat time is the game 6 or 4?????
and who's comin????

zacRWE - June 4, 2006 04:05 PM (GMT)
Im going, games at 6. Gotta split right after, I got a hockey game at 9 in Oakville.

Gian-Luca - June 4, 2006 06:34 PM (GMT)
I'll probably be there. This might the last convenient time for a while, so I figure I'll get to this one.

Gian-Luca - June 5, 2006 02:28 AM (GMT)
0-0 final. If they awarded half-marks for hitting the goal post we would have won 0.5-0.

Attendees included myself, Breakwood, Geoffrey Esq., Zac, Yonge St. Hooligan, Free Kick, Atiba Hutchinson, and maybe another 400 people that I didn't recognize (or want to). That's all.

And unfortunately there was no sign of Leepaul Scroggins.

morrison - June 5, 2006 03:32 AM (GMT)
I did catch the last 15 minutes of the game on Rogers Community Cable when i came back home from work.

You could hear those odd looking cheerleaders, but no shots of the stands...

I'm up for next week's game against Montréal though...
if there's any place for my Nordiques t-shirt that should do...

Rocket Robin - June 5, 2006 03:36 AM (GMT)
For Immediate Release

Toronto Lynx Game Report

Lynx Earn First Point of the Season

Date: June 4, 2006

Venue: Centennial Park Stadium, Toronto, Ontario

Attendance: 810

Kick Off Time: 6:00 PM EST

Final Score: Toronto 0 Virginia Beach 0

Match Summary:

The Toronto Lynx picked up their first point of the season this evening, playing to a 0-0 draw against the Virginia Beach Mariners at Centennial Park Stadium.

Virginia Beach came close to taking the lead in the 12th minute after John Barry Nusum received a pass in Toronto’s box. His shot came off of a defender and sailed just over Toronto goalkeeper Theo Zagar’s goal. Nusum’s chance was the only clear-cut chance of the first half.

It was 0-0 after a defensively minded first half which featured only seven shots between both clubs.

Toronto came close to taking the lead early in the second half. Damian Pottinger volleyed a low cross in the 47th minute that was partially blocked by a Mariner’s defender, sending it just wide of Matt Nelson’s goal.

Toronto came close again in the 68th minute when Joe Mattachione contolled a passs with his chest inside Virginia Beach’s box. His turn eluded his marker, but with only Mariner’s ‘keeper Nelson to beat, he fanned on his shot leaving the game scoreless.

Virginia Beach had an excellent chance to break the deadlock in the 75th minute when Steve Shack headed a free kick from the right flank just centimetres wide of Zagar’s goal.

The 87th minute saw the best chance of the match. Toronto’s newly acquired Trinidadian striker Kevin Jeffrey hit a free-kick that made it past the wall and beat Mariner’s ‘keeper Nelson, but came off of the right bar.

Toronto continued to press in the dying stages of the match but Virginia Beach held off Toronto’s late offensive surge, and it was 0-0 as the final whistle sounded.

Toronto goalkeeper Theo Zagar made one stop towards his shutout this evening, while his Virginia Beach counterpart Matt Nelson made two stops.

Today’s result was the first point Toronto has picked up this season. Toronto improves to 0-6-1 as a result of today’s match and remains in 12th position of the USL First Division.

Toronto is next in action when they face the Montreal Impact at Centennial Park Stadium on Sunday June 11th at 6:00 PM.

Notes: The Lynx started the match with newly acquired striker Damien Pottinger up front. The Toronto native spent last season playing for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Second Division, and spent the 2005/2006 indoor season with the St. Louis Steamers of the MISL. Toronto’s newly acquired Trinidadian and former Richmond Kicker striker Kevin Jeffrey came on in the 66th minute.

Final Score: Toronto 0 Virginia Beach 0


Toronto: Zagar, Titus, Arango, Bedenikovich, Williams, Aristodemo, Mattachionne (Chin 76), Dodds (Helinho 82), DiPlacido (Baxter 78), Neto (Palleschi 38), Pottinger (Jeffrey 66)

Virginia Beach: Nelson, Danbusky, Low, Woods, Schwarze, Brillant (Demmin 3), Shak, Bilyk (Hutchinson 90), Mack (Aguilera 58), Fenger-Larsen, Nusum (O’Neill 74)

Cautions: Toronto: Titus 39

Ejections: None

Shots: Toronto 8, Virginia Beach 7

Saves: Toronto 1, Virginia Beach 2

Fouls: Toronto 7, Virginia Beach 11

Scorers: None

The Toronto Lynx' next game is at home against the Montreal Impact on Sunday June 11th.

416-251-4625 ext. 23

Rocket Robin - June 5, 2006 03:38 AM (GMT)
Result of the Sunday June 4th, 2006 USL game between Toronto Lynx and Virginia Beach Mariners played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke at 6:00pm.

Final Score:….Toronto Lynx……..0………..Virginia Beach Mariners……….0……….

Attendance wasn’t announced but someone reliable estimated it as 350 to 400 on this warm, sunny evening. This is only their third home game of the year and I could believe there was probably a CSL match somewhere in our city that outdrew this.

The team gets their first point of the year with this tie that goes with their opening six losses. They have still only scored one goal in seven games and stay last in the twelve team league. When I got out of my car from the parking lot, I heard Shania Twain’s song “Man I Feel Like A Woman” and I thought that may be an omen that they would imitate the Lady Lynx and score some goals. The Lady Lynx earned their fourth shutout in four games last night in Sudbury and has scored a minimum of three goals in every game.

Theo Zagar earned the shutout for the Lynx and Matthew Nelson did the same for the Mariners. Both had to be alert but there weren’t any spectacular saves needed. Both teams had more misses that could have given a win to their team. The Lynx actually looked more threatening than the Mariners in the second half and kept the pressure on.

The Mariners main threat was ex-Lynx player and Bermudian international John Barry Nusum. At 12 minutes Nusum gets a shot on a bouncer into box and the ball deflected off a defender over the net. At 24 minutes, he leapt to get a header on a long 50 yard shot into box but he bounced a 10 yarder to the goalie. At 34 minutes he flicked and 8 yard header on a leap wide left of net. At 40 minutes Alan Woods crossed from the left had Nusum head the ball over the net when he popped the ball up from 15 yards. Nusum was the target for everything in the box because of his height but it also made him the target for tackles. Rick Titus drew a Yellow card at 39 minutes for a crunching hit on Nusum at the Lynx 35 yard line. At 64 minutes, Nusum was running even with Titus for a ball but slipped up on the right and was injured at the Lynx 20 yard line. This had been the third time he’d been hurt in the game. The Mariners finally subbed him at 74 minutes. The most dangerous Mariners chance was in first half injury time when Ryan Mack got a through pass from Kupono Low on the left that he pushed forward and leapt the sliding tackle but the ball was already behind the end line when he crossed into the outside webbing of the net. Great job of Zagar not pulling him down for a Penalty or Red card.

The Lynx started with the forward combo of (local boy) Damien Pottinger who’s come over from the USL Division 2 side Pittsburgh Riverhounds and the Brazilian Neto. Pottinger started off well looking threatening for the first half. Neto was replaced by Matthew Palleschi at 38 minutes. Palleschi looked like the fastest player on the field but couldn’t get away clear shots. He was knocked over a few times but held his temper. New striker Kevin Jeffrey who played last year for Richmond Kickers made his debut at the 65 minute mark replacing Pottinger. He actually walked the ball into the Mariners net at 68 minutes but was ruled offside. He had a 25 yard freekick from the right that bent in and hit the left goal post and deflected back over to the right where the Lynx kept up the pressure but couldn’t get away a clear shot. In second half injury time he crossed through the box from the right and Gordon Chin slid a half step behind from connecting at 3 yards from the left post. A minute later Darren Baxter took a cornerkick from the left that had Rick Titus head the ball over the bar from 10 yards in a crowd of players in the box.

Before I say the Lynx would have scored if the game had gone an extra five minutes, we’ve got to keep in mind that the Mariners had played in Rochester the night before and earned a come from behind 2-2 tie so must have been tired in the second half. Also one of their star forwards, Gregory Simmonds, had Green card problems and couldn’t cross the border into Canada. The Lynx should have scored and now the monkey on their back gets heavier. Their next game is next Sunday against Montreal Impact and Canada’s national team goalie Greg Sutton. No reason why Sutton shouldn’t be looking for a shutout in this game.

Rocket Robin

zacRWE - June 5, 2006 05:29 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Gian-Luca @ Jun 4 2006, 09:28 PM)

And unfortunately there was no sign of Leepaul Scroggins.

really a shame, as If i were the coach I would of definatly suited up Scroggins!

:D :P

BringBackTheBlizzard - June 5, 2006 12:33 PM (GMT)

810 spectators according to the Toronto Sun:-

torontofc_2007 - June 5, 2006 01:26 PM (GMT)
810? the turnstyle operators maust have been breaking a sweat Sunday night.
But serious can anyone still want to see the Lynx week in and week out? ^
Losses I Draw......I goal scored :wacko: 11 against, is not the type of football
people want to pay good money to see.

frodoschmidt - June 5, 2006 03:18 PM (GMT)
The crowd was indeed disappointing, considering it was a nice sunday afternoon. I would honestly estimate that crowd at 400, and that may even be pushing it.

As was already mentioned, the Lynx should have easily had this one, but alas .... they just couldn't score, even when the Virgin net yawned to be penetrated.

Andre v2.0 - June 5, 2006 05:34 PM (GMT)
Kinda sad to read that only 400 fans attended to watch the Lynx. I mean the Lynx do suck, but you'd figure that most patrons would have gotten used to it by now. Feel bad for the players, as most probably don't deserve to be treated like 9th rate pros by a such a floundering organization.

Oh Hartrells, why must you make masochists out of good natured soccer fans :(

unknown - June 6, 2006 04:39 AM (GMT)
Which players do you guys think stood out for me there were only 3-4 players that keep this team goin..

Williams... these three were rock solid back there!!!
Pottinger did well for day view

zacRWE - June 8, 2006 09:15 AM (GMT)
ya, Pottinger was good in the game, seemed quite strong and ran at the D. The whole midfield was invisible. Dodds looked uninterested, Di Placido was not playing at his best. I guess Aristodemo was the most dangerous mid. Back line was solid, Titus was good in the air.

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