Result and details of the USL PDL game between TFC Academy and K-W United
played Tuesday May 17, 2016 at The KIA Training Centre in Downsview
11 min…KWU Jahsua Mills GOAL…KWU Sergio Camargo makes short run
down middle and taps pass to Mills who shoots low 8 yarder into center
of net past goalie Phil DiBennardo.
16 min…KWU Austin Ricci GOAL…Ricci intercepts a pass in the middle
at 20 yards and rolls 15 yarder past sprawling goalie into right
side of net.
25 min…KWU Sergio Camargo GOAL…KWU Wesley Cain at 50 yards on right
chips pass forward to Camargo at 30 yards on right and he shoots
low 20 yard shot to low right side of net.
38 min…KWU Austin Ricci GOAL…Ricci puts foot up to get ball past
TFCA Thomas Mickoski at center line and races in on breakaway. He runs
up middle to 15 yards where goalie slides to block but Ricci rolls
12 yarder into middle of net.
42 min…KWU Austin Ricci GOAL…KWU Jahsua Mills rolls pass from
50 yards and Ricci bursts in alone and rolls 20 yarder into center
49 min…KWU Wesley Cain GOAL…KWU Sergio Camargo rush down right
and taps pass over to Cain at 25 yards and he rolls 15 yarder past
sliding goalie into right side of net.
57 min…TFCA Nicholas Osorio is pushed over jumping for header
in KWU box. Referee Fabrizio Stasola signals for a Penalty kick.
58 min…TFCA Richie Ennin blasts Penalty kick high and wide left
85 min…KWU Jared Agyemang is tripped up by TFCA Malik Smith after
long run into left side of box. Referee awards a Penalty kick.
86 min…KWU Raphael Reynolds GOAL…rolls Penalty kick to left corner
of net as goalie dives right.
Final Score:…Toronto FC Academy……0…..K-W United…….7….
Attendance climbed to about 75 by halftime for this afternoon game.
Kitchener supporters were about 20 which included about eight
extra KWU players not cleared to play.
The weather was mild—so different than the League 1 Ontario game played
here Sunday afternoon.
This was the opening game in the PDL’s Great Lake Division. K-W United
are the defending PDL champions. I was sure they had no chance of winning
when I saw lots of players but a lineup of only twelve adding one just
before kickoff to make thirteen. I asked a group of three guys standing
around in the warm up jackets what was wrong and their answer was
‘paperwork’. They had to be cleared and registered before they could play.
I expected KWU to tire out but building a big lead was certainly a way
to overcome this and in fact they were better for most of the game.
KWU dominated play from the starting whistle bursting through the defence
time after time. Their defence was able to check TFCA players off the ball
repeatedly especially where it mattered–inside the 25 yard line.
They even played short after making their two subs in the second half
when Sergio Camargo was injured although he returned about six minutes
later and TFCA got about two shots in while he was gone.
KWU goalie Jared Brown earned the shutout. There soon wasn’t a question
of whether he’d win the game but only if he could blank TFCA. He had
to make a few key saves between 68 and 73 minutes to earn it.
I’d expect there’d be a lot of pressure on KWU head coach Martin Painter
to get the team to repeat as champions. He was the coach of FC London for
many years but they crossed over to the longer-season League 1 Ontario
for this season. He answered me after the game that it was a number
of factors why he moved to KWU and not just that he also coaches
University of Western women’s soccer team and their seasons overlap.
(Carmine Isacco is coach of both Vaughan Azzurri of League 1 Ontario and
CIU champions York University). The KWU roster/bios don’t show on the PDL
website but Painter answered that he estimates that 75% of today’s lineup
were Canadian including their entire back four and hat trick scoring
TFCA has some history with KWU. Last year’s coach was Chris Pozniak
who this year is an assistant to the TFC II team in USL. He was watching
the game from a distance today. Previous coach Stuart Neely is the
present coach of the TFC Academy for both their PDL team and their
League 1 Ontario squad. Returning the favour was the fact that
midfielder/forward Sergio Camargo was one of the first TFCA players
when they got the Academy started. (well I have old game reports
with him on the 2010 team).
There were two players from the L1O squad from Sunday’s game in today’s
game although they started from the bench–Dante Campbell and
Ethan Beckford. Beckford had been Red carded in that game by today’s
referee Fabrizio Stasolla but this is a different league so he could
play. The rest of the team I’ve come across from last year’s TFCA L1O
team and some TFC II players I’ve seen this year—mostly the ones
pushed down the line a few weeks ago when MLS TFC dumped eight players
down to TFC II to get some playing time.
Opening goal scorer Jahsua Mills is one of the three brothers
playing for Vaughan Azzurri in L1O.
TFCA go on a road two game road trip next week and have their next
home game Friday June 3rd at 4:00pm against Cincinnati Dutch Lions.