Rocket Robin Report: Toronto FC III vs Pro Stars FC

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Result and details of the Sunday June 4, 2017 League1 Ontario game between Toronto FC III and Pro Stars FC played at KIA Training Centre in Downsview at 1:00pm.

24 min…TFC Ethan Beckford wins Penalty kick when dragged down by defender after long run down the right to just inside the PS box.

25 min…TFC Dante Campbell GOAL…Campbell blasts his Penalty kick low to left side of goal as goalie Justin Barrett crumples to right.

53 min…TFC Dante Barrett wins Penalty kick on clip from behind at 10 yards in crowd of players in box.

54 min…TFC Ethan Beckford GOAL…Beckford blasts Penalty kick over goalie to left side of net.

76 min…TFC Daniel DaSilva GOAL…TFC Ethan Beckford intercepts ball after a block and on a 2 on 1 break rolls pass to DaSilva who shoots low tap-in from 8 yards into right side of net.

Finals Score:….Toronto FC III…….3…….Pro Stars FC……0….

Attendance was about 50 on this warm and mostly overcast day. For once the wind wasn’t a dominating factor.

Pro Stars didn’t play like a last place team. The action was actually too fast for me to write everything down. Pro Stars drew a Yellow card after 1 minute and TFC at 7 minutes but after that referee Alexis Vaughan gave out only one more Yellow to TFC and two to Pro Stars the rest of the game. Most important call was at 31 minutes when she called out the trainer when PS Kibwe Dyer was injured in a clash of heads jumping for a header.

Brogan Engbers earned the shutout for TFC. He only had a few shots to catch but the defenders mostly kept PS players at a distance or made clearances from their box that Engbers wasn’t troubled.

The MLS TFC team struggles to score on Penalties but no problem today for their L1O team. Beckford was brought down in the box and Campbell took the kick for the first goal. Second half had Campbell brought down and he tossed the ball to Beckford with a smile who also converted from the spot.

The win improves TFC III’s record to 4 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties. That’s good for third place in the Western Conference (now that the late weekend scores are in).

Pro Stars FC’s (home stadium is in Brampton) record falls to 0 wins, 5 losses, 1 tie and are in eighth (last place) in the West. They were eighth last year too. From a roster from last September I saw that except for goalies Justin Barrett and Jonathan Albanese and outfield players Marco Polancec-Marin and David Bain, the rest of their eighteen players listed today were not in that line up last year. Head coach Josef Komlodi is back for this third year (off and on) as head coach of their L1O team (third year in the league). Before I watched him as head coach of North York Astros and Mississauga/Erin Mills Eagles so I know why I got a big ‘hello’ from him yesterday.

Ding Ding! Watching Pro Stars today means that I have now seen all sixteen of the League1 Ontario Men’s teams in the first six weeks of the season!—14 games in total—not that easy with me attending TFC and TFC II games as well. Now what? Well around I go again!

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Robin Glover

Robin Glover

Robin has been writing about soccer in the Toronto area for message boards and his own website since the early 1990s in the days of 2400 baud modems to USENET sites. In the 2014 season he attended 76 games in various leagues that played in the GTA area. Follow Robin on Twitter and on his website

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