CSL 2012--Week 3
Result of the Friday May 18th, 2012 CSL game between Mississauga Eagles
and SC Toronto played at Hershey Fields in Mississauga at 8:00pm.
26 min...SCT Jarek Whiteman GOAL...Whiteman chips 25 yard shot from
right over MEFC goalie Kofi Oppong at 5 yards and ball drops into top
left corner of net.
29 min...MEFC Joey Melo GOAL...MEFC Matthew Macri takes short cornerkick
from left to Melo who kicks 20 yarder from left into top right side
of goal over SCT goalie Scott Cliff in the center of net.
31 min...SCT Jarek Whiteman GOAL...Whiteman takes ball away from fallen
defender at 28 yards on right and shoots low 15 yarder from right that
deflects off sprawling goalie and into left side of net.
36 min...MEFC Kofi Oppong RED card...SCT Ilya Orlov is flattened after
getting away a pass at MEFC 50 yards. SCT Jarek Whiteman charges to
ball as goalie charges out of box on right and swats ball away with hand
as Whiteman runs by him at 20 yards. Referee Jean Philipe Jalbert
ejects the goalie for handling the ball out of his box. The next play
was a SCT freekick near the edge of the box. MEFC forward David James
who was already on the field switched shirts then played as the
goalkeeper for the remainder of the game. MEFC did not have another
goalie on their seven subs bench.
*57 min...SCT Jarek Whiteman GOAL...SCT Dane Roberts at 40 yards on left
taps pass forward to Whiteman running ahead and from 28 yards on left
takes shot over goalie David James at 8 yards and ball is into right
side of net.
67 min...SCT Carlos Nogueira GOAL...SCT Dane Roberts at center
line on right rolls pass to Nogueira who gets breakaway from 40 yards
down middle and he rolls 20 yard shot into right side of net beyond
sliding goalie at 6 yards.
Final Score:......Mississauga Eagles FC.........1....
Attendance was about 100 on this cool evening with MEFC having the
setting sun at their backs in the first half.
This was a game of two front runners this early season both with
1-0-0 records and scoring five goals each in their first game.
The game changed at 36 minutes with MEFC picking up the RED card
and within five minutes of that MEFC captain and goal scorer
Joey Melo having to be subbed for an injury. After the game
he answered my question--he'd picked up the injury--a cleat scrape
down his leg before he scored the goal and played through the pain
until he collapsed in the center circle and Brandon Wellington
took his place.
MEFC had a few chances after that but their shooting was mostly
off target. Trying to press for the tieing goal left them short
at the back. Forward David James pressed into playing goalie
looked more comfortable charging out of the box to clear through
balls then staying back in net waiting for the play to come to him.
Best non-scoring chances were at 24 minutes when SCT Dane Roberts
took a 40 yard freekick from the left that got through players for
SCT Alon Badat on the right to get a low 15 yard shot that the
sprawling goalie saved at 5 yards. 74 minutes had MEFC Brandon
Wellington roll an 18 yard shot up the middle after receiving a pass
and the shot was just wide left of the post. 85 minutes had
MEFC Laudeline Jose DeSousa chip a 20 yard shot from the left
over the net after the SCT goalie and a defender made a clearance
MEFC wore black shirts (as opposed to last year wearing green).
SC Toronto wore black & yellow hoop shirts but with easy to
read black numbers and with black shorts and socks made them
look like bees. Great headlines (if the mainstream press ever
reported on these games) would be "SC Toronto buzz/swarms/stings
The game was being filmed for Rogers Game of the Week and will
be shown in Toronto on Sunday night at 8:00pm after the
magazine show 'This Week in the CSL' makes its debut this
season at 7:30pm. Rogers can squeeze the game down to two hours
with a bit of editing because the 1st half had 5 minutes of
added time and the 2nd half had 4 minutes justified by injuries
and MEFC making four subs and SCT making five subs.
*correction on goal at 57 minutes.
Last edited by Rocket Robin; 05-20-2012 at 10:20 PM.
Did you happen to catch the Serbian White Eagles game? They have a good striker now named Zoran Rajovic who scored on his debut. Thanks for the articles!
I can't be two places at once. The games were going on at the same time. I'll see the White Eagles in two weeks.
Originally Posted by Bambi
Also note:--the league write up says Jarek Whiteman scored three goals. I expect they mean the 57 minute goal. I'll wait until the
rebroadcast to correct if it was #14 or #16 who scored the goal.
*Yep Whiteman scored that third goal at 57 minutes.
Last edited by Rocket Robin; 05-20-2012 at 10:21 PM.
Result of the Sunday May 20th, 2012 CSL game between Toronto Croatia
and Brampton City United played at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke
9 min...TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic GOAL...Vucemilovic on 2 on 1 rush
down middle takes 15 yard shot from right that's into right corner
of net beyond goalie Jason Lopes.
84 min...BCU Andy Garcia GOAL...BCU Kevin McIntosh takes quick
freekick from 25 yards on left is chipped towards goal and Garcia
kicks in 5 yarder from left past goalie Panagiotis Koumoulas.
A member of the BCU staff on the bench was ejected from the game
after that play for some comments.
Final Score:.....Toronto Croatia.......1.........Brampton City
Attendance was about 125 on this hot evening with the sun setting
as the game began.
TC Marin Vucemilovic Grgic almost scored two minutes earlier than
he did while on an almost identical 2 on 1 rush but he blasted
a shot over the net with TC Bozenko Lesina expecting a tap over
pass. Lesina looked furious and who knows if the goalie was
expecting this time a pass instead of Grgic taking another shot
Toronto Croatia must take this result as a disappointment because
they had so many chances to increase their lead and they could
have put the game out of reach.
Best non-scoring chances were at 45 minutes just before halftime
when TC Tihomir Maletic leads 3 on 1 break from 45 yards and rolls
the ball to TC Boris Tomac who blasts 20 yard shot that the
sliding goalie palmed over the ball. Tomac was subbed off at
halftime. 61 minutes had TC Bozenko Lesina recovered a ball
after furious action in the BCU box and took a low 20 yard shot
that the sliding goalie blocked. 75 minutes had TC Marin Vucemilovic
Grgic on the left pass over to a charging TC Hayden Fitzwilliams for
a clear shot from 12 yards but he blasted it over the net. There
were just as many slightly-less-likely chances that I could have
The game officials were all female tonight including referee
Carol Anne Chenard and referee's assistant Marie-Josee Charbonneau
it was announced before the game that both were going to be
officials at the London Summer Olympic Games. The players on
both sides gave her good practice playing a rough tackling game.
One Yellow card for each team (on the field) and a lot of freekicks
and whistles kept the game in check. Both teams going all out
for goals probably kept the players from more hacking and chopping
then a blowout result.
Alex Bastyovanszky was at the game videoing interviews for content
to the magazine show 'This Week in the CSL'. That show's premiere
episode was being broadcast just half hour before the game. While
this game was starting, the Friday night Mississauga Eagles vs
SC Toronto game was broadcast for the first time.
Robin, do you think the level of play in the CSL has improved over the last few years, remainded the same, or decreased?
It's too soon for me to say as I haven't seen even half the teams yet.
Originally Posted by Soccerpro
For now, I'll say it's the same. Lots of team rosters were just put
together in the last few weeks and don't look their sharpest.
Interesting every year there's some new teams come into the league
starting from nothing and zip into the playoffs. Milltown FC in 2010,
Capital City last year and this year's early surprise (haven't seen
them yet) SC Waterloo. They did have a second division team last year.
Now the league should try to keep them--unlike the one year and gone
histories of those previous two teams.
One thing I missed mentioning about the Brampton City line up last night
is they had starting forwards Alex Braletic and Milos Scepanovic
and defenders Mirko Medic and Mark Jankovic. All four of those
players played for Serbian White Eagles last year.
I guess that explains why the 2012 rosters are not yet listed at CSL website.
"Lots of team rosters were just put
together in the last few weeks and don't look their sharpest."