Press Release September 25, 2000

Olympians three peat.  Perri and Bowes put on show
Toronto Olympians won their third consecutive CPSL League Cup on Sunday beating the Roma Wolves 1-0 at Birchmount Stadium.  Elvis Thomas' goal at the 5th minute mark was enough for the Olympians to three peat.

The Olympian goal was set up by Darren Tilley who spotted Thomas open in the penalty area, his cross from the left wing was right on the number and Thomas volleyed in to the net from 14 yards out.  From then on in, it was the Perri and Bowes' show as both teams continued to attack and both goalkeepers were brilliant in net.

Gary Hughes had thought he had equalized at the 37th minute when he let go a thunderous shot from 30 yards out, only to see Bowes stretch full length and turn it away for a corner.  Olympians almost went up 2-0 just before the half when Berdusco hit a nice volley from 22 yards out, Perri who was caught off his line quickly back stepped and was able to make a backwards diving save landing one foot off the line.

St. Catharines pressured in the second half and were unfortunate not to tie the game at the 51st minute when Frank Zumpanio got open in the penalty area, he dribbled by an Olympian player and Bowes only to see his shot cleared off the line by John McNeil.  St. Catharines almost equalized again at the 84th minute when Carlos Arghittu's diving header had Bowes beat but bounced off the top of the cross bar for a goal kick.

League Play/Primus Cup
Toronto Olympians can win their second CPSL Championship Wednesday night at Birchmount Stadium as they take on London City in a rescheduled League match.  Toronto Olympians are in second place with 34 points, St. Catharines are in first with 37 points, a tie or loss by the Olympians would mean that the Roma Wolves would clinch first.

This will be the last time for Toronto soccer fans to see a CPSL match in the G.T.A. as next week the CPSL moves to London for the hosting of the Primus Cup.

With the League Championship still undecided we are unable to announce the exact draw for the weekend.  Listed below is the schedule.

Primus Cup
Cove Road, London, Ontario

Game One
Friday, September 29th - Wild card game, winner advances to semi-final
London City vs. Glen Shields Sun Devils
8:30 p.m. kick-off

Game Two
Saturday, September 30th
Toronto Croatia vs second place team in League Standings
Kick-off time is 5:00 p.m.

Game Three
Winner of League vs winner of game one
Kick-off time 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 1st
Winner of Game Two vs Winner of Game Three
Kick-off time 3:00 p.m.

Press Release September 22, 2000

Soccer has 7 pt Margin, Still #1
Statistics Canada's most recent survey has soccer widening it's lead over hockey, as Canada's #1 participation sport.

Top 10 Sports

Soccer 31%
Swimming 24%
Hockey 24%
Baseball 22%
Basketball 13%
Downhill Skiing 7%
Figure Skating 6%
Karate 6%
Volleyball 5%
Cycling 3%

Children aged 5 to 14.  Source-Stats Can. Canadian Social Trends.

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