Date: 07-10-94 (20:56)              Number: 19973 of 19973 (Refer# NONE)
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Subj: APSL Toronto vs Seattle  
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Time out from the world....and now the APSL result from Friday.

Friday July 8, 1994  Etobicoke Centennial Stadium
        Toronto Rockets vs Seattle Sounders

First home game of the `new' APSL franchise Rockets.  The North York
Rockets and Toronto Blizzard were both in the Canadian Soccer League
two years ago.  When that league demised, the Blizzard joined the APSL
for 1993 and the Rockets joined the CNSL, a semi-pro/ethnic league.  The
Blizzard folded in February 1994 and the Rockets took their place on
short notice.  Some of the Rockets who moved on to the Blizzard because
of the higher calibre of league play came back to the Rockets this year.

       Toronto Rockets (blue shirts and shorts, white socks and
                        1  Pat Onstad
2 Carl Fletcher  4 Peter Sarantoupoulos  5 Jens Kraemer  13 Patrick
8 Lucio Ianiero  10 Tony Nocita  11  Alekxandre Choulaev  17 Velemir
                9 Zico Doe   20 Gino DiFlorio

Onstad(?), Fletcher, Sarantopoulos, Ianiero and DiFlorio played for the
APSL Blizzard last year.  Doe played for Fort Lauderdale Strikers and
was the league's 3rd leading goal scorer with 12.

        Seattle Sounders (Blue socks, black shorts and lettering, white
shirts, turquiose & white cheetah striped shoulders)

                        1 Dusty Hudock
2 Wade Webber  4 Neil Megson  6 Billy Crook  19 James Dunn
11 Shanwn Medved  15 Derek Crothers  26 David Hoggan
9 Chance Fry  13 Jason Farrell  14 Jason Dunn

ref Anthony Camacho  linesmen Chan and Wilcox

10 minute pregame rain made the field slippery but not muddy.
attendance announced at 1348 but the newspaper published the next day as
2214.  I'd go with the newspaper figure!

1st half scoreless
44 min Rocket yellow card to Fletcher for tackle from behind on Crook at
Seattle had the run of play this half although most of the play was in
midfield.  Seattle had 3 corners, Rockets none.

2nd half
57 min Rocket yellow to Sarantopoulos for not giving 10 yards of a free
kick.  He walked back only about two yards and started rubbing his nose
really just to prevent a quick free kick and get some teammates behind
58 min GOAL Seattle Hoggan scores on a tap in after a great cross from
Webber.  The paper Toronto Sun had Webber as the goal scorer and that
was what was initially announced over the loudspeakers but was corrected
two minutes later.
65 min GOAL Seattle Dunn scores on a tap in after Farrell dekes goalie
on a bad angle and crosses over to him.
68 min Rocket sub midfielder 14 Joseph Majcher replaces Sullivan
72 min Rocket yellow Kraemer for obstruction
73 min Seattle sub midfielder 8 Shannon Murray replaces Crook
78 min Seattle sub defender 16 Brian Schmetzer replaces Fry
87min13sec Toronto GOAL DiFlorio gets long 40 yard pass beyond 2
defenders and goalie falls (slippery ground?) before a sharp angle shot

Seattle took control in the second half.  They had great success with
runs down each wing and crosses.   Rockets realized too late that the
Seattle defense could be beaten with long balls but the forwards kicking
was horrid.

Final score  Seattle Sounders 2   good for 8 points (6 to win and 1 for
each goal)
             Toronto Rockets  1   good for 1 point  (for the goal)

next game is Friday July 15th at 7:35pm Etobicoke Centennial Stadium vs
the Montreal Impact.  The Rockets other game was on July 1st when they
lost 1-0 to the Impact in Montreal.  Seattle beat the Impact on
Wednesday 1-0...good road trip for them.

Strange stadium: maybe it could hold 2500 people.  Seats on only one
side,  you have to go out the exit to get to the washrooms!  Pre game
entertainment which I just missed out on was a celebrity game.

After the game I thought I recognized a fan waving to the players.  When
someone called out first name, I realised it was Eddy Berdusco (the guy
who scored the Canadian goal in the 1-1 draw with Brazil last month).  I
just talked with him for a while.  He has moved on from the
Rockets/Blizzard to FC Will of the Swiss League.  He may go back there
or to Germany in the fall.  The Sun and Radio 1430 The Fan both say he
may be back with the Rockets in a week.

....and now back to the 300 plus barrage of messages about the World

Rocket Robin

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