CSA: Hutchinson Signs with Lynx

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Friday, July 26, 2002
Hutchinson Signs With The Lynx


With the A-League roster freeze set for Wednesday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. the Toronto Lynx (7-9-3, 33 points) officially announced today the signings of Canadian Under-20 midfielder Atiba Hutchinson and veteran Czech midfielder Antonin Plachy as the club added some more depth in anticipation of a playoff run this season. Toronto currently sits one point back of the Charlotte Eagles (7-11-2, 34 points) for the sixth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Both Hutchinson and Plachy are signed for the remainder of the 2002 season and for the entire 2003 campaign as well.

Hutchinson, 19, is currently training with the Canadian Under-20 National team in Houston, Texas and is not scheduled to join the Lynx until after the club returns from their three match West Coast road trip on Monday, August 5. The 62, 170lbs. midfielder has been tabbed by many soccer insiders as a future star in Canadian soccer and brings excellent pace, skill and size to the Lynx.

Plachy, 31, joins the Lynx after having spent the past two seasons for Sparta KRC, a First Division Czech squad. The 60, 187lbs. midfielder is eligible to be in the line-up tonight as the Lynx battle the Hampton Roads Mariners (4-15-2, 20 points) at York University Stadium, but a decision on his availability will not be made by Head Coach Peter Pinizzotto until game time.

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