Mirror-Guardian: Supra Eye Comeback Year
Supra eye comeback year
SAM LASKARIS More from this author
Jun. 18, 2003
Early indications are the Toronto Supra will have a considerably more successful season than they did a year ago.
The Etobicoke-based franchise registered just four victories during regular season action in the Canadian Professional Soccer League in 2002.
As for this year, the Supra is undefeated after three starts. The team is sporting a 2-0-1 record, good for second place in the league's six-team Eastern Conference.
After a season-opening 2-2 tie against the host Hamilton Thunder, the Supra has racked up a pair of home victories.
It edged the North York Astros 1-0 on June 8 and blanked the Mississauga Olympians 2-0 on Sunday at Centennial Stadium.
"So far, so good," said Supra general manager Victor Cameira. "We've got to keep moving ahead though."
The Supra is performing rather well on the field despite the fact it has just seven returning players.
"The new chemistry we have is clicking," Cameira said.
But it is not a surprise to the Supra GM.
"The talent we have are guys who have played the game before," he said. "We do have some young players but most of the other ones are all mature players and they know what they're doing."
The next Supra game is scheduled for this Saturday, on the road against the Scarborough-based Metro Lions. The Lions, who were an expansion entry a year ago, advanced to the CPSL semifinals in their inaugural campaign.
So far this season the Lions have two ties to show for their first two matches.
"They're a good team," Cameira said. "And they're in our division, which makes it even more competitive."
Following Saturday's contest, the Supra will also play their next two games on the road. The club will not play at home again until July 18 when it plays host to the Vaughan Sun Devils.
"We would have liked to continue (playing at home since we're winning)," Cameira said. "But that's the way the schedule falls."
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