June 17, 2004 A-League Toronto Lynx preview (from Lynx media release)
TORONTO LYNX MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FINAL LYNX VERSUS IMPACT MATCH IN 2004!
Thursday, June 17, 2004 (TORONTO, ON) – With the 2004 A-League season nearing the halfway point, the Toronto Lynx are set to square off against the Montreal Impact for the final time in 2004 this Sunday, June 20th at 4 p.m. at Claude-Robillard Stadium in Montreal. The Impact remains the last undefeated team in the A-League and leads the Eastern Conference with an 8-0-2 record. Having won 2 of 3 matches last week, the Lynx sit at 4-7-0 in sixth place in the division. The contest will pit Lynx striker, Ali Gerba, the A-League’s second leading goal scorer against Impact ‘keeper, Greg Sutton, who has given up only 2 goals in 10 matches. As the match also counts for the Voyageurs Cup standings, it will have greater significance for fans of both clubs. Returning from their Western Canadian road trip, the defending champion Impact currently lead the race for this unofficial Canadian Club Championship with 3 wins and a draw for 8 points, while the Lynx have lost their only match, 2-0 to the Impact on May 29th in Toronto. Soccer fans will be pleased to know that the match will be webcast live at www.cjad.com (English) and www.ckac.com (French).
NEW LYNX STRIKER SEES FIRST GAME ACTION
Former Vancouver Whitecaps striker, Charles Gbeke, has joined the Lynx on a two-week loan from the Ottawa Wizards, formerly of the CPSL. The massive Gbeke, was in uniform for Sunday’s match with Atlanta, getting the start and playing 57 minutes in the 1-0 loss. Gbeke’s size and power will be available to the Lynx for the next two matches, this Sunday in Montreal and Friday, June 25th against his former team in Vancouver.
JUNIOR LYNX APPOINT NEW U16 HEAD COACH
As the 2004 Super Y-League season gets into full swing, George Furrugia has been appointed as the U16 Toronto Lynx Junior team head coach. Furrugia is the former head coach of the U16 Oakville OYSL Team. Duncan Wilde, the Director of the Toronto Lynx Premier Soccer Academy, is extremely pleased to welcome George to the Junior Lynx Program. “Fortunately for us, George has become available recently, following his time with the Oakville Soccer Club and is a great addition to our excellent coaching staff for our junior program.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
DAVID NUTT -- MEDIA RELATIONS, TORONTO LYNX
416-251-4625, extension 30
DUNCAN WILDE – DIRECTOR, TORONTO LYNX PREMIER SOCCER ACADEMY
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