TORONTO LYNX MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LYNX FACE SALTY DOGS FRIDAY
Wednesday, June 30, 2004 (TORONTO, ON) - The Toronto Lynx end their 3-game road trip this Friday, July 2nd when they take on the Salty Dogs in Syracuse at 8pm. The first of three matches this season between Toronto and Syracuse will mark the midway point of the Lynx season and has huge playoff implications. The Lynx currently sit in 7th place in the Eastern Conference at 4-8-1 with 13 points. With a 4-5-3 record, the ‘Dogs sit two points ahead Lynx in 5th spot with the Virginia Beach Mariners sandwiched in between with 14 points. With a victory, the Lynx could leapfrog up the table and move within one place of the 4th and final playoff spot currently held by the Richmond Kickers with 27 points. The Lynx roster is at full strength for the match with midfielder, Shawn Faria, returning to action last Friday in Vancouver. Leading scorer, Ali Gerba, has also recovered from an injury that kept him out of action in Vancouver.
HUGHES TO ATTEND NATIONAL TEAM CAMP
Defender, Tyler Hughes, has been invited to attend the Canadian National Team Training Camp from Friday, July 9th to Thursday, July 15th in Vancouver. The camp will feature some of the top young National Team prospects in Canada and is an opportunity for the new Men’s National Team Head Coach, Frank Yallop, to see these players in action. The Canadians will take on Hearts FC of the Scottish Premier League and Millwall FC of the English First Division on July 12th and 14th respectively at Swangard Stadium in Vancouver.
LYNX RELEASE GOALKEEPER
Goalkeeper, Richard Goddard, has been released from the Toronto Lynx roster. The native of Trinidad and Tobago has been the backup to Bryheem Hancock for most of the season but played well in 3 starts, registering a 2-1-0 record and 1.33 Goals Against Average. “It’s unfortunate that things haven’t worked out better for Richard,” said Lynx Head Coach Duncan Wilde. “He is a good level A-League ‘keeper but wanted the opportunity to be a starter and increase his playing time. We wish Richard every success in his future endeavours as he is a dedicated quality professional.”
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
DAVID NUTT -- MEDIA RELATIONS, TORONTO LYNX
416-251-4625, extension 30
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