August 3, 2005 USL Toronto Lynx sells two players (from Lynx media release)
TORONTO LYNX MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DiPlacido and Gbeke join Impact!
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 (TORONTO, ON) - The Toronto Lynx announced today the sale of the rights to midfielder, David DiPlacido and striker, Charles Gbeke to Montreal Impact.
DiPlacido, the longest serving member of the Lynx, is coming off an outstanding performance in a 0-0 draw with the Richmond Kickers on Sunday, earning USL First Division Team of the Week Honours for the fourth time in his career. In his eighth season with the Lynx, DiPlacido is the club's all-time leader in games played with 182. He also ranks in the Lynx career top 10 in every offensive category including: points (20), goals (7), assists (6), minutes played (11,373), shots (102) and fouls (202). The silky-smooth midfielder from Newmarket, Ontario was named the Lynx Best Offensive Player in 2003 and Public Relations Award winner in 1998. He was also voted the Lynx Fan Favourite Award winner in 2001.
The Impact also acquired the rights to striker, Charles Gbeke. Gbeke returned to the Lynx for a second stint on July 12th following a season with Herfolge BK in the Danish Superleague. In 6 matches since his return, Gbeke has scored 2 goals following a 6-goal campaign in 2004, his first season with the Lynx. Born is Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Gbeke is a well-traveled professional with stops in Vancouver and Seattle of the USL First Division as well as France and Brazil.
LYNX ADD DESMOND TACHIE TO ROSTER
The Toronto Lynx are pleased to announce the signing of talented young Canadian, Desmond Tachie for the remainder of the 2005 season. Tachie, from Vancouver, British Columbia trialed with the Lynx in the spring before signing with the Ottawa Fury of the Premier Development League. In their first season in the PDL, Tachie and his teammates had a 9-7-0 record and finished in 3rd place in the Northeast Division. In 15 matches this season, the 25-year old scored 7 goals and added a team-high 7 assists for 21 points. He also has experience at the USL First Division level, spending the 2004 season with FC Edmonton where he appeared in 13 matches.
LADY LYNX STRIKER TOP GOAL SCORER
Toronto Lady Lynx striker, Kim Warner, was named the W-League's top goal scorer today as the United Soccer Leagues announced the winners of the 2005 Statistical Awards for the W-League and PDL. In 12 games this season, Warner scored 15 goals, edging out Boston's Marissa Brown by one goal for the title. Warner and her Lady Lynx teammates were also able to top Brown's Boston Renegades in the Eastern Conference Semi-Final on Saturday, July 30th with the North York, Ontario resident scoring the game winner in a 2-1 victory. The highly successful Lady Lynx inaugural season came to a close on Sunday with a 2-0 loss to the Ottawa Fury in the Eastern Conference Final. Warner's rookie W-League season will not soon be forgotten as she was also named the Lady Lynx Most Valuable Player and Best Offensive Player.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
DAVE NUTT -- MEDIA & PUBLIC RELATIONS, TORONTO LYNX SOCCER CLUB
416-251-4625 ext. 25
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