July 11, 2006 USL Toronto Lynx and Toronto Lady Lynx news (from Lynx media release)
TORONTO LYNX MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOT LYNX OFF TO MONTREAL
First of two matches this week for Lynx; Lady Lynx to host Sudbury on Saturday
TUESDAY JULY 11, 2006[TORONTO, ON] Led by USL First Division Player of the Week, Jamie Dodds, the Toronto Lynx head into Montreal this evening for a 7:30 PMl match against the Impact at Claude-Robillard Stadium. The match is the second of four meetings between the two Canadian rivals in 2006. The third-place Impact eked out a hard-fought win 1-nil in Toronto against the Lynx on June 11 at Centennial Park Stadium in Etobicoke. Toronto are currently on a season-high two game undefeated streak and sport a 2-2-1 record in their last five matches, but will be looking for their first road win on the season. A win will move the Lynx even with the Minnesota Thunder in the USL-1 standings and out of the basement. Keeper Theo Zagar, who joined Dodds on the USL-1 Team of the Week, is scheduled to be between the pipes and is undefeated in his past three starts. Midfielders David DiPlacido and Niels Dekker are questionable for the game due to injury.
The Lynx return to the pitch on Sunday evening as they host the Atlanta Silverbacks on the club’s annual Mascot Night at 6:00 PM at Centennial Park Stadium when they host corporate groups and a mini soccer scrimmage by various mascots at half time. The Silverbacks are currently deadlocked in fifth place on 21 points with Puerto Rico and Virginia Beach in the extremely competitive USL-1 table, but have only one once away from their sparkling new Silverbacks Stadium home. Atlanta will be playing their second match in two nights, as they host Portland on Saturday evening before traveling to Toronto, so the Lynx hope to capitalize on a fatigued squad. Mascot Night is a favourite of families and their soccer playing kids. Tickets are still available for the game by calling the Lynx Ticket Hotline at 416-251-4625 x 31 or at the Centennial Park Stadium box office two hours prior to kick-off.
CANADIANS VISIT LADY LYNX
The Sudbury Canadians will venture down from the north to tackle the Lady Lynx in a vital North Division matchup on Saturday evening at Centennial Park Stadium, with kick-off slated for 7:30 PM. The Lady Lynx tied both matches last weekend on a trip to Vermont and Laval and currently sit tied with Ottawa for first place in the division with 21 points, although the Fury have two games in hand on Toronto. The match is the second to last home match for Toronto as they push towards the W-League playoffs. Fans in attendance will be able to place their vote for their favourite Lady Lynx player for the annual Fan Favourite Award which will be presented on the last regular season match of 2006 on July 23 at Centennial Park Stadium when the Lady Lynx host Ottawa. Deana Everrett is still out due to injury, and Amanda Cicchini, Sylvia Forbes, Loredana Riverso, Vonya Beckles and Tanya Dennis remain unavailable as a result of national team duty.
LYNX MAKE OPEN CANADA CUP DEBUT FRIDAY EVENING
The Lynx will make their debut in the 2006 Open Canada Cup tournament this Friday, July 14 at 7:30 PM, when they face the CSL’s Serbian White Eagles in a clash at Centennial Park Stadium. The second round match, however, will be a road game for the Lynx in their own stadium as the White Eagles also call the Etobicoke stadium home. The game marks the first entry by the Lynx into the annual competition and continues the club’s mandate to develop soccer at all levels throughout the country. The White Eagles feature former Lynx star Niki Budalic at striker and are undefeated in CSL play this season. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for youths 12-16 and free for those under 12, and can be purchased at the gate prior to the match.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
ROB IRWIN, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, TORONTO LYNX SOCCER CLUB
416-251-4625 ext. 23
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