August 1, 2006 USL Toronto Lynx news (from Lynx media release)
TORONTO LYNX MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FARIA RETURNS TO THE LAIR
Two Lynx on USL-1 Team of the Week; Lynx hit the road for two key matches.
TUESDAY AUGUST 1, 2006[TORONTO, ON] The Toronto Lynx bolstered their line-up for an August playoff push with the signing of veteran midfielder Shawn Faria. The 28-year old Faria returns for his fourth season with the Lynx, and will provide depth at the midfield position, with Joe Mattacchione and Cam Medwin currently out of the line-up due to injury. The Mississauga native joined the Lynx prior to the 2002 season after a stellar career at the University of Louisville and was a mainstay in the line-up, providing tenacious play on and off the ball for Toronto. Faria is expected to join the Lynx this weekend as they travel to Atlanta and Charleston for a pair of key matches.
Friday evening sees the Lynx make their first visit to the brand-new Atlanta Silverbacks Park, one of two sparkling soccer-specific stadiums which opened this year in the USL First Division. The Silverbacks sit tied for fifth with Puerto Rico in the USL-1 table, with an 8-6-4 record (28 points). The Lynx have a 1-3-1 road record all-time versus the Silverbacks. Atlanta won last year’s clash between the clubs 3-2 in Atlanta. The Silverbacks have been almost unbeatable at home, with an impressive 6-1-2 record within the friendly confines of their new stadium. The Lynx on the other hand have struggled away from home, with only 2 ties from 9 matches to show for their travels yet this season.
The following evening sees Toronto head into Charleston to tackle the Battery at beautiful Blackbaud Stadium. The Lynx are still searching for their first ever point in Charleston, having lost all seven previous matches in Blackbaud. Charleston occupies second place in the USL-1 table, with 31 points and a 9-7-2 record. The Battery are also a tough team at home, having failed only twice all season to defend their home ground.
The Lynx remain one of the hottest teams in the league, with a tidy 3-1-2 record since July . The club escaped the cellar and moved up to 11th place in the USL table after a successful weekend at home, earning a win and a tie against Portland and defending USL-1 champion Seattle respectively, keeping the club’s playoff hopes alive.
LYNX PLACE TWO ON THE TEAM OF THE WEEK
Toronto Lynx players were again recognized for their hard work on the pitch, placing two players on the USL First Division Team of the Week. Gordon Chin and Andres Arango each make their debut on the team this season. Chin played a spirited and inspired match on Saturday evening against Portland in a nil-nil draw and was unlucky not to find the net on a number of occasions. Veteran Arango was a potent force in the backfield for the Lynx in both matches, particularly in a chippy match on Sunday evening against Seattle, which Toronto won 4-2 on the strength of two late goals.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
ROB IRWIN, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, TORONTO LYNX SOCCER CLUB
416-251-4625 ext. 23
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