Result of the Monday August 6th, 2007 CSL Open Canada Cup Quarterfinal game between Italia Shooters and North York Astros played at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan Ontario at 7:00pm.
Italia Shooters (blue socks and shirts, black shorts, white numbers and trim)
.................00 Camilo Benzi
..........12 Alvaro Yacques...20 Alex Ruhe Lischke...4 Rick Titus
5 Stalin Cardenas...8 Chris Turner...26 Carlos Medina...11 Fitzroy Christie...14 Sean Myers
.............3 Gladston Richards...19 Desi Humphrey (cpt)
Subs:...1 Pablo Alvarado (gk)...2 Denny Velastegui (def)...10 Josue Jaramillo (mid)...21 Kevein Omakua (fwd)...23 Andre Stewart (def)...24 Courtney Dennis (mid)...25 Craig Taylor (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Tony DeThomasis...assistant coach Sam Medeiros...manager John Pacione...trainer/physio Stella Makris...team official Julian Carr
North York Astros (all yellow, navy numbers, white trim)
...................1 Ratko Ivanovic
2 Gil Vainshtein ...15 Ajani Templeton...5 Brian Carbaral...3 Jorer Calzato
6 Marco Pacione (cpt)...7 Martin Altare...22 Paulo Astorga...21 Julio Vazquez
..............11 Jose Perez...10 Diego Maradona
Subs:...12 Tomer Chencinski (gk)...8 Alessandro Bancheri (def)...9 Selvin Lammie (mid)...4 David DiPlacido (mid)...13 Omar Samuels (def)...20 Johnson Akuoko (mid)...16 Francesco Vescio (mid)
team officials:...head coach Rafael Carbajal...assistant coach Paolo Pacione...equipment manager Maru Atia...trainer/physio Raul Solas...team official Bruno Ierullo
Game officials:...referee David Barrie...referee's assistants Amato DeLuca and Benny Savelesiu...fourth official Pasquale DeLuca...(all black uniforms)
1st Half:...game starts 7:17pm...IS defend north end on this hot evening with the sun in the north west.
1 min...IS Cardenas 30 yard freekick from right is cleared by defender. IS Yacques boots 25 yarder well high and wide left.
3 min...IS Humphrey is chipped ball up middle but his weak shot from 20 yards is caught by goalie.
6 min...Astros Pacione freekick from 40 yards has IS Titus head ball away on edge of box.
8 min...IS Cardenas shoulders pass down and his 22 yard shot from right is just wide left of net.
10 min...IS Medina cross from right from 25 yards after short cornerkick has goalie catch.
11 min...Astros Perez 40 yard shot from right is caught by goalie.
12 min...Astros Altare 30 yard shot from right is just wide right.
13 min...Astros Carbaral rush on left dribbles 40 yards and cross deflected for cornerkick.
14 min...Astros Astorga cornerkick from left has defender knock away.
17 min...Astros Astorga 22 yard freekick from left hits player's shoulder in three man wall.
20 min...Astros Vainshtein prevents IS Humphrey from getting to ball in Astros box on pass.
23 min...Astros Astorga 40 yard freekick has IS Titus leap and head ball away.
24 min...IS Cardenas charges to cross ball through box and two IS players can't make play.
25 min...Astros Maradona given ball up middle and his 22 yard shot lands on top of the net.
27 min...IS Medina 22 yard freekick is deflected and leaping goalie punches ball out of box.
28 min...Astros Maradona tapped pass to middle and 25 yard shot is wide left.
30 min...IS Myers gets through ball on right but 25 yards shot is wide left.
34 min...IS Cardenas cornerkick from left is tipped and flying goalie blocks.
35 min...IS Cardenas cornerkick from right has IS Titus head 12 yarder that goalie pushes wide left of net.
36 min...IS Medina heads 5 yarder wide right on IS player's cornerkick from left.
37 min...IS Medina cornerkick from right has IS Myers head ball through box.
38 min...IS Medina cross from right lands on back of Astros crossbar.
39 min...IS Medina diving header from 6 yards has diving goalie save on left post although play was ruled offside.
40 min...Astros YELLOW card...Vazquez for knock down on IS Medina.
40 min...IS Medina 50 yard freekick has Astros goalie catch ball in crowd of players.
41 min...IS Myers rush down right and cross is low but Astros defender clears ball off 2 yard line.
42 min...IS Cardenas blasts 20 yard shot over net after ball knocked around on edge of box.
44 min...Astros Astorga 35 yard freekick bounces once for goalie to catch on right post.
45 min...Astros Maradona cutting into middle rolls 25 yard shot wide left of net.
47 min...half ends 8:04pm.
2nd Half:...starts 8:21pm.
halftime sub:...IS Jaramillo replaces Cardenas.
46 min…Shooters Josue Jaramillo GOAL…Jaramillo rolls 12 yarder low and into net beyond goalie Ratko Ivanovic. (Very efficient as Jaramillo had just come in as a halftime sub).
49 min...Astros YELLOW card...Calzato for hip check on IS Humphrey near right corner flag.
50 min...IS Humphrey cornerkick from right has charging goalie bat down then catch.
50 min...Astros Astorga 30 yard freekick from left has goalie catch behind crowd of players.
53 min...Astros Astorga cornerkick from left has Astros player pop up header but goalie catch ball. IS goalie is injured on edge of box.
55 min...IS Richards good rush along edge of box even with net. IS Jaramillo touches pass to him and IS Richards blasts 15 yarder that's deflected over net.
56 min...IS Richards 15 yard roller after getting low cornerkick from left is into outside webbing of net.
58 min...IS Christie good run on left and 20 yard shot is over net.
62 min...IS YELLOW card...Christie for high foot on sideline.
63 min...Astros sub...Lammie replaces Maradona.
............IS sub...Omakua replaces Richards.
65 min...Astros Templeton injured on edge of Astros box.
............Astros sub...DiPlacido replaces Astorga.
66 min...IS Medina snakes 25 yard shot from right just misses top right corner of net.
67 min...Astros defenders make two sliding tackles to stop shots in Astros box.
68 min...IS YELLOW card...Humphrey for roughing.
...........Astros YELLOW card...Pacione for roughing.
69 min...IS Medina cornerkick from right has IS Ruhe Lischke heads 10yarder that diving goalie stops on left post.
73 min...Astros Altare 30 yard shot from right caught by goalie.
73 min...Astros goalie runs out to clear ball from IS Omakua up middle.
75 min...Astros Carbaral 35 yard freekick blast from left is wide right.
75 min...Astros sub...Bancheri replaces Perez.
78 min...IS sub...Velastegui replaces Myers.
80 min...Astros goalie beats IS Omakua to through ball.
81 min...IS Yaques charges to cross from right and goalie catches.
82 min...IS Omakua diving header up middle 8 yards is stopped.
83 min...Astros Carbaral dribble to get away shot on left part of box but deflects for cornerkick.
83 min...Astros Calzato 40 yard cross from left has goalie catch.
84 min...IS Jaramillo injured when hammered in check near center line.
84 min...Astros Vainshtein long 60 yard cross is blocked in box.
86 min...IS Omakua cross from right has Astros Templeton head over end line.
87 min...IS players get two blasts on edge of Astros box although second one was ruled offside.
88 min...IS sub...Stewart replaces Medina.
89 min...IS defender heads cross behind end line to prevent Astros header in IS box.
91 min...IS Yaques getting to cross and slides for shot that soars well over net getting to cross.
91 min...IS defender heads ball back to goalie to relieve pressure.
94 min...IS Humphrey pushed cross and his blast deflects for cornerkick.
95 min...Astros sub...Akuoko replaces Pacione.
96 min...game ends 9:12pm.
Final Score:………Italia Shooters…….1………North York Astros………0……….
Attendance was about 100 on this hot and humid evening with a bright sun in the North West for the first 55 minutes. Attendance was quite good when considering this game was only announced Tuesday. There were some Astros fans helping boost it to this level.
Camilo Benzi earned the shutout for the Shooters and had to make some tough saves to preserve the win. Astros goalie Ratko Ivanovic also made some great saves. I didn’t get a great look at the goal because I was staring into the sun. At this field, I usually stand on the east side in the second half so I can see closely what subs come in although that makes it hard to see plays in the north goal until the sun sets.
Shooters forward Jason DeThomasis and Astros goalie Haidar Al-Shaibain were missing from this game as they are playing for Canada in the World University Games in Thailand for the next two weeks.
Shooters had veteran defender Rick Titus debut for them after his season with the PDL Toronto Lynx ended. Over the years I’ve known Titus has joined the CPSL/CSL season from the USL Toronto Lynx and Vancouver teams.
These two teams were evenly matched and as it wore on, it didn’t look like either team would win by a large margin. This close finishing game means that Italia Shooters have to play London City in the Friday night Wild Card game on the Labour Day weekend. Their plus-minus was the worst of the three other CSL teams. One team from British Columbia will be the fourth semi-finalist.
David Barrie who I’ve seen often as a referee’s assistant got the top job tonight and gave out a few cards but it wasn’t as rough as the last time I saw these two teams play each other here three weeks ago. Amato DeLuca who MLS Toronto FC fans will remember last night ruled that the LA Galaxy defender got back in time to save Andrea Lombardo’s goalie chip on the line was also a referee’s assistant tonight and his son Pasquale was the fourth official. I was 60 yards behind the play and many complaining fans were 110 yards away.
Astros players build wall to block freekick.
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