Result of the CSL game of Monday May 19th, 2008 between Italia Shooters and Serbian White Eagles played at St Joan of Arc Catholic School in Maple at 4:00pm.

Italia Shooters (all blue, white numbers)

.....................1 Pablo Alvarado
3 Franco Ruscetta...2 Jamaal Smith...5 Gerard Ladiyou...21 Brako Majstorovic
14 Marco Terminesi...18 Tristan Murray...10 Frank Bruno...19 Joe Rini
...............13 Frank Jonke...11 Luca Forno

Subs:...12 Adam Oralogio (gk)...6 Gil Vainshtein (mid)...7 Stalin Cardenas (mid)...8 Chris Turner (def)...16 Kofi Boateng (fwd)...17 David Nagaro (fwd)...20 Jelani Smith (fwd)
team officials:...head coach Carmine Isacco...assistant coach Anthony Capotosto...trainers Kevin Sims and Jodi Forno...manager John Pacione...announcer Ruben Toro

Serbian White Eagles (all white, blue numbers)

.....................25 Dan Pelc
3 Marc Jankovic...6 Goran Vlaski...2 Mirko Medic...4 Ricardo Munguia
8 Uros Stamatovic...10 Nikola Budalic...15 Milos Scepanovic...11 Dragon Radovic
...............7 Milos Vucinic...9 Sasa Viciknez

Subs:...12 George Trikkas...13 Marko Janjicek...14 Marko Ivantic...16 Aleksandar Janic...16 Prince Ihekwoaba
team officials:...coach Milan Cancarevic

Game officials:...referee Gianni Facchini...assistant referees Matthew Arduini and Ken Van Dyk...fourth official Damec Arbaji...(all black, neon green trim)

1st Half:...game starts 4:04pm...IS defend south end on this cool overcast day.
2 min...SWE Viciknez cross from left after run has defender head ball over end line for cornerkick.
2 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from right has SWE Jankovic duck to flick header through box to left and ball is unplayed.
5 min...SWE Budalic hurt at IS 35 yard line with ball to head.
8 min...SWE Viciknez rush on left has cross from 20 yards that's caught by goalie.
8 min...IS player's called on their third offside so far this game.
10 min...SWE sub...Ivantic replaces Budalic who'd been injured.
17 min...SWE Vucinic 25 yard off balance shot up middle is low to goalie.
19 min...IS Murray 30 yard roller through crowd of players is picked up by goalie.
21 min...IS Majstorovic cornerkick from left has defender clear ball.
21 min...IS Majstorovic bends in 30 yard shot from left that has IS Terminesi nod 10 yard header wide right from right.
23 min…Shooters Luca Forno GOAL…Forno at 18 yards on left blasts cross bounced to him from right into top right corner of net over flying goalie Dan Pelc.
24 min...SWE Vucinic 30 yard blast is low and wide left of net.
25 min...IS YELLOW card...Jonke for something.
26 min...IS goalie beats SWE Viciknez to ball on right side of box.
27 min...SWE Radovic cross from left near endline drifts behind net.
30 min…White Eagles #15 Milos Scepanovic GOAL…Shooters Branko Majstorovic taps ball letting goalie Pablo Alvarado make play but Scepanovic gets to ball first at 22 yards and runs right past him and cuts in 10 yard shot to open net. Scepanovic comes running over to PA announcer Ruben Toro’s place at center and mocks his “GOLLLLL” call.
33 min...SWE Viciknez 30 yard freekick from left is over wall and just dips over bar top right corner.
34 min...IS goalie hurt crashing into player going for ball. SWE Vucinic has off balance kick from 12 yards and rebound header when cleared by defender from 10 yards but defender clears that chance too.
38 min...IS Ladiyou gives ball away but quick shot from 30 yards has goalie stop.
39 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left has defender clear and SWE Ivantic blast 30 yard shot up middle is high over net.
41 min...SWE YELLOW card...Munguia for check at IS 50 yards.
43 min...SWE Viciknez takes ball off IS Ladiyou near right corner and crosses in for SWE Vucinic to jab in on 2 yarder but is called offside.
45 min...IS Forno cornerkick from right has SWE Jankovic leap to head away ball on edge of box and is injured.
48 min...half ends 4:52pm.

2nd Half:...starts 5:07pm.
49 min...SWE goalie catches bounced shot sent in from long way out.
49 min...IS Ruscetta 40 yard shot from right is bounced to goalie.
50 min...SWE Viciknez 30 yard freekick from right is caught by goalie on right post.
51 min...IS Majstorovic long throw-in from left is bounced to goalie.
52 min...IS Majstorovic long throw-in from left has defender leap and head ball away.
53 min...IS Murray blasts 40 yard partial clearance rebound well over net after IS player's 20 yard freekick from near left corner.
57 min...IS Forno cross from 30 yards on left has SWE Munguia and IS Ruscetta crash heads with Munguia clearing ball. Munguia is awarded freekick.
60 min...SWE YELLOW card...Medic for dissent when freekick called against him.
60 min...IS Bruno 40 yard freekick from right bounces wide left for goalkick.
61 min...IS sub...Boateng replaces Forno.
61 min...SWE Viciknez beats defender on left and crosses into box and defender heads away.
61 min...SWE Vlaski injured on left SWE endline in collision.
63 min...SWE Radovic 20 yard low shot on pass up middle has goalie charg to left post to grab.
66 min...SWE YELLOW card...Jankovic draws it for boot to the head on IS Terminesi injurying him.
67 min...IS Majstorovic heads over crowd of players and retreating goalie palms ball wide of net.
67 min...SWE goalie palms ball left and over bar for cornerkick.
68 min...IS Terminesi cornerkick from right has defender knock down and IS Ladiyou shot blocked and long pass to SWE Viciknez at center but IS Rini checks him and goalie clears 35 yard deflection.
70 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from left is over players in box and wide for throw-in.
70 min...IS sub...Turner replaces Murray.
71 min...SWE Viciknez gets pass in middle and chips 20 yard shot that goalie leaps to catch.
72 min…White Eagles Milos Vucinic GOAL…SWE Sasa Viciknez’s 35 yard freekick from left is over players in center of box but charging Vucinic rushes in from right and boots in 6 yarder into net.
74 min...SWE Viciknez cornerkick from right has ball popped up and SWE Medic head 12 yarder over crowd and is caught by goalie.
75 min...SWE Radovic cramps up at IS 35 yard line.
76 min...SWE goalie gets hand to cross when ball crossed from right and ball knocked to left and IS player gets ball to deflect off defender for cornerkick.
77 min…Shooters Franco Ruscetta GOAL…Shooters Frank Bruno cornerkick from left has Ruscetta head in 8 yarder from right just under bar into top right corner of net.
79 min...SWE sub...Janic replaces Ivantic.
80 min...SWE Viciknez 35 yard freekick from right has defender pop up header.
80 min...IS sub...Cardenas replaces Rini.
81 min...IS Cardenas 40 yard freekick from right has play whistled down.
83 min...SWE Viciknez steps around defender and crosses through box just step ahead of SWE Radovic.
84 min...IS Ruscetta 55 yard chip from right has goalie step up to catch ahead of IS forward.
85 min...SWE Viciknez gets pass on 2 on 1 and booots 15 yard shot high and wide left of net.
86 min...SWE Viciknez ball but he pushes too far left then crosses along end line and goalie catches.
86 min...IS Ruscetta 40 yard cross from from right has goalie palm over net.
87 min...IS Bruno cornerkick from left has goalie palm ball over net.
87 min...IS Bruno cornerkick from left has defender on left post head clearance.
90 min...SWE Viciknez 55 yard short freekick then runs in and launches 40 yard blast over net.
92 min...SWE Medic 60 yard freeekick from left has goalie catch ball wide right of net.
93 min...game ends 5:55pm.

Final Score:……Italia Shooters……..2……….Serbian White Eagles……..2………

Attendance was about 400 people which I thought was pretty good for a holiday weekend and a very cool day with the threat of rain forecast all day. Shooters this year will play their home games at St Joan of Arc Catholic School in Maple just off of Keele Street north of Major Mackenzie Drive. The stands could hold about 600 in the aluminum stands (the seats were cold today!). The field is a Field-Turf kind of pitch and there is a second field east of it. The team will hold its summer soccer camps there this year. It’s already a better crowd than when they played at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

There have been some moves of players between teams this season. Jamaal and Jelani Smith both play for the Shooters this year. Last year they were on Metro Lions. (Jamaal Smith was the only player at the inaugural MLS Toronto FC tryouts to be chosen from over 1000 trialists for their 2007 season). Not playing but listed on their roster is Matthew Palleschi who had time in the MLS and the USL Montreal Impact. Frank Jonke played today at forward but last year was on the PDL Toronto Lynx. Toronto Lynx and Italia Shooters have some kind of agreement and I’ll try to get more details tomorrow. White Eagles don’t have Gabriel Pop on their roster this year. Owner Kenny S confirmed that but another friend beside him said “for now”.

Shooters backline of Jamaal Smith, Franco Ruscetta, Branko Majstorovic and Gerard Ladiyou looked shaky at times and were sometimes stripped of the ball.

White Eagles forward Sasa Viciknez was the best player on the field. He took all the corners and freekicks of 55 yards or less. He had a chance to win the game at 85 minutes when he took a pass on a 2 on 1 but booted a 15 yard shot high and wide left of the net. Nikki Budalic was a starter but was injured and had to leave the game at 10 minutes.

White Eagles goalie Dan Pelc played it safe by palming a few cornerkicks over his own net rather than catch them. He might have lost some balls in the sun in the second half because the sun did come out between clouds quite brightly.

Referee Gianni Facchini gave out few cards today but called a lot of freekicks for this rough game with plenty of sliding tackles. The assistant referee’s had to call a lot of offsides against both teams which weren’t too popular with the fans. Shooters were called three times in the first eight minutes of the game. The crowd was divided about 50-50 between the two teams. White Eagles fans have had a history of the only ones in this league who chant. I didn’t understand some of them and others I better not repeat. It will be interesting when they meet up with the TFC Academy fans.

(I had to change the goal scorer at 30 minutes because the program they gave out doesn’t have all the numbers match the players. Maybe as the season goes along the lineups will get more accurate).

Rocket Robin

Shooters starters

White Eagles starters

Shooters player has just cleared freekick.

players walk away before goalkick taken.

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