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CSL Primetime – Episode #15 (October 20, 2016)
Oct26
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SERBIAN EAGLES, HAMILTON CITY IN CSL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Oct23

SERBIAN EAGLES, HAMILTON CITY IN CSL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

York Region Shooters, the leading contender for CSL championship honours,  were eliminated  by Hamilton City and Serbian White Eagles defeated FC Ukraine United,  two semifinal games in the CSL Championship playoffs Sunday night. York Region finished on top of the table to take the First Division title at the end of the regular season, FC Ukraine United finished second. Serbian White Eagles and FC Ukraine United were scoreless in the early semifinal at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York until Miroslav Jovanovic of Serbian Eagles beat Ukraine United ‘keeper Nazar Lytvyn with a low shot from 12 yards at the 71st minute mark and the goal was enough to settle what had been a hard fought encounter throughout. Ukraine United pressed for an equalizer in the last 20 minutes, a time during which Serbian Eagles were reduced to 10 men following the ejection by referee Ramee Arbaji of Djordje Jocic at 88 minutes. Jocic was shown the red card following a second caution. York Region Shooters and Hamilton City were scoreless until late in the second half in the second semifinal played at the Joan of Arc Stadium in Maple. Midfielder David Guzman broke the deadlock shortly after entering the game as a substitute. Guzman took a cross from the right wing to beat Hamilton City goalkeeper Adrian Becic at 76 minutes to give York Region a 1-0 lead. Hamilton City equalized just two minutes later when Frane Grbesa found the net past York Region goalkeeper Adrian Ibanez and the 1-1 score held until the end of regulation time and 30 minutes of extra time. Penalty kicks were taken and Igor Krmar, Zdenko Jurcevic and Miroslav Cabrilo found the net for Hamilton City, while Richard West was the lone scorer of four penalties taken by York Region Shooters. Serbian White Eagles and Hamilton City advance to the CSL Championship set for Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough on Sunday, October 30, a 2 pm kickoff. CSL PLAYOFFS SUMMARY CSL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL Sunday, October 30 Birchmount Stadium 2 pm Serbian White Eagles vs. Hamilton City CSL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS TO DATE Quarterfinals York Region Shooters 5, Milton 0 Hamilton City 3, Scarborough SC 0 FC Ukraine United 3, Brantford Galaxy 0 Serbian White Eagles 1, Toronto Atomic FC 0 Semifinals Serbian White Eagles 1, FC Ukraine United 0 York Region Shooters 1, Hamilton City 1 (after extra time) (Hamilton City won 3-1 on penalty kicks)  CSL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL Sunday, October 30 Birchmount Stadium 2 pm Serbian White Eagles vs Hamilton City  CSL SECOND DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS SC Waterloo and Toronto Atomic FC B gained a bye to the semifinals Quarterfinals Brantford Galaxy B 3, Serbian White Eagles...

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YORK REGION RESERVES CAPTURE SECOND DIVISION TITLE……entertaining 2-1 victory in extra time
Oct22

YORK REGION RESERVES CAPTURE SECOND DIVISION TITLE……entertaining 2-1 victory in extra time

 Second Division soccer doesn’t necessarily mean second rate soccer. Check out a game at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough  late Saturday afternoon. The CSL Second Division championship decider between Toronto Atomic Reserves and York Region Shooters Reserves was a demonstration of how far soccer in Canada has progressed in recent years as several young players on both teams – young teens to late teens –  showed skills beyond their years. Just so happened the game turned into a highly entertaining encounter for reasons other than good skills, while the fans were treated to a game in doubt right to the final whistle. The entertaining soccer included three goals that counted, another that didn’t when called offside, a missed penalty, shots saved by the woodwork, a player sent off early, two more ejected later  following some rough and tumble, all in an extended game that went 122 minutes in all. When referee Mike Bradley blasted the final whistle, it was York Region Shooters B 2, Toronto Atomic FC B 1, after extra time. Atomic had more shots on goal in the first half of the well-played encounter which ended scoreless and with one player shown a red card – Atomic defender Vadim Gorbunov was shown that colour after referee Bradley pulled two yellows on the player for reasons which included Unsportsmanlike Conduct. Toronto Atomic’s Hassan Abdulmumini struck the first goal following a corner kick at 54 minutes, a cross which ended up at the midfielder’s feet and close to be tapped past York Region goalkeeper Adam Majer. Abakar Mahamat equalized for York Region Shooters at 75 minutes, a spectacular series of events from a free kick from 20 yards that was saved, rebounded, hit the crossbar then driven into the net by Mahamat past Atomic goalkeeper Andriy Kulik. It was 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes and the game went into overtime which saw two players red carded at 103 minutes for Violent Conduct. York Region Shooters’ defender David Romano was the first to go and Ihor Fedishyn was also shown the red card after both players became aggressive in a manner not part of the game. Mahamat scored his second goal to put York Region into 2-1 lead at 106 minutes and minutes later Toronto Atomic were awarded a penalty which was taken by Igor Melnyk and saved by Majer. The 2-1 score held until the final whistle. Coach of York Region Shooters, Eddy Carowel, praised his players following the trophy presentation, insisting it was a team effort that brought the result against a side that had ended the regular season with 11 points more than his team in...

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CSL Primetime – Episode # 14 (October 13, 2016)
Oct20
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CSL PLAYOFFS CONTINUE….. Second Division Final and Championship semis this weekend
Oct19

CSL PLAYOFFS CONTINUE….. Second Division Final and Championship semis this weekend

Semifinals of the CSL Championship will be played this coming Sunday, October 23 when FC Ukraine United will meet SerbianWhite Eagles at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York at 5 pm and York Region Shooters will take on Hamilton City at the St. Joan of Arc Stadium in Maple, a 6.30 pm start. York Region are First Division winners in the regular season just ended and are hoping to repeat their CSL Championship victory of 2014, while Hamilton City is bidding for the overall league title for the first time. Serbian White Eagles won the CSL Championship in 2008 and their opponents, Ukraine United, are in their first year of professional soccer, ending the regular season in the First Division runner-up position and now making this initial bid for CSL post season honours. The Second Division Championship Final which ends the season for a division of four reserve teams from the First Division clubs together with SC Waterloo and London City, will be played at Esther Shiner Stadium this coming Saturday, October 22 and the finalists are Toronto Atomic B and York Region Shooters B. Toronto Atomic reserves ended their regular season in second spot in the Second Division, then defeated Brantford Galaxy B in the semifinal, while York Region Shooters reserves finished fourth of six teams, then defeated SC Waterloo in the semifinal.  The 1-0 victory by York Region over top of the table team SC Waterloo on October 16 is a consideration in attempting to decide which team will finish on top of what promises to be an exciting season-end finish. The CSL Championship Final is being played at Birchmount Stadium on Sunday, October 30, a 2 pm kickoff, following the CSL Awards banquet which takes place Saturday afternoon, October 29. Tickets for both events can be obtained by calling the CSL office at 905 607-0600. CSL PLAYOFFS SUMMARY The weekend games:  SECOND DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL Sat. October 22, Esther Shiner Stadium 3 pm Toronto Atomic B vs York Region Shooters B  CSL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS Sun. October 23, Esther Shiner Stadium 5 pm FC Ukraine United vs Serbian White Eagles Sun. October 23, St. Joan of Arc Stadium 6.30 pm York Region Shooters vs Hamilton City CSL CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS TO DATE  Quarterfinals York Region Shooters 5, Milton 0 Hamilton City 3, Scarborough SC 0 FC Ukraine United 3, Brantford Galaxy 0 Serbian White Eagles 1, Toronto Atomic FC 0 CSL SECOND DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS TO DATE SC Waterloo and Toronto Atomic FC B gained a bye to the semifinals Quarterfinals Brantford Galaxy B 3, Serbian White Eagles B 2 (after extra time) York Region Shooters B 1, London City 0  Semifinals...

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YORK REGION AND HAMILTON ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS……Shooters and Atomic will meet in Second Division final
Oct16

YORK REGION AND HAMILTON ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS……Shooters and Atomic will meet in Second Division final

York Region Shooters and Hamilton City advanced to the semifinals of the CSL Championship playoffs Sunday, York Region scoring an emphatic 5-0 victory over Milton SC while Hamilton City defeated Scarborough SC 3-0. Gerard Ladiyou opened the scoring for York Region Shooters at the St. Joan of Arc Stadium, the goal coming at 4 minutes, Ainsley Deer made it 2-0 at 13 minutes, Anthony Bahadur increased the lead for the home side to 3-0 at 17 minutes and Tristan Frankson scored for a 4-0 lead at 23 minutes, the score at the interval. Striker Richard West found the net for York Region at 52 minutes for a 5-0 score which held to the final whistle. Timotej Zakrajsek scored first for Hamilton City at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough, the goal coming at 23 minutes, forward Zdenko Jurcevic made it 2-0 for the visitors with a goal from the penalty spot following a foul in the box at 31 minutes, a 2-0 score at halftime. Frane Grbesa completed the scoring for Hamilton at 78 minutes a 3-0 victory for Hamilton. The reserve teams of York Region Shooters  and Toronto Atomic will meet in the CSL Second Division Championship final following the 1-0 defeat by York Region Shooters B over SC Waterloo and 2-0 victory by Toronto Atomic B over Brantford Galaxy B Sunday. Simon Petersen scored the only goal for York Region Shooters B at Woodside Park, finding the net at the 12th minute mark and the goal held up through to the final whistle. Luija Johnson struck the first goal at 20 minutes for Toronto Atomic  B in the game at Centennial Park and Michael Fayehun made it 2-0 at the 90th minute. The CSL Second Division Championship Final venue will be announced early the week of October 17. CSL PLAYOFFS SUMMARY CSL Championship – Quarterfinals games played Sunday, October 16 York Region Shooters 5, Milton 0 Hamilton City 3, Scarborough SC 0 Quarterfinal games played October 15: FC Ukraine United 3, Brantford Galaxy 0 Serbian White Eagles 1, Toronto Atomic FC 0 FC Ukraine United, Serbian White Eagles, York Region Shooters and  Hamilton City advance to the CSL Championship semifinals to be played the weekend October 21-23, venues to be announced. CSL SECOND DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP  SC Waterloo and Toronto Atomic FC B gained a bye to the semifinals played October 16 CSL Second Division Championship – Semifinal games played October 16: York Region Shooters B 1, SC Waterloo B 0 Toronto Atomic B 2, Brantford Galaxy B 0 Quarterfinals played October 9 Brantford Galaxy B 3, Serbian White Eagles B 2 (after extra time) York Region Shooters B 1, London City 0...

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UKRAINE UNITED, SERBIAN EAGLES ADVANCE……..CSL playoffs continue Sunday
Oct15

UKRAINE UNITED, SERBIAN EAGLES ADVANCE……..CSL playoffs continue Sunday

FC Ukraine United and Serbian White Eagles advanced to the semifinals of the CSL Championship playoffs with quarterfinal victories Saturday night, Ukraine United with a decisive 3-0 result over Brantford Galaxy and Serbian White Eagles with a narrow 1-0 score over Toronto Atomic FC. Oleksandr Muzychuk was the first to score for Ukraine United at Esther Shiner Stadium in Toronto, taking a right wing pass from midfielder Kostiantyn Derevlov to find the net past Galaxy ‘keeper Luka Besenic to score from 6 yards, the goal coming close to the halftime whistle and it was 1-0 at the break. Oleh Shutov made it 2-0 for the home side at 49 minutes, a free kick from outside the box that caught the top left corner leaving Besenic with no chance for a save. Derevlov struck the third goal for Ukraine United driving the ball into the net past substitute goalkeeper Jeff Martins following a breakaway at the 80th minute mark. Krum Bigishkrov missed narrowly for Brantford on two occasions in what was otherwise a deserved victory for Ukraine United, a 2016 expansion team in the CSL. Striker Milos Scepanovic scored the only goal for Serbian White Eagles in the game with Toronto Atomic at Centennial Stadium, the goal coming at 60 minutes following a scoreless first half. Scepanovic picked up the ball following a miscue in the Atomic defence and found the net from four yards past goalkeeper Vasyl Shpuk. PLAYOFF SUMMARY CSL Championship – Quarterfinals FC Ukraine United 3, Brantford Galaxy 0 Serbian White Eagles 1, Toronto Atomic FC 0 Ukraine United and Serbian White Eagles advance to the semifinals to be played the weekend October 21-23 Remaining quarterfinal games:  Sun. October 16 St. Joan of Arc 6.30 pm York Region Shooters vs Milton SC Sun. October 16 Birchmount Stadium 7.30 pm, Scarborough SC vs Hamilton City CSL SECOND DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP  Results to date: SC Waterloo and Toronto Atomic FC B gain a bye to semifinals October 16 Quarterfinals played October 9 Brantford Galaxy B 3, Serbian White Eagles B 2 (after extra time) York Region Shooters B 1, London City 0 Winners advance to the semifinals October 16: Upcoming semifinal games: Sun. October 16 Woodside Park 6 pm SC Waterloo B vs York Region Shooters B Sun. Oct. 16 Centennial Stadium 7 pm Toronto Atomic B vs Brantford Galaxy B...

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