TFC II - Malik Johnson

Toronto FC II finally grabbed three points at home.

After a very quiet first half between Toronto FC II and the Rochester Rhinos, Luca Uccello & Malik Johnson found the back of the net on their way to a 2-1 victory.

Toronto took the lead at the 78th minute as Bubacarr Jobe found substitute Luca Uccello in the Rochester box with a nice through ball. Uccello took a smart first touch and then slotted the ball home with ease.

That was Luca Uccello’s first goal of the season.

The Young Reds could have rested on their lead but they continued to push forward. Malik Johnson sealed the deal in the 91st minute with a brilliant solo effort on the counter attack.  

The 18-year old picked up the ball near the top of the box and fired the ball in to the top corner.  Johnson is now tied for the lead in team scoring with Raheem Edwards at 4 goals. 

Toronto FC II now turn their focus to Wednesday as they take on their rival FC Montreal.  

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Scoring Summary
TFC II – Luca Uccello 78’ (Bubacarr Jobe)
TFC II – Malik Johnson 90’ (Brian James)

RCH – Christian Volesky 90’ + 1’

Misconduct Summary
TFC II – Shaan Hundal 34’ (caution)
TFC II – Anthony Osorio 54’ (caution)
RCH – Vasileios Apostolopoulos 69’ (caution)
TFC II – Clement Simonin 89’ (caution)
Toronto FC II:     3-7-3   12pts.
Rochester Rhinos:     5-3-3   18pts.  

Toronto FC II – Alex Bono; Wesley Charpie, Mitch Taintor, Skylar Thomas (Clement Simonin 57’), Anthony Osorio; Chris Mannella ©, Aidan Daniels (Luca Uccello 73’), Brian James; Sal Bernal (Raheem Edwards 73’), Shaan Hundal (Malik Johnson 80’), Bubacarr Jobe

Substitutes Not Used: Phil Di Bennardo, Robert Boskovic, Liam Fraser

Rochester Rhinos – Tomas Gomez; Vasileios Apostolopoulos, Dominic Samuel (Christian Volesky 62’), Joseph Farrell, Jordan Becker (Brandon Beresford 81’); Marcos Ugarte (Michael Garzi 62’), Sean Totsch, Ryan Lee James, Wal Fall (Andre Fortune 81’); Steevan dos Santos, Kenardo Forbes

Substitutes Not Used: Bradley Kamdem, Sean Reilly, Daniel Lynd

Attendance: 1262