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Martin Bazyl

Match Recap: TFC II 2-2 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Toronto FC II and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds shared points on Sunday in a 2-2 draw at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

Toronto FC loanee Nick Hagglund and Raheem Edwards were the goal scorers for the Young Reds in the home opener.

Hagglund opened up the scoring in front of a sold out crowd, getting a head onto the out swinging corner from Edwards in the 12th minute of the match.

Edwards nearly made it two for the Young Reds in the 40th minute but Riverhounds keeper Hunter Gilstrap tipped his low shot just wide.

Pittsburgh found the equalizer just a minute after.

A great passing display in midfield ended with Romeo Parkes hitting a low shot past TFC II keeper Alex Bono.

Raheem Edwards had another man-of-the-match performance and was rewarded with a penalty in the 55th minute.

Edwards turned the Riverhounds defender inside out on the left side of the pitch before being hauled down in the box. He would take the penalty and calmly place his shot into the bottom right corner of the net.

The visitors leveled the match in the 91st minute off a free kick. Conor Branson ran up as the second free kick taker and placed a low shot into the left corner past Bono.

It was a wild finish to the match as both teams shared great opportunities to net the game winner.

TFC II substitute Robert Boskovic had his shot cleared off the goal line and the ensuing Pittsburgh counter-attack nearly led to a breakaway goal if it were not for a huge save in tight by Bono.

Toronto FC II is back at the Ontario Soccer Centre this upcoming Sunday, April 24, to take on FC Cincinnati at 4PM ET. Tickets are available at tfc2.ca

Scoring Summary

TFC II – Nick Hagglund 12’ (Raheem Edwards)

PIT – Romeo Parkes 41’ (Corey Hertzog)

TFC II – Raheem Edwards 55’ (PK)

PIT – Conor Branson 90’ + 1'

Misconduct Summary

PIT – William Hunt 11’ (caution)

PIT – Ben Swanson 75’ (caution)

TFC II – Raheem Edwards 84’ (caution)

TFC II – Robert Boskovic 90’ + 1’ (caution)

Records:

Toronto FC II:     1-0-2   5pts.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds:     0-1-1   1pts.  

 Lineups

Toronto FC II – Alex Bono; Wesley Charpie (Bubacarr Jobe 66’), Nick Hagglund, Skylar Thomas © (Eriq Zavaleta 61’), Anthony Osorio; Adam Bouchard (Chris Mannella 66’), Aidan Daniels (Robert Boskovic 83’), Brian James; Shaan Hundal (Sal Bernal 72’), Raheem Edwards, Malik Johnson

Substitutes Not Used: Phil Di Bennardo, Martin Davis

Pittsburgh Riverhounds – Richard Gilstrap; Nicholas Kolarac (Ben Swanson 43’), William Hunt, Conor Branson, Jordan Murrell; Romeo Parkes, Zak Boggs (Caleb Postlewait 68’), Michael Green © (Isaiah Schafer 68’), Stephen Okai (Karsten Smith 84’); Corey Hertzog, Marshall Hollingsworth

Substitutes Not Used: Mauricio Vargas, Ryan Dodson, James Bissue

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