Uccello Goal

Match Recap: Toronto FC II vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

Vaughan – Toronto FC II broke their scoring drought but could not hold on to the lead in Friday night’s loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

The Reds jumped out to the early lead on Luca Uccello’s first of the season. First team loanee Sergio Camargo played a ball over the top of the Rowdies’ back line, which landed perfectly on Uccello’s foot. Uccello had timed his run excellently and was 5 yards free of the nearest Rowdies' defender. Uccello then rushed in and slipped the ball past an onrushing Matt Pickens.

"Credit to Sergio [Camargo], he got his head up and made a third man run off the shoulder of the defender, it was a perfect ball," said Uccello on the goal, "I knew I was alone so all I had to do was break the corners."

The Rowdies came out with a flurry of chances to begin the second half. Angelo Cavalluzzo came up with a pair of stops to keep the Rowdies off the board.

However, the Rowdies finally broke through on a 68th-minute goal from Joe Cole. Darwin Jones played a cross into Cole who slotted home his 3rd of the season.

The Rowdies went ahead on substitute Martin Paterson’s goal in the 80th and doubled their lead in the 82nd on a Darwin Jones goal. Joe Cole got the assist on Jones’ goal. The score would remain 3-1 despite a final push from the Young Reds. The victory moved the Rowdies into first place in the Eastern Conference.

When asked about his team's play, TFC II head coach Jason Bent remarked, "Ultimately when you’re up 1-0, when you have the amount of chances we created, which was positive...you got to get it to 2-0. We spoke about it at half-time we needed a second goal to try and win this game...we didn't get it and they did."

The Young Reds return to action on Wednesday, May 24th when they take on the Richmond Kickers. It is our first "School Day" game of the year. Kick-off is set for 12:00 PM. 

Scoring Summary

TFC II – Luca Uccello (Sergio Camargo) 10’

TBR – Joe Cole 68’

TBR –Martin Paterson 80’

TBR – Darwin Jones (Joe Cole) 82’


Misconduct Summary

TFC II – Brandon Aubrey 45’ (Caution)

TBR – Marcel Schafer 58’ (Caution)

TFC II – Ben Spencer 62’ (Caution)

TBR – Neill Collins 63’ (Caution)

TFC II – Oyvind Alseth 83’ (Caution)

TBR – Michael Nanchoff 87’ (Caution)



Toronto FC II (W-L-D):   1-5-3  6pts.

Tampa Bay Rowdies (W-L-D):  6-2-2  20pts. 


Team Stats:

Toronto FC II

Tampa Bay Rowdies

Shots – 8

Shots – 14

Shots on Target – 3

Shots on Target – 6

Blocked Shots – 2

Blocked Shots – 3

Possession –  39.0%

Possession – 61.0%



Toronto FC II – Angelo Cavalluzzo; Mitchell Taintor ©, Brandon Aubrey, Jelani Peters (Brandon Onkony 45’); Oyvind Alseth, Sergio Camargo (Brian James 75’), Liam Fraser, Luca Uccello, Ashtone Morgan (Ryan Telfer 61’); Ben Spencer, Shaan Hundal

Substitutes Not Used:  Mark Pais, Jordan McCrary, Luis Pereira, Aikim Andrews


Tampa Bay Rowdies –Matt Pickens, Darnell King, Damion Lowe, Neill Collins, Luke Boden; Justin Chavez (Michael Nanchoff 24’), Marcel Schafer, Darwin Jones, Joe Cole© (Martin Vingaard 87’), Georgi Hristov; Deshon Brown (Martin Paterson 79’)

Substitutes Not Used: Akira Fitzgerald, Kyle Porter, Tamika Mkandawire, Kyle Porter, Alex Morrell