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Match Recap: Toronto FC II vs. Richmond Kickers

Vaughan – A ten-man Toronto FC II squad earned a hard-fought point in an afternoon affair at the Ontario Soccer Centre.

A very quiet first half saw the best scoring chance go to the Kickers. Off a free kick, from the midfield, the ball landed on the head of the Kickers’ Michael Callahan. Callahan's flick-on header looked dangerous as it sailed towards the goal, but keeper Mark Pais got down to make the denial. 

Pais was making his first start with the Young Reds since April 1st. “It was great to get back out there with the boys and earn a hard fought point,” said the keeper in a post-game media scrum.

The second half saw the majority of the game’s chances. The best opportunity for the Reds came in the 54th minute when winger Ryan Telfer made a great solo run into the box. The ball worked its way over to Shaan Hundal. However, Hundal sent his second touch shot just over the bar.

The Reds went down a man on an Anthony Osorio red card in the 62nd minute. Osorio had just come on as a substitute the minute before. TFC II held off a relentless Kickers’ attack to earn the point. When the dust had settled the Kickers fired 19 shots towards the Reds' net.

"I thought the shape and the discipline and the work rate from the 10 players, including the goalkeeper to finish the game was very good," said head coach Jason Bent. 

Toronto FC II are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Cincinnati. Kick-off is set for 5:00 PM. 

Scoring Summary



Misconduct Summary

TFC II – Luis Pereira 27’ (Caution)

RIC – Cower Shanosky 29’ (Caution)

TFC II – Anthony Osorio 60’ (Ejection)

TFC II – Liam Fraser 85’ (Caution)



Toronto FC II (W-L-D):   1-5-4  7pts.

Richmond Kickers (W-L-D):  2-4-4  10pts. 


Team Stats:

Toronto FC II

Richmond Kickers

Shots – 3

Shots – 19

Shots on Target – 1

Shots on Target – 5

Blocked Shots – 1

Blocked Shots – 8

Possession – 37.9 %

Possession – 62.1%



Toronto FC II – Mark Pais; Robert Boskovic (Malik Johnson 65’), Brandon Aubrey, Brandon Onkony; Brian James©, Luca Uccello, Luis Pereira (Liam Fraser 72’), Ryan Telfer, Jordan McCrary; Aikim Andrews (Anthony Osorio 59’), Shaan Hundal

Substitutes Not Used:  Angelo Cavalluzzo, Aidan Daniels, Matthew Srbely


Richmond Kickers – Matt Turner; Braeden Troyer©, Cower Shanosky, Mallan Roberts, Chris Durkin, Alex Lee (Finnlay Wyatt 82’); Samuel Asante (Owusu Sekyere 58’), Yudai Imura, Raul Gonzales; Mikey Minutillo, Oliver Minatel (Sunny Jane 74’)

Substitutes Not Used:  Marcel Debellis, William Yombye, Luis Fernando,


Attendance: 1074