U-17: Toronto FC 5, Orlando City SC 0
Toronto FC U-17 Academy defeated Orlando City SC U-17 Academy 5-0 on the first day of the Generation adidas Cup at BMO Training Ground
Mauro Lulli led the way the way for TFC, scoring two goals (30th and 53rd minute). The other TFC goals were scored by Juan Pablo Sanchez (24’), Kosi Thompson (65’), and Hugo Mbongue (73’).
Goalkeeper Christian Calabro earned his first clean sheet of the tournament for TFC.
The TFC U-17’s next match in the GA Cup will be on Saturday, October 12th against FC Cincinnati at the BMO Training Ground. Kickoff will be at 3 p.m.
Toronto FC U-17 Head Coach Gianni Cimini
“I thought it was a good match a good first performance. I thought the boys were ready to play at their home grounds and I could only be pleased with the performance.”
U-15: Toronto FC 3, Atlanta United 1
Toronto FC U-15 Academy defeated Atlanta United U-15 Academy 3-1 in the first round of the Generation adidas Cup today at the BMO Training Ground.
Toronto FC were led by striker Adrian Panaite, who recorded the tournament’s first hat trick. Panaite opened the scoring in the 21st minute, beat the Atlanta goalkeeper with a right-footed strike to the bottom left corner. Panaite then added goals in the 24th and 60th minutes.
The U-15’s will play their next match on Saturday, October 12th at 12:30 p.m. against the Orlando City SC U-15 on Limonta Field at the BMO Training Ground.
Toronto FC U-15 Head Coach Michael Stefano
“Physically, it was a mismatch (against) us. We have a small young team. So when we went up 2-0, we put ourselves in a good spot. The second half was just about managing the game. It wasn’t the way we wanted to play, but in these tournaments, it was important for us to get as many points as possible just to put yourself in a good position to progress.”