Eagles draw Lynx in Cup
The Canadian Soccer League will have a full slate of league and exhibition games this weekend, the busiest weekend since the league launched its 2006 campaign on May 19.
The CSL has also announced its second round draw and schedule for the popular Open Canada Cup, these games to be played from June 30 into July when 16 teams will be reduced to eight for the quarterfinals in August. The Toronto Lynx has drawn a game against the CSL’s Serbian White Eagles in the second round, a game that’s bound to attract wide attention.
The CSL Women’s competition starts this weekend and will run through to Labour Day September 4.
But one of the most attractive immediate encounters will involve a team from Brazil at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York on Friday, June 23. Cruzeiro of Brazil, a team known for playing exciting soccer, will meet Italia Shooters of the CSL’s International Division, a 7.30 p.m. kickoff. Friday will also see Serbian White Eagles take on Laval Dynamites in league action at Centennial Stadium, Etobicoke, an 8 pm start and at The Cove in London the City are at home to southwestern Ontario rivals Windsor Border Stars, an 8.38 pm kickoff.
Friday, June 23:
7.30 pm Esther Shiner Stadium: Italia Shooters vs. Cruzeiro (Brazil) (Exhibition)
8 pm Centennial Stadium: Serbian White Eagles vs. Laval Dynamites (CSL)
8.38 pm Cove Road: London City vs. Windsor Border Stars(CSL)
Saturday, June 24:
5.30 pm Cove Road: Brampton Women vs. FC Markham Women
7.00 pm Windsor Stadium: Windsor Border Stars vs. Toronto Croatia (CSL)
7.00 pm Esther Shiner: Caribbean Selects vs. Laval Dynamites (CSL)
8.30 pm Cove Road: London City Selects vs. Border Stars Women
Sunday, June 25:
4.00 pm The Soccer Centre: Italia Shooters vs. Laval Dynamites (CSL)
5.00 pm Bronte Stadium: Oakville Blue Devils vs. St. Catharines Wolves (CSL)
6.00 pm Victoria Park: Brampton Stallions vs. London City (CSL)
7.00 pm Esther Shiner Stadium: North York Astros vs. Serbian White Eagles (CSL)
OPEN CANADA CUP DRAW
Friday, June 30, Cove Road, 8.38 p.m. London AEK vs. Hamilton Argentina 78
Sunday, July 2, Esther Shiner Stadium 2.30 pm North York Astros vs. Brampton Stallions
Sunday, July 2, Bois-de-Boulogne Stadium 7.00 pm Laval Dynamites vs. Ottawa Italia
Sunday, July 2, the Soccer Centre 7.00 pm Italia Shooters vs. Oakville Blue Devils
Sunday, July 2, Club Roma 8.00 pm St. Catharines Wolves vs. London AEK or Hamilton Argentina 78
Sunday, July 2, Brian Timmis Stadium 9.00 pm Hamilton Serbians vs. Toronto Supra Portuguese
Monday, July 3, Cove Road 8.38 pm London City vs. Caribbean Selects
Venue to be decided: Serbian White Eagles vs. Toronto Lynx
2005 Open Canada Cup holders Windsor Border Stars gain a bye to the Third Round