BOAVISTA DEFEAT CPSL SELECTS 3-0 AT LONDON
Boavista of the Portuguese first division defeated a CPSL select side 3-0 in an exhibition game played at the Cove Road ground in London Friday.
Ricardo Sousa, Boavista’s leading scorer in the season just ended, opened the scoring after 33 minutes for a 1-0 half-time score. Joao Paulo made it 2-0 for the visitors two minutes after the interval and Hugo Montaro struck the third goal at the 59th minute mark.
Boavista, which won the Portuguese first division title in the 2000-2001 season, will play a third and final game in North America at Centennial Stadium at Etobicoke in Toronto’s west end on Sunday. The opposition will be Toronto Supra of the CPSL with a 6.30 p.m. kickoff.
Boavista opened its North American tour losing 3-1 to NY/NJ MetroStars of Major League Soccer at Elizabeth, N.J. on Wednesday, May 26.
Toronto Croatia’s George Azcurra was the goalkeeper for the CPSL Selects, which played well throughout, but in a game where the result was never in doubt.
The complete CPSL Select team of players mostly from London City and Metro Lions, which promoted the game with Toronto Supra, was: Harry Paul Gauss(London City,GM/Head Coach)
Steve Nijjar (Brampton Hitmen,Co-coach)
Jeff Brown(London City,Co-coach)
George Azcurra (Toronto Croatia,Goalkeeper)
Haidar Al’Shairbani (London City, Goalkeeper)
Peter Zorbas (North York Astros, Defender)
Stu Pow (London City, Defender)
Mason Greene (Mississauga Olympians, Defender)
Bayete Smith (Brampton Hitmen, Defender)
Marko Peeters (London City, Defender)
Sasha Kosanovic (Metro Lions, Midfielder)
Kosta Stojkovic (Metro Lions, Midfielder)
Justin Medeiros (London City, Midfielder)
Caswain Mason (Metro Lions, Midfielder)
Gentjan Dervishi (London City, Midfielder)
Kareem Reynolds (Metro Lions, Midfielder)
Phil Ionadi (Brampton Hitmen, Midfielder)
Billy Ninopoulos (Metro Lions, Midfielder)
Marko Janjicek (Metro Lions, Forward)
Darryl Gomez (Metro Lions, Forward)
Paul Munster (London City, Forward)