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TFC Academy Update
February 11, 2009, 2:39 PM
Filed under: MLS Preseason, TFC Academy, Toronto FC

Toronto FC Academy’s Senior and Junior teams were both in action over the weekend. The Senior Academy team beat the University of Toronto 3-1 and the Junior Academy lost 3-0 to the Ontario Soccer Association.

Senior Academy

The U of T team started brightly and put TFC under pressure almost immediately but failed to capitalize on a few chances. TFC settled down and Justin Maheu finished off a move in the 10th minute with a good low hard strike from 18 yards out to take the lead. TFC continued to pressure the opposition when Daniel Calabretta gained possession at the top of the box and scored with a low strike into the bottom corner. After a few near misses by the U of T team TFC scored the best goal of the match. A good counter attack move that developed over the length of the pitch and included six passes before Justin Maheu scored a tap in from six yards out. The Academy players went into halftime with a 3 nil lead.

U of T came out brightly in the second half and put the Academy team under serious pressure. They scored within five minutes of the restart and clearly had renewed belief. The match fizzled out in the second half and the game finished 3-1 in favor of the TFC Senior Academy.

Junior Academy

In the first of a three games series, The Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) U16 Program and the TFC Junior Academy met at BMO Field. The result favoured the OSA Program blanking the Junior Academy 3-0, as the process to find a final roster of players by March 15th continues. The match was highlighted by costly mistakes and clinical finishes all in the first half.

Academy Players in Tampa

Four members of TFC Academy’s Senior Team are currently away at a training camp with Canada Under-17s in Tampa. Goalkeeper Garrett Cyprus, defender Feras Samain and midfielders Jonathan Lao and Brennan McNicoll are all taking part in the camp which is part of preparations for the CONCACAF Men’s U-17 Championship in Mexico this coming April.

The first part of the camp runs until tomorrow in the U.S. and they will then head to Guatemala City to continue training and play two friendly matches against Guatemala. Canada needs to finish amongst the top-four teams in the eight-team tournament to qualify for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Nigeria 2009.

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i’m from albania, in august i will come there to learn. i want to regiser to your club. i play very well soccer. can you help me?

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