Week 14: Recap

That’s all she wrote folks. The league regular season has officially come to a close. Week 14 is now upon us. It has been one heck of a summer at Toronto Rush. We’d like to thank all the teams who have participated in this year’s summer leagues. All of those who spent an hour and a half every Friday, Sunday and/or Monday night with us, you have continued to make Toronto Rush the best summer outdoor league in Toronto, give it up for yourselves one-time. Now time for the nitty gritty, but allow me to show the Bundesliga some love this week as the other leagues in Europe don’t get much love on this site, but Robert Lewandowski my giddy aunt. The man comes on at half time, puts 5 in the net, sorted, and rides the game out. What a player!? Anyhow, for the last time this summer, your final week in review.

Friday Men’s

The first of the last games saw Ras Tas Tas take on AS Rosso at Cherry Beach. These teams finished 3rd and 4th respectively to qualify for playoffs. AS Rosso started the game 3 men short but that didn’t stop them from finding the back of the net early in the first half through goal king Alex Ryfka who finished the season with 17 goals. Ras Tas Tas equalised moments later and continued to push until a Rosso man was shown a red card for a last man challenge. RTT exploited the man advantage and netted a further 4 goals to put this game to bed. Claudio Campanella got a hat trick, Fabrizio Garcia and Alex Mendoza also made it onto the score sheet, game ended 5-1. Next up was a consolation game between FC Doormat and Team England that ended 3-1 for Doormat. The next game was another consolation between Superclasico and SKC that saw SKC leave with the bragging rights, game ended 2-0 for them. The last game saw 2nd place holders TIFC rout the Humble Bees who finished a spot above the bottom. Leo Savone, Kreshnik Mehiu and Anthony Hall got the goals for TIFC, game ended 4-0. 1st placed finishers Toronto Eye Care decided to take the night off, rightly so they had the league wrapped up they decided to spend a Friday off this week, can’t begrudge them there. Congrats to them!

Sunday Men’s

Killtrocity and FTB kicked off the day on Sunday at Lamport Stadium. Eventually it turned into a good game, but going into it more was expected from the match up. The FTB captain gave his team the wrong kick off time, which was 30 minutes later than the actual start time. Because of that, FTB started the game severely shorthanded and from that Killtrocity jumped on them scoring 2 goals through Victor Lu and Seung-Hwan Ryoo. The FTB keeper did his best to keep his team in it. FTB got one back right before the end courtesy of a well placed PK kick from Chris Flores, with the game ending 2-1. Good news the two teams face each other in the playoffs, so FTB will be able to get revenge.

Over at LCI, Code Blue tried their best to sneak into the playoff picture but ultimately their 6-1 drubbing of last-but-one FC Eagles was in vain. Code Blue finished the league in 5th, 2 pts off of 4th place. Honourable mention to the Squirrel Esq Eric Stainton for finishing this year’s Div 1 as goal king on 16 goals, beating usual suspect and league legend Duncan Smith who had 13 goals. The next game was a consolation game between both bottom teams, Hells Satan’s and FC Rush in Div 2S. Satans ran right over Rush as they finished the game with 8, Rush got none. Next up, the Lads seemed confident of their 2nd placed finish as they shipped 6 goals to 5th place Maldini FC in Div 2N, hopefully they get it together come playoff time.

At Crescent School, Bay Street Hooligans had the league wrapped up some time ago so they were going through the motions against 6th Div All Stars who finished in 6th in Div 2N. Bay Street’s Juan Pineros finished as the goal king in the Div with 9 goals scored, congrats to him! Game ended 5-0 Bay Street. Next game was a bit of a shock result, FIC beat 1st placed Red Star FC 4-2 to finish 4th place in the division. Red Star is another team that had the league wrapped some time ago. Congrats to their captain Milos Paprica who finished Div 2S goal king! They should be facing each other again in the playoff so we’ll see if the result was a one off. Next up, Div 1 3rd place finishers Toronto Blues beat 6th placed The New Guys 2-1. Andrew Corrie and Rasih Pala getting on the score sheets for the cops, Jonathan Morier got one back for TNG. In the final game of the night, 1st place finishers in Div 1 Barca Internazionale cremated last placed Cholo FC by 7 goals to 1. Alex Fando scoed a brace, and Chris Booth, Daniel DeLuca, Tunde Macauly, Kristopher Garcia and Dylan Haber all got on the score sheet.

Over at Monarch Park, 3rd placed Care Bears drew 2-2 with 7th placed Dynamo. Jeremy Camerano and Nick Hawksworth-Taylor scored the goals for Care Bears, Hazeem Abdelgadir and Eric Bigos netted for Dynamo.

Sun/Mon Co-ed

On Sunday night at Cherry Beach, Brick Squad secured their 4th placed finish over 5th placed chasers Mosaic FC by beating CIFC 6-0. Ryan Bond and Matthew Fok Hong each netted a brace, followed by goals from Dylan Duggan and Bricker Dancey. Over at Monarch Park, Spartans beat Popeyes 3-0 in the late consolation game.

On Monday night at LCI, a clash of Titans ended pretty convincingly in favour of league champs Arselona who completed the season undefeated. The invincibles scored 6, but it was Seth Legend Bamfo’s brace that earned him the golden boot with 21 goals scored this season, congrats to him! Lucas Martin And David Harpula scored the consolation for the Eagles who finished 2nd. Game ended 6-2. Next up was 3rd placed Foggy Goggles who put 7 past the Indy team with goals by Daniel Friedland, Michelle Hislop and Rebecca Sutherland. Foggy should be gearing up to face Eagles in the playoff, which promises to be a good match.

Once again, that is it for our Summer League. Keep an eye out for playoff schedules, they should be up on the Toronto Rush website right now so please check it out and make sure you are at the right place on the right day on the right time for your games. We’ll be doing a special playoff edition of the week in review over the next couple of weeks so look out for that as well. That puts a wrap on our affair this summer, join us again next summer at the same place. This has been JR signing off for my editor and coordinator Saleem and all of the convenors here at Toronto Rush and Soccerworld Polson Pier, have a great fall/winter season, we’ll be seeing you around, and as always enjoy your footy!