IMPRESSIVE VORKUTA AND SCARBOROUGH WELL MATCHED FOR CSL FINAL
Racco Park (Concord – Thornhill Regional Park) at 299 Racco Parkway in Concord, just east of Woodbridge in Vaughan, is the venue for the CSL Championship Final on Saturday, October 17. It’s a 3 pm kickoff.
There is little to choose between Scarborough and FC Vorkuta as they prepare for the Canadian Soccer League championship to be played this coming Saturday, October 17, at a new venue just north of Toronto, a move necessary following the announcement of new restrictions and public health measures affecting sports events in the city.
The two teams have been impressive in sharing most of the top Canadian Soccer League honours during the past three seasons.
FC Vorkuta won the CSL championship by defeating Scarborough on penalty kicks in the 2018 final. Scarborough won the CSL championship in 2019 while FC Vorkuta took the league honours finishing on top of the First Division, a year the north Toronto side became the fourth team in the long CSL history to finish the season undefeated, winning 15 matches and tying three. Scarborough finished in the runner-up position that year, the third time in as many years the east Toronto club took part in the final. The final on Saturday will be Scarborough’s fourth in succession. The two sides ended their 2020 First Division standing at the top, tied on points to be separated by a tie-breaker rule that awarded the First Division title to Scarborough for winning one more game than FC Vorkuta.
The always dangerous striker Mykola Temniuk will no doubt be a force for Vorkuta in the final, and Sergii Ivliev to name just two up front. GM Samad Kadirov and coach Yanchuk Denys are bound to go with goalkeeper Anatolii Starushchenko who has been outstanding.
GM Kiril Dimitrov and player-coach Zoran Rajovic will be counting on in-form defender Daniel McIntosh and players to look out for also are Ilyass Taha upfront and little used Moussa Limane in the side’s effort to repeat Scarborough’s 2019 championship victory.
PICTURE: This was Scarborough SC’s third attempt in the past three years at winning the CSL Championship following two narrow defeats in the 2017 and 2018 finals. Just being there yet again was a highlight in itself for 2019 and the perseverance paid off with victory. Some of the season’s highlights: The biggest home […]
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