BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Both teams may be chasing different goals at this stage of the season but that has not made this any less vital of a match with Bethlehem Steel and Toronto FC II both needing all three points in Sunday’s match at Goodman Stadium, which kicks off at 5:00pm
Bethlehem Steel FC news and notes
Current record: 9-8-3, 30pts
Bethlehem Steel FC broke a three match winless run as they defeated Ottawa Fury 2-1 in Canada last week, the first match in this two match series against Canadian opposition.
Coming from behind in the second half on goals from Chris Nanco and Santi Moar, Bethlehem got a vital three points to arrest their recent slide.
Nanco was in particularly good form in that match, creating four chances, and scoring once to earn a place on the USL Team of the Week.
Toronto FC II news and notes
Current record: 4-12-6, 18pts
Toronto FC II come in to this match in the best form they’ve had in a month, managing to pick up a point against leaders Charlotte Independence with a 2-2 draw at BMO Field on Wednesday.
On the big stage Toronto did not disappoint managing a dramatic equalizer through Jordan Hamilton in stoppage time to claim the point, and seal his brace as he also opened the scoring in the 49th minute.
It was a valuable point for Toronto, who had lost their last four matches, and found themselves sliding down the table.
Toronto goalkeeper, Angelo Cavalluzo was named in the USL Team of the Week bench last week, and a strong performance again here could go a long way to helping him get on the main 11 list.
Toronto FC II leads the all time series 2-1.
Bethlehem – GK: Tomas Romero, Jake McGuire, Kris Shakes; D: Keegan Rosenberry, Josh Yaro, Richie Marquez, Matthew Real, Auston Trusty, Aaron Jones, Hugh Roberts, Charlie Reymann, Ken Tribbett; M: James Chambers, Dawson McCartney, James Chambers, Anthony Fontana, Derrick Jones, Chris Wingate, Brendan Aaronson, Seth Kuhn, Adam Najem; F: Cory Burke, Santi Moar, Seku Conneh, Amoy Brown, Chris Nanco, Marcus Epps, Yosef Samuel, Josh Heard
Toronto – GK: Angelo Cavalluzzo, Mark Pais, Brogan Engbers; D: Jordan McCrary, Brandon Onkony, Brandon Aubrey, Oyvind Alseth, Robert Boskovic, Mitchell Taintor, Ashtone Morgan, Anthony Osorio, Julian Dunn; M: Malik Johnson, Sergio Camargo, Aidan Daniels, Luca Uccello, Brian James, Liam Fraser, Tsubasa Endoh, Ryan Telfer, Dante Campbell, Matthew Srbely; F: Jordan Hamilton, Ricardo John, Shaan Hundal, Aikim Andrews, Ben Spencer
Bethlehem– Accumulation warning: Cory Burke, Seku Conneh, Auston Trusty, Giliano Wijnaldum
Toronto – Accumulation warning: Liam Fraser
REF: KEVIN BROADLEY
AR1: Amilcar Sicaju
AR2: Victor Vazquez
4TH: Michael Guzzetta
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