Monday, September 24, 2001

Vassallo Youngest Ever in CPSL at 14

Monday, September 24, 2001
Toronto Supra shut out London City

The Toronto Supra all but clinched third place in the Canadian Professional Soccer League standings yesterday with a 4-0 home win over London City.

Most notably in this game was the introduction of 14 year Anthony Vassallo by London City in the 75th minute. Vassallo became the youngest player ever to take the field in the CPSL.

Garvin Houston, Rafael Wrobel, Ryan Gamble and Peyvand Mossavat scored for the Supra (11-4-5). City fell to 2-15-3 with its seventh straight loss and saw its winless streak reach 10 games in league and Oz Optic Cup play (0-9-1).
Houston opened the scoring in the 11th minute, eluding his marker to score on a looping header to the far post. On the stroke of halftime, Gamble headed a ball to Wrobel, who scored from 10 yards out.
Gamble made it 3-0 in the 55th minute. He collided with two City defenders but the ball fell perfectly for him and he left City goalie Mark Fernandes no chance.
Mossavat connected in the 85th minute on a header that went in off the post and crossbar junction.
"It could have been an easy 0-0," said City general manager Harry Gauss. "Considering the lineup we had today, I was really satisfied with the play in general. It was just mistakes that beat us."
City plays the North York Astros in Toronto Friday at 8:30 p.m. before finishing the season at home Sunday at Cove Road Field at 3 p.m. against the York Region Shooters.


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