VAUGHAN, Ont. – Toronto FC II welcomes Saint Louis FC to the Ontario Soccer Centre on Wednesday night looking to build on its biggest win of the season, while STLFC is in need of a bounce-back performance as it looks to maintain its chances at a place in the USL Cup Playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Toronto FC II news and notes
Current record: 5-14-6, 21pts
Toronto rallied to take a 3-2 victory against the second-place Charlotte Independence on Saturday, handing the Independence its first loss at the Sportsplex at Matthews.
Forward Ben Spencer recorded a goal and assist in the win, as Toronto rallied from a two-goal deficit after Charlotte had been reduced to 10 men.
Jordan Hamilton scored the game-winning goal against Charlotte. The Toronto FC Homegrown signing leads the team with five tallies this season in seven games at a rate of a goal every 110.8 minutes.
Goalkeeper Angelo Cavalluzzo recorded eight saves against the Independence, and is now tied for 10th in the league with 59 saves this season in 14 appearances.
Saint Louis FC news and notes
Current record: 8-11-5, 29pts
Saint Louis fell 2-1 to the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday evening to open its three-game trip north, keeping the side in 11th place in the USL’s Eastern Conference.
A third-minute goal by Ryan Howe gave Saint Louis the lead in Rochester, but shortly after Seth Rudolph was sent off after a handball on the goal line, and the Rhinos rallied to take the victory.
Rudolph leads STLFC with five goals this season, but will be absent on Wednesday night as he serves a one-game suspension for his red card.
Saint Louis concludes its trip on Sunday with a visit to Ottawa Fury FC as it tries to make up a four-point gap to eighth-place Bethlehem Steel FC in the Eastern Conference standings.
Toronto – GK: Angelo Cavalluzzo, Mark Pais, Clint Irwin, Gianluca Catalano; D: Jordan McCrary, Brandon Onkony, Brandon Aubrey, Oyvind Alseth, Mitchell Taintor, Ashtone Morgan, Lars Eckenrode, Julian Dunn; M: Luis Pereira-Lewis, Matthew Srbely, Malik Johnson, Ryan Telfer, Aidan Daniels, Brian James, Liam Fraser, Tsubasa Endoh, Luca Uccello, Dante Campbell; F: Jordan Hamilton, Ricardo John, Shaan Hundal, Aikim Andrews, Ben Spencer
Saint Louis – GK: Devala Gorrick, Adam Grinwis, Jack Filla; D: Aedan Stanley, A.J. Cochran, Konrad Plewa, Austin Ledbetter, Matt Sheldon, Wes Charpie, Ryan Howe, Erick Cabalceta; M: Sebastian Dalgaard, Dragan Stojkov, Mats Bjurman, Tyler David, Nick Radosavljevic, Octavio Guzman, Max Alvarez, Tony Walls, Ivan Mirkovic, Emmanuel Appiah, Emir Alihodzic; F: Christian Volesky, Milan Petosevic, Daniel Jackson, Tyler Feeley
Toronto – Accumulation warning: Liam Fraser
Saint Louis – Suspended: Seth Rudolph
REF: DAVE BARRIE
AR1: Marie-Han Gagnon Chretien
AR2: Gianni Facchini
4TH: Alexis Vaughan
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