Bend it like Bajer – Kingston’s Newest Signing Does it Like Beckham!

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“You’ve seen the movie – “Bend it like Beckham’. “Now come and see the real thing.” That’s the promise from Joe Scanlon, president of Kingston FC. Scanlon says his team needed some additional scoring punch if it was to finish second in the Canadian Soccer League and – he says – they’ve believe they’ve found it. In addition to three players from the Cape Coral Hurricanes – signings announced last week– Kingston has signed Lukas Bajer a first division player from the Czech Republic with top flight experience in Holland, Moldova and Kazakhstan. “Lukas promised us two goals in his debut with the reserves last Sunday,” said Scanlon, “and he delivered. “He scored twice and set up a third with a blistering free kick” Scanlon said the most exciting goal was David Beckham style curving shot from the left wing. “It curved from right to left into the top corner of the net just the way you saw it in the movie, ‘Bend it like Beckham’”. Kingston reserves won that game 5-0. Scanlon says it’s unusual for a first division European player to play in the Canadian Soccer League. “Lukas has a sister in Toronto,” he says, “and he wanted to come to Canada. He wanted to experience North American soccer and explore opportunities, and Kingston FC seems to be a great fit for him at this point.” Scanlon says Bajer was not alone in impressing in his debut. Corey Faughnan also scored in his debut with the reserve team and Jordan Collins – another new signing – was good enough in his first appearance to play for both the reserves and the first team in the doubleheader sweep of Burlington SC. Scanlon said while Kingston FC – which finished first last season – had had some good games – the team moved last Burlington with a 4-0 win last weekend – the play has been a bi erratic, especially at home. “We tied one game we should have won and lost another we should have tied.” Kingston is at home this Sunday at one o’clock at Queen’s West Campus in what Scanlon says is a must win. “We are in fourth place five points behind second place Toronto Croatia – a team we play again in Kingston on September 21st. We need to keep winning if we want to make that game one that will decide second place.” For further information contact Joe Scanlon at Joe.Scanlon@talk21.com
News Release from Kingston FC – August 27th, 2014

Three players from the Cape Coral Hurricanes of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) are joining Kingston FC for its games against Burlington in Burlington on Sunday.

The games are crucial especially for Kingston FC’s first team as Kingston – after last Sunday’s 2-2 tie with London – is in fifth place one point behind fourth place Burlington.

Kingston has played 11 games and has 15 points.

Burlington has played 12 games and has 16 points.

A win would move Kingston from fifth to fourth and – depending on what happens when North York plays Serbian White Eagles – could move Kingston into a tie for third.

The new arrivals are Federico Arenas from Columbia and two Americans – Jordan Collins, a centre midfielder from Iowa and Corey Faughnan a striker from North Carolina.

Arenas was with Kingston last season and persuaded his team-mates to come to Kingston for a try-out when the Cape Coral season ended.

The new arrivals will act as partial replacements for two players who have left Kingston – Adam Shaban who has transferred to Milton SC and Simon Schmitke who after an excellent summer with Kingston is starting first year at University of Waterloo.

Kingston will be back at home a week Sunday when they play the return game against London.

This weekend as well the reserve team will also be in action after a two week break.

The reserves are in first place in the second division and lead the league in scoring though they have played two fewer games than their closest rivals.

Burlington reserves are in third place, five points behind Kingston.

Joe Scanlon
Kingston FC
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