Spirit of Cooperation Wins the Day as Eastern Ontario’s Newest ORNCA Academies Take to the Pitch

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News Release

April 17, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kingston-Belleville FC (KBFC) Pro Soccer Academy and the Kevin Nelson Soccer Academy (KNSA) will compete on the field and collaborate off in order to develop youth soccer in Eastern Ontario

Ottawa, ON – It was a small step for two of Ontario’s newest OSA/ORNCA-accredited soccer academies on Saturday afternoon, but a giant leap for the evolution and growth of elite youth soccer in Eastern Ontario when the U-12 boys teams of the Kingston-Belleville FC (KBFC) Pro Soccer Academy and the Kevin Nelson Soccer Academy (KNSA) squared off in the first youth soccer academy game ever played in the Region.

Both the KBFC Academy and the KNSA Academy U-12 boys teams will be competing this season in the Soccer Academy Alliance of Canada (SAAC) development league. SAAC is Canada’s first Standards-Based High Performance youth soccer league, entering its 11th year of operation, and boasts graduates who have gone on to National Team pools, MLS and dozens of CIS and NCAA Division I schools.

Saturday’s ground-breaking exhibition “friendly” at the RA Centre Dome in Ottawa was a chance for both of Eastern Ontario’s only two OSA/ORNCA-accredited soccer academies to demonstrate the unity and the collaboration that they intend to exhibit towards one another both today and into the future.

Two Playoff Wins for Kingston FC

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News Release from Kingston FC – October 12th, 2014

Thanks to two third-year veterans Kingston FC’s First Division team is into the Canadian Soccer League’s semi-finals.

Thanks to two newcomers Kingston FC’s Second Division team is semi-final bound along with them.

Saturday evening at Queen’s West Campus Field, Kingston FC and Serbian White Eagles were scoreless after 90 minutes of regulation time in their 1st Division quarter-final encounter, and they were still scoreless after the first 15-minute period of extra time.

Two Wins for Kingston – Sudden Death Playoffs this Saturday‏

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News Release from Kingston FC – October 6th, 2014

Kingston FC moved into third place in the first division of the Canadian Soccer League with 1-0 win over Brampton in Brampton on Sunday.

The winning goal – by Oussama Slimani – came in the final minute of regulation time after both teams had failed to score for 90 minutes.

The win moved Kingston ahead of North York Astros.

It was Kingston’s third straight dramatic game. The team finished the season by defeating second place Croatia, tying first place York Region and finally defeating Brampton.

Kingston FC One Win Away From Home Playoff

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News Release from Kingston FC – September 29th, 2014

After defeating second place Toronto Croatia 5-4 a week ago Kingston FC battled undefeated first place York Region to a 2-2 tie on Saturday.

But Kingston will need a third straight strong performance against Brampton in Brampton this Sunday if they are to have home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

The team has booked Richardson Stadium for Sunday October 12th.

Kington FC Defeats Second Place Croatia 5-4‏

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News Release from Kingston FC – September 21st, 2014

Kingston FC moved one giant step closer to a home playoff game with a dramatic come-from-behind 5-4 victory over second place Toronto Croatia today (Sunday) at Queen’s West campus.

The win – engineered by a spectacular four goal performance by Mademba Ba – put Kingston into third place in the CSL’s 1st division – two points ahead of fifth place SC Waterloo with a game in hand and just two games left in regular season play. The first four teams get home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs, which begin on October 12th.

Kingston FC plays league leading York Region next Saturday, September 27th in its final regular season home game before heading to Brampton for the last game before the playoffs.

Both Teams Bring Home Three Points from Burlington

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News Release from Kingston FC – August 24th, 2014

Burlington Ontario – In both their First Team and Reserve games, high-scoring offence and solid defence paved the way to three points for Kingston FC.

Facing Burlington SC on the road, Kingston FC’s First Team stormed to a 4-0 victory, led by a pair of goals from Akil DeFreitas. The win was crucial for the squad as they’re currently in a heated battle for second place in the CSL.

DeFreitas kicked off the scoring 26 minutes into the game, breaking in on the Burlington keeper before lobbing it over him. The two teams battled for the remainder of the half, with neither squad able to score.

Late marker earns 2-2 away draw against London City

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News Release from Kingston FC – August 15th, 2014

London, Ontario – A late goal from forward Guillaume Surot enabled Kingston FC to avoid a roadblock in their battle for second place in the CSL.

The tally, which came off a header late in the second half, gave the squad a 2-2 draw on the road against London City FC, netting them one point in a hotly contested race for the position.

The game represented an important match for Kingston FC, as the points up for grab in the game were crucial in allowing them to keep pace with the other squads fighting for the second spot in the league.

Winning Weekend for Kingston in Niagara

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News Release from Kingston FC – July 26th, 2014

Kingston FC scored two goals in the first half and two more after half time to defeat Niagara United 4-0 in Canadian Soccer League Action in Niagara Falls Saturday.

Guillaume Surot scored two of the four goals – his tenth and eleventh this season – and missed a chance to add a third when he hit the cross-bat on a penalty shot.

The other goals were scored by Akil DeFreitas and Mademba Ba. Ba also scored a goal for Kingston’s reserve team which defeated Niagara’s reserves 3-2.

First Division Team Falls Short But Reserves Dominate

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News Release from Kingston FC – June 29th, 2014

Kingston – A late second half goal denied Kingston FC’s 1st Division team any points in their home match with Burlington SC.

With the game tied in the 89th minute, Burlington’s Darren Chambers slid the ball into the Kingston net, giving the visiting side the 2-1 victory. With the loss Kingston’s record drops to 2-2-2 on the year.

Playing in scorching heat, it was Kingston FC that took the lead early in the opening half, as Nathan Klemencic beat Burlington keeper Vladimir Vujasinovic in the 12th minute.

Over the remainder of the first half, both teams traded opportunities to score, but neither side was able to beat the opposing keeper.

In the second half, the game grew tense, as a total of seven yellow cards were handed out to the two teams, including five to Kingston FC.

Burlington pressed for much of the second half, with Jaroslav Tesar making several key saves to preserve the lead. However, at the 73rd minute mark, Burlington’s Erwin Uzunovic was able to beat Tesar, despite goal line attempts by Kingston’s defenders to keep the ball out.

16 minutes later, Chambers would slide it past Tesar, and though Kingston pressed for the equalizer, the home side was unable to muster a second goal.

The powerful Kingston FC Reserve division team fared much better in the second half of the doubleheader, dominating Burlington’s Reserves to the tune of 10-1 and powering their way atop the league standings.

Kingston FC Chairman Lorne Abugov expressed delight with the play of the Reserves following the game: “This group of players have really bonded and they are playing to a higher level than we could have hoped for this early in the season,” said Abugov.

“This is a team of talented young players who really trust one another, and support one another through thick and thin, through good plays or poor plays on the soccer field. Soccer is a simple game to play when the team is a happy family, like this Reserve team. They have become an international band of brothers, a really mature group, and they were a joy to watch this afternoon. We’re certainly very proud of them,” Abugov said.

A late first-half flurry gave Kingston FC the lead, and they didn’t look back from there, scoring five goals in the span of 20 minutes for a 5-1 lead at the half. Mademba Ba continued his exceptional season, tallying eight goals in the victory, giving him 16 thus far in only 5 games played.

The games kicked off a three-game home stand for Kingston FC, as they face Brampton United on July 5th, before hosting the Serbian White Eagles on July 19th.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT JOE SCANLON OR SEAN SUTHERLAND.

Two Wins Over Croatia

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News Release from Kingston FC – June 22nd, 2014

Kingston FC – which started slowly with a loss, a win and a tie – moved up into a second place tie with Niagara United in the first division of the Canadian Soccer League thanks to a 4-3 win Saturday over Toronto Croatia.

It was Kingston’s fourth straight game without a loss – a win, two ties and another win.

Kingston had depended on Guillaume Surot – who led the first division in scoring last season – for all four of its goals in its first two games. Saturday there was one goal by Stephane Assengue, two by Catalin Lichioiu and the fourth on a cross by Ryan McCurdy which a Croatian player headed into his own net.