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.


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.

Kingston FC Well Recognized in CSL Award Nominations

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The CSL’s list of 2013 award nominations includes a mix of Kingston FC club members

Kingston, Ont. Sunday, October 27th, 2013 – At this year’s CSL Awards Ceremony held in Niagara Falls, the nomination sheets are laden with Kingston FC talents. A total of nine club members have been nominated for different awards, culminating in both first and second division nominations.

The First Division MVP award features three nominations from Kingston. Striker Guillaume Surot, attacking midfielder Catalin Lichioiu and central midfielder Jason Massie all received nods for the top award.

Surot notched 28 goals in his debut CSL season. The French striker led the scoring race by nine goals, and collected the CSL’s Golden Boot award in the process. Lichioiu earned 10 goals to his name, tied for ninth in league scoring. The native of Romania was a set piece specialist and contributed innumerable primary assists. Massie’s nine goals put him tied for 11th in league scoring, and the Liverpool, England product was a catalyst in building up Kingston’s attack.

Czech Republic native Jaroslav Tesar is nominated for the CSL’s Goalkeeper of the Year award. In 22 regular season contests, Tesar earned 16 wins – the most of any keeper. He earned four clean sheets in the process, and the team’s 30 goals conceded ranked third best in the CSL.

For the CSL’s Defender of the Year title, Ryan McCurdy and Joe Zupo both received nominations. In his first CSL season, Zupo played from May through to August as a centre back before returning to serve as captain of the Queen’s University Gaels for the 2013 OUA season. Returning Kingston defender McCurdy – a former professional of Bangor FC in Northern Ireland – started off as a left back and transitioned to centre back midway through August.

The CSL’s Rookie of the Year Award includes three Kingston FC nominations, including Massie, Surot and wide midfielder Kihara Waiganjo. During his first CSL season, Waiganjo notched six goals in 16 outings. In Kingston’s quarterfinal match against Serbian White Eagles, Waiganjo also potted the game-winner in extra time for the 2-1 victory.

For the CSL’s Coach of the year award, Colm Muldoon is nominated for his efforts in leading Kingston FC to a first-place finish in the regular season. He joined Kingston midway through their inaugural season in 2012, and returned to help orchestrate a remarkable turn-around campaign in 2013.

In the CSL’s Second Division Award nomination sheet, returning Kingston FC striker Mademba Ba is nominated for the league’s MVP award. Ba led the Second Division in scoring with 17 goals, capturing the league’s Golden Boot.

The CSL’s 2013 Award Ceremony takes place in Niagara Falls on Saturday, November 2nd and the award winners will be announced at the banquet.

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Kingston FC Punch Their Ticket to the CSL Final

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A convincing 4-2 victory in front of a vivacious crowd caps off their final home match of 2013

Kingston, Ont. Sunday, October 20th, 2013 – A tremendous crowd witnessed a tremendous effort from the home side Kingston FC in their semi-final win over London City SC. Around 700 fans cheered Kingston to victory, in what was their last home game of the season at West Campus field.

In near freezing conditions, it was another high-scoring affair between two offensively-gifted sides. The visitors claimed an early lead, setting the tone for a fast-paced opening frame.

Kingston FC Advances After Some Extra-Time Magic

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Kihara Waiganjo’s goal in extra time gave Kingston FC a 2-1 playoff win over Serbian White Eagles

Kingston, Ont. Saturday, October 13th, 2013 – It took a magic moment in extra time for Kingston FC to secure victory in their CSL quarter-final match. Around 500 fans witnessed Kingston defeat the visiting Serbian White Eagles at West Campus field by a final score of 2-1.

The first half was scoreless, as Kingston keeper Jaroslav Tesar and Serbian’s Scott Cliff saw little action through 45 minutes. Kingston faced the wind, but they’d play with a strong wind at their backs to start the second half.

After severe pressure from the get-go of the second frame, Kingston took command in the 51st minute. Striker Guillaume Surot sent a through-ball to Nathan Klemencic, who chipped one over Cliff as the ball trickled in for the 1-0 lead. His back-flip celebration drew an eruption from the crowd.

Kingston FC Reserves Eliminated By Narrow Defeat

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Score-line aside, Kingston’s reserves finish their season on a high note in Toronto

Kingston, Ont. Saturday, October 12th, 2013 – After a positive performance from the Kingston FC Reserves, their CSL season was cut short by a quarter-final loss. Tonight at Hershey Field, Kingston FC fell to top-seeded Toronto Croatia 2-1 and are eliminated from the playoffs.

Kingston stumbled out of the gate and conceded a goal on the opening play. In the first minute, a defensive miscue led to a Toronto Croatia goal – the ball was served on a platter for Croatia’s stiker to blow one past goalkeeper Yasuto Hoshiko into the bottom corner.

After their hiccup Kingston FC got to work and poured on extended pressure. By the 29th minute, Toni El-Asmar delivered a crisp corner kick into centre back Dylan Kirk, who side-volleyed the ball into the top left corner. The score was 1-1.

Kingston FC falls to York in its final season game

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Kingston ends season on a 1-0 loss, having already clinched the CSL regular season title

Maple, Ont. Sunday, October 6th, 2013 – Kingston FC’s 11-game unbeaten streak came to a halt after their final CSL regular season fixture of 2013. The York Region Shooters claimed a 1-0 win, securing second place, while Kingston had already locked up first place prior to today’s match, heading into the playoff rounds.

If Kingston and York win their first two playoff matches – the round of 8 and the round of 4 – the two will meet again in the CSL playoff championship match held in Niagara on November 3rd.