Kingston players make their mark on FC Gute’s two-week recruiting visit in Canada
Kingston, Ontario – Friday, August 2nd, 2013: No one knew how the two sides would match up, only that the late Thursday afternoon fixture featured pro clubs from different countries. An estimated 250 fans witnessed a 3-3 draw between the CSL’s top team and Sweden’s top team at the under-17 level.
Kingston wore white instead of their usual red home jersey kit, and starting midfielder Jason Massie sat out the game alongside defender Rory Kennedy. Head coach Colm Muldoon spread out playing time, making six total substitutions before full time.
“I thought the day’s gone exceedingly well, it’s always good to have the opportunity to play a team from another country, they bring a different style of football,” said Kingston FC co-owner Lorne Abugov. “Any kind of exposure to that is good for us, just as it’s good for the Swedish guys.”
Strong performance through 90 minutes gives Kingston a second consecutive clean sheet
St. Catharines, Ont. Saturday, July 27th, 2013 – A complete team effort gave Kingston FC a 2-0 win over St. Catharines Roma Wolves, pushing them back into first place in the CSL. Ninety minutes of unyielding defence gave goalkeeper Jaroslav Tesar his second straight shutout in front of 200 observers at Kiwanis field.
Light rain covered the turf, but Kingston retained possession from the get-go. Jason Massie’s free kick square off the crossbar in the tenth minute was a sign of more pressure to come.
The visitors struck first in the 25th minute, set up by a Massie through-ball to Edgar Soglo down the left side. Soglo’s cross found Kihara Waiganjo, who smashed home his second in as many games.
Kingston finds attacking touch without leading goal scorer Guillaume Surot
Kingston, Ont. Saturday, July 20th, 2013 – Depth and team play filled the void left by star striker Guillaume Surot’s absence, with Kingston FC claiming a 6-0 win in front of 700 fans at Queen’s West Campus field.
Kihara Waiganjo made an immediate impact in his return to the lineup, after a month sidelined by injury. The Kenya native drove in a loose rebound from three yards out for the 1-0 lead three minutes in – earning a yellow card in the same play for excessive celebration.
Local pro team ties on the road, sits 7-3-1 midway through CSL season
Windsor, Ont. Saturday, July 13th – With their first draw of the season, Kingston FC is still in the driver’s seat of the CSL standings. Their 2-2 tie against the host Windsor Stars keeps them one point ahead of Toronto Croatia.
The 7pm fixture at Windsor Stadium had visiting Kingston FC playing into a blazing sun for the first half. Just like they did on June 9th in Kingston FC’s 2-1 victory, Windsor struck first – this time in the 7th minute of play. Midfielder Erik Cirovsky collected, turned and fired a low shot past Kingston FC keeper Jaroslav Tesar from six yards out.
The equalizer came shortly thereafter, with Kingston FC central defender Joe Zupo the unlikely goal-scorer from a tight angle. Central midfielder Joey Pineo chipped a pass deep inside the Windsor area to Zupo, who dribbled and slotted one past keeper Anthony Santilli from the edge of the box.
Controversial goal lands Kingston FC a 1-0 loss to Toronto Croatia in rare Saturday home game
Kingston, Ont. Saturday, July 6th – First place is up for grabs, after Kingston FC conceded their first home loss on a rare Saturday night game at Queen’s University’s West Campus field in front of a record crowd of 650 fans. A controversial second half goal snapped Kingston’s perfect 6-0 home record, giving the defending CSL champions Toronto Croatia a 1-0 victory to climb three points closer to first-place Kingston.
Defensive awareness highlighted the first half, which featured one shot apiece through the scoreless first 45 minutes. Toronto Croatia imposed an early barrage, met by heavy Kingston FC pressure later in the half.
With the second half underway, both teams upped their focus on attacking..
Local pro team regains first place, remains unbeaten at home with victory over St Catharines
Kingston, Ont. Tuesday, June 30th – Kingston FC reclaimed first place in the Canadian Soccer League in convincing fashion. The pro soccer team defeated the visiting St. Catharines Roma Wolves 5-1 to move three points ahead of second-place Brampton City United.
The local side took the lead in the 17th minute with midfielder Jason Massie’s fifth goal of the campaign. The ball never left the ground as midfielder Catalin Lichioiu set up a wide-open Massie who placed it bottom left from 20 yards out.
Kingston FC ‘B’ fall just below .500 mark, while Mademba Ba takes scoring lead in 2nd Division
Brampton, Ont. Sunday, June 23rd – The Kingston FC reserves’ struggles on the road continued against Brampton. The homes side was hungry for their first win of the 2013 season, while Kingston fell below .500 with the loss – still winless away from home turf.
Off the game’s opening whistle, Brampton capitalized off a scramble in Kingston’s box to make it 1-0. The ball bounced to Ardit Xhameni’s feet, who potted a low shot past Kingston goalkeeper Yasuto Hushiko.
Kingston striker Mademba Ba thought he scored the equalizer in the 20th minute. He chested a high cross from winger Bruno Mota and smacked it in high, but he was ruled offside. Mota and Ba connected throughout the half but couldn’t solve goalkeeper Christian Maraldo.
2-1 loss to Brampton City United gives both sides a share over first place in the CSL
Brampton, Ont. Sunday, June 23rd – A sloppy start cost Kingston FC three points against the one team within arm’s reach in the Canadian Soccer League standings. Today’s 2-1 road loss to Brampton City United gives both teams 21 points and a share of first place.
The game’s opening minutes gave the home side a comfortable lead.
A defensive cough-up handed a breakaway to Brampton midfielder Thomas McLean, who slipped a low shot past goalkeeper Jaroslav Tesar two minutes in. By the fourth minute, an unmarked Milos Scepanovic snuck past defenders to tap in Brampton’s second.
Local pro team defeats London City 6-3 for a perfect 5-0-0 record on home turf
Kingston, Ont. Sunday, June 16th – Guillaume Surot and Kingston FC put on a show for the home crowd at West Campus field, with around 100 fans in attendance despite the heavy rains. Surot, the CSL’s leading goal-scorer, potted four goals in a 6-3 win over the visiting London City Soccer Club as the local team earned their fifth straight victory.
Kingston remain three points clear of defending champs after Ryan McCurdy’s late game-winner
Kingston, Ont. Sunday, June 9th – It took late heroics for Kingston FC to complete a comeback and overcome the visiting Windsor Stars 2-1 to remain in first place. An estimated 406 fans witnessed a second half comeback from the home team, with clear skies and low winds at Queen’s University’s West Campus field.
In Windsor’s opening match of the 2013 CSL season, they were the first to strike. Striker Gino Berardi beat Kingston goalkeeper Jaroslav Tesar to a stray ball just outside the 18 yard-box, slotting a low shot past Tesar in the 43rd minute.