Through our sponsors, McCoy Bus Lines and Tours, Kingston FC is arranging a fan bus to take supporters to the Canadian Soccer League’s championships this Sunday in Toronto when Kingston reserves play Waterloo for the second division playoff championship.
The cost of the fan bus return trip to North York from Kingston or Belleville, as well as a ticket to watch both our CSL 2nd Division championship game against SC Waterloo at 1:00 PM and the 1st Division game between York Region and Toronto Croatia at 4:15 PM, is $45 for adults and $35 for youth of 13 and under. You can get your tickets online here.
The fan bus will leave the ARC in Kingston at 9:00 am, and stop at the Quinte Mall in Belleville at 10:00 am, and then roll onto North York in time for our 1 pm kick-off. The bus will depart North York immediately after the 1st Division game, and return to Belleville by 8 pm, and to the ARC in Kingston by 9 pm.
Kingston finished first in the second division – losing just one game all season – and won its two playoff games 4-1 against Brampton and 5-1 over Niagara.
Kingston’s opponents on Sunday finished in a tie for third, 13 points behind Kingston, but the teams were closely matched when they played each other. Kingston and Waterloo tied 2-2 in Kingston in June and Kingston won 3-2 when the two teams met again in Waterloo in September.
The game will feature four of the second division’s top six scorers – Mademba Ba who scored 31 goals for Kingston and Nikola Miokovic who scored 18 goals for Waterloo plus Stephane Assengue who scored eight goals for Kingston and Aleksander Stojiljkovic who scored an equal number for Waterloo.
On Saturday, at the annual awards banquet the reserve coach, Tom Moran, and six team Kingston reserve players are up for awards. Moran has been nominated for coach of the year. Jinmi Ismail is up for rookie of the year, Yasuto Hoshiko as keeper of the year, Austin White and Odain Simpson as defender of the year and Mademba Ba, the league’s top scorer, as most valuable player.
Ba a University of Ottawa graduate is certain to receive the golden boot awarded to the league’s top scorer.