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Lynx welcome Canadian rival this weekend

August 4, 2004 - USL First Division (USL-1) - Toronto Lynx News Release


Hoping to add to the tremendous success of the U19s, the Toronto Lynx welcome their Canadian rival, the Vancouver Whitecaps to Centennial Park Stadium this Saturday, August 7th for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The Lynx will be celebrating their annual East Meets West Night, presented by media partner, Fairchild Television. Fans will have the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of the orient with vibrant entertainment provided by Unishow Productions. Edmond Tse, host and executive producer of Fairchild Television’s EURO 2004 coverage will also be on hand to perform the celebrity kick. On the field, the Lynx will be looking for revenge for a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Whitecaps in Vancouver on June 25th. With the match tied 1-1, the Whitecaps were awarded a penalty in the 90th minute and were able to add an insurance goal in injury time. Sitting at 7-12-1 on the season, the Lynx are looking for a solid end to the season. Striker, Ali Gerba, will also be chasing some individual glory, as he looks to equal the Lynx all-time record for goals in a season, held by Francisco Dos Santos, who scored 13 times in 1999. Gerba is currently tied for second in the A-League with 12 goals in 19 matches.

The Whitecaps have a roster loaded with Canadian National Team experience and are currently tied with the Portland Timbers for first place in the Western Conference with a 12-5-3 record. With National Team members Jeff Clarke, Carlo Corazzin, Nick Dasovic, Martin Nash and Davide Xausa, joined by budding stars Jason Jordan and Alfredo Valente, the Whitecaps star-power is second to none. Xausa leads the team in goals (6) and points (13), but a balanced Whitecaps attack sees 5 players with at least 3 goals and 7 with at least 7 points. Goalkeeper, Alexander Macques-Delgado is also enjoying a stellar campaign, and sits third amongst A-League ‘keepers with 8 shutouts and a 0.709 Goals Against Average. Undefeated in their last 6 matches and with only 1 loss in their last 10, the Whitecaps are hot right now, although Toronto will be the more rested team after Vancouver battles the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Impact on Friday, August 6th in Montreal.

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