|Varsity Soccer FC Fusion|
|Date:||October 28, 2017|
Salisbury, Toronto Fusion Tie
The Toronto Fusion Football Club sent its U18 team to Western New England this past weekend for a Saturday afternoon match with Salisbury, followed by a game Sunday against national-power Berkshire. Both games were played in Sheffield, MA. Against the Knights, Fusion rallied from a two-goal deficit to salvage a 3-3 tie.
Although the games were classified as “scrimmages” and, so, will not count on the two schools’ records, participants reported afterward that the heated action on the field belay the “scrimmage” designation. And small wonder: Fusion’s stated purpose is “to present opportunities [for its players] to be scouted by professional clubs in North America and Europe, colleges, and universities.” Both Fusion’s head coach and goalie coach have international coaching credentials, attesting to the program’s serious agenda and no-nonsense approach.
“They were serious players,” one Knight commented after the game, “and they played serious soccer, fighting hard throughout. As a U18 team, they were probably the most physical and physically mature team we have face this season.”
Salisbury took an early 1-0 lead on a header by Ian Smith off a corner kick. Fusion came back to tie, 1-1, before two goals off the potent feet of Thomas Yegbor put the Knights in charge, 3-1. Again, Fusion responded, eventually earning the tie.