METROSTARS HOST UTICA CITY FC FRIDAY IN 2ND LEG OF HOME & HOME SERIES
The Mississauga MetroStars complete the home portion of their 2018/19 MASL schedule Friday with a return match against Utica City FC at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.
The MetroStars (4-15) are coming off an impressive 9-3 road win over that same Utica team last Sunday, the first victory of the season for Mississauga away from home. Forward Mo Babouli led the team with 3 goals and 2 assists, including the game winner in the third quarter. Shaq Agard added a pair of goals while Shawn Brown, Darren Chambers, Damion Graham and Jarred Philips all netted singles. Goalkeeper Adrian Becic made 13 saves to record the win.
His 5-point effort earned Babouli a spot as a substitute in the MASL Team of the Week for Week 16. Head Coach Rick Titus was also named to the MASL Team of the Week.
The loss to Mississauga was only the second home defeat of the season for Utica City FC (13-6), which now shares the Eastern Division lead with the Baltimore Blast. Both teams have already clinched a spot in the MASL playoffs. Mauricio Salles had a goal and an assist for Utica in the loss to the MetroStars.
This will be the fifth match this season between Mississauga and Utica City FC. Prior to last Sunday, UCFC had won each of the three previous meetings.
The MetroStars face Utica City FC Friday, March 22 on Fan Appreciation Night at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre with kickoff set for 7:35pm (EDT). The game can be streamed on MASL.tv at MASLsoccer.com.