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Mississauga MetroStars 6-12 Kansas City Comets: MetroStars lose heavily in third game of the year

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The MetroStars got dominated in the second quarter, falling to the Comets

Emanuele Garau/ Mississauga MetroStars

0:00 — It’s all over here at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre. The Comets scored seven goals in the 2nd quarter, enough to outlast the home side. Mississauga’s next game is away to the Orlando SeaWolves on Saturday, December 22nd.

2:55 Mississauga MetroStars 6-12 Kansas City Comets — David Velastegui scores for MetroStars, but it is almost certainly too little, too late

4:15 — Mississauga MetroStars 5-12 Kansas City Comets — Leo Gibson gets his hat trick, giving the Comets a seven-goal advantage.

5:10 — Mississauga MetroStars 5-11 Kansas City Comets — The Comets take advantage of there being no goalie in the MetroStars net, extending their lead. Becic is back out.

5:54 — The Comets get a blue card for dissent. Babouli is still out there as the extra attacker so it is currently 6v4.

7:31 — The MetroStars pull goaltender Adrian Becic in favour of an extra attacker. They are playing without a goalie while Mo Babouli is out on the pitch without his uniform top, showing that he is the extra man out.

12:47 — Mississauga MetroStars 5-10 Kansas City Comets — Mo Babouli pulls one back for the MetroStars.

13:44 — Mississauga MetroStars 4-10 Kansas City Comets — The Comets add another goal, as Ignacio Flores rounds Adrian Becic and finds the back of the net, finishing off his hat trick.

14:31 — Mississauga MetroStars 4-9 Kansas City Comets — Quick goal for the Comets, another shot that found the top corner.

15:00 — The final frame has started. There is still plenty of time for Mississauga to get back in the game, but they will have to make more of the chances they are given.

4th Quarter

0:00 — End of the third quarter. Each team scored a goal, leaving the score at 8-4 to the Comets.

1:26 — Mississauga MetroStars 4-8 Kansas City Comets — After it looked like Mo Babouli was about to take a free kick, Martinho Dumevski swoops in from the right and smashes the ball off the bottom of the crossbar.

6:20 — Joshua Paredes dives in front of a shot, denying the Comets another shot on goal.

7:15 Mississauga MetroStars 3-8 Kansas City Comets — Leo Gibson converts the penalty shot, giving the visitors an 8-3 lead.

7:17 — Mississauga’s Sebastian Lopez picks up a blue card of his own for tripping, surrendering a penalty shot in the process.

8:10 — James Togbah runs over Adrian Cann, earning himself a blue card and a 2-minute penalty. The MetroStars are on the powerplay.

8:49 — Adrian Becic just made a pair of stunning saves to keep the ball out of his net.

9:49 — Joshua Paredes lobbed the Comets keeper from the neutral zone after intercepting a pass from the goalie, but the ball goes inches wide.

13:37 — De Rosario fires a sweet volley on goal, forcing a nice save from the Comets keeper. Mississauga have been pushing much higher up the pitch so far in the second half.

15:00 — The second half is now underway. The MetroStars need to tighten up defensively to have a chance to stay in this game.

3rd Quarter


0:00 — The first half comes to a close. The Comets were ruthless in the second quarter, and made the MetroStars pay, scoring all seven of their goals.

0:32 — Mississauga MetroStars 3-7 Kansas City Comets — The Comets score their seventh goal of the period following another low-driven cross.

0:59 — Mississauga MetroStars 3-6 Kansas City Comets — The Comets take advantage of another set piece, and now lead by three.

1:55 — A Comets player fires a shot off the bottom of the crossbar, but the ball stays out.

2:18 — Mississauga MetroStars 3-5 Kansas City Comets — Bryan Perez fires home from close range, giving the visitors a two-goal advantage.

5:38 — Mississauga MetroStars 3-4 Kansas City Comets — The Comets strike again, taking their first lead of the night. Mississauga coach Phil Ionadi calls a time-out.

9:23Mississauga MetroStars 3-3 Kansas City Comets — The Comets tie it up again. It’s been an exciting few minutes of fast, end-to-end action at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

9:48Mississauga MetroStars 3-2 Kansas City Comets — Dwayne De Rosario gives ‘Sauga the lead again after scoring on the rebound of his previous shot. The goalie was out of position, and DeRo makes no mistake from a yard out.

10:10 Mississauga MetroStars 2-2 Kansas City Comets — The Comets tie the game via Ignacio Flores. After a driven cross across the front of the goal, Flores brings the game back even.

10:23 — The Comets get a penalty shot of their own but Adrian Becic stands tall and keeps the ball out.

13:33 — Mississauga MetroStars 2 - 1 Kansas City Comets — The MetroStars lead is cut in half as they surrender a goal at home for the first time in their history. Adam James found the top corner of Adrian Becic’s goal.

15:00 — The second quarter has just started here at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

2nd Quarter

0:00 — End of the first quarter. MetroStars lead 2-0.

0:59 Mississauga MetroStars 2 - 0 Kansas City Comets — Marco Rodriguez doubles the lead with a goal from a penalty shot. He tapped the ball to himself, rounded the keeper and put the ball into the empty net.

4:25 — There was a stoppage in play as the MetroStars staff give some attention to one of their players after he took a bullet of a shot into his chest, knocking the wind out of him. He jogged off the field and looks to be alright.

9:56 — Mississauga MetroStars 1 - 0 Kansas City Comets — Sebastian Lopez opens the scoring for Mississauga, firing the ball home after a scramble in front of the Comets goal.

13:16 — The Comets have an early chance to get the scoring underway as Adrian Becic was caught a mile away from his goal but the Comets forward somehow missed the empty net from a yard out.

15:00 — We’re underway here in Mississauga!

1st Quarter


Starting Lineups:

MetroStars:

G - Adrian Becic, D - Adrian Cann, D - Joshua Paredes, M - Martinho Dumevski, M - Mo Babouli, F - Dwayne De Rosario

Comets:

G - Brett Petricek, D - Alain Matingou, D - James Togbah, M - Bryan Perez, M - Ignacio Flores, F - Leo Gibson


Preview:

On Thursday night, the Mississauga MetroStars will take on the Kansas City Comets at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

Five days after their first home game of the season, the MetroStars return to the their home turf to play the Comets, who haven’t played since the opening weekend of the season. The Comets lost that game 10-6 and haven’t played since, so the momentum could be with the MetroStars, who annihilated the Florida Tropics 10-0 on Saturday.

A potential factor in the MetroStars victory was that the Tropics had to leave some players behind for their trip north of the border. Because of Canadian immigration laws and rules regarding work permits, the Tropics had to leave plenty of players back in the States, and were forced to sign a bunch of local, Canadian players to play the game.

The MetroStars took full advantage of the opportunity, as another goal from Dwayne De Rosario and a hat trick from Mo Babouli lead the home side to a comfortable 10-0 victory.

You can find the full game from Saturday here, and the stream for Thursday’s game below.


How To Watch:

Match date/time: Thursday, December 13th, 2018. Kickoff is at 7:35 p.m. EST

YouTube Stream: