0:00 — It’s all over here in Mississauga as the MetroStars take a 10-0 victory in their inaugural home game!
0:58 — Mississauga MetroStars 10 - 0 Florida Tropics — Babouli completes his hat trick to give the home side a double-digit lead!
2:00 — Two minutes left... still 9-0.
11:14 — Mississauga MetroStars 9 - 0 Florida Tropics — Lerohne Young chips the ball over the keeper from close range to continue the onslaught.
14:13 — Mississauga MetroStars 8 - 0 Florida Tropics — DeRo gets on the board with his third of the season!
15:00 —The final quarter is underway!
0:00 — End of the third quarter, MetroStars have a commanding 7-0 lead.
3:07 — Mississauga MetroStars 7 - 0 Florida Tropics — Martinho Dumevski smashes home his second of the game, following it with an epic celebration by jumping onto the sideboards.
4:39 — Babouli dances through the Tropics defenders but the goalie denies him the chance at a hat trick.
7:12 — Mississauga MetroStars 6 - 0 Florida Tropics — Sebastian Lopez slots one home to give Mississauga a 6-0 lead!
9:28 — DeRo tries to lob the Tropics goalkeeper from quite a long way out but it goes inches wide.
13:16 — Mississauga MetroStars 5 - 0 Florida Tropics — The MetroStars get off to a quick start to open the 3rd quarter as Alen Kucalovic scores.
5-0 ! Back where we left off. #MetroStarsLive #HomeOpener #MetroStars pic.twitter.com/oWEaGpojXb— Mississauga MetroStars (@saugametrostars) December 8, 2018
15:00 — The second half is now underway!
0:00 — Halftime — The MetroStars lead 4-0 thanks to two goals from Mo Babouli and one from both Martinho Dumevski and Marco Rodriguez.
1:12 — Becic with another highlight reel worthy save to keep the ball out of his net.
1:41 — Becic makes another sprawling save to stop a 2-on-1.
3:43 — Jose Luis Birche is given a 2 minute penalty for a challenge near the MetroStars bench. Mississauga have their first powerplay of the game.
4:35 — Mississauga MetroStars 4 - 0 Florida Tropics — Martinho Dumevski calmly slots home a fourth goal for the MetroStars to give them a commanding lead.
4:59 — Adrian Becic makes a nice diving save to keep his clean sheet intact.
12:02 — Mississauga MetroStars 3 - 0 Florida Tropics — Marco Rodriguez gives Mississauga a 3-0 advantage!
13:52 — Mississauga MetroStars 2 - 0 Florida Tropics — Mo Babouli doubles the lead!
15:00 — Back underway here at the inaugural home game!
0:00 — End of the first quarter. MetroStars lead 1-0.
1:22 — Mississauga MetroStars 1 - 0 Florida Tropics - Mo Babouli Crushes home a shot off a rebound from a free kick! De Rosario with the assist. The fans here in Mississauga erupt at the first goal at home in club history.
1:27 — DeRo hits a sweet half-volley but the goalkeeper makes an incredible save to prevent the opening goal.
3:11 — Mo Babouli hits the wall on a close free kick and misses the second attempt.
5:00 — Alen Kucalovic hits the post from close range, still goalless here at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre
6:20 — Shouts from the MetroStars faithful for a penalty after Josip Keran is brought down in the box but the referee looked away
15:00 — The first home game in Mississauga MetroStars history is now underway!
On Saturday afternoon, the Mississauga MetroStars will host the Florida Tropics at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre (formerly the Hershey Centre) in their first-ever home game.
After being blown out by the reigning champion Baltimore Blast last week, the MetroStars look to bounce back in front of their home fans. In attendance will surely be a number of Toronto FC fans who are making the trip to Mississauga to catch former TFC players Mo Babouli, Adrian Cann and Dwayne De Rosario.
De Rosario, even at the age of 40, is showing that he still has plenty of fuel left in the tank in his comeback from retirement. He has scored two of the team’s three goals (with the other being scored by Babouli), including the first goal in club history:
The first goal in @saugametrostars history! Scored by @dwaynederosario! What a strike pic.twitter.com/sAYhO8F9J7— Benedict Rhodes (@BTFR17) December 2, 2018
The Florida Tropics enter this game in first place in the South Central division, having won their only game so far by a score of 9-4. They will look to go 2-0 while the MetroStars will try to pick up their first win. The MetroStars will have to pay special attention to Tropics midfielder Anthony Arico who scored an early candidate for Goal of the Year last time out:
This - kick goal is BONKERS ⚽️— COPA90 US (@COPA90US) December 4, 2018
[ : @MASLarena | @FLTropicsSC ] pic.twitter.com/t932B8dGSb
You can read my full recap of their last game here.
After missing the first game of the season because of a suspension he earned last season, Marco Rodriguez will be in the MetroStars team for the first time. Rodriguez played for Saturday’s opponent, the Florida Tropics for two seasons, scoring ten goals and adding seven assists.
How To Watch:
Match date/time: Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Kickoff is at 3:05 p.m. EST