After an impressive comeback draw on June 12th extended their unbeaten streak to five games, Toronto FC II were at Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday night for a match against Lansing Ignite FC.
Lansing defender Kevin Coiffic came within inches of giving his side the lead just five minutes in, getting on the end of a corner and heading the ball toward the goal. Luckily for TFC II, the ball hit the outside of the post and went out for a goal kick.
The woodwork would again prevent the game’s opening goal in the 21st minute. Shaan Hundal got his head on the end of Griffin Dorsey’s corner kick and got the ball on goal, but it came back off the bar.
The two sides would enter the break tied at 0-0, but Lansing found the opening goal about fifteen minutes after the break.
After the ball was cleared by a Lansing defender, Alex Bruce flicked the ball over TFC II’s Gideon Waja and into space. Steeve Saint-Duc ran onto it near the halfway line and took it the rest of the way, taking it into the penalty area and firing a shot under TFC II goalkeeper Kevin Silva.
The pass up field by @b_fricke5, the flick on by @alexxbruc and the speed and finish by @ssselso made this game-winning goal an obvious choice for the Talecris Plasma Resources Play of the Match! #LIFC | #LANvTOR pic.twitter.com/hXjeQiiWeY— Lansing Ignite (@lansingignite) June 20, 2019
That would end up being the only goal of the match. It was Toronto’s first loss to Lansing -the previous encounters between the two ended with 2-0 and 3-0 victories for the Young Reds - and their first defeat since May 17th in Orlando.
Up next for Michael Rabasca’s side is a home game against Forward Madison FC on Friday, June 28th. Kickoff for that one is at 4pm.