Brampton City United wins CPFL Championship
Brampton City United overcame a two goal deficit to clinch the 2012 Canadian Premier Futsal League Championship yesterday.
After defeating London Athletic in the semi-finals the week riot, it was Brampton City United that would edge out Toronto Boca Juniors 6-3 in front of a capacity crowd at Seneca College in Toronto.
Toronto Boca Juniors had defeated a resilient Real Toronto side that was easily the match of the playoffs.
18 year-old young gun Daniel Chamale along with Alvaro Yaques were the dominant factors for Brampton throughout the contest as they faced a very tough Boca side that boasted the likes of Joshua Lemos, Rodrigo Quiroga, and Sergio Marchant.
Despite being ahead on possession for the majority of the 1st half, Brampton found themselves in early trouble defensively as they went down 3-1 halfway through the opening 20 minutes. But Yaques calmed down his troops and pulled Brampton even at the midway point.
The crowd, which included Canadian legend Dick Howard, was dazzled by the halftime show which featured an excellent display from internationally reknowned freestyle star Dennis Thompson who dazzled everyone with tricks that defied gravity all to the beats that DJ Montalto provided all game long.
A true Canadian futsal tradition returned as fans stuffed their faces with hot chicken sandwiches and snacks courtesy of Sylvia Delgado, well-known as the first lady of the sport.
The second half provided a ton of fireworks, though most were attributed to Boca’s inability to control their temper. Brampton continually frustrated Boca with stellar play in the centre of the court and went up 4-3 before Elbio Lombardi scored an absolute golazo when he fooled Lemos by shooting with his right leg behind is left that brought the crowd to its feet.
Brampton added their 6th and final goal before the Boca’s frustration reached a boiling point which resulted in a pair of ejections, including one for Luis Rivero, who appeared to throw a shoe at an official which will certainly result in heavy disciplinary action from both the league and the Ontario Soccer Association.
Brampton would walk out with the 6-3 victory and clinch the 1st ever Canadian Premier Futsal League championship. Accepting the Dalcio Delgado Trophy was team captain Roy Blanche, who also was named CPFL Goalkeeper of the year.