The Boys U-17 OPDL Cup Final, Toronto FC Academy took on the Whitby Iroquois SC at the Ontario Soccer Centre on Saturday.
The OPDL Cup, in its second year, is a single-game knockout format, which is intended to introduce another level of intense competition into OPDL.
It is designed to help shape and strengthen the players’ response to the kind of environments they will encounter as they progress along the Talented Pathway towards collegiate, professional and national team opportunities.TFC Academy advanced to the final by downing the Woodbridge Strikers in the semi-final by a score of 4-1.
Whitby qualified for the final by edging Unionville-Milliken 4-3 in their semi-final.
Toronto FC held the majority of possession early on but it was Whitby getting the first real chance of the game when they were awarded a penalty in the 14th minute.
Deandre Kerr stepped up to the spot but it was TFC Academy’s Christian Calabro who took the spotlight making a great save to keep the game knotted at 0-0.
Kerr would have a chance to redeem himself just before the half.