Story in Photos: FC Cincinnati vs Toronto FC II

FC Cincinnati came from behind to beat Toronto FC II in front of another huge crowd at Nippert Stadium last Saturday evening. Various outlets have recounted the tale, but the story is incomplete without without the emotion captured by the lens. That’s why Scratching the Pitch is proud to present the photographic work of Joe Craven.…

FC Cincinnati Come Back to Beat Toronto FC II 2-1

The second and final regular season match between FC Cincinnati and Toronto FC II took place on beautiful Saturday evening at Nippert Stadium. A boisterous crowd of 19,112 witnessed a 2-1 victory for the home side. The victory extended Cincinnati’s unbeaten streak to nine in the USL regular season and gave the Orange & Blue…

League1 Ontario’s Role in Player Development

The Premier Development League (PDL) and the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) may be well-known in American soccer circles at this point as the go-to summer developmental leagues but smaller regional leagues are picking up steam. Independent saplings like Washington’s Evergreen Premier League, the Texas Premier Soccer League, or the Premier League of America based…

TFC II’s Jason Bent Reflects on the 2015 USL Season

Toronto FC II head coach Jason Bent was fairly honest in his reflections of the team’s inaugural campaign. “Everything was quite new for us in terms of the level, the standards, the opposition, how our players would fit into that.” Bent conceded that the final scores in 2015 didn’t often favor TFC II but that…

Mark-Anthony Kaye Rumored to Be Headed to Louisville City

In an announcement released yesterday, Toronto FC II announced that the club had declined its option to retain the services of defender Mark-Anthony Kaye. It does not appear that the youngster will be out of work for long. Rumors out of Toronto and Louisville suggest that 21-year-old has signed with Louisville City FC. Kaye first…