Guelph United

United yield lead, fall to ProStars in league match

BRAMPTON – Guelph United squandered a two-goal lead to suffer their first setback of the League1 Ontario Men’s Premier soccer season Saturday as they were edged 3-2 by ProStars FC at Brampton’s Victoria Park.

All three goals for the home side came in a span of 10 minutes midway through the second half and all three were scored against goalkeeper Svyatoslav Artemenko in his first appearance since his return from Ukraine. He had replaced starting netminder Sam Spoelstra for the second half.

ProStars FC 3
Guelph United 2

United had taken the lead with their two first-half goals. Jace Kotsopoulos scored in the 20th minute and Marcel Zajac added the other goal 19 minutes later.

Ameer Kinani hit for the first goal for ProStars in the 63rd minute while Julian Desouza pulled the hosts even nine minutes later and Kinani completed the scoring a minute after that.

Dante Ferraro picked up the win in net for the ProStars.

The result leaves United at 1-1-1 and ProStars at 2-1-0.

Next up for United is their Voyageurs Cup Canadian Championship preliminary round match against the Halifax HFX Wanderers of the Canadian Premier League Tuesday at Alumni Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m.

United gained their berth in the national championship tournament by winning the L1O Men’s Premier title last year in their inaugural season.

Next league outing for United is a match against Woodbridge Strikers at Vaughan Grove May 15 at 7 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal