Both teams representing Newfoundland and Labrador will see action today, the first day of play in the 2019 Eastern Canadian masters soccer championship at King George V Park in St. John’s.
Competition in the five-team tourney opens up at 5:45 p.m., when Feildians (NL2) takes on Ontario’s entry, whose lineup will include one of Canada’s all-time greats.
Dwayne De Rosario, 41, is a member of the team from Scarboroough which won the Eastern Canadians in Moncton, N.B., last year. De Rosario is Canada's all-time leading scorer and its most-capped player in international play. He has also been part of four Major League Soccer (MLS) champions, was the 2011 MLS most valuable player and was named a league all-star on six occasions.
The Feildians-Ontario game will be followed by a 7:45 p.m. contest between 78 FC, the province’s other team (NL), and Quebec.
Nova Scotia has the other team here this week.
There will be two games a day until conclusion of round-robin play on Sunday. The final round-robin standings will determine medals.
(All games at KGV)
5:45: Ontario vs NL2
7:45 p.m.: NL vs Quebec
5:45 p.m: Nova Scotia vs Ontario
7:45 p.m.: Quebec vs NL2
5:45 p.m.: Ontario vs NL
7:45 p.m.: NL2 vs Nova Scotia
3 p.m., Nova Scotia vs Quebec
5 p.m.: NL2 vs NL
Sunday (game times are tentative)
11 a.m.: NL vs Nova Scotia
1 p.m.: Quebec vs Ontario