Philadelphia Lone Star FC

Preview: Junior Lone Star v Buxmont Torch

Date: Sunday, June 2, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM
Venue: Northeast High School Charles Martin Memorial Stadium, 1601 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111

Coverage of Junior Lone Star’s National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) inaugural season home opener starts just before kick-off on the team’s CoveritLive channel. As the game unfolds, you can post your comments in the CoveritLive thread or on the team’s Twitter feed. In-depth coverage after the game will includes a match report, player stats, and a gallery of photos. Match highlights of the game are available from midnight on match day while Full Match video will be available on Monday after match day by subscribing to the team’s YouTube Channel.

Match Preview

Junior Lone Star FC enters tonight’s home contest placed fifth in the Keystone Conference. The Stars are looking for their first win after two losses during the opening weekend of their inaugural season.

On Friday, May 18, 2012, the Stars lost 0-2 away to FC Sonic in their league opener before losing 3-4 away to AC Crusaders in a heart-breaking fashion on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Dan Doe equalized for the Stars while Menuh Wiah put the Stars ahead in the first half of the match but the Crusaders scored two goals in the space of a minute to re-take the lead. Midfielder Fatoma Turay thought he had secured a point for the Stars in the 81st minute only to see the Stars concede a very late goal to lose 3-4 in their second league match. Scheduled matches against Pocono Snow and Jersey City Eagles were both postponed due to extreme weather conditions.

This will be Buxmont Torch’s first game of the season. The Torch finished last season, their first in the NPSL, with a 2-10-0 record thereby finishing second to bottom in the Keystone Conference. The Torch prepared for this season by traveling for a pre-season trip to Mexico where they lost both games.

Players to Watch

Midfielder Fatoma Turay has been a revelation for the Stars this season. He came on as a substitute for the injured Jerome Pour in the first match and has since been the best player for the Stars in both games. Turay was a stand-out player at Wilmington University where he was selected in the 2009 NCAA Daktronics East Men’s Soccer First Team as well as All-Conference Selection. His amazing runs and defense-splitting passes have been a joy to see. Turay was named as player of the match against AC Crusaders after scoring a wonderful goal.

Midfielder Juan Nino is considered one of the best players on Buxmont Torch. Nino, a standout player at Liberty University, is an expert in free kicks. He scored twice for Buxmont Torch during their pre-season in Mexico.


Junior Lone Star FC: Prince Monyan; Amah Dunoh, Samuel Fahnboto, Amadu Fofana, James Geayea, Mohammed Mayah, Amadou Sheriff, Titus Wright; Fane Ayouba, Harris Mulbah, Mitchell Torh, Fatoma Turay, Guillaume Zamble; Lawrence Brown, Mohamed Camara, Dan Doe, Fornatee Brapoh, Moses Jackson, Jerome Pour, Menuh Wiah.

Buxmont Torch FC: To be announced.

Starting XI will be announced around 45 minutes before kick-off.

Looking Ahead

Junior Lone Star FC’s next three games after Sunday”s match:

  • Wednesday, June 6, 8:15pm :  @ Morris County Colonials FC
  • Friday, June 8, 7:45pm:  @ Jersey City Eagles FC
  • Sunday, June 10, 6:00pm:  vs. AC Crusaders

Buxmont Torch FC’s next three games after Sunday’s match:

  • Wednesday, June 6, 7:00 PM: vs. AC Crusaders
  • Saturday, June 9,  7:00 PM: vs. FC Sonic
  • Wednesday, June 13, 8:15 PM: @ Morris County Colonials FC

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