MISSISSAUGA, ON - Red Star Brampton have claimed a spot in the Top 4 Elite for the PCSL 2014 postseason where the club will take part in the Semi-Finals.After a tough season, the Brampton side have managed to battle themselves a prestigous position for the postseason playoffs. The final playoff spot was an eventual race between Red Star Brampton and Eddies Interpol Mississauga. Red Star were favourites to progress, having already defeated Eddies Interpol 1:0 (1:0) earlier in the season with Damian Godlewski claiming his first cleansheet of the season.
Coming down to the end of the regular season run, the Reds grabbed points from Interpol Mississauga with a 1:0 win and later from a heated 2:2 draw against FC Fire Mississauga. Both goals came courtesy from star midfielder James Charbonneau, who found the net twice to lead his side straight to the postseason. A draw was enough that was needed to make Red Star successfully Playoff bound.
For the Playoff Semi-Finals, Red Star have been paired up against Peel Region opponents Lakeshore United.
With a young squad this year only getting better with each game, the Semi-Finals are being held in high expectation for the Brampton outfit that has a strong history in peforming it's best in the fall months. In 2012, Red Star ended Bialo-Czerwoni Toronto's undefeated run with a 3:2 upset in the final league fixture. A year later, they once again pulled another jolting result at the end of the regulr season with a 4:4 draw.
Now with Red Star goalkeeper Cody Paliwoda likely expected to return from MLC injury and suit up for Saturday's Semi-Finals adds even more of a morale boost to the Brampton camp.
The PCSL 2014 Playoff Semi-Finals will kick off on October 11, with the Playoff Championship Finals taking place a week later on October 18.