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A DECADE OF PRIVACY FOR CANADIAN SOCCER LEAGUE
07 Dec 2022
A DECADE OF PRIVACY FOR CANADIAN SOCCER LEAGUE

Canada’s attempts to strengthen its professional soccer structure suffered a set- back during November with the termination of membership of FC Edmonton in the Canadian Premier League. The club has been a high profile member of the CPL after competing in the North American Soccer League until 2017 and has been a CPL member since […]

ANATOLY (The Wall) STARUSHCHENKO APTLY NAMED
19 Nov 2022
ANATOLY (The Wall) STARUSHCHENKO APTLY NAMED

Goalkeeper Anatoly (The Wall) Starushchenko is well named and for those fortunate enough to see the cliff hanger championship final won 2-1 by Continentals FC  at Lamport Stadium in downtown Toronto on August, it became obvious as the match progressed that opposition Scarborough were facing a special challenge with its numerous second half rallies on […]

HAMILTON CITY’S STEFAN MITROVIC IN DEMAND
07 Nov 2022
HAMILTON CITY’S STEFAN MITROVIC IN DEMAND

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to suggest that midfielder Stefan Mitrovic is well on his way to a strong future on both sides of the Atlantic.  Mitrovic played his way through youth soccer in Hamilton followed by a brief period with Toronto FC academy before entering the professional game with the CSL’s Hamilton City […]

COACH MAGDENOVSKI UNDER CONTRACT WITH BGHC 1
30 Oct 2022
COACH MAGDENOVSKI UNDER CONTRACT WITH BGHC 1

Sasa Vukovic is making an early start to his club’s preparations for the 2023 season. The owner and general manager of Hamilton City is concentrating on his coaching in an effort to move the combined BGHC 1 team more competitive. File Magdenovski is under a new 2-year contract as an assistant coach following the one […]

IT’S GOALS THAT COUNT
27 Oct 2022
IT’S GOALS THAT COUNT

There was plenty of excitement but no surprises from the bench when Mykola Temniuk struck that winning goal for Continentals FC early in the second half of the 2021 CSL championship final against Scarborough SC at Lamport Stadium in downtown Toronto that Saturday night last August 27. There was no surprise when the talented Ukrainian […]

CSL STRIKER HITS $1 MILLION MARK
21 Oct 2022
CSL STRIKER  HITS $1 MILLION MARK

It sometimes takes a decade, but a promising striker from earlier days in the Canadian Soccer League has finally hit the $1 million a year mark. Jonathan Osorio, who started playing soccer in Brampton and Mississauga on the fringes of Toronto and was signed on a professional contract with the CSL’s  SC Toronto in 2012 […]

ENIO PERRUZZA MEMORIAL TROPHY COMPETITION DELAYED TO 2023
06 Oct 2022
ENIO PERRUZZA MEMORIAL TROPHY COMPETITION DELAYED TO 2023

The Enio Perruzza Memorial Trophy competition, originally scheduled to be played at the end of the 2022 season, has been postponed to early season 2023. The right stadium availability late in the season and other difficulties led to a recent Canadian Soccer League decision to move the competition into next year.  Enio Perruzza, who died […]

THE TWO SIDES TO SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES
18 Sep 2022
THE TWO SIDES TO SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES

There is little doubt that the Canadian Soccer League has earned a reputation for attractive soccer with good pace while being confined for decades to a regional location in the middle of the country. The league has become well-known also for importing many high level players and a select number of coaches on visas. Most […]

CONTINENTALS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP SQUEAKER…….
28 Aug 2022
CONTINENTALS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP SQUEAKER…….

Continentals FC and Scarborough have dominated the CSL Championship during the past four years and the domination continued when the former FC Vorkuta (now rebranded Continentals FC) won a 2-1 squeaker at Lamport Stadium in downtown Toronto Saturday night. Continentals (FC Vorkuta) won the CSL Championship in 2018 and 2020, while Scarborough lifted the trophy […]

SCARBOROUGH VS CONTINENTALS IN DOWNTOWN FINAL….The CSL Championship
24 Aug 2022
SCARBOROUGH VS CONTINENTALS IN DOWNTOWN FINAL….The CSL Championship

Continentals FC were almost outplayed in the early stages of its semi-final match with Serbian White Eagles at Esther Shiner Stadium on August 20. But that all changed when with almost 30 minutes gone in the first half Serbian White Eagles goalkeeper was ejected for a rarely called offence of handling the ball outside the […]

CONTINENTALS FC vs SCARBOROUGH in CSL Championship Final
21 Aug 2022
CONTINENTALS FC vs SCARBOROUGH in CSL Championship Final

Scarborough will extend an unusual achievement to now be in the CSL championship final for the sixth time in succession when the Toronto east side team meets opposition Continentals FC at Lamport Stadium in downtown Toronto on August 27. Scarborough defeated York Region Shooters 3-1 in the second game of a double-header semi-final at Esther […]

SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS WIDE OPEN…….No favorite but lots of excitement
18 Aug 2022
SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS WIDE OPEN…….No favorite but lots of excitement

Assuming Continentals FC is a re-branding of the original expansion team that entered the Canadian Soccer League in 2017 – which it is – that means that all four of the semi-final teams at Esther Shiner Stadium this coming Saturday have won the CSL Championship title in years gone by. Continentals have won the title […]

SCARBOROUGH ADVANCE TO SEMIS………Avoid strong bid by winless BGHC1
14 Aug 2022
SCARBOROUGH ADVANCE  TO SEMIS………Avoid strong bid by winless BGHC1

Scarborough SC advanced to the semi-finals of the CSL Championship following a 3-2 close contest at Esther Shiner Stadium Saturday. But it was not an easy passage while opposition BGHC 1, the combined team from Brantford and Hamilton, fought every step of the 90 minutes while on a mission to win its first game of […]

CONTINENTALS vs FALCONS QUARTER-FINAL CANCELLED
12 Aug 2022
CONTINENTALS vs FALCONS QUARTER-FINAL CANCELLED

The Canadian Soccer League has announced that the Continentals FC vs Toronto Falcons match scheduled for Esther Shiner Stadium Saturday, August 13 at 4 pm has been cancelled for reasons of Toronto Falcons failing to meet the requirements of the CSL Championship competition. There will be one game only  – the Scarborough vs BGHC 1 […]

CSL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS SATURDAY……….Quarter-finals underway
11 Aug 2022
CSL CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFFS SATURDAY……….Quarter-finals underway

The Canadian Soccer League playoffs get underway at Esther Shiner Stadium in mid-town Toronto this coming Saturday, August 13 when four teams, Continentals FC, Toronto Falcons, the current CSL champions Scarborough and BGHC 1 will play two quarter-final games in their bid for the CSL Championship. The winners will then draw against league title winners […]

SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES GAIN BYE,,,,,,Playoff Analysis
08 Aug 2022
SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES GAIN BYE,,,,,,Playoff Analysis

Serbian White Eagles moved into the top position in the Canadian Soccer League standings following a 2-0 victory over Toronto Falcons, Scarborough defeated BGHC 1-0,  and a third game between Continentals FC and York Region Shooters played at Esther Shiner Stadium in mid-town Toronto Saturday was abandoned  near the end of the first half following […]

WEEKEND GAMES TRANSFERRED TO ESTHER SHINER STADIUM
04 Aug 2022
WEEKEND GAMES TRANSFERRED TO ESTHER SHINER STADIUM

While the repair work continues at Centennial Stadium, it is necessary to again transfer Canadian Soccer League games to another location. This coming Saturday, August 6 we relocate to Esther Shiner Stadium in North York. Sat. Aug 6     2 pm  Esther Shiner Stadium     Continentals FC vs York Region Shooters Sat. Aug 6     4 pm  […]

DUSAN KOVACEVIC HITS FOUR IN 10-1 SWE ROMP……..Shooters, Continentals win
31 Jul 2022
DUSAN KOVACEVIC HITS FOUR IN 10-1 SWE ROMP……..Shooters, Continentals win

Serbian White Eagles, the team which in earlier times had trouble finding the opponent’s net, continued its recent transformation to become the most prolific team in the Canadian Soccer League so far this season with a crushing 10-1 defeat of BGHC 1 Saturday. In the other two matches played at the Churchill Meadows and Mattamy […]

WEEKEND SCHEDULE MOVED…..CSL matches relocated and re-arranged
28 Jul 2022
WEEKEND SCHEDULE MOVED…..CSL matches relocated and re-arranged

Due to vandalism that has resulted in damage to the playing surface at Centennial Stadium, all three matches scheduled to be played at that ground this coming Saturday, July 30 have been relocated to the Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Mattamy Sports Park in Mississauga. The games scheduled at this location with a re-arrangement of […]

SHOOTERS, SCARBOROUGH SHARE TOP SPOT……..The Weekend Games
24 Jul 2022
SHOOTERS, SCARBOROUGH SHARE TOP SPOT……..The Weekend Games

York Region Shooters struck two late goals to defeat BGHC 4-2 to take a position tied on points with Scarborough at the top of the standings following Saturday’s three games in the Canadian Soccer League. Scarborough tied 1-1 with Serbian White Eagles and it was the same 1-1 score in the Toronto Falcons vs Continentals […]

ANY ONE OF THREE FOR TOP POSITION – Saturday’s games
22 Jul 2022
ANY ONE OF THREE FOR TOP POSITION – Saturday’s games

It’s a very close race at the top of the standings with just two points separating the top three which means either of these three could end the day at Centennial Stadium on top, or second or could be the trailing team of the three. Scarborough is back on top and continues to be the […]

‘ It’s just the sport – this is how it brings us together’: coach Malychenkov
20 Jul 2022
‘ It’s just the sport – this is how it brings us together’: coach Malychenkov

Outstanding sports journalist Morris Dalla Costa once commented about the many complements received from readers with ‘yes, but it’s only sports’. Yet sports is many things positive, like entertainment, fitness with good health implications and a huge industry that has other benefits often overlooked. It teaches us the meaning of skills and talent. A war […]

SCARBOROUGH LEADS……..Serbian White Eagles defeat York Region Saturday
17 Jul 2022
SCARBOROUGH LEADS……..Serbian White Eagles defeat York Region Saturday

There were two games played in the Canadian Soccer League Saturday, with Scarborough SC scoring a decisive 3-0 victory over Toronto Falcons to move to the top of the standings, while Serbian White Eagles continued its recent winning form to defeat York Regions Shooters 2-1.  A third game, BGHC 1 vs Continentals FC scheduled mid-afternoon, […]

SCARBOROUGH WILL ATTEMPT TO EXTEND UNBEATEN STREAK…Saturday’s Games
14 Jul 2022
SCARBOROUGH WILL ATTEMPT TO EXTEND UNBEATEN STREAK…Saturday’s Games

Picture: Scarborough will meet Toronto Falcons and  attempt to extend a regular season unbeaten  streak. The Canadian Soccer League makes a return to The Soccer Centre for three games on Saturday with an afternoon into evening schedule beginning at 2 pm with a second match at 4 pm and the late game at 6. Current […]

SHOOTERS REMAIN ON TOP……Serbian White Eagles defeat Continentals Sunday
04 Jul 2022
SHOOTERS REMAIN ON TOP……Serbian White Eagles defeat Continentals Sunday

PICTURE: Shooters remain on top following 1-1 tie with Scarborough York Region Shooters scored a penalty kick equalizer to tie 1-1 with Scarborough in Sunday’s opening game at Centennial Stadium, BGHC 1 tied 2-2 with Toronto Falcons and Serbian White Eagles defeated Continentals FC 2-1. Scarborough took the lead at six minutes on a goal […]

SHOOTERS WILL BE TESTED – Sunday’s Upcoming Games
01 Jul 2022
SHOOTERS WILL BE TESTED – Sunday’s Upcoming Games

Despite the comments of Sam Madeiros, head coach of York Region Shooters on June 12 that while the return of his team to the CSL does not forecast a CSL Championship winning performance, the team from just north of Toronto is still on top of the standings despite its recent loss to Continentals FC, a […]

CONTINENTALS DEFEAT YORK REGION 3-2, Falcons tie with Serbian White Eagles
27 Jun 2022
CONTINENTALS DEFEAT YORK REGION 3-2, Falcons tie with Serbian White Eagles

PICTURE: Marko Stajic of Serbian White Eagles struck tying goal from penalty spot There were two games played in the Canadian Soccer League Sunday when Continentals FC defeated York Region Shooters by a 3-2 score and Toronto Falcons played to a 1-1 draw with Serbian White Eagles. A third game scheduled at the Centennial Stadium […]

TIME TO ESTABLISH WINNING COMBINATION……Three games Sunday
25 Jun 2022
TIME TO ESTABLISH WINNING COMBINATION……Three games Sunday

PICTURE: Continentals FC forward Olesii Boiko leaps high during his team’s scoreless tie with Scarborough June 18. Continentals meet unbeaten York Region Shooters Sunday.  Photo: Samad Kadirov Early season matches have seen a miscellany of changes in the starting line-ups while head coaches strive to establish a winning combination and this will continue this coming […]

DURKOVIC HITS 4 FOR WHITE EAGLES VICTORY – Shooters on Top
19 Jun 2022
DURKOVIC HITS 4 FOR WHITE EAGLES VICTORY – Shooters  on Top

PICTURE: Unbeaten York Region Shooters on top following 1-0 victory DG FILMS……….. Serbian White Eagles dominated BGHC 1 for a 4-0 lead at the interval to end with a 7-3 victory, York Region Shooters nipped Toronto Falcons 1-0, and in the opening match of three Scarborough and Continentals FC played to a scoreless but well […]

SHOOTERS IMPRESS…Three games upcoming Saturday
17 Jun 2022
SHOOTERS IMPRESS…Three games upcoming Saturday

PICTURE: Falcons have launched with a workmanlike roster… While these are early times for drawing any conclusions to the performance of teams in the Canadian Soccer League it’s hard to resist noticing the results of York Region Shooters in the three games played so far. Top of the standings and undefeated while conceding the lowest […]

EXPANSION TEAMS FARE WELL SUNDAY…Serbian White Eagles, Scarborough tie
13 Jun 2022
EXPANSION TEAMS FARE WELL SUNDAY…Serbian White Eagles, Scarborough tie

PICTURE – Sam Medeiros – ‘ We are here to create champions’… The expansion teams fared well in the three-game header at Centennial Stadium Sunday when York Region Shooters defeated BGHC 1, 2-0 and Toronto Falcons resisted a late rally to defeat Continentals FC, 3-2.  In the third match Serbian White Eagles struck twice in […]