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NEW-LOOK CSL TO KICKOFF MAY 31
21 May 2024
NEW-LOOK CSL TO KICKOFF MAY 31

The Canadian Soccer League will kickoff its 2024 season with a compact four teams on May 31, the opener of three matches for the Royal CSL Cup, a pre-regular season competition played in tribute to Enio Perruzza, the CSL game announcer and popular figure with the fans for more than two decades who passed away […]

EXPANSION TEAM UNITY FC ANNOUNCED
13 Mar 2024
EXPANSION TEAM UNITY FC ANNOUNCED

Unity FC has entered the Canadian Soccer League as an expansion team this coming season to kickoff the regular season during May through to the playoffs in September and the CSL Championship Final expected to be played early October. Recently launched, the club’s roster at kickoff time will be international in nature with players from […]

PICTURESQUE VANCOUVER A BIG WORLD CUP DRAW
19 Feb 2024
PICTURESQUE VANCOUVER A BIG WORLD CUP DRAW

Saturday, June 13, 2026 is the date Vancouverites will host their first of seven World Cup matches at BC Place with an expected attendance of 54,000. BC Place is the favourite venue for major sporting events in Vancouver, including big soccer matches such as the Women’s World Cup 2015 United States championship victory over Japan. […]

THE 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP UPDATE– Expect new motorcycles and a highly competitive fever in Canada’s largest city
05 Feb 2024
THE 2026 FIFA WORLD CUP UPDATE– Expect new motorcycles and a highly competitive fever in Canada’s largest city

At the end of the upcoming 2024 outdoor soccer season there will be just one more season to go before the 2026 World Cup games arrive in 16 North American cities, 11 of which are in the United States, three venues are in Mexico and two at Toronto and Vancouver in Canada. A total 48 […]

THEY MADE THE GRADE…. AND MORE
29 Jan 2024
THEY MADE THE GRADE…. AND MORE

While continuing to recognize and pay tribute to the more than 40 players in the Canadian Soccer League who played for their country, mostly Canada – the most recent being TFC captain Jonathan Osorio – and also those players who were not capped internationally but moved on to play at a higher level, we think […]

CSL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR NAMED TFC CAPTAIN
24 Jan 2024
CSL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR NAMED TFC CAPTAIN

Jonathan Osorio, the standout midfielder who won the Rookie of the Year award in the Canadian Soccer League in 2012, has now been named captain of Toronto FC. Osorio, who was the second leading goalscorer in that CSL that debut year was given the assignment by head coach John Herdman while training with the Toronto […]

CSL’s POSITION ON PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
24 Jan 2024
CSL’s POSITION ON PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

Is the Canadian Soccer League changing its long-standing and successful practice of importing players from other countries to now focus on player development at home ? The answer is no, the CSL has never wavered in its position that the acquisition of players in a semi-professional environment belongs to the member teams. Signing a player […]

HOW MUCH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT IN THE CSL
23 Jan 2024
HOW MUCH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT IN THE CSL

While Canadian international Atiba Hutchinson (York Region Shooters) is the most outstanding example of a player from the Canadian Soccer League being selected for his country, there were many more, including 40 players during the three seasons 2010 to 2012. Andre Manders (York Region Shooters) and Bermuda, Adam Janssen (Brampton City United) Canada U-23, Nikola […]

IS THE CSL CHANGING WITH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT
16 Jan 2024
IS THE CSL CHANGING WITH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

The CSL is changing, is what we said almost a decade ago on November 20, 2014. That was two days after the CSL’s Rookie of the Year Jonathan Osorio entered the field for Canada at 62 minutes in an international friendly against Panama, a game that ended in a scoreless tie at the Rommel Fernandez […]

CSL PLAYERS ON TOP IN OFF-SEASON INDOOR TOURNAMENT
09 Jan 2024
CSL PLAYERS ON TOP IN OFF-SEASON INDOOR TOURNAMENT

With approximately one million registered players, the game of soccer continues to be the most popular sport in Canada in terms of participation. There is also an increasing demand for the indoor game with more facilities accommodating soccer during the off season winter months for a year-round activity for many. The Hanger, as it is […]

SPANISH FUTURE STARS FC IN CSL
19 Dec 2023
SPANISH FUTURE STARS FC IN CSL

If you have a touch of Spanish heritage, originally from South or Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean or Spain, and you now reside in southern Ontario and love the game of soccer, you may want to keep an eye on the most recent addition to the Canadian Soccer League. Future Stars FC, also known as […]

STEPPING UP TO THE PRO LEVEL
04 Dec 2023
STEPPING UP TO THE PRO LEVEL

Danny Dichio made more than 300 appearances for several top flight clubs in England and Italy before moving to Canada to sign for Toronto FC. He took part in the opening debut match, scoring for the history book with Toronto’s first MLS goal against Chicago Fire on May 12, 2007. Dichio ended his playing career […]

An Olympian in the making has CSL connections
12 Nov 2023
An Olympian in the making has CSL connections

Dragan Bakoč, president of the Canadian Soccer League and head of member club Serbian White Eagles, has always considered soccer to be the best sport in the world. It’s a safe sport and relatively inexpensive, he will reason. Bakoc is aware also that no other game has satisfied the spirit of competition more than soccer […]

THE ANNING SPORT EXCELLENCE FROM TWO CONTINENTS
16 Oct 2023
THE ANNING SPORT EXCELLENCE FROM TWO CONTINENTS

When Les Anning gives the match ball a thumping kick from the 4th Official touchline area it arrives with some accuracy on a direct kick spot or corner kick location on the other side of the pitch. Anning’s replacement ball for the one that’s lost deep in the end zone of a Canadian Soccer League […]

SCARBOROUGH WINS LEAGUE TITLE TO CLOSE CSL SEASON
18 Sep 2023
SCARBOROUGH WINS LEAGUE TITLE TO CLOSE CSL SEASON

A hat-trick by Scarborough substitute striker Gonzalo Matias led his team to a 6-4 victory to capture the regular season Canadian Soccer League title in the opening match of three at the Paramount Stadium Saturday September 16. The intense, highly attractive clash with Serbian White Eagles was followed by an 8-0 drubbing of a struggling […]

SCARBOROUGH WIN MEANS LEAGUE TITLE OPPORTUNITY
09 Sep 2023
SCARBOROUGH WIN MEANS LEAGUE TITLE OPPORTUNITY

A first half scoring spree of four goals in six minutes at the Mattamy Sports Park Saturday, September 9, lifted Scarborough to an 8-1 trouncing of Ooty Black Pearl and moved the east Toronto side into a league title opportunity when it meets league-leading Serbian White Eagles in the regular season finale September 16. In […]

SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES ON TOP IN GOAL-FEST DAY
27 Aug 2023
SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES ON TOP IN GOAL-FEST DAY

PHOTO: Renny Harlan – Serbian White Eagles midfielder Nikola Timotijovic struck four times to lift his side to a 9-2 romp over Weston United, Toronto Falcons also had an easy 8-0 rout of Ooty Black Pearl and in a hotly contested opening game of three, Scarborough held on to a 2-1 early second half lead […]

SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES FIVE POINTS CLEAR…..Falcons, Hamilton win
19 Aug 2023
SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES FIVE POINTS CLEAR…..Falcons, Hamilton win

Serbian White Eagles increased its lead at the top of the standings with a 4-0 victory over Dynamo Toronto, Hamilton City outplayed Weston United 5-2 and Toronto Falcons scored a narrow 1-0 win over Scarborough, three games in the Canadian Soccer League, August 19 triple header at the Mattamy Sports Park Saturday. Midfielder Vitor de […]

SCARBOROUGH AND DORDEVIC IMPRESS…..Falcons and Hamilton also win
13 Aug 2023
SCARBOROUGH AND DORDEVIC IMPRESS…..Falcons and Hamilton also win

Toronto Falcons defeated league leaders Serbian White Eagles by a 2-1 score, Hamilton City struck four in the first half to beat Ooty Black Pearl 4-2 and Scarborough striker Petar Dordevic scored a hat-trick in his side’s 5-0 victory over Weston United, three games in the Canadian Soccer League at the Mattamy Sports Park Saturday. […]

A winning FC Vorkuta to air nationally on Canadian television
14 May 2021
A winning FC Vorkuta to air nationally on Canadian television

Soccer in Canada is better and bigger than most people realize. Despite player registrations in organized soccer exceeding hockey and many more than baseball, football and basketball, the beautiful game in Canada is overshadowed by the greater popularity of the mainstream sports. Canadian soccer needs help, more exposure to unveil the many young players across […]

CSL PLAYERS SEE ACTION ABROAD
11 Apr 2021
CSL PLAYERS SEE ACTION ABROAD

PICTURE: Former FC Vorkuta player Fadi Salback (left) during recent game in Ukraine.  Photo: New Canadian Media While there is a new season upcoming in the Canadian Soccer League with a kickoff expected  during the last two weeks of May,  there is still considerable activity taking place overseas where several CSL players have been in […]

CSL PLAYERS SEE ACTION ABROAD
11 Apr 2021
CSL PLAYERS SEE ACTION ABROAD

PICTURE: Fadi Salback now recognized by town’s residents as a celebrity. IM PR INC EIN PRESSWIRE Fadi Salback, the university student from Bowmanville Ontario, spotted in 2019 by FC Vorkuta during a winter off-season indoor soccer game and signed for a trial in the Canadian Soccer League team’s reserve squad to score four goals in […]

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SCARBOROUGH ANNOUNCES THE IMPRESSIVE MIRKO MEDIC NEW HEAD COACH
03 Mar 2021
SCARBOROUGH ANNOUNCES THE IMPRESSIVE MIRKO MEDIC NEW HEAD COACH

PICTURE: Mirko Medic (right), an outstanding defender in Europe before joining Serbian White Eagles to be part of the memorable Dragoslav Sekularac team of 2006, is the new head coach announced by Scarborough SC GM Kiril Dimitrov. When Scarborough SC lost its third championship final in four years following a 2-1 defeat at Racco Park […]

SCARBOROUGH ANNOUNCES THE IMPRESSIVE MIRKO MEDIC NEW HEAD COACH
03 Mar 2021
SCARBOROUGH ANNOUNCES THE IMPRESSIVE MIRKO MEDIC NEW HEAD COACH

PICTURE: Mirko Medic (right), an outstanding defender in Europe before joining Serbian White Eagles to be part of the memorable Dragoslav Sekularac team of 2006, is the new head coach announced by Scarborough SC GM Kiril Dimitrov. When Scarborough SC lost its third championship final in four years following a 2-1 defeat at Racco Park […]

CSL TEAMS UPBEAT IN APPROACH TO NEW SEASON
10 Feb 2021
CSL TEAMS UPBEAT IN APPROACH TO NEW SEASON

PICTURE: Sierra Leone international goalkeeper John Trye (right) signs with Serbian White Eagles president Dragan (Doug) Bakoc before leaving on February 7 to join the West African team in training for an upcoming World Cup qualifier.   Despite the uncertainty of scheduling matches for the upcoming season due to the prevailing government regulations during the […]

CSL TEAMS UPBEAT IN APPROACH TO NEW SEASON
10 Feb 2021
CSL TEAMS UPBEAT IN APPROACH TO NEW SEASON

PICTURE: Sierra Leone international goalkeeper John Trye (right) signs with Serbian White Eagles president Dragan (Doug) Bakoc before leaving on February 7 to join the West African team in training for an upcoming World Cup qualifier. Despite the uncertainty of scheduling matches for the upcoming season due to the prevailing government regulations during the pandemic, […]

Obituary – ANNOUNCER ENIO PERRUZZA ONE OF THE BEST
27 Jan 2021
Obituary – ANNOUNCER ENIO PERRUZZA ONE OF THE BEST

PICTURE: Enio Perruzza (left) received a special CSL Broadcaster Award in 2012   Enio Perruzza will always be known as one of Canada’s top announcers in sporting events but for many years he held a private but proud memory of playing a game in the Canadian Soccer League. It was on September 5, 1999 when […]

Obituary – ANNOUNCER ENIO PERRUZZA ONE OF THE BEST
27 Jan 2021
Obituary – ANNOUNCER ENIO PERRUZZA ONE OF THE BEST

PICTURE: Enio Perruzza (left) received a special CSL Broadcaster Award in 2012 Enio Perruzza will always be known as one of Canada’s top announcers in sporting events but for many years he held a private but proud memory of playing a game in the Canadian Soccer League. It was on September 5, 1999 when one […]

FROM VORKUTA RESERVES TO UKRAINE PRO
12 Dec 2020
FROM VORKUTA RESERVES TO UKRAINE PRO

  PICTURE: Fadi Salback now recognized by town ‘s residents as a celebrity.        IM PR INC    EIN PRESSWIRE  Fadi Salback, the university student from Bowmanville Ontario, spotted in 2019 by FC Vorkuta during  a winter off-season indoor soccer game and signed for a trial in the Canadian Soccer League team’s reserve […]

FROM VORKUTA RESERVES TO UKRAINE PRO
12 Dec 2020
FROM VORKUTA RESERVES TO UKRAINE PRO

PICTURE: Fadi Salback now recognized by town ‘s residents as a celebrity. IM PR INC EIN PRESSWIRE Fadi Salback, the university student from Bowmanville Ontario, spotted in 2019 by FC Vorkuta during  a winter off-season indoor soccer game and signed for a trial in the Canadian Soccer League team’s reserve squad to score four goals […]

VORKUTA RALLY FOR CSL CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY
18 Oct 2020
VORKUTA RALLY FOR CSL CHAMPIONSHIP VICTORY

 Liber Soria photo While there is little doubt that Scarborough SC had the edge in the first half of a tough, entertaining  encounter to deserve a 1-0 lead at halftime of the Canadian Soccer League championship final at Racco Park in Vaughan Saturday, it became even more clear as the game progressed that FC Vorkuta […]

IMPRESSIVE VORKUTA AND SCARBOROUGH WELL MATCHED FOR CSL FINAL
16 Oct 2020
IMPRESSIVE VORKUTA AND SCARBOROUGH WELL MATCHED FOR CSL FINAL

Racco Park (Concord – Thornhill Regional Park) at 299 Racco Parkway in Concord, just east of Woodbridge in Vaughan, is the venue for the CSL Championship Final on Saturday, October 17. It’s a 3 pm kickoff. There is little to choose between Scarborough and FC Vorkuta as they prepare for the Canadian Soccer League championship […]

OVERTIME VICTORY PUTS VORKUTA IN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
11 Oct 2020
OVERTIME VICTORY PUTS VORKUTA IN CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

A thumping header winning goal off a free kick with lots of pace following 107 minutes of attractive semifinal soccer moved FC Vorkuta to the CSL Championship Final by a 2-1 victory at Centennial Stadium Saturday. The goal, by the prolific scoring midfielder Serhii Melnyk, assured Vorkuta of a place in the final following three […]

THREE TEAMS BID FOR CSL CHAMPIONSHIP…….Semifinal Saturday
09 Oct 2020
THREE TEAMS BID FOR CSL CHAMPIONSHIP…….Semifinal Saturday

It will be just one semifinal leading to the Canadian Soccer League championship following the elimination of Hamilton City from the post-season playoffs following a disqualification of the steel city side at the end of the regular season on October 3. Hamilton City ended the season with a Not-in-Good Standing status, a standing that according […]

SCARBOROUGH WINS LEAGUE TITLE……….Brantford ‘s last game victory
05 Oct 2020
SCARBOROUGH WINS LEAGUE TITLE……….Brantford ‘s last game victory

Scarborough confirmed yet another title win despite a 3-1 defeat by FC Vorkuta and in the second game of a Canadian Soccer League Saturday double header and Brantford Galaxy won its first game of the abbreviated 2020 league campaign with a 2-1 result over Serbian White Eagles. Scarborough and FC Vorkuta ended the regular season […]

SCARBOROUGH ON TOP WITH 3-2 VICTORY…….Playoffs to follow October 3rd games
30 Sep 2020
SCARBOROUGH ON TOP WITH 3-2 VICTORY…….Playoffs to follow October 3rd games

Two games to be played on Saturday, October 3 at Centennial Stadium will bring the 2020 abbreviated Canadian Soccer League regular season games to an end and four teams will advance to the post-season playoffs. They are: Scarborough (current CSL champions), FC Vorkuta, Hamilton City and Serbian White Eagles for the two semifinals leading to […]

ENCORE PERFORMANCE BY SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES
24 Sep 2020
ENCORE PERFORMANCE BY SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES

In the only game played in the Canadian Soccer League Wednesday, Serbian White Eagles picked it up where they left off on September 19 when the Mississauga-based side handed unbeaten Scarborough a  3-0 loss. It was a different time, same teams, same ground, when Serbian White Eagles handed current CSL champions Scarborough a second 3-0 […]

HAMILTON CITY GO ON TOP WITH 3-1 VICTORY
23 Sep 2020
HAMILTON CITY GO ON TOP WITH 3-1 VICTORY

PICTURE: Midfielder Martin Mamic opened the scoring leading to a 3-1 victory lifting Hamilton City  to the top of the CSL standings. Hamilton City defeated Brantford Galaxy 3-1 at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke Tuesday night, a result that eliminated the Galaxy from playoff contention in favour of Serbian White Eagles joining Scarborough, FC Vorkuta and […]

KOVACEVIC HAT-TRICK DOWNS SCARBOROUGH….Hamilton City wins squeaker
20 Sep 2020
KOVACEVIC HAT-TRICK DOWNS SCARBOROUGH….Hamilton City wins squeaker

PICTURE: Striker Dusan Kovacevic of Serbian White Eagles struck an important hat-trick to  move his club closer to the post-season championship playoffs  while handing  top club and 2019 CSL champions Scarborough its first defeat of the season. Serbian White Eagles forward Dusan Kovacevic almost single handedly gave Scarborough a surprise they weren’t expecting at Centennial […]

SCARBOROUGH ON TOP……FC Vorkuta held to 1-1 draw
13 Sep 2020
SCARBOROUGH ON TOP……FC Vorkuta held to 1-1 draw

PICTURE: FC Vorkuta were held to a 1-1 draw by Serbian White Eagles and slipped to second position in the standings to Scarborough SC which holds a 100 per cent record following a narrow win over Hamilton City. Scarborough SC defeated Hamilton City 2-1 for a fourth win in as many games to move top […]

RANKIN WINNING HAT-TRICK FOR HAMILTON CITY…..Come from behind victory for Vorkuta
06 Sep 2020
RANKIN WINNING HAT-TRICK FOR HAMILTON CITY…..Come from behind victory for Vorkuta

PICTURE: Luke Rankin’s  winning goal and hat-trick led Hamilton City to victory with just seconds remaining to the final whistle Saturday  Luke Rankin just beat the final whistle by one second to complete a hat-trick while scoring the winning goal to give Hamilton City a 4-3 victory over Serbian White Eagles in the second game […]

SATURDAY’S CSL GAMES MOVED TO CENTENNIAL STADIUM
05 Sep 2020
SATURDAY’S CSL GAMES MOVED TO CENTENNIAL STADIUM

Saturday’s CSL games scheduled for Esther Shiner Stadium have been transferred to Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke. The move to Centennial Stadium is due to malfunction of the lights at Esther Shiner. Kickoff times remain the same.  Sat Sep 5 Centennial Stadium 5 pm Brantford Galaxy vs FC Vorkuta Sat Sep 5 Centennial Stadium 7 pm […]

SCARBOROUGH OVERCOME DEFICIT FOR 4-2 VICTORY
03 Sep 2020
SCARBOROUGH OVERCOME DEFICIT FOR 4-2 VICTORY

Scarborough SC secured its third win in as many games of a shortened 2020 season with a 4-2 come from behind victory over Brantford Galaxy at Centennial Stadium, the only game played in the Canadian Soccer League Wednesday. It was the third defeat for the Galaxy despite a well-played scoreless first half followed by an […]

SCARBOROUGH OVERCOME DEFICIT FOR 4-2 VICTORY
03 Sep 2020
SCARBOROUGH OVERCOME DEFICIT FOR 4-2 VICTORY

Scarborough SC secured its third win in as many games of a shortened 2020 season with a 4-2 come from behind victory over Brantford Galaxy at Centennial Stadium, the only game played in the Canadian Soccer League Wednesday. It was the third defeat for the Galaxy despite a well-played scoreless first half followed by an […]

HAMILTON, VORKUTA 1-1 DRAW AT CENTENNIAL OPENER
02 Sep 2020
HAMILTON, VORKUTA  1-1 DRAW AT CENTENNIAL OPENER

PICTURE: Mykola Temniuk scored in the second half for a 1-1 draw to save the day for FC Vorkuta, an attractive hard-fought encounter  with Hamilton City that could have gone either way. Hamilton City and FC Vorkuta played to a 1-1 draw at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke Tuesday  night, a well-played, hard fought encounter in […]

HAMILTON, VORKUTA 1-1 DRAW AT CENTENNIAL OPENER
02 Sep 2020
HAMILTON, VORKUTA  1-1 DRAW AT CENTENNIAL OPENER

PICTURE: Mykola Temniuk scored in the second half for a 1-1 draw to save the day for FC Vorkuta, an attractive hard-fought encounter  with Hamilton City that could have gone either way. Hamilton City and FC Vorkuta played to a 1-1 draw at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke Tuesday  night, a well-played, hard fought encounter in […]

KLISARA EARLY STRIKES GIVE SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES VICTORY……..Scarborough 1, Vorkuta 0
30 Aug 2020
KLISARA EARLY STRIKES  GIVE SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES VICTORY……..Scarborough 1, Vorkuta 0

PICTURE: Midfielder Misel Klisara struck at 48 and 54 minutes to lead  Serbian White Eagles to a 4-0 victory over Brantford Galaxy at Esther Shiner Stadium. Serbian White Eagles scored their first win of an abbreviated Canadian Soccer League season, a 4-0 result over Brantford Galaxy at Esther Shiner Stadium on Saturday, while in the […]

KLISARA EARLY STRIKES GIVE SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES VICTORY……..Scarborough 1, Vorkuta 0
30 Aug 2020
KLISARA EARLY STRIKES  GIVE SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES VICTORY……..Scarborough 1, Vorkuta 0

PICTURE: Midfielder Misel Klisara struck at 48 and 54 minutes to lead  Serbian White Eagles to a 4-0 victory over Brantford Galaxy at Esther Shiner Stadium. Serbian White Eagles scored their first win of an abbreviated Canadian Soccer League season, a 4-0 result over Brantford Galaxy at Esther Shiner Stadium on Saturday, while in the […]

FADI SALBACK CLOSE TO EUROPEAN CONTRACT
26 Aug 2020
FADI SALBACK CLOSE TO EUROPEAN CONTRACT

PICTURE: At Khmelnytskyi Oblast (Province), Ukraine, where FC Vorkuta striker Fadi Salback is on trial,  reports suggest the team,  FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi, is pleased with his play and are close to offering a contract. That’s a rare occurrence  for a high level mid or Eastern European team where local talent is in abundance  and opportunities  […]

FADI SALBACK CLOSE TO EUROPEAN CONTRACT
26 Aug 2020
FADI SALBACK CLOSE TO EUROPEAN CONTRACT

PICTURE: At Khmelnytskyi Oblast (Province), Ukraine, where FC Vorkuta striker Fadi Salback is on trial,  reports suggest the team,  FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi, is pleased with his play and are close to offering a contract. That’s a rare occurrence  for a high level mid or Eastern European team where local talent is in abundance  and opportunities  […]

FADI SALBACK CLOSE TO EUROPEAN CONTRACT
26 Aug 2020
FADI SALBACK CLOSE TO EUROPEAN CONTRACT

PICTURE: At Khmelnytskyi Oblast (Province), Ukraine, where FC Vorkuta striker Fadi Salback is on trial,  reports suggest the team,  FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi, is pleased with his play and are close to offering a contract. That’s a rare occurrence  for a high level mid or Eastern European team where local talent is in abundance  and opportunities  […]

SCARBOROUGH STROLLS TO VICTORY, VORKUTA WINS 3-1
23 Aug 2020
SCARBOROUGH STROLLS TO VICTORY, VORKUTA WINS 3-1

Scarborough SC entered a new season as CSL champions and the pre-season activity points to a  determination to successfully defend the title following what was an exciting CSL Championship Final victory over Ukraine United last October. The recent signing of Vladimir Zelenbaba from SC Waterloo adds to an already strong side that has shown improvement […]

SCARBOROUGH STROLLS TO VICTORY, VORKUTA WINS 3-1
23 Aug 2020
SCARBOROUGH STROLLS TO VICTORY, VORKUTA WINS 3-1

Scarborough SC entered a new season as CSL champions and the pre-season activity points to a  determination to successfully defend the title following what was an exciting CSL Championship Final victory over Ukraine United last October. The recent signing of Vladimir Zelenbaba from SC Waterloo adds to an already strong side that has shown improvement […]

VORKUTA, HIGH SCORING HAMILTON CITY SCORE VICTORIES IN CSL KICKOFF
16 Aug 2020
VORKUTA, HIGH SCORING HAMILTON CITY SCORE VICTORIES IN CSL KICKOFF

PICTURE: The CSL returned  following a three-month delay and postponements to stage two well-played, exciting  fast-paced encounters with  goals galore. There were no early season signs of fatigue in both matches – a credit to the players who kept it up through to the final whistle. FC Vorkuta picked up where the team left off […]

CSL NEW SEASON KICKOFF SET FOR SATURDAY
11 Aug 2020
CSL NEW SEASON KICKOFF SET FOR SATURDAY

PICTURE: When CSL soccer returns on Saturday, August 15, it will be a brief season, but an exciting one as five teams play for the league title followed by the CSL championship through to the end of October.  There will be much action featured on the CSL website with regular game reports. When FC Vorkuta […]

VORKUTA’S FADI SALBACK TRIALS IN UKRAINE……CSL kickoff delayed until August 15
07 Aug 2020
VORKUTA’S FADI SALBACK TRIALS IN UKRAINE……CSL kickoff delayed until August 15

PICTURE:  FC Vorkuta striker Fadi Salback, signed in 2019 from the local community, is on trial with FC Podillya Khmelnytskyi, a  Ukrainian football team based in Khmelnytskyi Oblast, Ukraine, and is included in the line-up for a high level exhibition game on August 7. Fadi Salback’s introduction to professional soccer came in the spring of […]

ZELENBABA SIGNING MEANS KICKOFF FOR SCARBOROUGH
29 Jul 2020
ZELENBABA SIGNING MEANS KICKOFF FOR SCARBOROUGH

PICTURE: Vladimir Zelenbaba, a standout with several teams in Europe and twice with SC Waterloo in Canada has signed for CSL current champions Scarborough SC Scarborough SC has started the ball rolling in defense of last season’s Canadian Soccer League championship victory with the signing of Vladimir Zelenbaba, an impressive defender, sometimes midfielder from Europe […]

CSL AIMS TO COMPLETE BRIEF 2020 SEASON THROUGH TO CHAMPIONSHIP
08 Jul 2020
CSL AIMS TO COMPLETE BRIEF 2020 SEASON THROUGH TO CHAMPIONSHIP

PICTURE:  Scarborough SC, including the combination of GM Kiril Dimitrov (right) and head coach Zoran Rajovic who share congratulations, will be playing in an abbreviated  2020 season  to defend the team’s CSL Championship victory of 2019. While professional soccer in North America continues to struggle back to normalcy, the Canadian Soccer League is no exception […]

GARY MILLER THE FRIEND OF MANY
20 May 2020
GARY MILLER THE FRIEND OF MANY

It was near the end of April 1998 when Gerard Houllier arrived in Toronto to be part of a 3-day coaching session, giving priority with the visit to help Canada become a world contender in soccer. It was a surprising visit given that Houllier was one of the busiest soccer administrators in the world at […]

DEN HAAG SIGNING BIG SCORE FOR EMILIO ESTEVEZ
14 May 2020
DEN HAAG SIGNING BIG SCORE FOR EMILIO ESTEVEZ

Emilio Estevez, a 21 year old midfielder who had trials in 2018 with Queens Park Rangers in England and Levante in Spain’s La Liga while playing for SC Waterloo in the Canadian Soccer League, has been signed by ADO Den Haag in the Dutch Eredivisie. That’s a big score for the Toronto-born player who played […]

CSL SEASON KICKOFF DELAY EXTENDED TO JUNE 29
18 Apr 2020
CSL SEASON KICKOFF DELAY EXTENDED TO JUNE 29

The Canadian Soccer League has delayed the kickoff of the 2020 season for a further month beyond the earlier May 29 start announced at the beginning of April. A further delay to Monday, June 29, is the new target kickoff date following recent decisions of local municipalities which owns and operates the enclosed stadiums and […]

SOCCER HIT HARD WHILE CSL WAITS
07 Apr 2020
SOCCER HIT HARD WHILE CSL WAITS

PICTURE: The Belarusian Premier League was going full tilt last week and will be at it again this coming weekend. All top flight leagues in Europe and most leagues world-wide are wisely at a standstill and Canada is no exception. The Canadian Soccer League is holding on to its tentative end of May kickoff.  While […]

CSL KICKOFF SET FOR END OF MAY
29 Mar 2020
CSL KICKOFF SET FOR END OF MAY

PICTURE: The CSL is encouraging its players to follow the government moratorium on gatherings and train on their own until it is announced as being safe to do otherwise. With uncertainly the order of the day in Canada and world-wide due to the coronavirus epidemic it has not been possible to provide a meaningful kickoff […]

KRUM BIBISHKOV WITH DISTINCTION
21 Mar 2020
KRUM BIBISHKOV WITH DISTINCTION

PICTURE: Krum Bibishkov, now player coach and head coach of Real Mississauga of the Canadian Soccer League has played close to 350 professional games with distinction during a 20-year period, mostly in Europe where he is seen here. When Krum Bibishkov recently questioned the fairness of a league rule for teams loaning players, it was […]

FADI SALBACK A HIT WITH FC VORKUTA AND UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL
07 Mar 2020
FADI SALBACK A HIT WITH FC VORKUTA AND UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL

PICTURE: FC Vorkuta striker Fadi Salback has been a first year hit for FC Vorkuta and the Canadian university soccer community where he received the Rookie of the Year Award from the national governing body for university sports across Canada. Canadian Soccer League teams have a long history of signing established professional players from abroad […]

GOALTENDER DAVID AYRES BRINGS MEMORIES OF CSL BACK-UP EMERGENCY
27 Feb 2020
GOALTENDER DAVID AYRES BRINGS MEMORIES OF CSL BACK-UP EMERGENCY

PICTURE: Announcer Enio Perruzza was once called upon to play for short-handed North York Astros in the CPSL Backup goaltender David Ayres, a Zamboni driver and Canadian operations manager at the Coca-Cola Coliseum in Toronto, became an overnight sensation when he took to the ice for the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of an […]

GOAL SCORER MARKO STAJIC JOINS EUROPEAN PROCESSION
12 Feb 2020
GOAL SCORER MARKO STAJIC JOINS EUROPEAN PROCESSION

PICTURE: Serbian White Eagles brought skilled players from Europe to launch an expansion team in the CSL in 2006, a side that played attractive football before large crowds, home and away. Dragoslav Sekularac (rear, third from right) one of Europe’s greats while playing for Red Star Belgrade 1955 – 1965 with 375 appearances and capped […]

THE 2019 SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Part 5 – It’s Goals that Count
24 Jan 2020
THE 2019 SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Part 5 – It’s Goals that Count

Many fans will say that some goals were great goals worth the price of admission.  Last minute winners even more so. Some goal scorers score goals that are never foregotten. They are goals that win championships, important trophies. There are goals that are controversial while others are picture goals, goals we see just once in […]

THE CSL 2019 SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Part 4 – Some of the season’s highlights
30 Dec 2019
THE CSL 2019 SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Part 4 – Some of the season’s highlights

PICTURE: This was Scarborough SC’s third attempt in the past three years at winning the CSL Championship following two narrow defeats in the 2017 and 2018 finals. Just being there yet again was a highlight in itself for 2019 and the perseverance paid off with victory.   Some of the season’s highlights:  The biggest home […]

THE CSL SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Part 3 – Vorkuta’s Shock Defeat
25 Dec 2019
THE CSL SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Part 3 – Vorkuta’s Shock Defeat

PICTURE: It was on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Ontario Soccer Centre ground that 2018 CSL champions FC Vorkuta was the first team to be eliminated from the 2019 post-season playoffs. It was a shock defeat by Kingsman SC, an expansion team that squeaked into the playoffs after finishing eighth of ten in the […]

THE CSL SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Highlights of the 2019 Campaign- Part 2
13 Dec 2019
THE CSL SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Highlights of the 2019 Campaign- Part 2

PICTURE: Kingsman (red) earned the distinction of eliminating  the 2018  CSL champions FC Vorkuta from the 2019 playoffs, a penalty kicks shocker following a 2-2 tie at the end of extra time on October 12. With a 100 per cent record from seven victories, Vorkuta faced a big test on July 14 against Scarborough and […]

THE CSL SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Highlights of the 2019 Campaign – Part 1
26 Nov 2019
THE CSL SEASON IN RETROSPECT – Highlights of the 2019 Campaign – Part 1

PICTURE: Scarborough was a known quantity in the bid for 2019 honours, having finished third in the  2016 First Division standings and was a championship finalist in 2017 and 2018, losing by the narrowest of margins in a penalty kick shootout decider. On May 31 at the beginning of the 2019 season FC Ukraine United […]

14 Jun 2018
GENERAL MANAGER FC VORKUTA DENIS YANCHUK: “FOREIGN MINISTER WILL BE MOST STRONGER FOR THE SEASON”
16 Jan 2018
GENERAL MANAGER FC VORKUTA DENIS YANCHUK: “FOREIGN MINISTER WILL BE MOST STRONGER FOR THE SEASON”

For the first season in the Canadian League FC Vorkuta, for which many Ukrainian players stand, they won the championship title.
We talked about the success of the team with FC Vorkuta general manager Denis Yanchuk. Denis is a native of Khmelnytsky, who defended the colors of Podillya, and has lived in Canada since 2010.

MIHAILO RYABIY: “NOW IN FC “Vorkuta” GOOD FOOTBALLS WERE SIGNED” (VIDEO)
27 Dec 2017
MIHAILO RYABIY: “NOW IN FC “Vorkuta” GOOD FOOTBALLS WERE SIGNED” (VIDEO)

In the Open Futsal Championship of Chernivtsi for the team “Crop” is an experienced player Mikhail Ryaby who previously defended the colors of “Bukovina” and Ternopil “Niva”.
Recently, Mikhail has played in the Canadian League for “Vorkuta”.

FC “Vorkuta” – winner of the regular championship of Canada in football … Stop, who?
01 Oct 2017
FC “Vorkuta” – winner of the regular championship of Canada in football … Stop, who?

The news that the football club Vorkuta from Toronto won the regular season of Canada-2017, passed by almost all sports media. The blog “eleven” eliminates injustice and tells about the Canadian club with a Russian name, for which representatives of seven nationalities play at once.

The goalkeeper of Bukovina will continue to play in the Canadian FC Vorkuta
15 Jun 2017
The goalkeeper of Bukovina will continue to play in the Canadian FC Vorkuta

The legion of Ukrainians in Canada is larger.
Former “Bukovinian” goalkeeper Oleksandr Musienko will play in the Canadian Football League for FC Vorkuta (Toronto). Representatives of Vorkuta have already announced the arrival of Musienko to Canada on their Facebook page.

Oleg Lutkov headed the Canadian club of FC Vorkuta
25 Jan 2017
Oleg Lutkov headed the Canadian club of FC Vorkuta

Club of Russian immigrants will perform in the higher league.
Oleg Lutkov, a well-known Ukrainian specialist, former mentor of Zaporizhzhya Metallurg and Kryvbas, continue his coaching career in Canada. The 50-year-old coach has headed the FC Vorkuta team.