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Shooters, Vorkuta, Serbian Eagles lead CSL First Division…..The Weekend Wrap-up
Jun18

Shooters, Vorkuta, Serbian Eagles lead CSL First Division…..The Weekend Wrap-up

York Region Shooters are on top of the First Division with a 2-0 defeat of SC Waterloo at RIM Park, Waterloo,  FC Vorkuta defeated Royal Toronto 5-1 at Esther Shiner Stadium, Serbian White Eagles also scored a decisive away win, a 6-1 result over Brantford Galaxy at the Kiwanis Field in Brantford,  to wrap-up games played in the Canadian Soccer League over the weekend. Vorkuta, Serbian White Eagles and York Region Shooters are the only unbeaten First Division teams, while the Shooters are the only team yet to concede a goal since the season kickoff May 26. York Region scored a goal in each half by forwards Kevin Bryan and Darren Chambers. There was one other game scheduled in the CSL First Division over the weekend, the Milton SC vs. Scarborough SC encounter was called off at the Milton Community Park after several Scarborough players were held up due to an incident in traffic en route the game. The game will be rescheduled. There were two high scoring games in the CSL Second Division when Burlington SC B dominated Royal Toronto FC 9-0 and FC Ukraine B demolished Serbian White Eagles B, 12-0. Amardo Oakley struck four of the nine goals for Burlington. Two additional games in the CSL Second Division, SC Waterloo B vs Brantford Galaxy B scheduled for Saturday and Vorkuta B vs London City B to be played Sunday, were both...

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LATE STEPANIUK GOAL SAVES VORKUTA ….. The CSL Weekend Wrap-up
Jun11

LATE STEPANIUK GOAL SAVES VORKUTA ….. The CSL Weekend Wrap-up

Midfielder Djordjije Kocic opened the scoring to give Serbian White Eagles a 1-0  lead at 75 minutes in the weekend’s opening game in the CSL First Division played at Centennial Stadium at Etobicoke on Friday night, but Lourii Stepaniuk tied the game 1-1 at 93 minutes for Vorkuta. The goal came following a free kick by the visitors and miscue by the Serbian Eagles’ defence that allowed Stepaniuk to find the net past Serbian Eagles’ goalkeeper  Goran Skaric. SC Scarborough traveled to the Kiwanis Field in Brantford for the first of two First Division games played Sunday and the Toronto team came away with a 5-2 victory over Brantford Galaxy, while in the late game at Centennial Stadium Royal Toronto were held to a 2-2 draw by  visiting SC Waterloo. Vladimir Zelenbaba and Drazen Vukovic struck first half goals for Waterloo, while Chris Simm scored twice in the second half to salvage a 2-2 draw for the home side. There is one game scheduled for Monday night when York Region Shooters host Milton SC at the St. Joan of Arc Stadium at Maple, an 8.30 pm start. There were four CSL Second Division games over the weekend, with Serbian White Eagles B winning a 7-6 squeaker over London City B at the Hellenic Centre in London, FC Vorkuta B also gained an away win with a 4-1 defeat of Royal Toronto B at the Lakeshore Sports Centre in Toronto, Burlington SC B dumped SC Waterloo B 7-2 and FC Ukraine United B dominated Brantford Galaxy B 10-0 at Centennial Stadium on...

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SERBIAN EAGLES, YORK REGION GAIN WEEKEND VICTORIES….Waterloo, Vorkuta tie 2-2
Jun04

SERBIAN EAGLES, YORK REGION GAIN WEEKEND VICTORIES….Waterloo, Vorkuta tie 2-2

There were three games played in the CSL First Division during the weekend, the first on Friday night when Serbian White Eagles scored a narrow 2-1 victory over Scarborough FC, this was followed by Saturday’s game when York Region Shooters defeated Brantford Galaxy 2-0 and on Sunday FC Vorkuta fought back from a 2-0 deficit to score twice in the second half for a 2-2 tie with SC Waterloo. Sunday’s  game between Milton SC and Royal Toronto FC was postponed due to ground conditions following heavy rain at the Milton Community Park. Forward Kiril Dimitrov opened the scoring at 22 minutes for Scarborough SC in the game against Serbian White Eagles at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke, but the game was tied 1-1 ten minutes later when Serbian Eagles’ midfielder Zoran Pesic found the net past Scarborough goalkeeper Milos Bjurkovic. It was 1-1 at the interval. Djordjije Jocic scored the winner for Serbian Eagles from the penalty spot at the 74th minute mark following a hand ball called by referee Remi Arbaji, a 2-1 final score at the final whistle. Following a scoreless first half at the St. Joan of Arc ground at Maple on Saturday, forward Kevin Bryan drove a low ball inside the right post to give York Region Shooters a 1-0 lead at 54 minutes and the prolific Richard West beat Scarborough ‘keeper Stefan Avramovic late in the second half to make it 2-0, the score at the final whistle. SC Waterloo took a 2-0 lead into the second half on goals by Brazen Jukovic and Vladimir Zelenbaba in the game against FC Vorkuta at RIM Park on Sunday night, but Valovymyr Pidvirnyi struck twice for the visiting Vorkuta for a 2-2 draw. In the CSL Second Division over the weekend, Brantford Galaxy B scored a decisive 4-0 victory over Serbian White Eagles B, London City B nipped Royal Toronto B 1-0, FC Ukraine United B won 5-2 over Burlington SC B and FC Vorkuta B defeated SC Waterloo B 4-0.  ...

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EXPANSION TEAM VORKUTA SHINES IN CSL OPENER………the weekend wrap-up
May28

EXPANSION TEAM VORKUTA SHINES IN CSL OPENER………the weekend wrap-up

Expansion team FC Vorkuta surprised Milton SC by a 7-0 score at Esther Shiner Stadium Saturday, one of three games played in the opening weekend of a five-month long Canadian Soccer League First Division season. On Friday night at Centennial Stadium in Etobicoke, Serbian White Eagles were held to a 1-1 tie at home by SC Waterloo, and on Saturday SC Scarborough were held to a scoreless tie at home by York Region Shooters, a game played at Birchmount Stadium. A fourth game scheduled in the CSL First Division for the opening weekend, Royal Toronto FC vs Brantford Galaxy, was postponed on Sunday due to ground conditions at Varsity Stadium. The game will be played Monday night at 8 pm. Vorkuta midfielder and captain Oleh Kerchu struck twice in his team’s dominance, opening the scoring after nine minutes, and scoring the seventh goal at 89 minutes. Defender Danylo Lazar found the Milton net at 16 minutes, midfielder Oleh Shutov scored twice, at 36 and 39 minutes, and it was 4-0 at the break. Defender Vadym Gostiev made it 5-0 at 52 minutes and midfielder Yaroslav Svorak scored at 82 minutes before Kerchu’s goal to end the scoring seven minutes later. There were four games to open the CSL Second Division season over the weekend. SC Waterloo B defeated Royals Toronto FC B 6-1, Brantford Galaxy B won 4-1 over London City B, FC Ukraine United B opened its season with a 3-1 defeat of FC Vorkuta B and Burlington SC B sored a 4-0 victory over Serbian White Eagles B to close the CSL opening weekend on Sunday...

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Game has been canceled between Royal Toronto FC vs Brantford Galaxy at 6:00 pm
May28

Game has been canceled between Royal Toronto FC vs Brantford Galaxy at 6:00 pm

The game between Royal Toronto FC vs Brantford Galaxy at 6:00 pm that is going to be played at Varsity Stadium has been canceled cancel due to unplayable field. Game will be played tomorrow at the same location at 8:00 pm between the two teams

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CSL EXPANSION TEAMS VORKUTA AND ROYAL TORONTO GIVE NEW LOOK……End of May kickoff
Apr29

CSL EXPANSION TEAMS VORKUTA AND ROYAL TORONTO GIVE NEW LOOK……End of May kickoff

Two expansion teams, FC Vorkuta and Royal Toronto FC, will give a new-look to the Canadian Soccer League 2017 kickoff set for the weekend May 26 -28. Eight teams will form a strong CSL First Division for a five-month long regular season campaign, to be followed by playoffs leading to the Givova Championship Cup Final early October. Vorkuta FC, formed in Toronto in 2008, derives its name from a Russian town situated just north of the Arctic Circle.  The local group adopted the name as a dedication to that Russian community and its troubled past, and to represent the Russian speaking community in Canada. Vorkuta FC played in the early days in a downtown Toronto senior amateur league before moving to the northern outskirts of Thornhill and Richmond Hill, winning league title wins along the way. Players being signed for the CSL team are from the broader Eastern Europe and Canada. Samad Kadirov has been an ever present force in the development of the Vorkuta team both on and off the field, while lawyer Igor Demitchev has been a leading sponsor to help move the club into the CSL, Canada’s only professional soccer league. Royal Toronto FC has a strong academy background with a reputation for skills training and emphasizing a lifestyle for young players aiming to make an impression at higher levels. It’s a ‘total preparation’ attitude at Royal Toronto –  being ready when the opportunity comes along at the professional level in Canada and elsewhere. Dario Brezak and Luka Majstorovic are the principals in a club that’s now reached a stage of adding a professional dimension to the organization, ready to step into the tough Canadian Soccer League. Each has experience with several CSL clubs, including Toronto Croatia, Milton and Toronto Atomic “We want our young academy players to be in a position of taking advantage of an opportunity that may come their way from Europe and other parts of the world and playing in the CSL is going to provide that necessary experience as they interface and eventually play with our professionals,” explained Brezak. Returning teams in the CSL First Division from last season are Brantford Galaxy, Milton SC, Scarborough SC, Serbian White Eagles, York Region Shooters, while SC Waterloo is back after using 2016 to reorganize, and new teams FC Vorkuta and Royal Toronto FC rounding out the eight. The CSL Second Division, considered a developmental loop for players moving into professional ranks, has in its 2017 league formation Brantford Galaxy B, Burlington SC, London City, Royal Toronto FC B, Serbian White Eagles B, Ukraine United, FC Vorkuta B and SC Waterloo B. Serbian White...

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A HOST OF SURPRISES MARKED AN EXCITING CSL SEASON……reviewing the year just ended
Jan02

A HOST OF SURPRISES MARKED AN EXCITING CSL SEASON……reviewing the year just ended

While Serbian White Eagles would eventually win the CSL title, there was little to suggest in the opening game of the 2016 season on May 28 when losing 3-0 to Scarborough at Birchmount Stadium in Scarborough that the longstanding team going back to the 70s in the forerunner National Soccer League would eventually be crowned champions on the same ground six months later. Two home defeats followed, a 1-0 home loss to Brantford Galaxy on June 3 and the same result at home one week later against York Region Shooters looked bleak for the team that won the CSL First Division just one year earlier, won the championship in 2008 and was the finalist a year later. But 2016 was unpredictable year in the CSL with two unlikely finalists in the championship game at the Birchmount location on October 28. Serbian Eagles ended their regular season fourth of eight teams in the CSL First Division, and Hamilton City a lower sixth spot after struggling for most of their regular season campaign. An unpredictable end to the season came on other fronts, the most notable being in the First Division goalscoring race won by unknown striker Sergii Ivliev of expansion team FC Ukraine United who found the net 15 times in the regular season to finish on top and ahead of more seasoned CSL players Richard West of York Region Shooters with 13, Milton’s Adrian Smajic with 12 and Adis Hasecic of Scarborough who scored 11. West was the CSL’s top scorer in 2015. The scoring ability of Ivliev became apparent during Ukraine United’s first CSL victory against Hamilton City on June 12 when the Canadian-born forward struck twice. While York Region Shooters captured the First Division title with no surprise following their outstanding unbeaten performance in 2014 and third place finish in 2015, the winning margin of 18 points in front of second place FC Ukraine United was a startling, unexpected wide gap not previously experienced in the professional CSL. The Shooters’ defensive record of allowing just 10 goals in 21 games resulting in only two defeats was responsible for creating the rare margin of victory. Despite their season-long remarkable performance, York Region failed to reach the CSL championship final in 2016, but were Second Division champions when their reserve squad survived a penalty in extra time to score a 2-1 overtime victory over Toronto Atomic reserves on October...

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