Toronto Croatia, the most decorated club in the CSL with championship victories 1970 through 73, 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2012, will be playing out of the Hershey Centre in Mississauga while Etobicoke’s Centennial Stadium undergoes renovation for the Pan American games. The First Division team’s home opener will be on Saturday, May 24.
While the Toronto Croatia first team was notably absent from the championship final following a third-place league finish, the reserve squad made an outstanding return to competition to finish on top of the Second Division, to then reach the final of the Second Division Championship. Igor Beram, the second squad GM credited with putting together the winning combination in 2013, is opening the door to players looking for a first entry step into professional soccer. Players are invited to send a curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org and those who qualify will be invited to a trial at the Hershey Dome Field, Mississauga, on Friday, March 21 from 9 – 11 pm.
Similarly, North York Astros are inviting players to make application for a trial through the club’s website at www.northyorkastros.ca. The team’s home opener will be played on May 25 at Esther Shiner Stadium.
The Canadian Soccer League continues to encourage players considering entry into semi-professional soccer to contact their nearest CSL club.