Canadian Professional Soccer League (Ontario Division)
Inaugural Season 1998.
"March 27, 1998">Information from Dave Bailey's Canada Kicks article.
"April 24, 1998">Information from Dave Bailey's Canada Kicks article. (Story of Toronto Italia and Toronto Supra being rejected, and a new playoff format).
"May 12, 1998">Press conference at The Soccer Centre in Woodbridge introducing the league, teams and sponsors. Dave Bailey has a "different report">with the team and league logos scanned in.
Teams and home grounds:
Toronto Croatia - Etobicoke Centennial Stadium
St. Catharines Roma - Club Roma, St. Catharines
London City - Cove Road Stadium, London
North York Astros - Esther Shiner Stadium, North York
Toronto Olympians - Birchmount Stadium, Scarborough
Glen Shields SC - Dufferin District, Vaughan
Mississauga Eagles- Wildwood Park, Malton
York Region Shooters - Highland Park, Aurora
The first four are former CNSL clubs. The others are new teams at the professional level.
There are already a number of inquiries about expansion for 1999.
For 1998, the team will play each other home and away for a fourteen game schedule playing once a week from the end of May until the first week of October. Playoffs will be the Thanksgiving weekend.
"First Announcement">in August 1997.
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