League1 Ontario announces opponents and dates for 2017 All-Star Games
Ontario Soccer – Men’s All-Stars will take on PLSQ All-Stars, while the women will play a showcase match against Ontario’s Canada Summer Games Womens’ team
June 28, 2017
Vaughan, ON – League1 Ontario has announced the date, opponents and venues for the Men’s and Women’s 2017 All-Star games.
The League1 Ontario Men’s All-Stars will take on the Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec All-Stars (PLSQ) on July 19 at the Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.
The League1 Ontario Women’s All-Stars will play Ontario Soccer’s U-18 Womens’ Canada Games squad, where the best-of-the-best of female soccer talent from around the province will be showcased July 25 at the Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.
The League1 Ontario All-Star Games serve as another opportunity for Ontario’s best athletes to showcase their talents to a wider audience.
“League1 Ontario continues to be one of the best platforms for helping players get to the next level in their careers,” said Dino Rossi, League1 Ontario commissioner. “The opportunity to play off against our provincial rivals is another chance to see Ontario’s best players, taking on the best competition, in an environment that would put a spotlight on Canada’s talent.”
League1 Ontario All Stars will be selected via voting conducted amongst team head coaches and league officials. The League1 All Star rosters, as well as the coaching staff appointed to lead these teams, will be announced on July 6 for the men and July 11 for the women, along with more event information.
For Ontario’s U-18 Women’s team, this competition will serve as a final send-off event before heading to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 2017 Canada Summer Games taking place July 29-August 4.
“This will be a good test for our Canada Games squad,” said Bryan Rosenfeld, Ontario Soccer Manager of High Performance. “With some of our players already in League1 Ontario for club competition, there will be some familiar faces on either side of the pitch and we expect to see a lot out of both squads.”
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About Ontario Soccer
Founded in 1901, Ontario Soccer is the largest provincial sports organization in Canada. Its members include more than 650 Clubs servicing over 24,000 teams with 380,000 registered players, 70,000 coaches and managers, and 10,000 match officials. Ontario Soccer develops and delivers exceptional and sustainable programs and services throughout Ontario with the mission of providing leadership and support for the advancement of soccer in collaboration and cooperation with our membership, partners and other stakeholders. Ontario Soccer also operates League1 Ontario, a provincial professional-amateur men’s and women’s league as well as the Ontario Player Development League (OPDL).
About League1 Ontario
League1 Ontario is the only professional-amateur, standards-based, league in Ontario. Founded in 2014, the league began with a 10 team Men’s division, which has now grown to 16 teams and includes a separate 11-team women’s division. League1 Ontario serves as a stepping stone between the youth, amateur ranks and the full-on professional sides. Sanctioned by Ontario Soccer, the league’s focus, first and foremost, is the development of Canada’s future stars.
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