EXPANSION TEAMS BOOST CSL FIRST DIVISION
March 3, 2015
Canadian Soccer League - TORONTO – Monday, March 2, 2015 - Player Kiril Dimitrov, transferred from Bulgarian second league club PFC Belasica to Serbian White Eagles in the Canadian Soccer League in 2009, and who played the 2014 season for SC Waterloo, believes Scarborough, Ontario deserves a professional soccer team.
The Bulgaria-born midfielder is spearheading the launch of SC Scarborough in the CSL First Division, one of three new clubs to join Canada’s top professional league.
Scarborough is accompanied in the 12-team CSL top division by new entries Toronto Atomic Selects, Brantford Galaxy and Milton SC. Brantford is a team returning following a three-year absence, and Milton SC has been elevated from the CSL Second Division.
“I live in Scarborough, a great soccer community, which has a very good ground in Birchmount Stadium, one of the sites earmarked for the Pan American Games, but we are discussing the possibility of our team playing there as well,” said Dimitrov, following his club’s acceptance in the CSL.
Two teams from last year’s CSL First Division – North York Astros and Kingston FC – will not be returning for the coming season, for a net increase of two teams. Each team will play 22 games.
In addition to Scarborough SC, Toronto Atomic Selects, Brantford Galaxy and Milton SC, teams in the 2015 CSL league formation are the current league champions York Region Shooters, Toronto Croatia, Brampton City Utd, Burlington SC, London City, Niagara United, Serbian White Eagles and SC Waterloo.
York Region Shooters won the 2014 CSL Championship with a penalty kick decision over Toronto Croatia in the final game last October 26 after going undefeated the entire season.
The upcoming CSL Second Division will consist of reserve teams only and the complete CSL schedule for both divisions will kickoff in May for a six-month season ending the end of October or early November.
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