Two OPDL Cup champions crowned
Ontario Soccer – Whitby Iroquois won the U-17 Boys OPDL Cup, while North Toronto SC cruised to the U-17 Girls OPDL Cup win –
Vaughan, ON – The U-17 OPDL Cup finals took place Saturday at the Ontario Soccer Centre Stadium in Vaughan.
The OPDL Cup, in its second year, is a single-game knockout format, which is intended to introduce another level of intense competition into OPDL.
It is designed to help shape and strengthen the players’ response to the kind of environments they will encounter as they progress along the Talented Pathway towards collegiate, professional and national team opportunities.
In the Boys U-17 OPDL Cup final, the Whitby Iroquois SC scored a last minute goal to defeat Toronto FC Academy 2-1. Click here for the story, photos and watch video from the final.
In the Girls U-17 OPDL Cup final, North Toronto SC cruised to their title win with a 3-1 win over Vaughan SC. Click here to read the match report, find photos and watch video from the final.
High res images and video are available to media upon request.
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 the Ontario Player Development League
Launched in 2014 with the 2001 age group, the OPDL is the province’s standards-based, youth high performance league that combines top level competition with strict high performance training standards. This exciting youth high performance program is an important component of the overall movement to adopt the core principles of Long Term Player Development (LTPD) across soccer at large in Ontario and Canada.
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