Canadian Soccer League
The Canadian Soccer League (CSL; French: Ligue canadienne de soccer — LCS) is a semi-professional league for exclusively Canadian soccer clubs primarily located in the province of Ontario, and is the successor league to the Canadian National Soccer League (CNSL). It is a Non-FIFA league previously sanctioned by the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA), but now affiliated with the Soccer Federation of Canada (SFC). As of 2021, it consists of eight teams all located in Ontario. The season runs from May to October, with most games played on the weekend followed by a playoff format to determine the overall champion.
The league was formed in 1998 as the Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL) by an alliance forged by the Ontario Soccer Association (OSA) with the Canadian National Soccer League in order to implement the Image of the Game Report by creating the link between the provincial senior leagues to the top North American clubs, and provide opportunities for the development of players, coaches, and referees. The intention of the alliance was to form regional divisions across the nation under the CPSL banner with each divisional champion competing in a playoff format for the championship.
Thirteen clubs have won the CSL Championship: Toronto Croatia (9 times including CNSL titles), St. Catharines Wolves (5 including CNSL titles), Serbian White Eagles (3 including CNSL titles), York Region Shooters (3), FC Vorkuta (2), Scarborough SC (2), Brampton Hitmen, Brantford Galaxy, Oakville Blue Devils, Ottawa Wizards, SC Waterloo Region, Toronto Olympians, and Trois-Rivieres Attak.
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