There's something cooking between Toronto FC, the Ontario Soccer Association and the city of Vaughan
Jan. 20, 2015
By Adam Martin-Robbins
The City of Vaughan, along with Toronto FC and the Ontario Soccer Association, are slated to make an announcement Wednesday morning about the launch of a new professional soccer team.
There’s not a lot of information available at this time, but it’s known the team will play in the tier-three USL PRO league and is affiliated with Major League Soccer (MLS) club Toronto FC.
Details about the team’s first season, its official name, the team logo and where the club will play will be revealed Wednesday at 11 a.m. at city hall, 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
On hand for the event will be Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko, the new team’s head coach Jason Bent, Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, Ontario Soccer Association president Ron Smale as well as Toronto FC Academy players and families.
Toronto FC announced back in November that it had acquired the rights to a USL PRO franchise.
Bent was named as the team’s head coach at the same time.
The USL PRO league, launched in 2011, will boast 26 teams for the 2015 season, including several MLS affiliates such as FC Montreal, Vancouver-based White Caps FC 2 and LA Galaxy II.
This latest announcement comes just days after Toronto FC made a big splash by signing Italian soccer star Sebastian Giovinco from Juventus.