Jan. 21, 2015
By Heather Butts
The City of Vaughan is getting a professional soccer team.
The new team, called “TFC2”, will compete in the USL PRO league, which is a division below Major League Soccer.
“There is a ton of talent in the Greater Toronto Area, and the Ontario ... and for me this day marks their future,” said TFC1 coach Greg Vanney.
“It’s a pathway for them to get to the TFC1 team, to get to the pro team."
Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua has been pushing for the creation of the team.
“Life comes down to one essential thing and it is hope,” Bevilacqua said. “To me, this team will be a great source of inspiration for so many here in the city of Vaughan and the Greater Toronto Area.”
TFC2 will play at the new $3.5 million Ontario Soccer Association field, which has been in the planning stages for a few years.
Construction of the new field will start in the spring, and opening day is scheduled for July 1st, which is when the team is also slated to play its home opener.