The 2016 Canadian Soccer League season kicks off the weekend of May 27th for a five-month long campaign which will run through the end of October.
Hamilton City joins the league this year after being re-branded and relocated from London. The move to Hamilton by London City ends a 10-year period during which Steeltown has been without professional soccer. The last soccer team in the city was Hamilton FC of the PDL (Premier Development League, which relocated to Kitchener-Waterloo in 2013).
Ukraine United FC joins the CSL this year, while three other teams (Toronto Croatia, Burlington and Niagara United) will not be returning in 2016. Brampton City United were suspended near the end of the 2015 season and will also not compete this year.
Hamilton City is also hosting Hamilton City Academy this summer. Details are below, and you can email Kathleen Nurse below if you’re interested in signing up your child for the academy.