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LYNX SEARCH FOR PDL, W LEAGUE AND U20 ELITE PLAYERS

The Toronto Lynx Soccer Club announced today, the details of their OPEN TRYOUTS for PDL, W League and both Super 20 teams for the 2012 Season. Doors will be open during the upcoming holidays and interested players are invited to apply for an open tryout alongside the returning NCAA and Canadian University players, in an effort to compliment and strengthen all Lynx teams for the upcoming USL season.

Interested players should apply online at www.torontolynxsoccerclub.com where full details are provided on the home page under the "OPEN TRY OUT" registration heading, for the sessions being presented on Wednesday December 28th, at the Wild Water Kingdom Soccer Dome facility located at HWY 427 and Finch Ave.

The Lynx search is on once again, for quality players from around the GTA that have the ambition of playing at the very highest level. All Toronto Lynx teams will once again compete in the United Soccer Leagues during the summer of 2012 and we look forward to identifying more quality players for another exciting season ahead.

Further details and information is also available from

Club Head Coach Duncan Wilde at dwilde@torontolynxsoccerclub.com

or at the Lynx Academy Office (905) 469 8783.

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In the last few days the Victoria Highlanders reached a significant milestone as they prepare for the 2012 season. Nearly five months to go before the opening kick-off for 2012 season ticket sales have exceeded the total number sold for 2011.

As part of the Highlanders bold new community ownership plan, season ticket holders are buying a part of the team. The move by Owner Alex Campbell to offer some of his stake in the club is being embraced by soccer fans eager to be part of something special. Team officials are currently on the way to league meetings in Florida and we expect that after they return more details about the structure of the new plan will be forthcoming.

In the meantime a group of fans have started VISTA (Victoria Independent Supporters Trust Associated) which will work with the team to become the voice of the supporter-owners. Modeled on the groups in the UK and inspired by the whole Supporters-Direct movement we have high hopes for 2012.

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Agreed! Also great for Abbotsford, Kitsap etc for player-exposure. I know some Abbotsford players have had trials with Whitecaps as a result of PDL performances (none signed?...?). So this is beneficial for all. Ideally these non-MLS teams will use the league as a vehicle for promoting their bright 16-19 year olds as much as possible. I expect Sounders to field a team similar to Whitecaps...very youth-oriented?

TBH. Great news!

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TORONTO LYNX ADD U21 TEAM FOR 2012

For Immediate Release

Toronto- February 1st 2012.

TORONTO LYNX ADD U21 TEAM FOR 2012;

The Toronto Lynx Soccer Club today announced the addition of a U21 team to compete in the U21 Provincial Division of the Ontario Soccer League in 2012. The club has developed a very large player pool in the senior age groups and view this additional team as a very important new component, with regards to maintaining enough elite competition throughout the summer months.

" We are very excited about this opportunity to play and compete in more games here in Toronto" commented Club Head Coach Duncan Wilde. "We have a very strong senior player pool and this level of competition will prove vital as we continue the development process in preparation for the next step into our PDL team at U23" he added.

The Toronto Lynx PDL, USL U20's and now OSL U21's will all train daily throughout the season at Centennial Park Stadium. There will be opportunity for all players to participate in multiple games both here at home and also in the USA within the USL scheduled games throughout the season.

Interested players should register for open tryous on the club's website at www.torontolynxsoccerclub.com or connect directly with Head Coach Wilde, by email at dwilde@torontolynxsoccerclub.com

LADY LYNX JUNIORS CONTINUE SEARCH!!

The Toronto Lady Lynx Juniors have a few 2012 roster spots available for the new season. Elite level players with particular interest in NCAA showcasing opportunities for Soccer Scholarship possibilities, are encouraged to regster for a tryout on the club web site as soon as possible. The Junior Ladies are scheduled to participate in Cleveland, Las Vegas, Indianapolis and Boston, between now and the summers "Super Y League" schedule and players born 1995-97 are welcome to apply at your earliest convenience. www.torontolynxsoccerclub.com

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As part of the Highlanders bold new community ownership plan, season ticket holders are buying a part of the team. The move by Owner Alex Campbell to offer some of his stake in the club is being embraced by soccer fans eager to be part of something special. Team officials are currently on the way to league meetings in Florida and we expect that after they return more details about the structure of the new plan will be forthcoming.

In the meantime a group of fans have started VISTA (Victoria Independent Supporters Trust Associated) which will work with the team to become the voice of the supporter-owners. Modeled on the groups in the UK and inspired by the whole Supporters-Direct movement we have high hopes for 2012.

This is very, very significant. Victoria Highlanders FC are now the only supporter-owned spectator club north of Mexico. I'm involved with VISTA, and we hope to secure affiliate membership with England-based Supporters Direct.

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haha, read an article yesterday about Langley Athletic FC joining the PCSL - and a "related" Technical Director of a local youth club called the PCSL the best league available...

Erm..........

He means well, but even Politicians aren't spinning stories that badly in an election year.

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As far as "open" leagues go - yes. BUT PDL teams can field....8 overage players? Not all that restrictive.

PDL>PCSL by a country mile. If not in level of play (which I am certain it is!), then in professionalism, exposure, and the clubs involved. Especially in the PNW division that has produced the last 2 PDL national champs.

PCSL has its place, and if it got investors and went semi-pro you'd prob see a Highlanders and Abbotsford leave PDL....until then...(not suggesting VHFC and Abby are the top teams in PDL - just examples of non-MLS teams in the division).

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Don't generalize BC on one youth club Technical Director trying to sell players/parents on a program! :)

PDL is far and away the top league around these parts aside from MLS! :)

Is PCSL a step-up from VMSL? Not so sure. Thunderbirds have entered the provincials recently and done well, but never won it. VMSL teams always do...

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"the PCSL the best league available..." Let's be serious now, what going on out there in BC?

Trying to sell something for sure. I think when you apply the BS filter what you get is:

"best league available" = "only regional league operating during the summer months that would accept our application".

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I want to be clear that PCSL is a good league - it's just not the best available. I don't know what a PDL franchise costs, but I imagine it's a lot and since the new PCSL program is in the same valley as the Fraser Valley Mariners I don't see anyway they could get into PDL anyway.

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