FC London will affiliate its organization with Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC.
“We are now accepted as a CAP’s program (club affiliation program,)” said FC London president and CEO Ian Campbell. “That means we have access to (Toronto FC) coaching, curriculum and players for future promotions for the club.”
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It’s who FC London plays and not where they play that matters.
FC has scored 16 goals on their opponent’s field and have just as many at home in the regular season, but have also given up three more goals on the road than they have at the German Canadian Club.
London finished with a 5-1-1 road record to match their home stat after tying K-W United 2-2 in the second leg of the Umbro Cup on Friday (July 19) to win the first-ever trophy between the rivals — but that’s not the hardware they’re after.
“We knew the Umbro Cup was going to be in play for the first time, so obviously we want to get our name on it first and that’s what we’ve done,” said FC captain Tom Owens, holding the handle of the trophy after it broke off the gold coloured cup within minutes of the team getting it. “It’s not the No. 1 goal that we wanted, but it’s a stepping stone and the real trophy is going to be the one in the next few weeks.”
FC will start the post-season against the Real Colorado Foxes on Saturday (July 27) and play their, hopefully, first two playoffs games in Thunder Bay — home of the
Heartland Division and Central Conference leading Chill. The conference finale is a three-game tournament all played on one team’s field to cut cost on travel.
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