One of the 3 new additions to the CSL, Kingston FC (formerly known as Prospect FC... A change which I'm sure all are pleased with), has been holding several tryouts over the past few weeks. Last night there was a session in Kingston at the Invista Field, the brand-new field complex which Kingston FC will be hosting their home games on. Tonight is a similar session out of Belleville.
I was able to watch a bit of the session last night, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality... Partly due to the number of Capital City players present. It seems if Kingston FC signs a decent contingency of former CCFC players, they may be a competitive squad in the CSL, or at the very least better than their showing in the second division last year.
No surprise with CCFC leaving CSL, all those boys just looking for their best interest.
Interesting to see how Kingston will do this season given it started out as a primary youth club. The best of luck to them.
Gunner, do you know which players from CCFC are trying out in Kingston? Would be interesting to know.
Irwin, Caceros, Defraitas and a couple of others have all moved on to other teams outside of CSL. Some local players, from what I understand, are looking at the Ottawa Fury this summer and I would be surprised if the other Americans from last year (Harrison, Bagby, etc) stick around the CSL without Shaun Harris being involved in their development after bringing them up to Canada. Would also expect Manders to be on the radar of some higher level teams after his promotion to the full National squad last year.
If you are able to give us a few names JB that would be great, thanks.
We are very glad for the interest in our new CSL expansion franchise, Kingston FC. We wanted to provide our new fans with good access to news about the team, and that's why we will periodically post on the Voyageurs Forum. Our initial signings were announced today in Kingston. Our press release is copied below, and you can check out the article in today's Kingston Whig-Standard at the following link: http://www.thewhig.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3536369.
Kingston FC announces first player signings for inaugural 2012 CSL season
Kingston, April 17, 2012 - Kingston FC, one of three new franchises beginning league play this season in the Canadian Soccer League (CSL), today announced the signings of six players to its First Division CSL professional soccer team for the upcoming 2012 season.
The new players include local midfielder Jordan Brooks of Angus, Ontario, who twice earned OUA All-Star selection during an impressive career with the Queen’s Golden Gaels. Joining Brooks on the Kingston FC First Division team are defenders Jacob O’Connor and Ali Albadry and forwards Antonios Assaad and Mademba Ba. In addition, Julien Edwards, a defender who played last season in the CSL with the now defunct Capital City FC team in Ottawa, has also signed with the Kingston FC First Division team, the club announced today.
Kingston FC Head Coach Jimmy Hamrouni said that these initial signings represent a big step forward for the new franchise and reflect one of his key objectives. “I want Kingston FC to be skilled and sound up the middle, and the signing of Jordan Brooks in the midfield and Julien Edwards on defence will really help to anchor the rest of the team. I am very pleased with this group of great athletes, and I think with today’s signings we have a terrific base on which to build our team for this season and for the future.”
The team recently concluded final tryouts in Kingston and Belleville and is expected to announce more signings to both the Kingston FC and Kingston FC Reserve teams in the next few days. Hamrouni and Reserve team head coach, Gabriel Cassis, expect that the rosters for both teams will include up to 25 players.
“The local pro tryouts and the signing today of Jordan Brooks from the Queen’s Golden Gaels varsity team demonstrate Kingston FC’s commitment to providing soccer opportunities for young soccer players throughout the Great Waterway Region from Cornwall to Belleville,” said Hamrouni.
The new Kingston pro team has also unveiled its 2012 season sponsor line-up, including Boston Pizza, Coca-Cola, K-Rock FM 105.7 and KIX-FM 83.5, Kingston Athletic Therapy Centre, Progress Fitness and Aquatic Centre, and McCoy Bus Lines. For sponsorship information, please contact 613-770-6400.
Kingston FC begins its CSL regular season with a home opener on Saturday, May at 5th @ 6:30 pm against Toronto FC Academy at the new Invista Centre located at 1350 Gardiners Road in Kingston.
For Kingston FC season tickets, single game tickets, game schedules and merchandise please visit www.kingstonfccanada.com.
For Further Information Contact:
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About the Kingston FC Soccer Teams:
Kingston FC is the name of the First Division pro soccer team owned and operated by Prospect Football Club (Canada) Inc. (“Prospect” or “the Club”), an Ontario incorporated entity. Prospect was awarded the franchise for two pro soccer teams in Kingston by the Canadian Soccer League in July, 2011. The Club will field the Kingston FC team in the First Division and the Kingston FC Reserve team in the Second Division of the CSL beginning this May 2012. Home games for Kingston FC and Kingston FC Reserve will be played on the new Invista Centre Field, 1350 Gardiners Road in Kingston.
Unfortunately I don't! I only stopped by for 10 minutes or so and spoke with a parent of someone trying out for the reserve squad. He pointed out 3 or 4 players on the first team squad as being Capital City affiliated. The only one I can confirm by name is Julien Edwards.
Originally Posted by gwsmith63
kingston fc game times
The CSL has just released a schedule for its Second Division games. Kingston FC Reserves will play their home games just before the first Division team which means there will be pro soccer doubleheaders on Saturday evenings in Kingston this summer and fall!! All Kingston FC Reserve games will begin at 5 pm and First Division games will begin at 7 pm, all at the Invista Centre Field. A $10 ticket gets you into both games, $8 for students with valid ID...stay tuned...
Originally Posted by kingston FC
It looks like several members of last year's Capital City FC squad may suit up this season for Kingston FC...the most likely sign-ups include Julien Edwards, Federico Arenas and Odaine Demar. It looks like Jacob Edwards, a staunch defender from the Ryerson Rams will captian the team this year. Other Canadian collegiate standouts include Morgan Kenny, keeper for the UNB Varsity Reds, Jordan Brooks of the Queen's Golden Gaels, and Mademba Ba from the University of Ottawa.
On second thought...the Kingston FC captain is Jacob O'Connor, and not Jacob Edwards...
I should be there tonight... not really sure what to expect, but hope it's a good night out.
CSL matches are decent enough to watch, hopefully KFC don't give away too many fowls near the box.
Originally Posted by Sam
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