Dec 23, 2005 CPSL Holiday Season News Update (from CPSL website)


Friday - December 23, 2005


Vaughan Shooters, soon-to-be Italia Shooters, have released their logo as preparation for the team’s position in the CPSL’s new International Division, which is working toward a May 2006 kickoff.

Italia Shooters will be one of the CPSL’s existing teams to jump to the new division, the others being Toronto Croatia and the launch of a Portuguese team by Toronto Supra. An announcement regarding new teams will be made in the New Year.


Ryan Gauss, general manager of the London City Women’s Division, held a Press Conference on December 20 to announce an important player signing and three significant appointments for the 2006 season:

Natalie D’Oria - a midfielder – Signed from London Gryphons, already a Provincial Team player and on the Probable or Possible List for future Canadian National Team honours. Mike Herman - Assistant GM, Laurie Workman - Director of Public Relations, Nick D'Oria:- Head Scout and Management Consultant.


Two Canadian soccer personalities were honoured recently by the Latin America Community of Canada.

Hector Marinaro Sr. from Argentina and Chilean-born Carlos Rivas were two award recipients for having made “an outstanding contribution to the development of the Latin American community of Canada.”

Both arrived in Canada after achieving a high level of success as professional players with Carlos Rivas playing for his country in the World Cup - he became a national hero when he scored the winning goal that put Chile into the 1982 World Cup finals in Spain. On arrival here he played for Edmonton Eagles and Toronto Blizzard and in recent years was an assistant coach with the Canadian Soccer Association. Today he has the Carlos Rivas Soccer School at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan. Hector Marinaro played for Racing Club de Argentina, top pro soccer in El Salvador and Mexico and joined Toronto Italia in Canada in 1965. He has served soccer in various capacities since and is now with the Canadian Professional Soccer League.


Several CPSL players were members of the DeportivoPereira team that represented Canada in the indoor Panamerican Futsal Tournament (Northern Zone) CAMPEONATO PANAMERICANO DE CLUBES CAMPEONES FUTSAL 2005, played at Lima Peru December 7 to 11. They were Roy Blanche, Alvaro Yaques, Adolfo Mella and Kurt Mella, all of Brampton Stallions, Mike De Luca of Toronto Supra and Leo Laurito of Toronto Croatia. Adolfo Mello captained the team which finished third in the tournament and which was won by Ugma of Venezuela.


The Canadian Professional Soccer League, commissioner Cary Kaplan, Stan Adamson, Janet Leonard, Hector Marinaro and the entire Board of Directors wish you the Happiest of Holidays and a great upcoming World Cup New Year.

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