January 17, 2007 CSL announces Quebec based team (from CSL news release)

For Immediate Release
New CSL team named Trois-Rivieres Attak

TROIS-RIVIERES - Wednesday, January 17 - The new Quebec entry in the Canadian Soccer League, the Montreal Impact's reserve team, will be named the Trois-Rivieres Attak.

Club president Tony Iannitto and Stéphane Chiarello, the director of operations, unveiled the new team's name and logo at a press conference here today, and also announced that Marc Dos Santos will be the club's head coach. Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo and head coach Nick De Santis were on hand at the press conference.

"It's a great day for soccer in Trois-Rivieres because the team finally has an identity," said Tony Iannitto. "We are very pleased that Marc has accepted to coach the team. He has all leadership qualities we are looking for as well as the know-how to develop our future stars."

Dos Santos, 29, has Provincial B and UEFA licenses. He was previously head coach of the Lac St.Louis Lakers senior team, which is currently in the first division of the Quebec Elite Soccer League (LSEQ).

The Canadian Soccer League presently has 12 teams in Ontario and Quebec with plans for further expansion to other parts Canada on a regional basis. The CSL operated two divisions in 2006 - a National Conference of teams in seven communities and five Toronto teams in the league's International Conference.

The 2007 season will kickoff mid-May.

Please refer: Stan Adamson
Canadian Soccer League Inc.,
The Soccer Centre, 7601 Martin Grove Road, Vaughan, Ontario L4L 9E4
Tel: 905 856-5439 Fax: 905 856-9325 e-mail: csl@canadiansoccerleague.ca www.canadiansoccerleague.ca

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