March 19, 2011 CSL--Kitchener In CSL Second Division-CSL clubs invite players to tryouts (from CSL web site)

KITCHENER IN CSL SECOND DIVISION - CSL clubs invite players to tryouts
Saturday, March 19, 2011

The community of Kitchener has entered a team in the Canadian Soccer League.

KW United FC, representing Kitchener-Waterloo, will play in the CSL’s Second Division this coming season as a prelude to an application for entry to the top First Division at a later date. The Second Division – last season’s Reserve Division - will carry a restriction of a maximum four players over the age of 23 and is expected to have 15 teams in the 2011 schedule, split into two divisions, East and West.

The Second Division will serve to accommodate mostly reserve teams for CSL First Division squads, teams playing a traditional support role, while other teams in the Second Division will be there for mostly developmental purposes and KW United FC falls into that category.

There are about 30,000 registered players in the Region of Waterloo and KW United FC is considered to be an ideal top of the pyramid for players who aspire to play at a higher level. The region has long been a prominent part of the Ontario soccer community and long-time member of that community, Marko Sandal, has in recent times expressed the need for a higher level league play in the immediate area. The principals behind the launch of KW United FC into professional soccer are Vojo Brisevac and Tony Kocis.

KW United FC will play its Second Division home opener at Centennial Stadium in Kitchener mid-May, but most games will take place at Budd Park in Kitchener’s south end. In the meantime, players are invited to a tryout taking place at Rim Park in Waterloo on Saturday, April 2 at 10 am. Those interested should contact Vojo Brisevac at

Several First Division teams are holding tryouts during the next two weeks, with Capital City of Ottawa holding trials on March 26 and 27. Application forms are on the club website at North York Astros are also inviting players for the first and reserve team tryouts and those interested should send an email to York Region Shooters are also giving players an opportunity to be seen by the club’s coaching staff and information should be sent to

“These tryouts provide players who are serious about playing at the highest level the opportunity to be seen,” said Neil Malhotra. president and owner of expansion team Capital City FC in extending the invitation. “We are seeking players who posses the athletic abilities to help compete for championships in the Canadian Soccer League and possibly take the step to the next level.”

When applying for a tryout in the CSL, players are advised to include vital statistics, preferred positions, playing history and any achievements. Certain clubs may require a reference. A fee is sometimes required.

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