TAMPA, Fla. – As the Super Y League continues to grow its relationship with member FA Euro, the league is pleased to announce the addition of FA Euro Toronto as a new member club ahead of the 2018 season. The Canadian club will compete in the Midwest Division next year and will play its matches at Trio Sportsplex and Adidas Fields.
“Our relationship with FA Euro has been a greatly beneficial one for both the club and the Super Y League,” said Dominic Colarusso, the USL’s Associate of Business Development. “We’re thrilled to expand that relationship further with the addition of FA Euro Toronto to complement the club’s New York and Sarasota, Florida-based teams.”
“The Super Y League will give our players the immediate exposure to high-level competition along with the ability for them to be seen by clubs in MLS and the USL along with universities and colleges throughout North America,” said FA Euro Toronto Technical Director Rick Di Giornimo. “Our team is very excited to join the Super Y League because of the structure and organization of the league and their ability to recruit, scout and maintain top clubs and academies throughout North America. The Super Y League does a stellar job of creating events and competitions that best suit our pathway of player development. Our goal is to be able to have our teams compete at the SYL North American Finals and have as many of our players get scouted for the incredible USL Experience. On behalf of all of us at FA Euro Toronto, we would like to thank the Super Y League for allowing us these exceptional opportunities."
FA Euro’s membership within the SYL is entering its fifth year, and the team will be competing at the upcoming 2017 SYL North American Finals beginning on Friday, Dec. 8. The club recently announced a new satellite club, FA Euro Academy, based in Sarasota, Florida, and competing in the Southeast Division, and will now add to its national profile with FA Euro Toronto and a presence in the Midwest Division. FA Euro Toronto joins the Toronto Lynx as the SYL’s two clubs based in Canada.
“FA Euro Toronto is a testament to the overall vision we are trying to achieve with FA Euro,” said Club President Joe Balsamo. “We really want to make the club a global movement and working with like-minded people such as Rick really enables us to see the realization of these lofty ambitions. The facilities in Toronto, like the FA Euro Soccer Complex in Sarasota, are fantastic, and our players will truly feel like professionals as their everyday needs will be catered to with utmost care and attention. In terms of opportunity, players among all three groups will now have a clear ‘Path2Pro’ as it will feed through our PDL program. We’re so excited and can’t wait for 2018 to come.”
“With our 2000s team from our New York sector going down to the Super Y League Finals, it’ll be nice to one day see all our teams from all three satellite programs congregate together in Bradenton come 2018,” said Executive Director Marco Balsamo. “We have been working tirelessly on seeing the FA Euro project grow and this most recent expansion has been a very satisfying experience. We would like to thank the Super Y League for being the premier league destination for all FA Euro youth players and our fantastic relationship and partnership with the league has really enabled us to grow in leaps and bounds.”
A part of United Soccer Leagues, LLC, which also operates the Division II USL, the new third-division league and Premier Development League, the Super Y League features a summer platform with an annual North American Championship in December.