Please see below for a selection of recent L1O-related content:
Darby Mag: Raheem Rose: The Veteran
Born and raised in Jane and Finch, Driftwood, Raheem Rose has been playing the beautiful game since grade two recess. 20 years later, Rose is the captain of Vaughan Azzurri’s League1 Ontario (L1O) men's team, and a veteran at the level, having won the league title twice.
Read more by Hanin Mazri: https://darbymag.com/Raheem-Rose-The-Veteran
CTV News: CF Montreal beats Vaughan 2-0, Toronto FC up next in Canadian Championship
[...] Vaughan came out aggressive in the first 10 minutes, much to the surprise of the heavily rotated Montreal squad, and created the game’s first golden scoring opportunity.
Read more by Elias Grigoriadis: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/c-f-montreal-beats-vaughan-azzurri-2-0-in-first-round-of-canadian-championship-1.6361450
Northern Tribune: Double-Header Recap: Sigma and Hamilton put on thriller
While the Canadian Premier League opening weekend got most of the eyes, League1 Ontario also saw some formidable action, including a double-header matchup in conjunction with the CPL in Hamilton.
Read more by David Parkes: https://northerntribune.ca/forge-sigma-double-header-2023/
Peterborough Examiner: Peterborough’s Electric City drops season opener 1-0
Electric City FC’s second season opener didn’t quite grab the enthusiasm or fanfare of last year’s.
Read more by Mike Davies: https://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/sports/peterborough-region/2023/04/15/peterboroughs-electric-city-football-club-drops-season-opener-1-0.html
Oakville News: Blue Devils FC Men Kick Off 2023 League1 Ontario Season
In the 2022 League1 Ontario Final, the Blue Devils found themselves on the wrong side of a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of Vaughan Azzurri, who won the right to compete against MLS side CF Montreal, in the Canadian Championship.
Read more by Pierce Lang: https://oakvillenews.org/oakville-sports-news/blue-devils-fc-men-kick-off-2023-league1-ontario-season-sund/
The Record: Marisa Oliveira, Ben Vyfschaft are returning to Electric City
Marisa Oliveira and Ben Vyfschaft are returning to Electric City FC for the 2023 League1 Ontario season.
Read more from the Record: https://www.therecord.com/pe/sports/soccer/2023/04/14/marisa-oliveira-ben-vyfschaft-are-returning-to-electric-city-fc.html
RDS: LE CFM ne sous estime pas le Vaughan Azzurri au 1er tour du Championnat canadien
Après tous ses déboires en MLS depuis le début de la saison, le CF Montréal aurait bien besoin d'un résultat convaincant en Championnat canadien, mais rien ne semble indiquer une balade dans le parc.
Read more by Simon Servant: https://www.rds.ca/soccer/cfm/cf-montreal-les-hommes-d-hernan-losada-ne-veulent-pas-sous-estimer-le-vaughan-azzurri-1.16929594
Hamilton Spectator: Hamilton United becomes Forge development club
At noon Saturday, four hours before Forge FC begin their pursuit of another Canadian Premier League title, two other men’s soccer teams will take to the pitch at Tim Hortons Field.
Read more by Steve Milton: https://www.thespec.com/sports/soccer/opinion/2023/04/13/hamilton-united-becomes-forge-development-club.html
York United: York United signs Ivan Pavela and Toby Richardson to development contracts
18-year-old Pavela, a native of Georgetown, Ont, is a highly-regarded young goalkeeper and has been spending time with League1 Ontario side ProStars, featuring for them in a win over FC London last season.
Read more from York United: https://yorkunitedfc.canpl.ca/article/york-united-fc-signs-ivan-pavela-and-toby-richardson-to-development-contracts