Harry Gauss honoured
FOR SPECIAL SERVICE TO SOCCER
Harry Gauss, the GM of London City of the Canadian Soccer League, has received an Individual Meritorious Service Award from the Ontario Soccer Association.
The award, presented at the Ontario governing soccer body’s annual banquet in Hamilton on November 10, is reserved for those individuals who, over an extended period of not less than 20 years has rendered special service to the game of soccer.
Harry Gauss, with his father Markus, launched the London City Soccer Club on St. Valentine’s Day, 1973, to what is today the longest standing professional soccer club in North America.
While London City competed in the CSL and its forerunner leagues, Gauss developed a reputation for creating an opportunity for young players to play at the highest level overseas. There have some notable successes over the years, the most recent being the trial and subsequent signing of Paul Munster by Slavia Prague, one of the Czech Republic’s top teams. Tyler Hemming, introduced in 2003 by Gauss as the youngest player in the CSL, is now with Toronto FC. There have been others.
The important meritorious award comes just two years after the elder Markus Gauss was inducted into the London Sports Hall of Fame and just recently the CSL created a Harry Paul Gauss Award for a person having best demonstrated ‘exemplary support, commitment and allegiance’ to the CSL.
CSL title win by Serbian White Eagles - the first since 1974 - can be seen on Rogers TV this coming Saturday at 8
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Late winning Braletic strike puts Serbian White Eagles in semi-finals...............they meet Italia Shooters while Portugal FC travel to Trois-Rivieres
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Loague's last minute strike stuns playoff hopefuls St. Catharines Wolves................upcoming weekend games will decide key positions...............Astros vs. Wolves clash switched to the new Downsview Park
DOWN TO THE WIRE ..............Brampton Lions squeeze in following 6-0 romp but it goes down to the last week to decide eighth playoff spot
Italia Shooters defeat TFC Academy 4-1, Wolves, Portugal FC tie 1-1 Sunday ............Trois-Rivieres win National Division title Saturday.....they defeat London City 3-1 while Brampton Lions win 3-1 over North York Astros........On Friday, Toronto Croatia grab playoff spot with 3-2 victory over Portugal FC........ Serbian White Eagles win 3-0 over Italia Shooters
Attak, Serbia, Italia and North York secure playoff spots.........Astros defeat Shooters 2-1, it was Serbia 1, Croatia 1 and TFC Academy keep playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 defeat of Brampton Lions........On Saturday, Trois- Rivieres blitz Border Stars 9-0
Big weekend for Serbian White Eagles..........Attak on top with Saturday victory while Border Stars tie with Wolves....... Portugal win Friday
Astros win big with a hat-trick by forward Jonathan Hurtis, Portugal impressive in 5-2 defeat of TFC Academy and Italia, Serbia tie 1-1 in fight for International Division honours.......In Saturday action, Lions upset Trois-Rivieres Attak 2-1.....Border Stars dominate London 5-1
Trois-Rivieres win 1-0 at St. Catharines while Brampton defeats North York Astros, also by 1-0........Border Stars improve playoff chances with a victory over Portugal FC Saturday night ........Astros, Serbia, Croatia all win Friday
TFC ACADEMY BLANK LONDON 4-0 SUNDAY...DIVISION LEADERS TROIS-RIVIERES AND ITALIA SCORE SATURDAY VICTORIES.....Astros, Serbia and St. Catharines win Friday
CSL’S PORTUGAL FC STAGES SPECTACULAR MATCHUP....................South American teams on display at Toronto’s BMO Field
Italia wins a thriller....Astros, Serbian White Eagles also register important wins while Portugal and Brampton deadlock 1-1
Lammie hits two to jump Astros into second place.......Brampton checks Trois-Rivieres Attak 1-1..............on Saturday, Serbia nips Border Stars 1-0
SERBIAN WHITE EAGLES DEFEAT CROATIA IN SUNDAY ATTRACTION.......Italia Shooters nip Brampton Lions 1-0 and St. Catharines Wolves blank London City 2-0
TFC ACADEMY DEFEAT ST. CATHARINES WOLVES 2-0, LIONS AND CROATIA TIE 1-1 SUNDAY...all the weekend details
ALL THE WEEKEND DETAILS --- Astros and Croatia record Sunday wins, Brampton's Nascimento strikes four in two games for brilliant individual effort.
Lions on top following impressive victory over Italia Shooters, TFC Academy defeats Serbian White Eagles and Attak scores late to tie North York Astros, three games in CSL action Sunday
Croatia over Italia, 3-2, Astros edge Brampton by same score and Serbia nips St. Catharines 1-0 in CSL action Sunday