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How Two Friends Launched Their Own Football Club

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Upstairs in a bar, overlooking downtown Vancouver, they gathered. Despite the balloons and the sound system at the front of the room, the crowd of roughly 150 people weren’t there for a birthday party, but a celebration of a different sort.

Will Cromack and Colin Elmes stood in front of the crowd, each taking a turn with the microphone. The group facing them had gathered to support the two’s ambitious project, one the pair hoped would lead to better development of Canadian footballers.

The men had known each other as teammates on the same university football team and reconnected in the summer of 2016.

Elmes is a former University of British Columbia varsity soccer player and Canadian national team member, while Cromack played alongside Elmes and represented Canada at the youth levels. Read More

TSS FC brings pro soccer back to Swangard Stadium this spring

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Pro soccer will return to Swangard Stadium this spring, as TSS FC Rovers will begin play in the Premier Development League (PDL) for the 2017 season.

The male professional team will feature an all-Canadian lineup with most players under 23 years of age News 1130 reports. They’ll play in the Northwest Division against teams like Seattle Sounders U23, Lane United of Oregon, Calgary Foothills, and Victoria Highlanders. Read More

TSS FC Rovers Acquire PDL Franchise

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TAMPA, Fla. – Based in Vancouver, TSS FC Rovers will participate in the 2017 PDL season after a transfer of ownership from the Washington Crossfire.

“We are excited to bring soccer back to the grass at Swangard Stadium,” General Manager and assistant coach Will Cromack said, “and are delighted to be able to provide more professional player development opportunities to the wonderful soccer market of greater British Columbia.”

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