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1994 Toronto Rockets

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Toronto Rockets ProgramAmerican Professional Soccer League (1994)

Born: 1994 – The former North York Rockets join the APSL.
Folded 1995 – The Rockets cease operations.

Stadium: Etobicoke Centennial Stadium (6,000)

Team Colors: Blue & White

Owner: Antonio Fontana


The Toronto Rockets were a One-Year Wonder in the American Professional Soccer League (APSL), active for the summer of 1994 only.  The franchise originally formed in 1987 as the North York Rockets of the Canadian Soccer League,  a pro league that operated from 1987 to 1992.  After the CSL folded, the North York Rockets played a semi-pro schedule in the Canadian National Soccer League in 1993.

The Rockets moved to Toronto for the 1994 season and returned to professional status as a member of the eight-team APSL.  The APSL was the highest level of pro soccer in the United States or Canada at the time, but the league was in terrible shape.  For the past three years the league had struggled to round up enough viable clubs to stage a season.  1994 was no different.  The expansion Houston Force franchise was kicked out of the league after just one game, reducing the membership to seven clubs.

The Rockets were the weakest entry in the group, finishing in last place with a 5-15 record.  The Rockets also had the worst attendance in the APSL, attracting fewer than 1,500 fans per match to Etobicoke Centennial Stadium.  The club announced plans to return for the 1995 season, but pulled out of the league and disbanded shortly before the season got underway.



==1994 Toronto Rockets Results==

Date Opponent Score Program Other
7/1/1994 @ Montreal Impact ??
7/8/1994 vs. Seattle Sounders L 2-1
7/15/1994 vs. Montreal Impact W 1-0 Program
7/20/1994 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers ??
7/27/1994 vs. Montreal Impact W 1-0
7/29/1994 @ Montreal Impact ??
7/31/1994 vs. Montreal Impact L 3-0 Program Roster
8/5/1994 vs. Los Angeles Salsa L 2-1
8/12/1994 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers W 1-0
8/17/1994 vs. Vancouver 86ers L 1-0
8/20/1994 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers W 2-1
8/26/1994 @ Seattle Sounders
8/31/1994 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers W 3-1
9/2/1994 @ Vancouver 86ers L 1-0
9/4/1994 @ Los Angeles Salsa
9/9/1994 vs. Colorado Foxes L 3-1
9/14/1994 vs. Croatian Stars (Exh.) W 1-0
9/17/1994 @ Seattle Sounders
9/20/1994 @ Fort Lauderdale Strikers
9/23/1994 vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers L 2-1
9/25/1994 @ Montreal Impact



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