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1971-1974 Toronto Metros

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1974 Toronto Metros Media GuideNorth American Soccer League (1971-1974)

Born: 1971 – NASL expansion franchise
Re-Branded: February 5, 1975 (Toronto Metros-Croatia)

Stadium: Varsity Stadium (21,753)

Team Colors: White, Ontario Blue & Canadian Red

Owners: Prosoccer Ltd. (John Fisher, et al.)

NASL Championships: None


The Toronto Metros were a North American Soccer League franchise founded in 1971. The Metros followed closely behind two other failed pro soccer clubs in Toronto during the late 1960’s: Toronto City (1967) and Toronto Falcons (1967-1968).

The club was financially stressed throughout much of its initial four-year run. In early 1975, the Metros merged with Toronto Croatia of Canada’s amateur National Soccer League. Much to the exasperation of NASL officials, the new mangement imposed a Croat ethnic identity onto the organization and re-branded the club as Toronto Metros-Croatia. Metros-Croatia won the 1976 NASL Soccer Bowl championship but continued to scuffle financially.

The team changed hands again in early 1979. New owner Global Television Network re-named the club the Toronto Blizzard.  The Blizzard played on until the demise of the NASL following the 1984 season.


Toronto Metros Programs




August 25, 1971 Toronto Metros Game Program (Complete)



North American Soccer League Media Guides

North American Soccer League Programs


Written by AC

December 26th, 2015 at 8:15 pm


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