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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

 

 

==Downloads==

August 25, 1971 Toronto Metros Game Program (Complete)

 

==Links==

North American Soccer League Media Guides

North American Soccer League Programs

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Written by AC

December 26th, 2015 at 8:15 pm

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