Pacific Coast Soccer League

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Pacific Coast Soccer League
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Founded1995
CountryCanada
Confederation CONCACAF
British Columbia Soccer Association
Number of teams7
Promotion toNone
Relegation toNone
Domestic cup(s)Sheila Anderson Memorial Cup
Current championsLeague: Khalsa Sporting Club
Cup: Khalsa Sporting Club
(2018)
Most championshipsLeague: Victoria United (5 titles)
Cup: Victoria United (7 titles)
Website PCSL.org

The Pacific Coast Soccer League is an amateur soccer league, currently featuring teams from British Columbia. In the past clubs from Washington and Oregon have competed.

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PCSL is considered to be British Columbia's premier summer league.[ citation needed ] The league winners are not eligible for any higher cup competitions; however, most players play in a winter league, such as the VMSL, VISL or FVSL, where teams do participate in BC Provincial Cup qualification. The league has a short, 2.5-month summer season. The PCSL comprises elite football players, including ex-pros from Europe and North America, or NCAA or U Sports players and others looking to become professional footballers, or maintain fitness.[ citation needed ] Several clubs are directly affiliated and managed by local university soccer programs looking to keep their players in form and build team chemistry over the off-season.

The league fielded both men's and women's premier and reserve leagues with varying numbers of teams until 2014 when the league was reduced to one men's division. The current PCSL was reconstituted thereafter as a separate entity in 1995. Since 1989, the highest ranking PCSL Canadian team plays for the John F. Kennedy Cup against the Oregon Adult Soccer Association champion and the Washington State Adult Soccer Association champion.

As of 2017, the PCSL no longer operates a men's reserve division, or any women's divisions. After a four-year hiatus, John F. Kennedy Cup matches were announced to resume in 2018, with two British Columbia teams facing off against teams from Oregon. [1]

Teams

Men's Premier

Following teams are listed with the league for the 2019 season. [2]

TeamsAffiliationCityHome fieldManager
FC Tigers Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia Trillium Park Flag of Switzerland.svg Blaise Nkufo
Kamloops WolfPack Thompson Rivers University Men's Soccer Kamloops, British Columbia Hillside Stadium Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg John Antulov
Khalsa Sporting Club New Westminster, British Columbia Queen's Park Stadium Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Parm Gill
Mid-Isle Mariners Vancouver Island University Men's Soccer Nanaimo, British Columbia Ladysmith Turf Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Bill Merriman
Okanagan FC Kelowna, British Columbia Apple Bowl Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Andrew Stevenson
Penticton Pinnacles Excelsior Rotterdam Penticton, British Columbia King's Park Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dale Anderson
Surrey United Surrey, British Columbia Cloverdale Athletic Park Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nick Perugini
Victoria Highlanders Reserves Victoria Highlanders Victoria, British Columbia University of Victoria Athletic Centre Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Nico Craveiro

Champions

Men – George Cambridge Memorial League Cup

Reserve Men

Women – Jacques Moon Memorial League Cup

Reserve Women – Len McAdams League Cup

Challenge Cup winners

The Challenge Cup is with the top four teams, or the host team and the top three, competing in a straight knockout tournament seeded by league standings.

Men – Sheila Anderson Memorial (Challenge) Cup

Women – Dave Fryatt Challenge Cup

Reserve Men

Reserve Women – Bill Gillespie Challenge Cup

Former men's PCSL teams

Modern era

Clubs timeline

Pacific Coast Soccer League

Former women's PCSL teams

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References

  1. "Pacific Coast Soccer League: Pacific Coast Soccer League". pcsl.org. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  2. "Pacific Coast Soccer League". PCSL.org. Retrieved April 3, 2019.