Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Toronto FC's first 'victory'

The 2007 MLS expansion side Toronto FC has already beat a team into submission, and it hasn't even kicked a ball.

USL's First Division side the Toronto Lynx have announced that they will leave the top league and join the third level Premier Development League, sighting the increased competition from the new club as one of the reasons. The Lynx played in the top USL league for 10-years, but management sees a need to take the team in a different direction.

"Moving the Lynx to the PDL makes a lot of sense,'' Bruno Hartrell, the team's chief financial officer and part-owner, said in a statement Tuesday. ''It allows the club to direct its resources to continue building the solid base necessary for continued growth."

The Toronto Lady Lynx will continue to play in the W-League.

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Anonymous Mr Fish said...

From what I understand, the Lynx is a real Mom & Pop shop up there. Kenn.com has the Lynx's attendance as follows:

2000: 2,620
2001: 2,795
2002: 1,730
2003: 2,651
2004: 2,444
2005: 2,468
2006: 1,732 (last in the USL1)

As the saying goes, "Lead, follow, or get out of the way."

Smart move by the Lynx.

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