North York Astros

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North York Astros
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Full name North York Astros Soccer Club
Nickname(s) The Astros
Founded November 23, 1990
(as North York Atletico Argentina Soccer Club)
Ground Esther Shiner Stadium
North York, Ontario
Ground Capacity 3,000
League Canadian Soccer League
2013 Regular season: 9th
Playoffs: DNQ
Website Club home page

The Astros are a Canadian soccer team, founded in 1990. The team is a member of the Canadian Soccer League, a private soccer league. The team currently play their home games at Esther Shiner Stadium in North York, Ontario, a suburb of the city of Toronto, Ontario. The team's colours are orange and black.

History[edit]

Originally, the team was called the North York Atletico Argentina Soccer Club. In 1993 the team moved to Scarborough and the name changed to the Scarborough Astros Soccer Club.

In 1998 the franchise returned to the city of North York as the North York Astros Soccer Club and as a founding member of the Canadian Professional Soccer League.

In 2002, the Astros were finalists of the Rogers Cup, losing 2–0 to the Ottawa Wizards. In May 2013 the club merged with Toronto Vasas organization to form Astros Vasas FC.[1]

Awards[edit]

  • 1991 Peniche Pre-season Champions -
  • 1991 NSL Ontario Cup Champions -
  • 1991 Canada Cup Champions -
  • 1992 NSL Ontario Cup Runners Up -
  • 1992 NSL Super Shield Runners Up -
  • 1995 CNSL Ontario Cup Runners Up -
  • 2002 CPSL Rogers Cup Runners Up

Kit[edit]

The colours in the kit have changed over the years. Yellow and Navy Blue where prominent and in 2010 the Club added Orange and Black to commemorate its 20th year anniversary.

Yellow jersey with Yellow shorts and White socks
Worn until 2008

Former players[edit]

Year-by-year[edit]

Year Division League Regular Season (Position, W-L-D, Pts) Playoffs
1991 First (as North York Atletico Argentina) NSL 3rd, 24 Pts ONTARIO & CANADA CUP CHAMPIONS
1992 First (as North York Atletico Argentina) NSL ONTARIO CUP FINALIST & NSL SUPER SHIELD FINALIST
1993 First (as Scarborough Astros) CNSL
1994 First (as Scarborough Astros) CNSL
1995 First (as Scarborough Astros) CNSL ONTARIO CUP FINALIST
1996[2] First (as Scarborough Astros) CNSL 7th, 0–10–2, 2 Pts Did not qualify
1997[3] First (as North York Tallons) CNSL
1998[4] First (as North York Astros) CPSL 4th, 6–7–1, 19 Pts Semi-Finals
1999[5] First CPSL 8th, 2–11–1, 7 Pts Did not qualify
2000[6] First CPSL 6th, 3–9–2, 11 Pts Did not qualify
2001[7] First CPSL 9th, 7–3–12, 24 Pts Did not qualify
2002[8] Western CPSL 5th, 4–6–9, 18 Pts ROGERS CUP FINALIST
2003[9] Western CPSL 5th, 4–5–9, 17 Pts Did not qualify
2004[10] Eastern CPSL 4th, 3–13–4, 13 Pts Did not qualify
2005[11] Eastern CPSL 5th, 8–10–4, 28 Pts Wild Card Round
2006[12] National CSL 6th, 3–11–8, 17 Pts Did not qualify
2007[13] National CSL 3rd, 5–12–5, 20 Pts First Round Play-offs
2008[14] National CSL 2nd 10–3–9, 33 Pts First Round Play-offs
2009 National CSL 5th Did not qualify
2010 First CSL 11th Did not qualify
2011 First CSL 14th Did not qualify
2012 First CSL

[15]

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Storied Astros Franchise Merges with Toronto Vasas FC
  2. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 1996". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 1997". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 1998". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 1999". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 2000". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 2001". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  8. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 2002". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 2003". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 2004". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 2006". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  13. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 2007". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  14. ^ "Canadian Soccer League 2008". RSSSF. Retrieved November 29, 2008. 
  15. ^ [1][dead link]

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