Pacific Coast Soccer League

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Pacific Coast Soccer League
Pacific Coast Soccer League (emblem).png
Founded1995
CountryCanada
ConfederationCONCACAF
British Columbia Soccer Association
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid4
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)
WebsitePCSL.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.

PCSL is considered to be British Columbia's premier summer league, placing it somewhere between the third and fourth levels of the Canadian Soccer Pyramid. 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 CIS players and others looking to become professional footballers, or maintain fitness. 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 2 British Columbia teams facing off against teams from Oregon.[1]

Teams[edit]

Men's Premier[edit]

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

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

Champions[edit]

Men - George Cambridge Memorial League Cup[edit]

  • 1995 Victoria United
  • 1996 Seattle Hibernian
  • 1997 Okanagan Challenge
  • 1998 Okanagan Challenge
  • 1999 Seattle Hibernian
  • 2000 Seattle Hibernian
  • 2001 Seattle Hibernian
  • 2002 Victoria United
  • 2003 New Westminster Khalsa
  • 2004 Victoria United
  • 2005 Whitecaps FC Reserves (North Division) & Victoria United (South Division)
  • 2006 Whitecaps FC Reserves
  • 2007 Victoria United
  • 2008 Victoria United
  • 2009 Okanagan Challenge
  • 2010 Vancouver Thunderbirds
  • 2011 Vancouver Thunderbirds
  • 2012 Vancouver Thunderbirds
  • 2013 Khalsa Sporting Club
  • 2014 Khalsa Sporting Club
  • 2015 Vancouver United FC
  • 2016 Vancouver Thunderbirds
  • 2017 Vancouver United FC
  • 2018 Khalsa Sporting Club

Reserve Men[edit]

Women - Jacques Moon Memorial League Cup[edit]

Reserve Women - Len McAdams League Cup[edit]

  • 2006 North Shore Eagles Stars
  • 2007 Penticton Pinnacles
  • 2008 Tri-Cities Xtreme
  • 2009 Kamloops Heat
  • 2010 Fraser Valley Action
  • 2011 Kamloops Heat
  • 2012 West Vancouver
  • 2013 TSS Academy Black
  • 2014 Peninsula Co-op Highlanders

Challenge Cup winners[edit]

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[edit]

Women - Dave Fryatt Challenge Cup[edit]

Reserve Men[edit]

Reserve Women - Bill Gillespie Challenge Cup[edit]

Former Men's PCSL Teams[edit]

Modern era[edit]

  • 86ers Reserves (1995–1996)
  • Abbotsford Athletes in Action (1995–2001)
  • Abbotsford Magnuson-Ford SC (2014–2015)
  • ASA Devils (2018)
  • Athletic Club of BC (2010)
  • Bellingham Marlins (1998–1999)
  • Columbus Clan F.C. (2005)
  • Coquitlam Metro-Ford SC (2012–2014)
  • EDC Burnaby (2013–2014)
  • Fiji Saints (1995)
  • FK Pacific (2006–2007)
  • Fraser Valley Action (2002–2009)
  • Ismaili (1995)
  • Kamloops City Blaze (2004–2005)
  • Kamloops Excel (2010–2011)
  • Kamloops Heat (1995–1999, 2013–2016)
  • Langley Athletic (2012)
  • Mid-Isle Highlanders FC (2011)
  • Okanagan Challenge (1995–2012)
  • Peace Arch United (2007–2008)
  • Penticton Pinnacles (1997–2006)
  • PoCo City FC (2012)
  • Port Moody SC (2017)
  • PSSA Rapids (2001–2008)
  • Richmond Clan (2004)
  • Seattle Hibernian Saints (1995–2006)
  • Seattle Wolves (2008)
  • Surrey Eagles (2014)
  • Surrey United (1999–2009, 2011)
  • Team BC (2001–2003)
  • UBC Alumni (1995)
  • Vancouver Explorers (1998–2002)
  • Vancouver Thunderbirds (2010–2017)
  • Vancouver United FC (2016–2018)
  • Victoria United (1995–2014)
  • Whitecaps FC Reserves (2005–2006)
  • Whitecaps FC Prospects (2008–2009)

Clubs timeline[edit]

Former Women's PCSL Teams[edit]

  • Abbotsford Athletes in Action (1999–2001)
  • Bellingham Marlins (1999)
  • Hibernian & Caledonian (1999–2005)
  • Kamloops City (2005)
  • Kamloops UCC Alumni (1999–2003)
  • Kelowna United (2008)
  • Okanagan Challenge (1999–2000, 2004)
  • Okanagan Predators (2002–2003)
  • Portland Rain (2000–2003)
  • PSSA Rapids (2007–2008)
  • Skagit Valley (2000)
  • Sportstown TSS (2005)
  • Surrey United (2001–2009)
  • Tacoma Pride (2000–2001)
  • Team BC (2001–2003)
  • Vancouver Explorers (1999–2000)
  • Vancouver Thunderbirds (2006)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  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.