BORDER STARS KICKOFF ON RIGHT FOOT
VAUGHAN�Monday, December 20--CPSL Open Canada Cup winner Border Stars opened their indoor season on a winning note as a member of the American Indoor Soccer League (AISL), a 7-4 victory over Massachusetts Twisters at the Eastern States Coliseum in Massachusetts Saturday.
Border Stars is the first Canadian Professional Soccer League team to become a member of a professional indoor league.
The Windsor-based team, which also draws players from the United States, had a distinctive edge in the highly entertaining game following an early December tune-up to their indoor season with an indoor success over the CPSL�s London City, Durham Storm and Toronto Supra at Windsor the previous week.
The Border Stars�CPSL roster has several players with strong indoor experience under contract and those skills will be more evident as the indoor season progresses.
Tati Errelade, a player with the Toronto Shooting Stars in the indoor National Professional Soccer League is one, and his goal and three assists helped in the 7-4 win. Goalkeeper Anthony Santilli also stood out.
Border Stars� Jeff Hodgson was pleased with his team�s opening team�s performance and would like to see more CPSL teams enter the AISL. �With enough entries I�m sure we could form a Canadian division and that would help to achieve long-term goals of soccer year-round, greater community involvement to encourage the youth players to move up to a higher level, both indoor and outdoor,� he said.
Border Stars are in the Northeast Division of the American Indoor Soccer League, with Massachusetts Twisters, Cincinnati Excite and their next opponent on January 8, New Mexico Storm.