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.