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Milton SC is a Canadian soccer club formed in 2014. The team is currently a member of the Canadian Academy of Soccer League. Their home venue is located at Milton Community Sports Park in the town of Milton, Ontario.

Milton SC
Milton SC logo.jpg
Full nameMilton Soccer Club
Founded2014
StadiumMilton Community Park
Milton, Ontario
Owner(s)Jasmin Halkic
CoachSuad Tihak
LeagueCanadian Academy of Soccer League
2018Regular season: 4th
Playoffs:Did not qualify
WebsiteClub website
Current season

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HistoryEdit

In 2014, professional soccer returned to the town of Milton under a joint effort by Jasmin Halkic and his son Jasmin Halkic Jr. Milton entered the Second Division of the Canadian Soccer League. Their original home venue was located at Bishop Reding SS and the team acquired the services of Stefan Ristic, Slavko Nenadov, Bajro Junuzovic, and Agata Jefferson.[1] In their debut season the club finished sixth in the standings, and reached the semifinals, where they faced SC Waterloo, but were defeated by a score of 4–2.[2] The following season Milton was promoted to the First Division while maintaining a reserve squad in the second division, and Amir Osmanlic was appointed head coach.[3]

In preparation for the First Division Osmanlic brought in Kenyan international Adam Shaban, Radovan Ivković, Zoran Belošević, Adnan Smajic, Boris Balinovic, Predrag Papaz, and Cekaj Xhoeljan.[4] Milton clinched the final postseason berth by finishing seventh in the standings.[5] Their opponents in the quarterfinals were Toronto Croatia, but were eliminated by a score of 4–0.[6] In the second division Milton reached the CSL Championship final where they faced Waterloo and the won the match by a score of 3–1 with goals coming from Smajić, Danny Jirta, and Lucky Maghori.[7] At the conclusion of the season the league awarded Osmanlic with the CSL Coach of the Year award.[8]

On August 29, 2016 Milton partnered with Youth Development Soccer Academy to serve as its youth wing.[9] For the 2016 season Milton strengthened their roster with the signings of Haris Fazlagić, Vladimir Vujasinović, Dado Hadrovic, and Damion Scott.[10] Milton struggled throughout the regular season in their second season in the top division, but received a postseason berth due to a shortage of teams for the 2016 season.[11] In the first round of the playoffs they faced regular season champions York Region Shooters, where they were eliminated from the competition by a 5-0 defeat.[12][13]

In 2019, Milton along with Comet FC, Galaxy SC, Halton United, London City SC, and Star FC became charter members of the Canadian Academy of Soccer League (CASL).[14]

RosterEdit

As of August 10, 2018[15]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-   DF Kenen Ajkic
-   DF Armis Besirevic
-   DF Alvaro Cruz-Palma
-   MF Peter Edika
-   MF Julian Gallego Velez
-   DF Jonh Gima
-   MF Saudi Kenedy
-   DF Danny Jirta
No. Position Player
-   DF Lucky Mahagori
-   MF James Natam
-   MF Slobodan Perovic
-   GK Zoran Pusica
-   FW Adnan Smajic
-   DF Vladimir Vujović

HonorsEdit

Head coachesEdit

Years Name Nation
2014 Jasmin Halkic   Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015–2016 Amir Osmanlic   Bosnia and Herzegovina
2017 Jasmin Halkic   Bosnia and Herzegovina
2018 Suad Tihak

Year-by-yearEdit

Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs
2014[16] 2 CSL 6th Semi-finals
2015[17] 1 CSL 7th Quarter-finals
2016[18] 1 CSL 8th Quarter-finals
2017[19] 1 CSL 6th Quarter-finals
2018[20] 2 CSL 4th Did not qualify

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "April 17, 2014 CSL--Milton Deserves to be on the Canadian Soccer Map".
  2. ^ Adamson, Stan. "YORK REGION MARCHES ON…….Kingston and Waterloo in Second Division final". Archived from the original on 2014-10-22.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Adamson, Stan. "EXPANSION TEAMS BOOST CSL FIRST DIVISION".
  4. ^ "Milton SC | Canadian Soccer League". 2015-07-11. Archived from the original on 2015-07-11. Retrieved 2016-09-18.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "MILTON IN…….clinch final playoff berth following 4-3 cliffhanger with Brantford Galaxy | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  6. ^ "TOP FOUR ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS FOR CSL CHAMPIONSHIP…..2nd Division quarterfinals also decided | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  7. ^ Adamson, Stan. "TORONTO CROATIA WIN A SQUEAKER FOR CSL CHAMPIONSHIP….Milton score Second Division victory | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  8. ^ "2015 Second Division Awards | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  9. ^ InsideHalton.com. "Milton SC to partner with Youth Development Soccer Academy". www.insidehalton.com. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  10. ^ "Milton SC | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  11. ^ Hayakawa, Michael. "York Region Shooters end CSL regular season in 1st place with 4-1 win". www.yorkregion.com. Vaughan Citizen. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  12. ^ Adamson, Stan. "YORK REGION AND HAMILTON ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS……Shooters and Atomic will meet in Second Division final | Canadian Soccer League". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  13. ^ Hayakawa, Michael. "York Region Shooters rout Milton SC, advance to CSL Championship semis". www.yorkregion.com. YorkRegion.com. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  14. ^ "aofs". aofs. Retrieved 2019-05-04.
  15. ^ "Milton SC - Milton - Canadian Soccer League". miltonsc.ca. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  16. ^ "2014 2nd Division Standings". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  17. ^ "First Division Standings 2015". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2016-08-01.
  18. ^ "2016 First Division Standing". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2017-01-17.
  19. ^ "2017 First Division Standings". canadiansoccerleague.ca. Retrieved 2017-10-08.
  20. ^ "2018 Second Division Standings". Retrieved 2019-05-04.

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