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Ajax

It is your call whether they are named for the famous Dutch side renowned for the "total football" revolution in the 1970's with legendary players such as Johan Cruyff, OR for the Ajax toilet bowl cleaner.  This 2016/17 expansion team lead by manager Mark SImonson is looking to make a statement in the GGSL's tough "A" Division.   

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Bayern

Manager Che Corkum will attempt to replicate the legendary exploits of father Keith by leading this 2015/16 "A" division expansion side. The team core is drawn from the Orange Crush & Dragon Fire players who remained in the "A" division when the two teams transferred to "B".

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Besiktas

The intimidation factor of a team visiting Istanbul will be experienced for the first time in the GGSL as Besiktas launches as an A division expansion squad in the fall of 2017.  The team draws bodies from last year’s Spurs team as well as new recruits. Will their play turn out to be a Turkish delight for new manager Istemi Ozkan?

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Boca Seniors

This bad ass team is best described by two words - "bad" and "ass"! Assembled on an emergency basis after the shocking collapse of the "Grateful Dead Legs" prior to the 2011/12 season, they have consistently challenged for the top under the watchful eye of crafty wheeler-dealer manager Khima Reyal.

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Gunners

The Gunners joined the GGSL's "A" division for the 2014/15 season under manager Ron Palaczka with a very deep and talented squad. They promptly won the league treble (Fall, Shield, Spring) in their first season and haven’t really looked back since. #YaGoonersYa

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Reds

Well, no one was initially happy with the "RedBlacks" nickname either, but it grew on people. Such is the hope for the "Reds", the 2016/17 "A" Division expansion side under the tutelage of Jose Mosquera. Who knows, a little bit of the Liverpool mystique may rub off on the lads.

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Clockwork Orange

Once upon a time Paolo Filipponi lead an original GGSL franchise by the same name. Now with co-manger Ed Osmar he will attempt the replicate his initial success with another team named after the cult film starring a bunch of delinquent socio-paths.  Sounds about right.

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Dortmund II

Despite the hiatus of the Master's Division, the eye-catching colours of Dortmund will live on in the GGSL in 2016/17 and beyond courtesy of Manager Marcel Chbat's team. Their chances for silverware in the B Division are aided considerably given that Bundesliga arch-rivals Bayern play in the A tier!

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Eagles

This Eurasian grab bag team led by Ismail Latifi is looking forward to accepting challenges and giving back incredible performances as they embark on their 2nd season in the GGSL and the first in the "B" Division. Their great technique on the ball can be attributed in part to their time as a Futsal team.   

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Manchester City

The Mancity franchise record-stretch of consecutive seasons in the top flight ended in 2016/17 when the squad joined the B division.  The team had been in the GGSL's top tier for all 9 of the previous seasons (2007/08 - 2015/16).  Previously known as Galaxy, U.N. Warriors and Golden Warriors.

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Manchester United

One of the GGSL's legendary "Original Eight", this team is the only one pre-dating the GGSL and continuously bearing the same name (opening play as an expansion franchise in the 2004/2005 Gloucester Hornets Indoor Soccer League). Man U has acquired a well-deserved reputation as a clean & stylish (if aging) GGSL squad.

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Real Gloucester

Formerly known as the Spurs when they joined the GGSL A division in 2014, this team under manager (and comedic genius) Bernie Vaz now take on a new identity modelled on the La Liga giants Real Madrid. We do see the parallels here - Ronaldo’s best days are behind him, just like most of the Real Gloucester guys. While their legendary battles with Gunners are now a thing of the past, the team will get the attention of their new B division opponents starting in the fall of 2017.

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Dragons Fire

The heritage of this team stems from Gloucester Dragon volunteers who were determined to show what they could do on the pitch and not just off it. Joining the league in its 2nd year as an expansion team, they suffered competitively through their first seasons, but this trial by fire forged a group now stronger than ever! The Dragons joined the B division for the 2015/16 campaign.

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Highlanders

This squad has played together for many years in the RA league. They now bring their cohesion & smarts to the GGSL in the fall of 2017 under manager Rob Macfarlane. The team will compete in the C division, following a taste of the GGSL in the short-lived 2015/16 GGSL Masters league.

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Orange Crush

An original GGSL team, they operated under the name "Clockwork Orange: The Sequel" and dominated the early seasons of the league in a cooperative arrangement with sister team "Clockwork Orange". This ended in Nov, 2008 when they assumed their current name. The Soda Pops joined the B division in 2015/16. Sometimes fizzy, sometimes flat, the team can always be counted on to be orangey!

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Palermo

An original GGSL team under the name Clockwork Orange was followed by a couple of years as Atletico, before the squad continued its tour of southern Europe with a fall of 2017 reincarnation as Palermo. Yikes! Could the name foreshadow new manager Gaetano Marino’s plans to dominate the GGSL just like the Mafia dominates the city of Palermo? 

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Sporting Mexico

Manager Miguel Palomino's expansion squad entered the B Division in the 2016/17 season. The team name that year (Los Mariachis Locos) paid homage to a traditional music style that is recognized by the U.N. as part of the "Intangible Cultural Heritage" of Mexico. Safe to say that the team's soccer skills won't attract similar worldwide recognition! This year the squad name reverts to Sporting Mexico, which the team has used for many years in OCSL play.

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Thee Olde Boys

Affectionately known as "The Geezers", this team is guided by Manager Earl McGuire's famous commandments - a strict set of rules governing player behaviour. The rules focus on apres-soccer conduct with little guidance about the play on the pitch. Consequently, while this original GGSL team is a force to be reckoned with at Connors Pub, the same cannot be said at the dome!

 

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