The Canadian Soccer League (CSL) is an unsanctioned semi-professional soccer league in Canada, formerly sanctioned by the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) but now affiliated with the Soccer Federation of Canada (SFC). It used to be known as the Canadian Professional Soccer League (CPSL). It was renamed on May 17, 2006. CSL teams do not participate in the Canadian Championship, which determines the Canadian entry into the CONCACAF Champions League, and cannot participate in any FIFA-sanctioned events.
Despite its name, the CSL is not a national league as the teams are located in Southern Ontario. The Canadian Soccer League operates a reserve league, the CSL Second Division.Close