London City Leaves Forest City After 43 Years

It’s the end of an era for soccer in London, as the London City Soccer Club has packed its bags for Hamilton.

London-CityAfter 43 years, City departs London and takes on the handle, Hamilton City, during the 2016 Canadian Soccer League season. One of the oldest professional teams in North America, City was founded by Markus (Max) Gauss and his son, Harry, on Valentine’s Day 1973. Harry, who died in October 2009 after a courageous fight against brain cancer, operated and coached the team for many years. The CSL now awards the Harry Paul Gauss Award to a league member who demonstrates “exemplary support, commitment and allegiance.”

The Gauss family, under Harry’s son, Ryan, sold the club to Hamilton businessperson Andrew Crowe in 2011. He sold his share of the team to his business partner, Zoran Kliseric, in 2015.

Hamilton City will play in Stoney Creek this season.

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