Sigma FC

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Sigma FC
Sigma FC logo.png
Full nameSigma Sports
Founded2005
StadiumParamount Fine Foods Centre
Mississauga, Ontario
OwnerSigma Sports Solutions
Managing directorConstantine Smyrniotis
LeagueLeague1 Ontario
2018Season: 2nd
Playoffs: Group stage
Cup: Semifinals
WebsiteClub website

Sigma Sports is a Canadian youth soccer development academy and player management company based in Mississauga, Ontario.[1] They also operate a senior academy soccer team that currently competes in League1 Ontario, as Sigma FC. Over 140 Sigma players have gone on to play NCAA or U Sports soccer on scholarships.[2]

History[edit]

Sigma was formed in 2005 by Constantine and Bobby Smyrniotis as a private academy aimed to develop young Canadian soccer players.[3] Over the years Sigma have sent players from their academy to the NCAA and to trials overseas and have prided themselves as the premier private academy in Southern Ontario.

When League1 Ontario was formed in early 2014, Sigma announced they would be entering their senior academy team to compete as part of inaugural season.[4][5]

Sigma made news in January 2015 when academy player Cyle Larin was drafted first overall by Major League Soccer club Orlando City at the 2015 MLS SuperDraft.[6] This was the first time a Canadian went first overall in an MLS draft.

On October 1, 2018, Sigma co-founder Bobby Smyrniotis was named head coach and technical director of Canadian Premier League club Forge FC. Bobby had served as technical director and first team head coach of Sigma from 2005 to 2018.[2]

Seasons in League1 Ontario[edit]

Season Record Rank Playoffs League Cup Canadian Championship Ref
2014 8–5–3 3rd Runner-up
2015 12–6–4 4th Runner-up
2016 14–2–6 2nd, Western Did not qualify First round [7]
2017 17–4–1 2nd, Western Did not qualify First round [8]
2018 11–4–1 2nd Group stage Semifinals Did not qualify [9]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Armstrong, Laura (October 23, 2016). "Local soccer academy has become playground for future stars". Toronto Star. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Forge FC names first-ever head coach". Global News. October 1, 2018. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "Sigma Sports: About us". Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Clarke, Ian (April 9, 2014). "Sigma FC: Laying the groundwork for Canadian youth development". www.rednationonline.ca. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  5. ^ Rowaan, Dave (April 8, 2014). "League1 Ontario announces teams for inaugural season".
  6. ^ "MLS SuperDraft: Canadian international Cyle Larin selected first overall by Orlando City SC". January 15, 2015.
  7. ^ "2016 Sigma FC Home". League1 Ontario. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  8. ^ "2017 Sigma FC Home". League1 Ontario. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "2018 Sigma FC Home". League1 Ontario. Retrieved April 23, 2019.

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