- Vancouver Royals
The Vancouver Royal Canadians were a
soccerteam based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canadathat played in the United Soccer Association. The league was made up of teams imported from foreign leagues. The Vancouver club was actually Sunderland A.F.C.from Sunderland, England.
Following the 1967 season, the USA merged with the National Professional Soccer League to form the
North American Soccer Leaguewith the teams from the former USA having to create their rosters from scratch. The San Francisco Golden Gate Galesfranchise folded and their owners bought a controlling interest in the Royal Canadians renaming them the Vancouver Royals. Their home field was Empire Stadium.
Notable Former Players
* [http://home.att.net/~nasl/teams/royals.htm Team stats]
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