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The Playbook | November Edition – Boys Top 10 Teams

Who’s the best team in the entire country? This question is quite frequently asked in Canada and truthfully no one will ever have the exact answer as there is no Canadian National competition that involves all teams. 

Here at The Playbook however we will try to ‘put the pieces together’ and provide a “monthly insight” into who we think are the best U17 (2006 Teams) across the country.

Enjoy the read below as this is our 8th Edition (November Recap) of who we think are the best teams despite province, competition, or league. 

  1. Toronto FC Academy U17

Holding firm at the #1 position in our latest update is Toronto FC U19, reinforcing their dominance with a League 1 Ontario Reserve championship earned in November. The team maintained an impeccable record, of  12-0 standing, with an outstanding 79 goals scored and a mere 9 goals conceded. TFC U19 remains unrivaled, not only in their age category but as a powerhouse on the national soccer stage. 

  1. Vancouver Whitecaps Academy U19

Securing their well-deserved 2nd place in our November update is the Vancouver Whitecaps U19, maintaining their position after an impressive display in the Fraser Valley Soccer League. Notching 3 wins and 1 tie, the team showcases consistency and resilience on the field. Their current standing in the FVSL is a testament to their prowess, sitting comfortably in 2nd place with 21 points from 9 games and an outstanding goal differential of +34.

  1. CF Montreal Academy U19

CF Montreal secures the 3rd position in our November update, albeit without any competitive games this month. This ranking is a reflection of their consistent and noteworthy performances in previous months, underscoring the team’s standing as a formidable force. While the absence of November games poses a challenge in current evaluation, CF Montreal’s track record and past achievements contribute to their well-deserved 3rd place. As we eagerly await their return to competitive action, their continued presence among the top ranks speaks volumes about the team’s overall prowess and standing in the soccer landscape. 

  1. Burnaby FC

Maintaining their impressive #4 position in our November update is Burnaby FC, solidifying their standing as the best non-MLS Academy team in the country. The key driver for this ranking is their stellar performance at the Canada Soccer Toyota Nationals, where they clinched the gold medal. The competition, featuring teams from our Top-10/Honourable Mention categories, further accentuates Burnaby FC’s achievement as the deserving victor. Adding to their accolades, Burnaby FC secured a commendable 2nd place in the BCSPL Phase 2 Standings, narrowly missing the league title by only 1 point. Their consistent success on both national and regional fronts cements Burnaby FC’s status as a soccer powerhouse, making them a force to be reckoned with in the non-MLS Academy space.

  1. Born to Be Soccer Academy

Holding steady at the 5th position in our November update is BTB Academy, and while no competitive games were played this month, their recent silver medal finish at Canada Soccer Toyota Nationals speaks volumes about their caliber. The team’s performance on the national stage underscores their prowess and contributes to their maintained standing in the rankings. As we eagerly anticipate their future appearances in showcase tournaments, BTB Academy’s commitment to competitive excellence is evident. These upcoming events will offer further opportunities to evaluate and appreciate their skill, strategy, and overall strength on the field

  1. Sigma FC

Climbing up to the 6th spot in our November update is Sigma FC, showcasing their strength with a notable victory over the formerly ranked #6 team, Rush Canada, in the League One Ontario Reserve Semi-Finals. Their impressive 5-3 win underscores Sigma FC’s prowess on the field. Although narrowly falling short in the final against the #1 ranked Toronto FC, Sigma’s performance in the tournament contributes to their well-deserved ascent in the rankings. Looking ahead, the highly anticipated Sigma University Showcase in December presents an excellent opportunity to further evaluate them against quality competition. 

  1. Rush Canada L1R

Dropping one spot to #7 in our latest update is Rush Canada, a shift attributed to their loss to currently ranked Sigma FC in the League One Ontario U19 Reserve Semi-Finals. Despite this setback, it’s important to acknowledge Rush Canada’s remarkable performance over the last few months, concluding the regular season with an impressive 11 wins and 1 loss record. Their consistency and prowess on the field remain noteworthy, and while the recent defeat nudged them down a spot, Rush Canada’s overall standing in the rankings reflects their strong presence in what has been an exceptional season for the group.

  1. Halifax City SC

Sliding one spot to #8 in our November update is Halifax City, not due to any fault of their own as the team did not participate in competitive games during this period. The drop is simply a result of other teams showcasing strong performances. It’s crucial to note that Halifax City remains fresh off a commendable bronze medal at Canada Soccer Toyota Nationals in October, showcasing their prowess on the national stage. Looking forward, the team’s potential entry into showcases or participation in competitive games to close out the year promises exciting opportunities to further evaluate their ranking.

  1. CS MRO

Slipping one more spot to #9 in our November update is CS MRO, a shift not attributed to poor performance but rather the absence of competitive games during this period. As with Halifax City, this drop is a reflection of other teams showcasing their strength. CS MRO’s potential return to action might be on the horizon, with rumors circulating about their participation in the Sigma Showcase. If confirmed, this event could serve as a platform for the team to reassert their standing and potentially climb back up the rankings.

  1. Calgary West 

Sliding down one spot to #10 in our November update is Calgary West, a shift attributed to the absence of any competitive games during the month. Despite this drop, it’s important to recognize their significant achievement as the Calgary Minor Soccer Association U17  league champions. The team’s prowess in the local league adds to their merit, and as we highlighted earlier, Calgary West would have been a strong contender for a medal at nationals if they had qualified. Despite the setback, the team’s standing as league champions and their potential to perform on a national stage underscores their strength. 

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