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Forest City London
Full name Forest City London
Nickname(s) FC London
Founded 2008
Ground TD Waterhouse Stadium
London, Ontario
(Capacity: 8,000)
Owner Canada Ian Campbell
Head Coach Canada Martin Painter
League USL Premier Development League
2009 3rd, Great Lakes
Playoffs: Divisional Semifinals
Home colours
Away colours

Forest City London is a Canadian soccer team based in London, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2008, the team plays in the USL Premier Development League (PDL), the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference.

The team plays its home games in TD Waterhouse Stadium, where they have played since 2009. The team's colors are blue, gold and white.



Forest City London joined the USL Premier Development League in 2009, and played their first ever game on May 29, 2009, against Cleveland Internationals. London won the game 2-1, with the first goal in franchise history being scored by Kevin Zimmermann[1]. London's debut season was a generally positive one; they remained unbeaten over the course of their first ten games, and enjoyed seven wins, including a 3-1 victory on the road against the Cincinnati Kings, a 5-0 thrashing of Kalamazoo Outrage that featured a brace from midfielder Thomas Beattie, a 3-1 win on the road against traditional powerhouse Michigan Bucks in which Zimmermann added another two goals to his tally, and a comprehensive 4-1 victory in the retunr fixture against Cleveland at the end of June. London's first loss - their first defeat in franchise history - was a 3-1 drop to the Indiana Invaders at the beginning of July, and it initiated a complete reversal of fortune for the team, who did not win another game all season, and dropped down the divisional standings. They ultimately finished third in the Great Lakes Division, seven points behind divisional champions Kalamazoo, and faced off against Chicago Fire Premier in the first round of the playoffs; unfortunately for London their stay in the playoffs was brief, as they lost 1-0 to the Illinoisans on a goal by Andre Akpan. Kevin Zimmermann and Alan McGreal were London's top scorers in their debut season, with 9 and 7 goals respectively, while Anthony Di Biase contributed 4 assists.



2009 roster

No. Position Player
0 Canada GK Scott Cliff (bio)
1 United States GK Jeff Jelinek (bio)
2 England DF Johnny Morris (bio)
3 Canada DF Anthony Di Biase (bio)
4 Germany DF Sebastian Stihler (bio)
5 United States DF Taylor Rice (bio)
6 Republic of Ireland MF Chris Harrington (bio)
7 Republic of Ireland MF Alan McGreal (bio)
8 Brazil MF Estaveo Franco (bio)
9 Canada FW Carl Haworth (bio)
10 England MF Thomas Beattie (bio)
11 Mexico FW Kevin Zimmermann (bio)
12 Canada MF Michael Pereira (bio)
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Haris Cekic (bio)
15 Canada DF Jovan Ivanovic (bio)
No. Position Player
16 Canada MF Michael Arnold (bio)
17 Canada DF Matt Tymoczko (bio)
18 Canada DF Anthony Perez (bio)
19 Canada FW Michael Marcoccia (bio)
20 Canada DF Todd Rutledge (bio)
21 Canada DF Vince Caminiti (bio)
21 Tajikistan DF Ali Dhadikuda (bio)
22 Mexico DF Omar Apodaca (bio)
23 Canada FW Pat Mroczek (bio)
24 Canada MF Camilo Gonzalez (bio)
25 Canada DF Steve Hepton
80 Canada FW Alan Hirmiz
99 Canada FW Kevin De Serpa
Canada MF Mike Jonca


Year Division League Regular Season Playoffs Open Canada Cup
2009 4 USL PDL 3rd, Great Lakes Divisional Semifinals N/A
2010 4 USL PDL

Head coaches

  • Canada Martin Painter (2009-present)



(regular season average, playoff average)

2009: 1632, no home game

See also


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