(ISN) – Alberta (June 25, 2014) – The Alberta Major Soccer League (AMSL), the only league administered by the Alberta Soccer Association for elite adult players has had a busy opening month with key match ups already played between league rivals.
Unlike last year, weather has proved to be generally cooperative with 55 games already played in the first month of the season. Teams will be looking to get over injuries and finalize their rosters for the remainder of the season with qualification for the Provincial Championships on the line.
On the men’s side, the Calgary Callies sit atop the standings with 18 points of a possible 24 with Lethbridge FC following closely and last year’s league champions Edmonton Scottish lurking in the background with 3 games in hand, sitting 8 points back. The Callies will be keen to end Edmonton Scottish’s long streak at the top of the AMSL this season while Lethbridge FC has made a very bright start to a campaign they hope leads to a berth at the Provincial Championships. 2013 Scoring Leader Dexter Maclachlan (Edmonton Scottish) once again sits at the top of the leader board and is joined by Lethbridge FC’s Almir Gazic with 5 goals apiece.
On the women’s side, last year’s runner-up, Edmonton Northwest United have put the rest of the Women’s teams on notice with an undefeated start to the season, including a close, but well-earned 2-1 victory over reigning National Champions, Edmonton Victoria. The Calgary Callies and Edmonton Scottish Angels are placed just behind the leaders despite very strong starts as well. Edmonton Victoria will be looking to make up for lost ground in the remainder of the season. Last year’s leading goal scorer Lindsay Boland (Edmonton Northwest United) leads the way again this year with an astounding 14 goals in 7 games while Shaelan Assmus (Edmonton Northwest United) follows just behind with an impressive 9 goals.