1986 National Soccer League

1986 NATIONAL SOCCER LEAGUE
President: Rocco LoFranco
Director of Public Relations: Bryn Lloyd

The annual general meeting was held in Windsor on the weekend of December 14-15, 1985. At the meeting it was decided to add a Quebec division for the 1986 season. Work also started to move away from ethnic team names, with an hope to eliminate all ethnic names within three years. Each NSL franchise would also be required to post a bond of $ 15,000 to protect against financial collapse in mid-season. The name change of Dinamo Latino to Toronto Blizzard was also approved. The league decided to allow each team five imports this season.

Final league standings*    
                      GP W  L  T  GF GA Pt
 Toronto Blizzard     14 10  1  3 34 12 21  
 Toronto Italia       13  7  3  3 25 12 17
 Panhellenic          14  6  4  4 23 23 16
 London Marconi       14  7  6  1 27 24 15
 First Portuguese     14  6  5  3 17 18 15
 Windsor Wheels       14  6  5  3 24 29 15 
 St. Catharines Roma  14  3  9  2 19 36  8
 Toronto Croatia      13  0 10  3  9 30  3
  
 * Toronto Croatia vs Toronto Italia September 15 not played. 
  
 Semifinals
 September 21, 1986 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
 Toronto Blizzard 1 (Marco Abascal)
 Panhellenic 0
  
 September 21, 1986 Etobicoke Stadium, Toronto
 Toronto Italia 2
 London Marconi 1
  
 Final
 September 24, 1986 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
 Toronto Italia 1
 Toronto Blizzard 0
  
 

NSL League Cup Championship

Semifinal
September 26, 1986 Toronto
Vancouver Columbus Italia 1 (Frank Ciaccia)
Laval (NSL Quebec champion) 0

Final
September 28, 1986
Toronto Blizzard 2 (Lyndon Hooper, Hector Marinaro)
Vancouver Columbus Italia 1 (John Guzzo)