1988 National Soccer League

President: Armando Difruscio
Vice-president: Italo Recine

Annual general meeting

At the annual general meeting held in Toronto in January 1988 the league elected a new president in Armando Difruscio of St. Catharines Roma. Italo Recine of the Windsor Wheels was elected as vice-president. The league also decided to operate with a reserve division.

After the season London Marconi took a year’s leave of absence and Chile Lindo were dropped because of their behavioural problems on the pitch for the past two seasons.

Results and standings

Final league standings
                    GP W  L  T   GF  GA  Pts
Toronto Italia      18 14  2  2  59  10   30
Panhellenic         18 11  2  5  35  22   27
Windsor Wheels      18 12  4  2  52  26   26
Toronto Croatia     18 11  4  3  49  18   25
St. Catharines Roma 18  6  9  3  34  40   15
First Portuguese    17  6  9  2  29  49   14
Chile Lindo         17  4 10  3  17  36   11
America United      18  4 11  3  20  37   11
Mississauga Lakers  18  4 11  3  17  48   11
London Marconi      18  3 13  2  19  46    8
  
Leading goalscorer: Carlos Salguero (Toronto Italia)
Most improved player: Danny Kolic (Windsor Wheels)
Rookie-of-the year: Ed Marlovits (Windsor Wheels)

NSL League play-offs
Toronto Croatia defeated Toronto Italia

NSL League cup
September 14, 1988 Toronto
Toronto Croatia 2 (own goal, Dragan Santic)
Windsor Wheels 1 (Victor Quni)

September 16, 1988 Windsor Stadium, Windsor
Windsor Wheels 1 (Mike Lupenec)
Toronto Croatia 1 (Bozo Bakota)

Toronto Croatia won total-goal series 3-2

Canadian Soccer Championship
September 25, 1988 Herbert St. Leonard Park, Montreal Attendance: 1,200
Montreal St. Leonard-Corfinium 3 (Windsor Vertus 2, Paul David)
Toronto Croatia 1 (Zoran Narjanovic)