|Full name:||Lyndon Hooper|
|Date of Birth:||May 30, 1966|
|Place of Birth:||Georgetown, Guyana|
Midfielder Lyndon Hooper is the most recent addition to the Toronto Blizzard lineup. Lyndon was “ Re-acquired” by GM Joe Parolini May 6, from the Montreal Supra, in exchange for import defender Diego Castello. The 22-year-old Hooper actually began his senior career with the Blizzard in 1986, when the club participated in the National Soccer League and played its home games at Varsity Stadium. Lyndon had graduated from the Nepean Soccer Club, in the Ottawa Minor Soccer System, and was a member of Canada’s National Under-19 team, coached by Tony Taylor. That year, Lyndon helped the Blizzard to the N.S.L. title, and he led the National Team to the Concacaf Youth Championships in Trinidad. The following year, Lyndon Hooper achieved a life-long goal. He made his debut in the Canadian Soccer League with the team of his hometown.
Lyndon had been a territorial draft pick of the Ottawa Pioneers, and he signed with the
club shortly thereafter. He became one of the team’s favourite local players. But the next season, Lyndon was traded to the expansion Montreal Supra, in exchange for veteran Canadian World Cup midfielder Gerry Gray. Lyndon was popular in Montreal as well, but the club struggled to a last-place finish in the Eastern Division. Now, Lyndon Hooper has come full circle. He is back with the team that originally signed him from the youth ranks and with the coach, Taylor, who inspired him to be one of the best young midfielders in Canada today.
Story written by Paolo Canciani. Published in the May 28, 1989 Toronto Blizzard vs North York Rockets program