1991

21 teams

Seniority Rank

Club Name

Status

Club Name Previous Season or Other Origin

Colours Shirts/Shorts

Field

Years in the League

1

Madison AFC

 

 

Red/Blue

New Road, Madison

13

2

North Branford

 

 

Yellow/Black

Totoket Valley Park, North Branford

11

3

Ponte Landolfo

Name Change

Cheshire SC

Red/Red

Ponte Landolfo Club, Waterbury

10

5

Wallingford Aniellos

 

 

Blue/White

Woodhouse Avenue, Wallingford

10

6

Hamden Conte

 

 

Red/Black

Dock's Field, Hamden

9.5

7

Waterbury Portuguese

 

 

Blue/White

Murray Park, Waterbury

9

2

Guilford SC

Returned after 1 Year

 

Dark Green

Cox Field, Guilford

8

8

Milford Tuesday

 

 

Blue/White

Milford High School

7.5

8

Wallingford Portuguese

 

 

Red/Green

Pragman Park, Wallingford

7.5

9

West Haven

 

 

Maroon/White

Strong Stadium, West Haven

6.5

10

New Haven Italians

 

 

Blue/White

East Shore Park, New Haven

6

11

New Haven Portuguese

 

 

Red/White

East Shore Park, New Haven

5

11

World Class Soccer

Name Change

Glastonbury

Claret/Blue

Rotary Fields, Glastonbury

5

12

Orange 3 Brothers

 

 

Green/Green

Peck's Place School, Orange

3

12

SC Nutmeggers

 

 

White

High Plains Community Center, Orange

3

13

Fairfield Celtic

 

 

Green/White

Roger Ludlowe High School, Fairfield

2.5

14

Cheshire Azzurri

New Team

 

Blue/White

Quinnipiac Fields, Cheshire

1

14

Fairfield InterSporting

New Team

 

White

Tomlinson School, Fairfield

1

14

Guilford Jaguars

New Team & Final Season

 

White

Bittner Park, Guilford

1

14

Hamden United

New Team

 

Blue/White

Sachem's Field, North Haven

1

14

Innocents SC

New Team

 

White/Blue

Silas Deane Middle School, Wethersfield

1

The SASL Executive Board officially formed an Over-40 Division prior to the Annual General Meeting at Cromwell in January. They then invited known Over-40 teams from around the state; Guilford -- SASL founder Alfie Campbell's club made up of ex-SASL players, Milford -- made up players formerly of the SASL's Milford Tuesday and the Milford Tuesday Night Soccer Club, and two teams from Southington -- including several players from the SASL's Glastonbury club. Concerned with the over-competitiveness and rigid rules and high fees of the SASL, the independent Over-40 teams preferred to form their own league.

Alfie Campbell, founder of the first formal Over-30 league in Connecticut, is now also the founder of the first Over-40 league in the state.

Guilford SC are reentered into the League after last season's dispute and their off-shoot team, the Guilford Jaguars, are also entered.

Long-time League members Cheshire SC relocate to Waterbury and are sponsored by the Ponte Landolfo club there.

By sheer coincidence, a new Cheshire club, Cheshire Azzurri, enter the League. While some members of the new club may have played for the old Cheshire SC team, this is a whole new club, not a renaming of Cheshire SC. The Azzurri coincidentally also played at the same Quinnipiac Recreation Ground fields that the former Cheshire team played too!

Fairfield InterSporting enter the League. Hamden United, made up of some former Hamden Conte players, also enter the League. New also are Innocents SC from Wethersfield, formed by Connecticut soccer legend Franz Innocent.

Glastonbury SC gain sponsorship from World Class Soccer soccer schools and camps from the Hartford area and are renamed as such.

Referee fees are now upto $50.00 per match, up from $40.00 in previous seasons.

Plans were made to make the League "Incorporated" to obtain several advantages, one being a guard against the League being sued by anyone for any reason.

In the early Spring, Madison AFC entered the USSF Over-30 National Cup again, joined this time by SC Nutmeggers as the only SASL entries for the 1990-91 edition. Bridgeport White Eagles, a perennial power in the Connecticut Soccer League, also entered the cup in both Open and Over-30 divisions. The White Eagles, who would also become an SASL club of the future, defeated SC Nutmeggers 4-0 in the only semi-final. They went on to defeat Madison AFC, who received a bye, 6-1 in the final at Shelton to go on to represent Connecticut at the state/regional level.

A strong contingent of SASL clubs participated in the Over-30 tournament in upstate New York hosted by the Soccer Hall of Fame; New Haven Italians (beaten semi-finalists), Milford Rangers (Milford Tuesday), World Class Soccer and Madison AFC. Other Connecticut teams also attending are future SASL clubs Connecticut Internationals (beaten semi-finalists) and Old Peculiar Sporting Club (a future Glastonbury Celtic FC). In fact, Old Peculiar, beaten finalists in 1990, win the tournament for 1991!

The 1991-92 USSF Over-30 National Cup received the most ever entries ever from the SASL and hence the competition had to start in the Fall. The teams entered were; Madison AFC, Cheshire Azzurri, SC Nutmeggers and Innocents SC. Innocents SC progressed to the state/regional rounds in 1992 after defeating Bridgeport White Eagles in the Connecticut final.