Mexican brothers are the new owners of York United FC of the Canadian Premier League

Ricardo Pasquel, along with his brothers Eduardo and Miguel, are embarking on a new adventure as owners of York United FC in the Canadian Premier League (CPL). Having purchased the team in November, they are eagerly anticipating their first season at the helm. Ricardo, the first to settle in Toronto, shares his family’s excitement about experiencing Canadian life, particularly the novelty of winter for his young son who had never seen snow before.

Their journey into Canadian soccer ownership began after watching a CPL game on TV in Mexico in 2022, sparking their interest in the league. The Pasquel brothers were attracted by Canada’s soccer potential, its diverse culture, and the progress of the national team. They decided to invest in York United FC, with Eduardo serving as CEO and Miguel as chief commercial officer.

Their deep roots in Mexican football and business have already influenced York’s trajectory. The team spent time in Mexico for pre-season training and has recruited Mexican talent. While aiming for an all-Canadian roster eventually, they see the value of cross-border player loans to Mexican clubs during the off-season.

In addition to improving the team, the Pasquel brothers are exploring opportunities for a dedicated stadium and enhancing the fan experience. Their involvement signals a growing international interest in the CPL, aligning with the league’s ambitions for expansion and collaboration.

York United FC, under coach Martin Nash, finished fifth last season and is gearing up for the upcoming season with renewed vigor under its new ownership.

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