Toronto can soon gets its kicks indoors with the addition of the Thunderhawks, the newest entry in the National Professional Soccer League.
Greensboro, N.C. has also announced its intention to play come fall, expanding the NPSL to 14 teams in all.
The Thunderhawks join the Montreal Impact and Edmonton Drillers as the only Canadian franchises.
By coincidence, the Impact today announced the firing of Zoran Jankovic, head coach of its A-League outdoor entry.
As for the Drillers, they could be moving if owner Wojtek Wojcicki fails to re-up two letters of credit to the league worth $175,000 by June 20.
Toronto's home pitch will be the Hershey Centre in nearby Mississauga, Ontario, home to Don Cherry's IceDogs of the Ontario Hockey League.
Heading up the Thunderhawks is Hector Marinaro Sr., father of Hector Jr., the gifted Cleveland Crunch sniper.
Paul Coffey of the NHL Carolina Hurricanes also has a stake in the fledgling franchise.
Toronto's previous indoor team was the Shooting Stars. It played out of Maple Leaf Gardens, but lasted only one season in 1996-97.
Marinaro Sr. was involved back then too, but when ownership bailed after three games, the league was forced to fund the team for the remainder of the season.
The Shooting Stars fizzled with a dismal 6-34 record and folded.
By contrast, financing for the Thunderhawks appears solid with a Toronto-based company called Scocan RSA Limited also on board. Scocan RSA is involved in flying pro sports teams.
Expected to be involved at the coaching level is Gary Hindley, who led the Crunch to their first NPSL championship back in 1993-94.