Club History

Since 1991

CUSC History

The Cumberland United-Unis Soccer Club (CUSC) was founded in 1991, when it separated from the Gloucester Soccer Association in order to better service the growth that was occurring in the east end of Ottawa.  Historical documents indicate that James Ellis won a contest where his drawings were picked for the current CUSC logo.  

CUSC logo

The CUSC logo incorporates all aspects of the old Township of Cumberland Crest, Coat of Arms, and Flag.  The mural crown, a symbol of heraldry, is commonly found in the coat of arms of municipal authorities of old England counties, where the Township of Cumberland derived its name in 1800.  The two axes represent the logging industry along the Ottawa river, represented by the wavy lines associated to water and natural resources of the region.

Township of Cumberland CrestTownship of Cumberland Coat of ArmsTownship of Cumberland Flag

 

The competitive arm of the Club are the Cumberland Cobras.  This name was selected since cobras are known for their ability to strike with deadly accuracy. The Cobras logo has evolved over the years to the present day format.

 

Cobras logo 1991cobra logo mid-90sPresent day cobra logo

In the Fall of 2012, the Club launched its Academy Program, the Cumberland Cobras Academy, with the aim to develop the most talented and committed players in Ottawa, giving each player the opportunity to fully develop their playing potential, as people and players. 

This logo represents East Ottawa's top youth development academy developing the most talented soccer players in the region.

Academy CCA logoacademy cca crest

In 2016, CUSC was awarded the Ontario Soccer Association’s Club Excellence Award Program for the first time.  

 

Shortly thereafter, in the fall of 2017, the club was accepted into the Ontario Player Development league (OPDL), as one of Ontario's top 25 clubs, competing at this provincial level.  This was also accompanied by an affiliation agreement with neighboring club Capital United.  CUSC and Capital United merged into a single club in the fall of 2018 and announced a formal partnership with Major League Soccer mega club Toronto FC.  The new club was rebranded as Ottawa TFC, and became eastern ontario's pathway towards the TFC Academy, one of the highest rated professional academies in North America.  The club's primary colours became red, white and grey, and a new logo was adopted.

  

 

Continuing the rapid growth and evolution of the club, in the spring of 2019 Ottawa TFC was awarded a National Club License by Canada Soccer as one of 39 clubs across the country given this prestigious honour.