OT: New Canadian Soccer League?

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  1. Pouchkine

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    I sure hope so, would be damn time...
    Let's hope then that Ottawa and Edmonton would be in this league so the only Canadian clubs not in it would be the 3 mls teams.
     
  2. Fulham

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    This League Has Monied Ownership groups lined up, and will have a national TV deal from the get-go.

    Is it a Risk? yes. Its not however a unfounded one. There is no reason why they can't succeed in Having a National League that runs parallel to the CFL with 10,000 People at the average match.
     
  3. Tom ServoMST3K

    Tom ServoMST3K Houle Yeah!

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    This is why I love that CFL teams are so heavily involved. They should know how to run a smaller scale league financially.
     
  4. Scandale du Jour

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    And they already have a relationship with TSN.

    CBC has also trademarked "Soccer Night in Canada". Hopefully, they would not only broadcast MLS, but also CPL games.

    In order for this league to succeed, they need to be on TV.
     
  5. cutchemist42

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    My only hangup is that unlike the CFL, there is no real difference to make it distinct from the other major soccer league in NA besides for being CANADIAN. (How many times have we heard people say you shouldnt watch CFL simply cause its Canadian?)

    This is my personal view. but part of why I watch the CFL is because its local, but the bigger part is because I prefer the different ruleset. Its why I dont really go to local minor baseball or hockey.

    So yeah, the CFL ownership groups have been good at running a smaller league, I just wonder if the ones involved here will have the same success. Will follow with interest...
     
  6. Mightygoose

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    I think the local aspect is the real key for this league to have success though modest.

    I doubt they're really going to create many 'CPL fans' but with good local ownership and management creating fans of the Hamilton Steelers, Winnipeg FC, Saskatchewan United....yes I'm making up those names. But the collective whole is what will need to happen.

    On a smaller scale it's happened here. TFC has a very strong niche and obviously mainstream right now, but there's not really much here in terms of being an 'MLS fan' per say.
     
  7. Fulham

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    Soccer Culture is Very different than any other NA sport.

    If this league goes about things the right way, and heavily involves the fans and existing grassroots soccer communities in these cities it will succeed. There is a Great podcast episode from the Footy Soldiers(must listen for Canadian soccer fans) about this.

    Also Realize that "success" means not o compete with the MLS. But to establish a sustainable league that helps secure a WC bid. and like the CSL previously springboards Canadians to bigger leagues.
     
  8. Rocko604

    Rocko604 Sports will break your heart.

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    Yes they could. With the exception of Calgary and Montreal, the other seven are fully capable of hosting World Cup games. Would it happen? Probably not, because like you, I see it going to the USA.

    As for the Canadian league, I'm curious if Whitecaps FC2 are lured over. I know they enjoy being in USL Pro.
     
  9. Mightygoose

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    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Would be very much on board, although I'm unsure about the Wanderer's Grounds as a spot for an 8000 seat arena. It's right next to the city's Public Gardens and a super historic equestrian club, both of which would probably voice some opposition.
     
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    More then a dozen groups interested in a team

    Here is my guess

    East

    Toronto
    Ottawa (Not the Fury)
    Montreal
    Halifax
    Kingston
    Hamilton
    Quebec City

    West

    Calgary
    Victoria
    Regina
    Winnipeg
    Edmonton (Not Edmonton Fc)
    Vancouver
     
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    You think they're gonna start with an unbalanced league?
     
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    No those are the markets I think are interested the league very well could start with 8 teams and grow from there I don't think Ottawa/Toronto/Edmonton and Winnipeg will join until after 2020.
     
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    Who would you think that owner would be and where would they play? I doubt OSEG would want to lease TD Place to a competitor. Would Ottawa be big enough to support USL and CPL?

    I agree with Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Have them play in the burbs to get their niche. Agreed not Edmonton FC, I think they'll fold along with the NASL once that happens.

    Drop Kingston and the 12 are set.

    FYI for others, the article referencing it.

    http://www.torontosun.com/2016/12/28/canada-considers-bidding-options-for-2026-world-cup
     
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    I'd be very surprised if Quebec City are there from the beginning. And I don't see Edmonton and Ottawa having two "pro" teams.
     
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    I think they start with six

    If Ottawa isn't involved, my guess Calgary/Regina/Winnipeg/Hamilton/GTA/Halifax.

    Then if the league survives a couple years, hope that Edmonton/Ottawa jump across and try to expand to the two other MLS cities (Victoria or Laval).
     
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    That would be great but the major problem will always be the travel.
     
  18. gunnerdom

    gunnerdom Go HABS Go!!!!

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    There's now way we have a second team in Ottawa. If anything, Ottawa is going to wait at least a year to see how the CSL shapes up, and then eventually jump ship to that league.
     
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    Rise from your grave thread.

    So looks like 7 to start, and I know I am a Forge FC Co-Founder. Just wondering if anyone else on the board is looking at buying seasons.
     
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  20. Mightygoose

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    I'd like check out a York 9FC a game or 2. Being in the east GTA, it's too far for me to commit to seasons.

    If successful and a team is added in Ajax/Pickering/Whitby (I'll call it Durham 8FC ) them I'd be in.
     
  21. robertmac43

    robertmac43 Forever 43!

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    I am also a Forge Co-Founder! Lookjng forward to this inaugural season ahead!
     
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    sabremike #TeamMagicGiraffe

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    Are they playing at the Tim?
     
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    Yes since they are owned by Ti Cats.
     
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    sabremike #TeamMagicGiraffe

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    OK, I now have a new favourite team in this competition! Oskie Wee Wee!!! We already have Pigskin Pete, do we now get Soccer Sam???
     
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    I am surprised Saskatoon does not have a team.
     

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