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Discussion in 'Montreal Impact' started by megade3, Dec 4, 2009.
Hopefully everyone will be going a Long WAY!!!!!
Good luck to all......
Lookin' forward to being present to every home game for the next two seasons through my season tickets. Who knows, maybe the NASL will end up being better than the MLS anyway?
Hmmm... No. But it will hopefully end up much better than USL1. That would be a major accomplishment.
As long as they don't revert to the old Manic name, they're good. Besides, they're likely headed to MLS anyway, whether it be with Vancouver in 2011 or later.
Montreal in MLS is inevitable, people!
I used to think there was about a 95% chance. With Saputo taking a leadership role in NASL, I think it's down to around 75% they will be in MLS within 5 years.
There is an outside chance this new league will enable a handful of the teams to legitimately compete with MLS teams on the field (i.e. won't be seen as underdogs in that Nutrasweet Cup thing). That would give Saputo breathing room to avoid rushing stadium expansion and be in a better bargaining position with MLS, who I think would offer reduced expansion fees to certain teams to cut the NASL off at the knees if it ever becomes a competitor.
That would be about right. No need to rush it, but I do believe they will get there.
It's NutriLITE, dude. The Nutrilite Canadian Championship.
Besides, I don't think the NASL would ever directly compete with the MLS, unless they both had teams in the same market.
Maybe they should have a pre-season tournament in a few years time, should the new NASL survive that long. It would be like what the AFL vs. NFL or ABA vs. NBA feuds were.
wouldnt say that! but the manic name and the crest was great, something different..The Impact name and crest is ok . NASL or USL
doest really matter cant see either of these leagues lasting, it will just
be another black eye for the sport here.
The Manic crest and uniform were both hideous, I have no idea what you find appealing about either of them.
Montreal will be in MLS in 2012 and has already agreed to a 35$ million dollar expansion fee ( same as Vancouver and Portland) it will be officially announced at first kick 2010 as reported by Ben Rycroft (who was also the first to announce that Vancouver and Portland where in):
I don't think that comes to any surprise. Rumor has it that the Edmonton Drillers will replace the Whitecaps in 2011 in NASL. I wonder what deal the Impact are working on for 2012???
Montreal Impact folks!!!!!
Here is the first post in the club thread.
If i was to guess i think ottawa likely will replace montreal in the nasl.
Well there has been news about a bidder in Ottawa trying to get a NASL franchise at the baseball park. I was under the impression that there was some connection between Whitecaps and these new Drillers. I hadn't heard there was any connection between the Impact and the prospective Ottawa group.
All the talk about the potential team to replace Montréal has been Quebec City right? Unless I missed something...
Let's get a team in both... I'm sure an Ottawa franchise would be great for NASL and a team in Quebec City with ties to the Impact could be strong as well. That's assuming the Impact won't be in the league.
It's still unkown. We currently have a backup team in 3-Riviere. I've heard everything from new team in Quebec or even Montreal, to taking the TR team to Quebec as NASL because they are not finding the CSL up to snuff. I mean, it's what 3 yrs running they've been in the championship game? 2nd yr in a row regular season champs..
To be honest i think the impact would like to have connection to both ottawa and quebec city.It would be almost a perfect set up for the impact and likely would be very good for them.Ottawa is aslo a very short trip to montreal quebec city as well i may be wrong but i think quebec city is a farther.For the impact in a perfect world they could have ottawa in one league be it the nasl or another top league beit the usl or what ever and quebec city in the other league and yes both as farm teams more or less.Will it happen maybe maybe not but my guess is a mls league team will have some connection with ottawa if they do get a nasl team or usl team will that team be toronto or montreal or another team time will tell.
Quebec is about a half an hour farther away.
And it won't happen. There are 3 different groups wishing to bring soccer to Ottawa and no one in Quebec. Why would he try to compete?
Plus the bigger reason why it'll never happen, he's sponsored by Hyrdo-Quebec and the Quebec gov't so they'd rather see a team in Quebec City than Ottawa. Let alone the fact he probably has more name recognition in Quebec than Ottawa among non-soccer fans.
Have the come out and said they don't want to see a team in ottawa.Ottawa is very unique as its right on the quebec boarder ottawa is not your typical ontario city as not only is it the capital but its 5 minutes away from quebec.Could the impact put a team in ottawa thats not was i was getting at i could see them try and get an agreement with a ottawa team to use as a farm team of sorts.Even look at gatineau its more of a montreal support then ottawa be its nhl cfl when ottawa had a team even soccer i am sure it is well known in gatineau.
Ok, I'm not sure what illusion you are trying to cling to. But I've never heard them say anywhere they'd go to Ottawa, when three different cities in Quebec have been mentioned. But then again they've also never said they'd not go to Chicoutimi so I guess they are suddenly in the running as well.
They have territoral rights for the province of Quebec in the USL. Why would they have that if they were not interested in putting a team in Quebec propre. Gatineau which is more like the fun step-brother of Ottawa, always in its shadow.
They already have a farm team and I'm pretty sure the Quebec gov't thinks a team in Gatineau is going to give back a lot less to Quebecois than a team in Quebec. That may seem to be unfair logic, but that unfortunately its how goverments work. He's not going to get as money for a team in Gatineau as in Quebec and if it's meant to be a farm team, I don't think he cares to compete with 3 other investors potentially to recieve even less money from the gov't.
Ottawa is going to get a team, it's not going to be from Saputo, which is better cause it means more teams in Canada. I'd rather he set up shop in Quebec than Ottawa so that the potential number of teams in Canada is increased because no one else is going to bring a team to Quebec.
To be clear i never said they would all is all is what it would be some sense.As for gatuneau take the casino ottawa did not want it so gatineau got it and its a huge success.Take the national home for volleyball gatineau again got it gatineau is aslo home to a new international indoor swimming pool that could be home to a trainning camp for the national team.I am not clinging to anything like it or not ottawa could be very appealing to some will the impact be interest as i said maybe not maybe so.It would aslo not shock me in the next 5-10 years to see a group wanting to build a soccer/rugby stadium near the casino to bring a lower level team there.Again i am not saying the impact have shown they would want a team in ottawa but what i ams saying is it could make some sense.