Canadian Premier league

Discussion in 'Canada' started by mikehurst21, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  2. Initial B

    Initial B Member

    Jan 29, 2014
    Club:
    Ottawa Fury
    So we'll know in the next 4 months? I suppose they'll announce it sometime during the Voyageur's Cup while media attention is on it.
    An 8-team league with a combination of CFL-NHL owners? That's an interesting mix. I'm hoping they realize they'll be losing money probably for the first decade before turning a profit. What's really interesting is they're tying in Acadamies and developing soccer executives to this league. I think that is a big step up from previous attempts at a national league - they're looking at the overall infrastructure. I wonder if they got the Ottawa Fury and FC Edmonton on board?
     
  3. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    Reading Duane Rollins' tweets from 10+hrs ago till now suggest 6 teams to start for 2018 (possibility for 2017 is also mentioned by Rollins again) being: Hamilton, Winnipeg, Calgary, Regina, Ottawa, & Montreal or Quebec. I guess if Quebec it would be in the University of Laval stadium. He is also reporting a completely open V-cup for 2018, and the possibility of a Toronto team possibly playing at York U, Lamport, or Varsity. <- Do not hold your breathe for these last two until official announcements are made.

    That looks decent and certainly falls inline with what the Easton Report was suggesting. Hopefully Edmonton eventually joins from the NASL. Also a d3 out west is going to be crucial for success.
     
  4. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    Pick Quebec over Montreal and, ideally, substitute Edmonton for Regina and I think it gives the league the best possibility of success it's going to have (short of also convincing the MLS teams to move their USL sides over).

    An expanded V-Cup with MLS and CPL teams would be great. A fully open V-Cup is interesting but I'd want to see how the finances would work for the D3 teams.
     
  5. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
  6. jared9999

    jared9999 Member+

    Jan 3, 2005
    Pachuca, Hidalgo
    Club:
    Club América
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    Congrats on your league guys:thumbsup:
     
  7. Initial B

    Initial B Member

    Jan 29, 2014
    Club:
    Ottawa Fury
    No congrats yet - let's wait and see. Canadian Soccer has had a history of shooting itself in the foot. There's lots of ways this could go pear-shaped.
     
  8. Scorpion26

    Scorpion26 Member

    May 1, 2007
    NY
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    This is going to be a great situation for Canada. I hope they follow the MLS model and be very patient with the growth of the league. Want them to truly emphasize the need to develop Canadian players especially the youngsters. Hopefully they can understand that their a selling league to start and make it easy for their players to move to other leagues. Even when this league does happen in the future, I do hope the CSA still fight for the MLS to make Canadians domestic players throughout the league. Will be great to see this league grow and I am excited to see this happen great news.
     
  9. Polygong

    Polygong Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Now that you mention it, this is probably a big part of why those involved believe that the league can be made financially viable. If they can develop enough talent, there's probably some decent money in selling it.

    It might also suggest why Sigma FC may be a serious candidate to join this league, as they fancy themselves to be (or potentially becoming) a developer of top talent.
     
  10. EvanJ

    EvanJ Member+

    Manchester United
    United States
    Mar 30, 2004
    Nassau County, NY
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It has been posted that Canadians count as foreigners on American MLS clubs because federal employment law requires all foreigners to be treated equally, and counting Canadians as domestic would mean a person not from USA or Canada could win a hiring discrimination case against MLS. It isn't MLS's decision. Search through the MLS forums if you want more information.
     
  11. Polygong

    Polygong Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    That one's been debated a number of times. The real thing to look for is for MLS eventually require that Canadian MLS clubs have the same quota for Canadian players as the American clubs have for American players.

    As of right now, our talent pool is too thin for that. It's currently 3, though all of TFC, VWFC and IdM exceed this number, so I think it would be good for MLS to bump it up to 5 at this time.
     
  12. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    hf9aNY4.png x9Ld04J.png hKjNFH9.png aXCzha8.png 1X8CDt9.png Heres some league and club crest concepts somebody posted on reddit
     
  13. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  14. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    I've long been in the camp that believes we're better off having more teams in cross border leagues. That said, if this league does go ahead, I hope it succeeds.

    It's important to remember what success would look like, though. Success would mean a six to eight team league at the level of the USL. That would be great in providing a staring place for Canadian pro players. Your last point (which I bolded) would be critical, however. We aren't going to want to stock the NT with players from the CPL. We're going to want to stock the NT with CPL alumni who have moved on to higher levels. Historically in Canada we have not done a good job of making it easy for players to move up.
     
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  16. soccersubjectively

    soccersubjectively BigSoccer Supporter

    Jan 17, 2012
    Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As an American is it annoying how much of a better brand Canadians have than Americans. General design, team branding, uniforms, even gk gloves are always better Canadian than American. !!! Hate it.
     
  17. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    Those are all concepts, not the real deal.

    But I do agree, the maple leaf always looks good in red...
     
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  18. adrenaline11

    adrenaline11 Member+

    Jul 29, 2010
    Toronto
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Trust me, if we could trade all of that for a World Cup appearance, we would do it in a heartbeat.
     
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  19. mikehurst21

    mikehurst21 Member

    Oklahoma City Energy FC
    United States
    Nov 6, 2013
    Moore Oklahoma
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. Polygong

    Polygong Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 8, 2007
    Toronto
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Certainly bodes well to have a supporters group before an actual club.
     
  21. kwfil

    kwfil Member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  22. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    Saw this today RE Vic running for CONCACAF pres. He makes a mention of the domestic-Canadians in MLS rule "to be rectified by 2017" around 7:05. While this is good, I hope it doesn't take away from the steam of the CPL.

    He does also acknowledge the league in the works as "inclusive" as to not hinder the MLS but compliment it.
     
  23. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    I like Victor. I think he "gets it" and isn't rushing anything to ensure things are done properly.
     
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  24. FootySkeptic

    FootySkeptic Member

    Sep 24, 2015
    Club:
    Cardiff City FC
    All the CPL talk has gone quiet... Hope Vic's run for pres hasn't gotten him distracted.

    If if can't be done than get Calgary and Hamilton in the NASL already!
     
  25. TOareaFan

    TOareaFan Member+

    Jun 19, 2008
    Greater Toronto Area
    Club:
    Toronto FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
     
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