CONCACAF New Division 1 League: The Canadian Premier League

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  1. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
     
  2. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Country:
    United States
    Good on Canada. I'm a big believer in pro/rel for player development. This will help.
     
  3. jabbaahabbaa

    jabbaahabbaa New Member

    Toronto FC
    Canada
    May 12, 2017
    I agree the CPL would benefit from getting the 3 teams for free.

    Try coming up with an agreement that benefits CPL, MLS, and the 3 Canadian MLS team investors. That's what I say doesn't work.

    If MLS wants anything, which I don't see why they wouldn't, I can't imagine a new league paying for the teams. And I can't imagine the teams themselves paying to move to a newer League.

    Also of course expansion fees are critical for a new league. How do you expect them to pay for anything with no revenue yet? Are the team owners going to pay referees on game day out of pocket like a local rec league?
     
  4. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
  5. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada








     
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  6. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Country:
    United States
    Does London, Ontario get a team?
     
  7. Californian81

    Californian81 Member

    Chivas
    Mexico
    Oct 26, 2017
    Canada should have formed it's own league years ago. Great news. They need to take those MLS sides away. MLS should be confined to the US.
     
  8. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    CPL is said to be very interested in London, Ontario.

    As of now we're at this point officially:

    Confirmed
    • Hamilton, Ontario
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Not confirmed but has started construction of a stadium:
    • Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Ownership identified and stadium plans made public
    • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
    Ownership that has started talks with municipalities for a stadium
    • Surrey, British Columbia
    Rumored to abandon USSF leagues for CPL
    • FC Edmonton (NASL), Edmonton, Alberta
    • Ottawa Fury (USL), Ottawa, Ontario
    Rumors
    • Victoria, British Columbia
    • Calgary, Alberta
    • Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario
    • Vaughan, Ontario
    • Toronto, Ontario
    • Quebec City, Quebec
    • St. John's, Newfoundland
    Speculation
    • Moncton, New Brunswick
    • London, Ontario
    • Mississauga, Ontario
    • Regina, Saskatchewan
    • Montreal, Quebec
    • Metro Vancouver
     
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  9. Californian81

    Californian81 Member

    Chivas
    Mexico
    Oct 26, 2017
    In your opinion, what are the possibilities of Toronto FC leaving MLS to join the CPL?

    Are they planning on leaving MLS sides in Canada alone?
     
  10. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Country:
    Canada
    My preference is for all 3 MLS Canadian teams to leave MLS for CPL.

    In my honest opinion, the chances are slim to none. For something like that to happen this would need to happen:
    • The CSA "de-sanctions" USSF in Canada forcing by default the 3 MLS franchise to either move their teams (not happening), fold (not happening), play in CPL (they'd have no choice). The CSA already said it wasn't their intention to do that but CPL gives them extra leverage to get a better deal out of MLS in regards to the status of Canadian players in the league
    • CPL makes the economic argument that it's financially more advantageous for them to play in CPL than MLS but we're at least a decade away from having that conversation.
    • MLS buying out the 3 franchises. MLS expansion seems no where near to come to an end so who know if an American market wanting into the league would want to take one of those clubs place. If MLS does reach it's limit, can the league pass on a multi-billionaire wanting to have a team downtown Chicago or New York?
    From CPL's perspective, the 3 MLS franchises are not needed to succeed. The league will have teams in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver regardless of what the 3 MLS franchises decides to do. The 3 metro areas are big enough for multiple teams.
     
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  11. LaMascara

    LaMascara Member+

    Apr 11, 2013
    Club:
    Pachuca CF
    I already have a team....








    The mighty Saskatoons!!!
    Let's go!!
     
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  12. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Country:
    United States
    If London gets a team they will be the one I'm cheering for!
     
  13. Californian81

    Californian81 Member

    Chivas
    Mexico
    Oct 26, 2017
    Nevertheless, this is great news for Canadian soccer. Congrats.
     
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