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
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
     
  2. jond

    jond Member+

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

    jabbaahabbaa 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
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  5. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada








     
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  6. HomokHarcos

    HomokHarcos Member+

    Jul 2, 2014
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    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
    Nat'l Team:
    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
    Nat'l Team:
    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
    Nat'l Team:
    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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  14. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada


    David Clanachan named First Commissioner of CPL

    http://canpl.ca/article/david-clanachan-named-first-commissioner-of-Cpl

    The Canadian Premier League Board of Governors confirmed today the appointment of David Clanachan as the first Chairman and Commissioner of the Canadian Premier League (CPL). Canada’s highly anticipated professional men’s soccer league is set to debut in spring 2019.

    Clanachan will oversee all aspects of the CPL. Clanachan’s first order of business will be to award official CPL clubs in key Canadian communities from coast to coast.

    Canada Soccer confirmed membership of the CPL, along with founding cities Hamilton and Winnipeg, at its Annual Meeting of Members in May 2017. Additional CPL communities will be confirmed in the coming weeks. Clanachan will manage the day-to-day operations of the CPL out of the league’s new head office in downtown Toronto.
     
  15. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    https://www.google.ca/amp/torontosu...commissioner-as-league-reveals-start-date/amp

    According to Clanachan
    • they're investing half a billion into CPL in the first ten years
    • six-month season with no playoffs
    • the winner will receive an automatic entry into the CONCACAF Champions League. An additional CCL spot will be awarded to the Canadian Championship winner, giving Canada two entries into the tournament.
    • The league is also expected to implement some version of a “Local Content” rule to ensure clubs employ and roster a yet to be determined number of Canadians on the field and bench.
     
  16. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada




    http://canpl.ca/article/debut

    The CPL Emblem Defined

    The Canadian Premier League emblem tells the story of the Canadian soccer journey from club to community to country. Inspired by the North Star, the central icon acts as a guiding light for soccer in Canada. The star is surrounded by additional elements that make up Canada including the land, coasts, sky and a maple leaf.

    The official colours in the logo – “Pitch Green”, “Sky Navy” and “Ocean Blue” – reflect our cultural mosaic as seen through the colours in the Northern Lights.

    An honoured red version of the emblem will be used by the league and clubs during special occasions including Canada Day and when clubs play in the CONCACAF Champions League and Canadian Championship.
     
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  17. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #42 Robert Borden, May 25, 2018
    Last edited: May 25, 2018
    I'm proud to present on a weekly basis the new clubs that will be part of that Canadian Premier League, Canada's new top division league sanctioned by FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association.



    1-York 9 FC


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    Location:
    Vaughan, Ontario
    York Region population:
    ~over 1.2 million people

    Temporary venue: York University stadium,Toronto, Ontario (North York)
    (They will add seats to bring capacity to 10k)

    Permanent venue: 12 to 15k stadium to be built in Vaughan within the next 3 years
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    Ownership:
    Carlo Baldassarra (Chairman and CEO, Greenpark Group)
    Preben Ganzhorn (President, York Sports and Entertainment)
    Jimmy Brennan (EVP and Director of Soccer, York Sports and Entertainment).

    Name: The York 9 name represents the nine municipalities that comprise the York region north of Toronto: Vaughan, Newmaket, Markham, Richmond Hill, King, Aurora, Whitchurch-Stouffville, East Gwillimbury and Georgina.

    The club also unveiled its logo and its colours: charcoal grey, electric green and black.

    More info on York 9 FC
    http://york9fc.canpl.ca/
     
  18. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #43 Robert Borden, May 25, 2018
    Last edited: May 25, 2018

    2-Cavalry FC

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    Location:
    Calgary, Alberta
    Population: ~over 1.4M

    Temporary venue:
    Cavalry FC will play out of the Spruce Meadows equestrian complex. Renovations to existing facilities at Spruce Meadows will result in a new soccer-specific stadium with an additional 5,000 seats featuring a grass pitch along with top tier training facilities.

    Permanent venue: Calgary, depending on the success of the club and overall demand.

    Ownership: Cavalry FC is owned and operated by Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment – a division of Spruce Meadows Ltd.

    Linda Southern-Heathcott (Chair & CEO, Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment)
    Ian Allison (President & COO, Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment).
    Tommy Wheeldon Jr. will join Spruce Meadows Sports & Entertainment as General Manager and Head Coach for Cavalry FC.

    Name: The Cavalry FC name and crest recognize the history and pageantry of its home, Spruce Meadows, and also pays tribute to the city’s military legacy and geographic location. The chevron found at the centre of the crest is a nod to both the Canadian Army’s armoured regiment, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), and the Alberta Foothills and Rocky Mountains near Calgary. The football on the crest is a salute to soccer’s history and bright future in Southern Alberta.

    The club’s official colours are “Army Green”, “Calgary Red” and “Black on Black”. The colour green is representative of the foothills and Spruce Meadow’s immaculate green lawns, while red represents Calgary’s proud sports identity. Both red and green also feature prominently on the regimental flag of Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians).

    More info on Cavalry FC
    http://cavalryfc.canpl.ca/
     
  19. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #44 Robert Borden, May 25, 2018
    Last edited: May 25, 2018

    3-HFX Wanderers FC[​IMG]


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    Location:
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Population: ~over 431k (Metro area)

    Venue:
    HFX Wanderers will be the primary tenant at a new soccer stadium at Wanderers Ground in downtown Halifax – located minutes from Citadel Hill and the city’s bustling entertainment district. The intimate venue will feature 6,000+ seats and a world-class natural grass pitch.

    Ownership:
    The club is operated by Sports & Entertainment Atlantic, which is headed up by local sports business leader Derek Martin.

    Owners aren't disclosed.

    Name:
    The club’s name was inspired by the famous grounds at Halifax Common and the historic Wanderers Amateur Athletic Club. Established in 1882, this was the first athletic club to represent Halifax in sports competitions across the country.

    The club’s motto “Ar Cala, Ar Dachaigh, Ar N-Anam,” which means “Our Harbour, Our Home, Our Soul” in Gaelic, was inspired by the Halifax Harbour — the city’s welcoming gateway.

    The club’s official colours are “Aqua Ocean”, “Harbour Blue” and “Naval Grey” representing the sea and the region’s steel-toned skies, which come together like the Halifax community.

    More info on HFX Wanderers
    http://hfxwanderersfc.canpl.ca/article/hfx-wanderers-is-latest-club-to-join-canadian-premier-league
     
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  20. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada



    4-Valour FC
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    Location
    : Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Population: ~800k (metro area)

    Venue: The new soccer club will play out of Investors Group Field, which will feature a FIFA-standard turf pitch for all Valour FC home games.
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    Ownership:
    Wade Miller, President & CEO of the Winnipeg Football Club
    The club is a corporation without share capital. No person or entity owns the team.

    Name:The Valour FC name and emblem symbolize the valour shown in the story of three brave Winnipeg soldiers who demonstrated immense courage and heroism during the World War I. The men, who all lived on the same street which was later renamed Valour Road, were awarded the Victoria Cross – the highest military recognition for honour and bravery.

    The Valour FC crest draws its inspiration from the Victoria Cross medal, with a ‘V’ emulating a folded ribbon wrapped by the shape of a maroon medal.

    The logo and crest are truly Manitoban, with the centre of the ‘V’ representing the geographical meeting point of the Red River and Assiniboine River – a location that has long defined this city. The right side of the ‘V’ also creates a ‘W’ – for the city of Winnipeg.

    The arc of wheat at the top of the crest symbolizes the thriving agriculture industry that has been a mainstay in the province and has grown into an iconic Manitoban symbol.

    The club’s official colours are “Valour Maroon”, “Wheat Gold”, and “Earth Black”, representing the honour and heritage commonly associated with the prairies.

    More info on Valour FC
    http://valourfc.canpl.ca/
     
  21. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada

    5-FC Edmonton
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    Location
    :
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Population: ~1.3M (metro area)

    Venue: FC Edmonton has confirmed that it will continue to play out of Clarke Stadium. The club continues to have positive discussions with the City of Edmonton on upgrades and an expansion plan for the stadium to comply with CPL standards.

    Ownership: FC Edmonton is owned and operated by the Fath Group headed up by Tom and Dave Fath. Jay Ball will lead operations of FC Edmonton as General Manager.

    Identity: The shape of the new shield is derived from the City of Edmonton’s Coat of Arms, which is a symbol of the community’s history and strength. The top of the shield evokes the blue sky of the Prairies against the North Saskatchewan River represented in the lower segment of the shield.

    The rabbit footprints are in tribute to the club’s infamous Rally Rabbit — FC Edmonton’s sporadic visitor and their symbol of good luck. 2010 is a reference to when the club was first launched for Edmontonians by the Fath family.

    The club’s official colours are “Prairie Blue Sky”, “River City Navy” and “Rabbit White”. They represent the Northern Alberta sky, the flow of the North Saskatchewan River, and the resiliency and magic that inspires the club when the rally rabbit randomly takes the pitch at Clarke Stadium.



    More info on FC Edmonton
    http://fcedmonton.canpl.ca/
     
  22. fero

    fero Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Argentina
    Club:
    CA Boca Juniors
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I like the chinese logo of Edmondon, just kidding.
     
  23. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    6-Forge FC
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    Location: Hamilton, Ontario

    Population: ~760k (metro area)

    Venue: Tim Horton's Field
    Hamilton’s new soccer club will play its home games at Tim Hortons Field in an intimate stadium setting with seating capacity capped at 14,000 spectators.

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    Ownership: CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats ownership led by Bob Young

    Identity: Forge FC’s crest was inspired by Hamilton pride and its people. The monogram ‘H’ embraces the great city the club proudly represents. A cascading waterfall is featured within the H as a tribute to the more than 100 waterfalls in the Hamilton area.

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    Three sparks burst from the top of the monogram, representing the three foundational elements of Forge FC:
    • City: Hamilton, our home.
    • Community: Hamiltonians, our inspiration.
    • Club: Representing Hamilton in the beautiful game.
    The left stem of the H is shaped like an F, which merged with three sparks, form the F of Forge FC.

    Secondary Crest Inspiration
    Forge FC’s secondary logo is a forge hammer. On the handle of the hammer are six pieces of tape, representing the teamwork of each of the six communities of Hamilton (Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster, Stoney Creek, Flamborough and Glanbrook).

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    The hammer is symbolic of Hamilton’s story, as it’s the tool used to shape the city’s original steel industries, but also represents the ongoing shaping of new industries. Hamilton is commonly referred to as ‘The Hammer’. This celebrated moniker is another reason for this logo.

    Club Colour Inspiration
    • Spark Orange: Inspired by the sparks that come from the strike of a hammer, Spark Orange represents the energy of entrepreneurs and community builders who are reshaping Hamilton. This colour celebrates the incredible beauty of orange brick homes throughout Hamilton. It also highlights the breathtaking orange sunrises and sunsets over Hamilton and Lake Ontario.
    • Platinum Steel: Paying respect to Hamilton’s manufacturing industry, Platinum Steel is the second colour of Forge FC’s palette.
    • Waterfall White: Waterfall White represents Hamilton’s beauty, honouring the over 100 waterfalls that dot the Hamilton landscape from the Bruce Trail to the Niagara Escarpment.
     
  24. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada

    7-Pacific FC
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    Location
    :
    Greater Victoria Area
    Population: ~365 (metro area)
    Vancouver Island population: ~775k

    Venue: Pacific FC will play out of a redesigned Westhills Stadium in Langford, BC. The venue will feature steep intimate seating for 6,500 spectators, a world-class grass pitch along with top-tier training facilities.
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    Ownership: Pacific FC is led by former Men’s National Team members Josh Simpson and Rob Friend along with local British Columbia business leader Dean Shillington.

    Identity: Native to Vancouver Island, the Douglas Fir tree is seen throughout the region including the area surrounding Westhills Stadium. These ancient trees are a symbol of strength and survival with their massive trunks and towering heights dating back hundreds of years.

    The shape of the Douglas Fir is split into segments, with the right side of tree forming an abstract shape of the isle.

    At the bottom of the crest is the trident, traditionally used for spear fishing and a mythological symbol for having control of the ocean.

    The tree is bordered by the ocean with a single chevron representing the ocean wave and Victoria, Victory and Vancouver Island.

    Pacific FC Colour Inspiration
    • Starfish Purple – The primary colour of Pacific FC, Van-Isle’s purple is inspired by the starfish of the region. Once under threat of a severe epidemic, the resilient sea star battled back to survive and thrive in the Pacific Northwest.
    • Lagoon Blue – is inspired by the club’s namesake ocean, the great Pacific. The ocean is everything to islanders, with casual afternoons often spent hiking to get a better view of the surrounding shores.
    • Lighthouse White – A welcomed sights along the rugged island coastline, lighthouses are an icon of Vancouver Island with a number of the historic white structures still active today.
    http://pacificfc.canpl.ca
     

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