2019-2020 CPL Off Season & U-Sports Draft

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Robert Borden, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
     
  2. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Returning: Valour FC have picked up the contract options of defenders Raphaël Garcia and Yohan Le Bourhis

    Not returning: The club also announced that midfielder’s Josip Golubar and Glenn Muenkat, along with defender Adam Mitter will not be returning next season.
     
  3. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  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
  6. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  7. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  8. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  9. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
     
  10. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  11. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  12. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    For CPL roster purposes, does Ryan Telfer still count as a Canadian now that he has chosen Trinidad and Tobago as his national team?
     
  14. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Yes, he counts as domestic in CPL as he holds a Canadian Passport
     
  15. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    I'm interested to see if York (or, potentially, another CPL team) signs him now that TFC has declined his option. He could always end up back at TFC under a different contract but I'm guessing he isn't in their plans.
     
  17. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  18. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
  20. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    I'm disappointed to see this.

    I was hoping that the CPL MVP would move on to a higher league. It would be a great example of the CPL doing what it is designed to do and pushing along Canadian talent.

    At 21 Borges still has time. He could play out a two or three year contract in the CPL and then move on as a 23/24 year old. Still, it would have been a good news story for the CPL to have their first year star lead the way higher.
     
  22. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    A few reason why this could be happening
    • Forge resigning him means that they get transfer fees if a team wants to sign him instead of losing him for nothing. He can still transfer.

    • Forge will play CONCACAF League, he might want to be part of it again

    • If he can repeat his performance, he would be more likely to move to a higher tier than now
     
  23. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    I can see that from Forge's perspective. If Borges wanted to try his luck elsewhere, however, he'd be more appealing as a free transfer. I read this as Borges wanting to stay or not getting any better offers.

    He may possibly get more attention if he has another stand out performance. He's also balancing time in the CPL ($50k?) against time elsewhere (presumably >$50k or why go) against the likely length of his career. The CPL has made a good start but Borges will be retired from soccer before CPL salaries reach levels where players can play their career there and then retire for real. From a financial perspective, he presumably wants to move up as quickly as possible so long as the move is to a team where he'll actually play.

    But my initial comment wasn't focused on what is best for Borges or the Forge but just on wanting to see some additional pumping up for the CPL.
     
  25. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    There was never going to be a scenario where Forge would let him walk for free. Most contracts are 1+1 anyways and this doesn't prevent him from being sold
     

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