2020 CPL Season

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Robert Borden, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    As far as I know, it was loaned to the CSA but ownership resides with the Voyageurs. A member of the Voyageurs still actually does the presentation each year.

    So, as far as I know, you are correct and they could decide to award it a different way if they want to. I'm not sure what they would choose to do in that hypothetical case. Best record among the Canadian MLS teams? Among the CPL teams?
     
  2. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Or just not award it at all if there is no Canadian Championship?
     
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  3. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    That would be my preference as well but nfitz was asking if they could do something.
     
  4. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Knowing the Voyageurs, just awarding the trophy would be the last thing they'd do
     
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  5. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Possible news in the Canadian Championship
     
  6. Kingston

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
    Given what we're dealing with this year, this seems like a reasonable format.
     
  7. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Looks like TFC finally sent a list of players they are willing to loan but might be little too late at this point
     
  8. RocketRobin

    RocketRobin Member

    Canada
    Feb 3, 2007
    Toronto
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Well Terique Mohammed has just been loaned from TFC II to FC Edmonton for this season.
     
  9. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #159 Robert Borden, Aug 10, 2020 at 5:36 PM
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2020 at 5:41 PM
  10. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Okay... The times for the weekday games seem super early... The weekend ones are whatever. But noon and 3 eastern for weekday games just seem crazy early..
     
  11. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Didn't MLS played in the morning? ;)

    Not ideal but the league wanted to avoid UCL and NHL & NBA playoffs. If it wasn't for COVID, they'd only have CFL to work around. Going againstvNHL & Raptors playoffs on primetime is a sure way to fail if the goal is getting new fans.

    I love the league but there's no scenario where I choose CPL before Bayern vs Barca:D

    For casuals and curious, they aren't picking CPL over NHL or Raptors playoffs.
     
  12. RocketRobin

    RocketRobin Member

    Canada
    Feb 3, 2007
    Toronto
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    August 10th TFC II just loaned defenders Julian Dunn and Dante Campbell to Valour FC in time for the Island Games.
     
  13. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And the 9am ET games had absolutely horrible ratings.

    How does weekday games between noon and 3 on a paid service bring in new fans? Most people are going to be at work, or, since a lot of people are working from home, at least working.

    Even worse, some teams included OneSoccer memberships in their ST packages and, from what I’ve seen on Twitter, those memberships don’t include the Island Games since the games aren’t included in the CPL’s regular season.

    It’s also worth noting that the 3PM games are in direct competition with UCL games and the noon games are in competition with Europa League that includes ManU and Inter Milan.

    It just seems like CPL is pretty much setting themselves up for failure.
     
  14. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    It doesn't. It will be the games on CBC that will be free on the weekend that will bring new fans. As for Onesoccer, the games will be made available within 3 hours from the end of the game on the same day and without spoiling results on their website. They will also be replays of the games in the evenings for those who are working during the day.

    That is true, Island games aren't included but those with ST will get their subscription benefits rollover to 2021. Not ideal but these are exceptional times and the subscription also covers all National team and Canadian championship games which means onesoccer is the only way to get the WCQ.

    They aren't competing against any Champions league games, I just checked and looks like Europa League switched to 3pm as well. So CPL games will be live 2 hours before them.

    Competing against NBA and NHL playoffs is setting themselves up for failure. There's just no way that this early, casuals and even fans would drop the Raptors or NHL hockey for CPL. You know my interest for CPL and there's no scenario where I pick CPL above a Raptors playoff game or Bayern vs Barca.

    Got to give them more credit than that because they know the market. Yes people working from home who have a subscription will most likely watch the odd weekday 1-m game right before Champions League but everyone else can see see the games on demand the same day right after work with no spoilers.

    In a normal year, they'd only have CFL to avoid
     
  15. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    My app updated this morning, yeah I see the schedule conflicting on weekends my error. From what I heard, weekend is when they will be broadcast live on CBC which would explain it. There's not much they can do there as CBC is too great an opportunity to pass.

    Weekdays though, the league is avoiding them as much as they can.

    Worth nothing though, the only way to watch Champions League in Canada is via streaming service. Sure fans will pick UEFA live but the CPL game will be available shortly after those games.
     
  16. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Kingston Member+

    Oct 6, 2005
  18. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 12, 2009
    Seattle
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's awesome that they are responding to the feedback, but, tbh, it shouldn't have needed feedback. CPL should have known that shirting the start times for weekday games to the middle of the day to avoid other leagues is generally going to be more harmful than helpful..
     
  19. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

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

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    CPL concluded another broadcast deal for games on Sundays via TV or CHCH streaming. In Ontario, CHCH TV is also available on over-the-air signal, cable, and satellite for 92% of households and also available on cable from coast to coast
    Also, everyone tested negative for COVID ahead of tonight's opening game
     

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