a-league 2004

Discussion in 'United Soccer Leagues' started by jaydog2008, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. jaydog2008

    jaydog2008 New Member

    Jan 19, 2003


    Virginia Beach

  2. sniper

    sniper New Member

    Jan 14, 2000
    New York, NY
    Don't think so -

    Lot's of wishful thinking there, J-Dog.

    I'm assuming the stars for Ottawa and Hamilton are "hopeful" situations, but there's been no announcements about either city yet.

    As for "S. Florida", I'll believe it when they kick off their first game.

    Any new club needs to be announced far in advance so the clock's ticking!

    Let's see what get's announced between now and the USL League meetings in November.
  3. houndguy

    houndguy New Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    Everything I've heard or come across indicates Ajax USA will be out of Orlando in 04.

    Ottawa is a strong rumor but I've not heard anything offical yet.

    Cincy looks like it's offically gone and Calgary is still looking for a new owner, but it seems likely they will be back.

    I've never heard anything about Hamilton joining the A-league. PSL or PDL yes, but not the A-league.

    Plus I think it's more likely to see 3 divisions instead of four.

    Syracuse, Rochester, Toronto, Ottawa*, Montreal, Minn. or Mil.

    Vancouver, Portland, Seattle, Calgary, Edmonton, Minn. or Mil.

    Charleston, Ajax (Orlando)*, VA Beach, Atlanta, Richmond
  4. Khansingh

    Khansingh New Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    The Luton Palace
    Orlando is going to play in the PDL next year with an eye for the A-League in 2005. I wonder what they're going to do about that name though. Most people are going to take one look at that name and think of sink cleanser. If they hear it, they'll imagine a giant eyeball wielding an axe. The Orlando A-Jacks?
  5. slip2break

    slip2break New Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Buffalo, NY
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  6. Pokeden

    Pokeden New Member

    Jul 20, 2003
    It is pronounced: eye-axe. As most in the soccer world knows!
    Ajax is a team from Amsterdam, finishing second in the Dutch League.
  7. houndguy

    houndguy New Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Pittsburgh, Pa
    I think the point of Khansingh's post is that most non-soccer people (most of the population of the US) wouldn't understand that.

    I actually remember seeing a press release on both an A-league and PDL team. Anyone remember where that was?
  8. Canadian_Supporter

    Staff Member

    Dec 20, 1999
    Prostějov, CR
    Nat'l Team:
    Re: Don't think so -

    Ottawa will not be back in the CPSL (I assume). They didn't show up for the league playoffs because the league allowed late transfers of a few players to another team. The Wizards and some other teams were upset at the lack of 'rules' in the CPSL.

    Apparently, Ottawa will (has) put in an application for the A-League next year. They would probably play at either Frank Clair or Lynx stadium.
  9. CalgaryMJ

    CalgaryMJ New Member

    Apr 7, 2002
    Calgary set for '04

    The ownership situation for Calgary for the '04 season has been resolved. The ownership sounds like they know what they're getting in for but I'm a little concerned about their commitment. They have good soccer people running it, now hopefully the management side is up to the challenge. I'm just looking forward to watch our Calgary ??? kicking some Edmonton !!!! (any ideas as to when the teams will (or have to) have their "nicknames" announced?).
  10. urtel

    urtel Member

    Jul 16, 2003
    Rochester Rhinos
    Nat'l Team:

    I'd like to see a system much like the AHL's where the have a Canadian division, or an super-integrated league of CPSL & USL.

    One word: Unstoppable.
  11. webster2003

    webster2003 Red Card

    Nov 4, 2003
    Re: Don't think so -

    Strange silence. Hmm.

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