Canadian cities.

Discussion in 'Candidate Cities' started by shizzle787, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. shizzle787

    shizzle787 Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ottawa, Calgary, Quebec City, and Winnipeg could likely all have enough support teams. If MLS goes to 32 clubs, I would suggest there be at least 5 or maybe 6 Canadian ones to bring Canada into the fold more.
  2. The Franchise

    The Franchise Member+

    Nov 13, 2014
    Bakersfield, CA
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Winnipeg has NHL and CFL in a city of well under a million. Quebec City is that size, too. They get a team sometime after Bakersfield. Which is to say never.

    Canada is small. It has about a tenth of the population of the U.S. It has only three metro areas over 2 million, with three others between 1 and 1.5. There are over forty American cities larger than Calgary, Edmonton, or Ottawa. MLS Canada is built out. Toronto for Ontario, Montreal pour les Quebecois, Vancouver for the West.
  3. EPJr

    EPJr Member+

    Mar 21, 2009
    Richmond VA
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  4. Initial B

    Initial B Member

    Jan 29, 2014
    Ottawa Fury
    Garber has stated on record that there aren't going to be any more Canadian teams. It's the Pareto Principle - the three MLS cities contain 30% of Canada's population. If you include each MLS city's provincal population as possible fans, that number rises to 75%.

    The Canadian Premier League is rumored to be starting in 2018 and may include a team in the Toronto area (no TV contract is possible without it), but probably not the other MLS markets. It will probably start out with 7 or 8 of the following cities: Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax.
  5. MelbaToast

    MelbaToast Member+

    Jun 20, 2014
    Chelsea FC
    Calgary and Ottawa are likely the only options if MLS were to ever consider expanding there.

    It's 10 hours straight through from Calgary to Vancouver. Vancouver is not drawing a significant amount of fans from Alberta.


    Toronto FC
    Feb 4, 2019
    Ontario city snd winnipegway too small for mls and would not get the support to survive..OTTAWA could be a goid mls city

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