canadian junior league

Discussion in 'Canada' started by jdefoe9, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. jdefoe9

    jdefoe9 Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    I was thinking, wouldnt it be a good idea for Canada to have a major junior league like they do in hockey. Like the OHL, QMJHL, WHL... so players can get drafted for the nhl. Instead, the A-league and/or MLS draft would these young players and develop soccer in Canada. What do you guys think?
  2. SJJ

    SJJ Member

    Sep 20, 1999
    Royal Oak, MI, USA
    Michigan Bucks
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've seen someone post an idea for a Eastern-Central-Western three-league system before. Basically, you would be building Canadian soccer from the ground up instead of the proposed CUSL model which was top-down. Do you think Canada is ready to support a "C-PDL?"
  3. Krammerhead

    Krammerhead Guest


    The A-League does have a draft and it's basically for show only. Players are only binded to the team that drafts them for something like 2 weeks, then they are free to go anywhere. MLS isn't going to draft a lot of Canadians anyhow, I don't see how having a junior soccer league would improve that. For the A-League drafting players is basically pointless. They usually have to draft local players because there's not enough money in the league to entice players to travel a great distance to play for a club.

    Last point, A-League teams average less than most junior hockey teams in Canada presently do. Junior soccer would hardly attract any fans, not enough to support such a league.

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