What is the problem with Canada?

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  1. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #4801 Robert Borden, Nov 24, 2021
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2021
    CPL is already in Toronto, Metro Vancouver is next - Montreal is inevitable.
     
  2. Master O

    Master O Member+

    Jul 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Welcome to the USMNT's world before this World Cup cycle. We had the same problem.
     
  3. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    The only home game we had where the away support was high was El Salvador. We’ve worked on this.

    If we play Jamaica in Toronto, there will be big Jamaican support.

    The only way we won’t have a big American supporters section in January is if we played in Edmonton, everywhere else is too close for team ‘Murica to drive too.
     
  4. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Vancouver makes sense to host Jamaica

    Despite being in southern Ontario - Hamilton's stadium is located in a wind tunnel - it gets cold fast and it's windy AF
     
  5. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Inevitable as this point simply means "someday". CPL is nowhere close to landing in Quebec right now.
     
  6. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    #4806 Robert Borden, Nov 24, 2021
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2021
    No news doesn't equal nothing is happening - (Saskatoon)

    Quentin Parisis detailled the CPL approch to Quebec

    Source
    Jean Gandubert, Former President and Director-President of Quebec Soccer Federation and former Adviser to the Federal Sport Ministry & Strategic Advisor to the investors being the liaison between them and the Regional Association, CSA and CONCACAF

    Pierre Marchand, Soccer Quebec President

    Quebec City Investors
    Mix of individuals and companies who's been in contact with the league since summer 2019 but talks had slowed down when the pandemic started.Talks have already happened between the investors and Quebec city hall.

    Stadium
    • PEPS Stadium at Laval university has been rejected by the league
    • Point of contention now is location - South Shore of Quebec vs the city itself
    • A soccer specific stadium will be built
    Montreal area
    As reported before and again recently, European investors are looking into the Quebec market. CPL was talking to the FFF and European investors pre-pandemic

    This makes sense, for the league and Montreal - you need the right ownership and a French giant would be a coup for CPL drawing on the large population of French expat + CF Montreal getting creative at pissing off their fans.*
    • *Joey Saputo looks less and less interested in the MLS project - all of his attention is towards Bologna in Serie A. His absence at the Cup final this weekend was noted not only in Montreal but Italy as well where he attending a game
    Despite Laval being in play, the league's preference is on Montreal Island.
     
  7. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Actually
    The CF Montréal situation is worst than we thought
     
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  8. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Impact were incredibly successful in USL in terms of performance, attendance and longevity. Saputo paid a $30 million MLS expansion fee and they're currently worth $380 million. Saputo could just sell his MLS share and run a CPL club. I'm not sure how the fans would feel though.
     
  9. Ofori

    Ofori Member+

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Canada with our next window of games

    Honduras away on January 27th

    USA at home on January 30th

    El Salvador away on February 2nd

    If we can win at least 2 out of those 3 games and draw 1 of them...that would put us in great position for Qatar

    Or if we win all 3 games somehow, we can pretty much qualify for Qatar early with 3 games to spare
     
  10. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    If he sells, he takes his money to Bologna and tries make it a Champions League club in my opinion. I doubt he'd bother running a CPL club.

    Knowing the league strategy, they put at least 2 clubs on the Island.
     
  11. glennaldo_sf

    glennaldo_sf Member+

    Houston Dynamo
    United States
    Nov 25, 2004
    Doha, Qatar
    Club:
    FL Fart Vang Hedmark
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Good to see DannyTRadio getting some shares.... love this channel...
     
  12. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Canada's road to Qatar
    Canada Soccer has confirmed that the next home game will be at the home of CPL Champions Forge FC - Tim Horton's Field in Hamilton, Ontario.

    Cyle Larin is linked to Watford and Newcastle

    Stephen Eustaquio - Seems like he's really good...
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    CONCACAF - League

    CPL Champions Forge FC came back from a 2 goal deficit to tie the game 2-2 against Honduras-side Motagua. The return game is next week in Honduras


    UEFA - Champions League
    F Jonathan David played 90 minutes and scored the winning goal for Lille in a 1-0 win against Salzburg - 2nd best player in CONCACAF

    LB Alphonso Davies played the full game and was "man of the match" for Bayern Munich in a 2-1 win against Dynamo Kiev - Best player of CONCACAF
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    F Cyle Larin played the full game while M Atiba Hutchinson played the last 9 minutes for Besiktas in a 2-1 loss to Ajax

    UEFA - Europa League
    F Iké Ugbo played the full game and scored a goal for Genk in a 1-1 tie with Dinamo Zagreb

    GK Milan Borjan started for Belgrade Red Star and had 2 saves 1-0 win against Ludogorets Razgrad

    M Scott Arfield the final 9 minutes for Rangers in a 2-0 win over Sparta Prague

    UEFA - Conference League
    F Liam Millar played 64 minutes for FC Basel in a 3-2 win over Kairat Almaty

    Scotland - Premiership

    M Harry Paton played the full game with the assist and was "man of the match" for Ross County in a 1-0 win against Hibernian

    England - League One
    F Daniel Jebbison
    played 70 minutes and scored 2 goals for Burton Albion in a 4-0 win against Accrington

    F Theo Corbeanu played the full game with the assist for Sheffield Wednesday in a 2-1 win against MK Dons
     
  13. Ghost

    Ghost Member+

    Sep 5, 2001
    Hamilton?
     
  14. Robert Borden

    Robert Borden Member+

    Chelsea
    Canada
    Apr 19, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
    Nat'l Team:
    Canada
    Why not
     
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  15. Ofori

    Ofori Member+

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Hamilton is the perfect spot for Canada vs USA
     
  16. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    George Hamilton vs. Alexander Hamilton, both field commanders in the War of 1812.
     
  17. Ofori

    Ofori Member+

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Since I live right near Hamilton...live out in the GTA in Mississauga, I could get to Tim Hortons Field pretty easily
     
  18. Ofori

    Ofori Member+

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Canada at best we finish 3rd in this qualifying table and that is at best given that we only have 6 games left and if we can win at least 3 of those games and draw the other 3 games we will qualify easily for Qatar
     
  19. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Not that it makes much a difference as far as the US is concerned, but I’m curious as to what makes Hamilton a better spot than Toronto.
     
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  20. Ofori

    Ofori Member+

    Inter Milan
    Ghana
    May 9, 2020
    Because of the altitude for one thing but also the weather
     
  21. Paul Berry

    Paul Berry Member+

    Notts County and NYCFC
    England
    Apr 18, 2015
    Nr Kingston NY
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1,000 feet doesn't give you any advantage.
     
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  22. Ray Shoesmith

    Ray Shoesmith Member

    Valencia
    United States
    Nov 14, 2021
    It’s about 1,000 feet not 10,000 feet.

    Meaningless.

    Maybe the poutine is better in Hamilton, and that will help the Canucks.
     
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  23. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean there is basically no difference in altitude or weather between Toronto and Hamilton, so I’m confused by this.
     
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  24. Roger Allaway

    Roger Allaway Member+

    Apr 22, 2009
    Warminster, Pa.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Robert Borden said earlier in this thread that the stadium in Hamilton can be like a wind tunnel, and thus colder than Toronto. That might have been the difference, but I wouldn't be surprised if the main difference between Hamilton and Toronto is something mundane like how much it costs the CSA to rent the stadium.
     
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  25. CANPRO

    CANPRO Member+

    Dec 23, 2002
    Difference between Toronto and Hamilton is apparently the CSA changed their minds too late in the day about Vancouver and that Toronto wouldn’t have been ready in time.

    Obviously BMO field is better than Tim Horton’s field which is a really basic CFL stadium with no roof and a turf pitch.

    Our stadium options in Canada are very limited.
     
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