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    • For now, but shouldn't be the case forever. Disagreeing...not arguing 
    • I have no idea what you're talking about here. The CSA is allowing TFCII to play in USL-2 and the three MLS clubs to place all of their academy teams in the USSDA, so maybe you need to remind the CSA of its mandate rather than trying to pointlessly argue with me about it.
    • Canadian soccer matters more than 2 clubs. That's the CSA's mandate and they are acting accordingly. It would be more productive if they helped CPL building a D2 league when they are ready so they could include their reserve teams. Until then, we have D3 leagues of our own The CSA's mandate is to do what's best for Canadian soccer, not 1 multi-billionaire organization which too many are trying to victimize. It benefits more Canadians to be exposed to TFC III, than removing them altogether and giving Americans that kind of exposure which ultimately benefits their program over ours. You can shoot yourself so many times before being unable to make a full recovery.
    • I think moving to the USSDA was more about providing better competition for the younger ages than it was for the U19s. It was likely a case of moving all the TFC Academy teams to USSDA or none at all, and TFC took Option A.
    • I tried to watch a couple of times and just couldn't get into them. The closest I came was when there was a chance we would have played the Whitecraps in the VCup and we were getting plans for a group to go over.
    • Which is kind of funny that they went to USSDA for better competition. TFCIII averaged 2.0 points per game in USSDA and 2.1 points per game in L1O. I realize that doesn't tell the whole story, but it seems like they should have stuck with a league with less travel and more ability to scout Canadian players
    • Yes, their reserve teams would be superior. Yes, they'd raise the bar for the rest of those leagues. But no, VWFC and IMFC wouldn't see any improvement for their reserve squads by having them walk over amateur players week in and week out, so why would already cheap owners invest in that? I already said I agree that IMFC and VWFC (and TFC) should be placing teams in existing or upcoming high-level local amateur leagues, but the fully pro reserve squads shouldn't be those teams. If anything, I'd like to see a combined CPL-MLS reserve league in Canada. As for L1O improving, TFC3 (U-19s) was one of the best teams in that league last year. L1O didn't suddenly undergo a huge jump in quality over one offseason after losing several of its best players to the CPL and losing its entire fourth-place team to the USSFDA league. That's not how it works.
    • Take it to DMs.
    • They are free to help raise the level here in Canada. If their reserve teams would be as superior as you imply, even better...forces everyone help to raise the bar Was... League 1 Ontario undeniably improved since then which CPL is demonstrating. I doubt Anthony Novak would be overwhelmingly out of his element in USL-1
    • They should be doing so, but they also need a higher calibre league for their reserves to play in (if they actually decide to spend money on such teams again, which is a big IF). TFCIII was already one of the best teams in Ontario's D3. TFCII is a step higher.
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