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CSL memories - Canadian pro soccer in jeopardy


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Something I have found on CBC Archives:

Broadcast Date: June 8, 1992

The future for professional soccer in Canada doesn't look bright. "In all honesty, it's a bit depressing," says Vancouver 86ers goalie Paul Dolan in this 1992 TV clip. With players in the Canadian Soccer League making an average of just $7,500 per season and CSL teams losing money year after year, it looks like this is going to be the league's last season. The news report looks at why CSL games fail to draw Canadian crowds.

http://archives.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/clips/13468/

Just For Kicks: Soccer in Canada:

http://archives.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/topics/2273/

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True it's very sad. I am curious to see now how many kids will be able to name a few Caps or guys from the Senior side. We have the numbers that lots of kids play soccer in Canada but how many play because it's less expensive than hockey, tennis or something else. Maybe that's where their interest ends....

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Thanks for posting that OrletaFC.

Pretty amazing what's happened since, on a night when the Impact attracted 55,000 to a game against a Mexican team nobody's ever heard of.

Krammer...(as shocking as this may seem) I couldn't agree with you more about this kid/family focused marketing. I can see that the Whitecaps have finally come around and are trying to get the SSers on side. If they don't, they're never going to see the kind of atmosphere that itself attracts attention...like it does in Toronto.

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