canadianfoot Posted November 23, 2014 Author Share Posted November 23, 2014 And I would argue that the MLS affiliate clubs make more independent USL Pro clubs and more NASL clubs in Canada more likely. If these teams are successful then more Canadian players will be playing professionally and they all cannot make the MLS teams. If more players can find pro spots then more kids will stay in the program looking for a pro spot. If pro soccer is played in more Canadian cities then more media will cover the games and more spectators will be able to follow the leagues. If more spectators follow the leagues then more local clubs will be formed at the USL Pro level and perhaps even the NASL level. It is all one giant feedback loop where more soccer breeds more soccer. Successful clubs breed more successful clubs. The model that has worked over and over again in other countries might finally be allowed to build a new kind of football culture in this country and then maybe, just maybe we will qualify for the World Cup again in my lifetime. Or we could just sit around and spend next twenty years arguing about the perfect all-Canadian league that never actually gets off the ground. I agree with you Ted WFC2 might be a catalyst for the Victoria Highlanders FC yo make the jump to USL Pro since they will have all Cascadia teams a few hours away. Same might happen with other USL Pro affiliates announced earlier. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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