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USL is kicking off their season next week. 29 clubs will participate in the season. The following are some discussion points that I think will be interesting to follow over the course of the year.

- Will Whitecaps FC 2 actually follow sanctioning requirements this year, starting 6 Canadians every match? 

- Do any Canadians currently signed to a USL contract sign an MLS contract before the season's end? Someone like, Uccello, Levis or Riggi perhaps?

- How do the Canadians on American USL clubs fare? Will be interesting to see how Laryea, Ewart, Pasher, Cox, Grant, and Murrell do among others. Laryea especially since I don't see him getting much action with Orlando City.

- How do our U-17 prospects fare in USL? Eyes will be on Davies, Tabla and Chung.

- Do any new Canadian wonder kids sign a USL contract before the season's end? Someone like Adonijah Reid perhaps?

- Do any of the USL clubs sign someone completely outside of their academies? Someone like Dominic Russo?

- Does Tosaint Ricketts sign in USL? I'm mostly kidding, but not 100%.

- How many arguments in this thread about winning versus development are had in this thread?

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12 hours ago, shermanator said:

USL is kicking off their season next week. 29 clubs will participate in the season. The following are some discussion points that I think will be interesting to follow over the course of the year.

- Will Whitecaps FC 2 actually follow sanctioning requirements this year, starting 6 Canadians every match? 

The rule doesn't say that you have to start 6 Canadians every match. It says that you have to start on average 6 Canadians every match. So if you start with 4 in a game and 8 in another, it's fine. 

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8 hours ago, Blackdude said:

The rule doesn't say that you have to start 6 Canadians every match. It says that you have to start on average 6 Canadians every match. So if you start with 4 in a game and 8 in another, it's fine. 

I'm not sure about that, where have you seen that an average of 6 is required? I've only ever seen it reported that Canadian clubs must start 6 Canadians. First mentioned here by Duane Rollins:

http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/index.php?/page/articles.html/_/24th-minute/csa-requires-strict-canadian-quotas-for-usl-pro-sanctioning-r4815

And here by AFTN:

http://aftn.ca/vancouver-whitecaps-usl-pro-roster-starting-to-take-shape/

And later referenced here by Steven Sandor

http://the11.ca/2015/07/29/quintessentially-canadian-power-rankings-looking-at-the-usl/

I've never seen it mentioned anywhere that they had to start an average of 6 Canadians every match.

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7 hours ago, shermanator said:

I'm not sure about that, where have you seen that an average of 6 is required? I've only ever seen it reported that Canadian clubs must start 6 Canadians. First mentioned here by Duane Rollins:

http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/index.php?/page/articles.html/_/24th-minute/csa-requires-strict-canadian-quotas-for-usl-pro-sanctioning-r4815

And here by AFTN:

http://aftn.ca/vancouver-whitecaps-usl-pro-roster-starting-to-take-shape/

And later referenced here by Steven Sandor

http://the11.ca/2015/07/29/quintessentially-canadian-power-rankings-looking-at-the-usl/

I've never seen it mentioned anywhere that they had to start an average of 6 Canadians every match.

I'm pretty sure that @Duane Rollins1555362254 tweeted something during the offseason saying that you have to start an amount of Canadians in the year that equates to 6 per game. However I'm not a sophisticated search robot sent back in time to find something that Duane wrote. But hey, he'll maybe find it somewhere.

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1 hour ago, Blackdude said:

I'm pretty sure that @Duane Rollins1555362254 tweeted something during the offseason saying that you have to start an amount of Canadians in the year that equates to 6 per game. However I'm not a sophisticated search robot sent back in time to find something that Duane wrote. But hey, he'll maybe find it somewhere.

Liked this purely for the American Pie reference.

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FC Montreal lost 1-0 to Bethlehem Steel last night. Interesting that David Paulmin got the start over Crepeau, I would assume that as the Impact's third keeper, Crepeau would be getting big minutes in USL. Wonder if he is injured?

TFC II currently up 2-0 over NYRB2 at halftime. Raheem Edwards and Skylar Thomas with the goals. Edwards' goal was a tap in after a beautiful pass across the face of goal by Baouli, and Thomas' goal was a nice little flick after a great pass from Mannella (not 100% sure who fed Thomas)

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On 26/3/2016 at 4:02 PM, shermanator said:

FC Montreal lost 1-0 to Bethlehem Steel last night. Interesting that David Paulmin got the start over Crepeau, I would assume that as the Impact's third keeper, Crepeau would be getting big minutes in USL. Wonder if he is injured?

Crépeau got a concussion in Tampa and that's why we haven't seen him.

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