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7 hours ago, matty said:

Franchises where owners buy into the league and own the club IP. Until something official is released saying different or expanding that is closer to MLS than a European league.

The fact the word being used is franchise hints at something closer to MLS as well

my annoyance isn't with you but with a few people on the subject. i'd just want to point out that they don't seem to own the club itself just the IP (based on that tweet). a lot more needs to come out, my comment is more a reply to the sizable push by fans (and even some of the league itself) to sell the league as "classical european" that this is the anti-mls based on minimal info. 

MLS owner operators don't own the ip, the league does. The term Franchise by no means equates to CPL being closer to MLS. Various leagues refer to their teams as franchises but they are vastly different than single entity modeled MLS in that franchises, players, ip,  are actually owned by the owner, not the league.

 

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32 minutes ago, CDNFootballer said:

MLS owner operators don't own the ip, the league does. The term Franchise by no means equates to CPL being closer to MLS. Various leagues refer to their teams as franchises but they are vastly different than single entity modeled MLS in that franchises, players, ip,  are actually owned by the owner, not the league.

 

stop equating what i said to single entity when i merely said it might be closer to mls than previously believed.

the leagues that use franchises are not typically in the soccer world and many of those leagues are closer to mls than say ligue 1. god you mention cpl POSSIBLY being closer mls than previously believed and everyone tries to discredit for literally no reason. like **** other "news" has happened since why the **** does this matter?

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I don’t know to much. But I do know that the players and coaches will be owned by individual teams which is the important thing. As well, i think it’s likely that the league will share some revenues like sponsors (for example airline). But I think fees to enter the league and slight revenue sharing is where the Franchise thing ends. I think sponsorships are an important thing to share revenues in. But from what I hear, the “franchises” will behave mostly like clubs in terms of contracts, player development and such. I think it is a very good balance.

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I hope they don’t do a league wide deal.. I get it but it would be better visually to have teams pick their own.  We seem to be on a track of individual teams so why put them in cookie cutter kits? 

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I've always had the opposite view, personally. Having a league-wide deal ensures a certain consistency in terms of the quality of the merchandise, whereas the NASL-style approach led to some great kits and some that were just ugly and cheap. I'm all for individuality in terms of the designs, but I'd rather see one big contract that brings in a lot of money for the league and ensures quality items than a bunch of piece-meal agreements. Just my two cents.

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32 minutes ago, m-g-williams said:

I've always had the opposite view, personally. Having a league-wide deal ensures a certain consistency in terms of the quality of the merchandise, whereas the NASL-style approach led to some great kits and some that were just ugly and cheap. I'm all for individuality in terms of the designs, but I'd rather see one big contract that brings in a lot of money for the league and ensures quality items than a bunch of piece-meal agreements. Just my two cents.

I guess it depends on the supplier. I hope it's Under Armor, I like the brand's quality and overall kit designs.

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5 hours ago, Keegan said:

I hope they don’t do a league wide deal.. I get it but it would be better visually to have teams pick their own.  We seem to be on a track of individual teams so why put them in cookie cutter kits? 

With an entity like this starting out of the gates you likely attract a bigger deal if it's a league wide deal. If I had to guess I imagine they're doing this at a number of levels. 

I hate to be anti-small business guy but I think this is a bigger deal than some people on here may think. If it's a small supplier—no matter how great the kits they make are—alot of people in the general public are going to see this league as suddenly less-than. If it's a supplier like Nike that brings a serious level of credibility to the league and becomes a bigger PR story for people who still think this could be a not-so-pro league.

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How big is the deal likely to be if they are not on TSN or Sportsnet regularly? Think people need to temper their expectations a bit. This league is likely to be viewed by sponsors and large companies as Canada's de facto D2 regardless of how it is sanctioned given the lion's share of the mainstream media interest is still going to be with MLS. The good news today from a CSB standpoint was 2026 the hosting if the CMNT ultimately gets to be an automatic qualifier, because handling team related sponsorship deals in the build up to that could be lucrative and that gives investors another reason to hang in there, if the going gets tough.

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1 minute ago, BringBackTheBlizzard said:

How big is the deal likely to be if they are not on TSN or Sportsnet regularly? Think people need to temper their expectations a bit. This league is likely to be viewed by sponsors and large companies as Canada's de facto D2 regardless of how it is sanctioned given the lion's share of the mainstream media interest is still going to be with MLS. The good news today from a CSB standpoint was 2026 the hosting if the CMNT ultimately gets to be an automatic qualifier, because handling team related sponsorship deals in the build up to that could be lucrative and that gives investors another reason to hang in there, if the going gets tough.

I can't speak to how big it'll be, but you're always going to attract bigger deals from more established companies if you package your league all together rather than ask companies to chase down single team agreements.

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2 minutes ago, SoccerCoach said:

Can you please give us a brief summary. I can't open it. I'm at work and the boss is walking around.

Out for TFC so can’t really until morning sorry lol. First thing though

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One thing that just hit me now. The windfall for ownership of the CPL on the world cup coming is absolutely massive.

With all the owners in the CPL also being owners in C-SUM they were all literally just handed tens of millions of dollars today with the World Cup going to the United bid.

That in and of itself should goose up interest from potential owners in this league. It was a big, big, big deal for this league that they won this thing.

 

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Just now, lazlo_80 said:

One thing that just hit me now. The windfall for ownership of the CPL on the world cup coming is absolutely massive.

With all the owners in the CPL also being owners in C-SUM they were all literally just handed tens of millions of dollars today with the World Cup going to the United bid.

That in and of itself should goose up interest from potential owners in this league. It was a big, big, big deal for this league that they won this thing.

 

How does the funding trickle down to the C-SUM entity?

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Just now, youllneverwalkalone said:

How does the funding trickle down to the C-SUM entity?

It's my understanding (and I could be wrong) C-Sum will now handle all media rights for National team events. The rights of a world cup in Canada with the national team in the big tourney versus a world cup in morocco in a weird time zone without the Canadian team is a major difference.

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