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1 minute ago, Obinna said:

Will they play in Voyageurs cup? The format has already been announced. 

Perhaps the Masters and Blainville forced to have a play-off now?

That's what I'm thinking exactly.  Those two playoff and the winner faces York9 (higher seed) and then Ottawa faces HFX.  

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21 minutes ago, Obinna said:

Will they play in Voyageurs cup? The format has already been announced. 

Perhaps the Masters and Blainville forced to have a play-off now?

That's what I'd be thinking too. I wouldn't be completely averse to the idea as it's still early enough that it won't seriously affect the teams' schedules. Correct me if I'm wrong, but neither League 1 Ontario nor PLSQ have released their respective schedules yet, so we should be good there. I won't complain. I'm just more pissed off that the Whitecaps got a bye over Forge (not due to being a Forge FC supporter, by the way, it has nothing to do with it). Nevertheless, the Ottawa team playing in the Canadian Championship is not the worst idea ever. They just have to deal with that as soon as possible.

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1 hour ago, toontownman said:

Clanachans quotes regarding the Womens league being ‘Further along than I expected’ are a nice tie in. Those quotes were back in August so a bit of a stretch to believe this had anything to do with Ottawa/Atletico. Possible Atletico had been in touch and had a relationship before Ottawa became a possibility though. 

2021 could be possible, in his quotes it was speculated they would use league 1 ontario as a basis but we have some womens teams across the country. I hope they wait until 2022 at least. It's hard enough running one league efficiently I am sure. 

Also lets get that nonsense out the way and celebrate HARD. Welcome Ottawa. Feb 12 is too far away but I will take it!

The CSA is already funding national team players each season in the NWSL. If that is the level of league the CPL is thinking, I think its a no brainer to then to just place Canadian teams in the all existing NWSL where you have the best Canadian and US players suiting up with and against each other. Now if they thinking of doing something along the lines of what the W League was then something just within the Canadian border makes sense. This is something the CPL and the three MLS teams in conjunction with the CSA should explore. 

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1 hour ago, Obinna said:

I haven't been keeping up with all the hoopla around the Ottawa situation. I do know that Fury suspended operations and I can see Athletico are teaming up with the man who owns the CFL and OHL team in Ottawa.

Is this a re-birth of the Fury under the Athletico family? Or are the Fury completely dead now? Either way I am curious, if not excited, to see what the branding is with Athletico involved.

It’s a few pages back but OSEG sold the rights to the Fury and apparently they rights holders are putting a team in Miami. Hunt is the only on that was involved with the Fury that is linked to the Atletico Ottawa club. This is a separate entity. 

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30 minutes ago, Obinna said:

Will they play in Voyageurs cup? The format has already been announced. 

Perhaps the Masters and Blainville forced to have a play-off now?

Two ways to do it would be for them to push Calgary back into the opening round and face off against Ottawa thus not disrupting any of the other match-ups on the bracket. The easiest option in my eyes would be to keep it close bye and play Blainville for a spot in the bracket. I think they really want that TFC York 9 match up.

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35 minutes ago, CanadaFan123 said:

That's what I'm thinking exactly.  Those two playoff and the winner faces York9 (higher seed) and then Ottawa faces HFX.  

Or bring Calgary into the opening round. 

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3 minutes ago, Cblake said:

Or bring Calgary into the opening round. 

This wouldn't be fair to Calgary, who earned their QF round birth on the strength of last years performance. If you push them back to the qualifying round, you will also get people claiming MLS favouritism. The optics wouldn't be good either way.

4 minutes ago, Cblake said:

Two ways to do it would be for them to push Calgary back into the opening round and face off against Ottawa thus not disrupting any of the other match-ups on the bracket. The easiest option in my eyes would be to keep it close bye and play Blainville for a spot in the bracket. I think they really want that TFC York 9 match up.

Yes you would not disturb the other match ups, but wouldn't you screw up the QF round?

The 3 MLS teams await the qualifying round winners, but who plays in the 4th match up? It would have to be two of Valour/Forge and Ottawa/Calgary. Don't think that would work.

Seemingly making Blainville and Masters play each other for a spot in the tournament proper would make the most sense. The winner could play York to cut down on travel and Ottawa could renew acquaintances with Halifax. 

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I dunno in my view just leave them out for this year. I mean they will have enough on their plate just trying to get things sorted to CPL action. I'm sure they would not be heartbroken to miss the tournament and be able to focus solely on CPL. 

Besides the tournament has been set up fine - why mess with it. 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Obinna said:

This wouldn't be fair to Calgary, who earned their QF round birth on the strength of last years performance. If you push them back to the qualifying round, you will also get people claiming MLS favouritism. The optics wouldn't be good either way.

Yes you would not disturb the other match ups, but wouldn't you screw up the QF round?

The 3 MLS teams await the qualifying round winners, but who plays in the 4th match up? It would have to be two of Valour/Forge and Ottawa/Calgary. Don't think that would work.

Seemingly making Blainville and Masters play each other for a spot in the tournament proper would make the most sense. The winner could play York to cut down on travel and Ottawa could renew acquaintances with Halifax. 

Why would those match-ups not work?

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Its alive! Its alive!

You all thought OSEG had had thrown the final blow and killed pro soccer in Ottawa, buried so deep that no one would dare attempt to revive the corpse.

Yet with the hands of the Spanish, they have shocked the body of pro soccer in Ottawa, back to life! 

Now they will charge into the CPL. Who will be the first victim?

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1 hour ago, Big_M said:

Wouldnt be surprised if most if not all foreign player spots are taken by players from:

Atletico
Atletico B
Atletico San Luis
Famalicao

Especially with the short lead up to the season.  I expect the roster to be made up of Athletico B and Athletico U21 players is plus former Fury players who are not signed.

They could be cohesive quickly  and good if built properly. 

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13 minutes ago, CanadaFan123 said:

Have heard from a former Ottawa player that the players were all unaware of this.  All were told to find new clubs. 

Told to find new clubs by who?

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18 minutes ago, CanadaFan123 said:

Have heard from a former Ottawa player that the players were all unaware of this.  All were told to find new clubs. 

Interesting. Has this player moved on? Nothing to say some werent shoulder tapped. These are essentially new bosses though so old bosses likely did tell them that. 

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Just now, dyslexic nam said:

DeGuzman. 
 

jk

Likely at the time when we did not know for sure that their would be a 2020 CPL team. We saw that Nana signed with the Oakland Roots in NISA.

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24 minutes ago, Cblake said:

Told to find new clubs by who?

I didn’t ask them to specify but management supposedly.  
 

23 minutes ago, toontownman said:

Interesting. Has this player moved on? Nothing to say some werent shoulder tapped. These are essentially new bosses though so old bosses likely did tell them that. 

Yes he has moved on and confirmed that they had no clue about the possibility of a new team in Ottawa. 
FWIW the OneSoccer guys said that the CPL had given the new team a list of 40 players possibly including local lad Zoom. Ben Fisk was also mentioned and would seem a perfect fit along with Misik who also played in Spain. 

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