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  1. 8 points
    Our first championship since the 2000 Gold Cup....Zambrano weeks into the job and already getting us titles. Sign of things to come my fellow Voyaguers.
  2. 8 points
    I think that's the nicest goal I've ever seen a Canadian team score. Granted, I'm used to random deflections off Cyle Larin's asscheeks.
  3. 8 points
    Diamondium

    Canadian Premier League

    I feel like whoever wrote that tweet put in about 0.2 seconds of thought into those quotation marks and was never expecting a forum of people to analyze them. Clearly, they underestimated this place.
  4. 8 points
    Diamondium

    Canadian Premier League

    Nope, too late. I've already committed to getting ahead of myself on this one.
  5. 7 points
  6. 6 points
    Levi Oakey

    Canadian Premier League

    It has begun. @GuillermoDelQuarto called it. This could actually be incredibly fun.
  7. 5 points
    Alex D

    Canadian Premier League

    Those are some impressive straws you have grasped.
  8. 5 points
    Complete Homer

    Canadian Premier League

    In case you all want to know what Rob is referring to... http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/SCcped/documents/ProposaltoCPED-WanderersGrounds.pdf Original 6 teams are Hamilton, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton (???) , Halifax, Winnipeg Timeline is there League logo (or at least placeholder) is there Stadium renderings are there
  9. 4 points
    So after all the lambasting of these U23s, can we now talk about how great both those goals were? Awuah could easily pass back to his defender. Instead he turns and goes forward. Then you have a 3 touch pass sequence that beats the Qatar defence and opens up a smashing goal from Hamilton. The second goal is both quick thinking and great feet from Petrasso. touch with the right boot flick with the left.
  10. 4 points
    FreeAgent

    Canadian Premier League

    Ahh ok, I figured I was off. I've actually been looking over the past few months (on and off during my free time) at the MLS in terms of how their revenue and cost structure is and if it would translate to Canada and I've been very roughly trying to gauge what sort of attendance is necessary to have a sustainable operating profit. I think I'm much closer on the revenue side than the cost side in terms of accuracy. But I'm getting something like an attendance of 2590 to break-even, I'm sure some of my estimates are off, but does that seem reasonable (at 2590 in attendance, I'm getting $2.5M Total Revenue for a team). At this attendance, I think it's totally possible for a future 12 or so team league across the country. In MLS: Comparative Population Revenue $/Person LA Galaxy 13131431 $ 58,000,000 $ 4.42 Chicago 9512999 $ 24,000,000 $ 2.52 NJ Red Bulls 8944469 $ 23,000,000 $ 2.57 NYCFC 8550405 $ 36,000,000 $ 4.21 Dallas 7102796 $ 24,000,000 $ 3.38 Houston 6313158 $ 26,000,000 $ 4.12 DC 6097684 $ 23,000,000 $ 3.77 Philly 6069875 $ 24,000,000 $ 3.95 Toronto 5928040 $ 38,000,000 $ 6.41 New England 4628910 $ 27,000,000 $ 5.83 Montreal 4098927 $ 24,000,000 $ 5.86 Orlando City 3765432 $ 36,000,000 $ 9.56 Seattle 3733580 $ 52,000,000 $ 13.93 Colorado 2814330 $ 16,000,000 $ 5.69 Vancouver 2463431 $ 20,000,000 $ 8.12 Portland 2389228 $ 39,000,000 $ 16.32 SKC 2340000 $ 33,000,000 $ 14.10 Columbus 2021632 $ 24,000,000 $ 11.87 SJ 1976836 $ 31,000,000 $ 15.68 RSL 1153340 $ 24,000,000 $ 20.81 For the 6 Canadian Teams: Metro Pop Revenue Based on Average $/Population Min Revenue Halifax 403390 $ 3,290,118 $ 1,017,698 Edmonton 1321426 $ 10,777,778 $ 3,333,778 Calgary 1392609 $ 11,358,359 $ 3,513,363 Hamilton 721053 $ 5,881,033 $ 1,819,118 Ottawa 1323783 $ 10,797,002 $ 3,339,724 Winnipeg 811874 $ 6,621,784 $ 2,048,247 Mind you the Min Revenue number is based on the Revenue $/Person of the lowest performing team per population in the states, which is Chicago. But as population decreases, the revenue per person actually rises. The Bottom 5 teams in terms of population actually has an average revenue per person of $15.76, that actually brings Halifax up to about $6.4M in terms of revenue. If you look at the lowest Metro Population in the MLS (Real Salt Lake - Salt Lake City) - they have a revenue of $24M on a population of 1.15M, about $21/person of revenue per person. In conclusion, I've been really bored waiting for this damn league to happen and I really like Excel. Any thoughts?
  11. 4 points
  12. 4 points
    shermanator

    Sophie Schmidt in germany!

    Hope this doesn't get lost in the Canadian Premier League talk, but here's a pretty little goal from Schmidt.
  13. 4 points
    Gopherbashi

    Canadian Premier League

    You should've been around three days ago when I was hyperanalysing emojis.
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
    Personally I think too much is being read into the 'Original 6' slide. This was just a presentation to city council for the construction of a pop up stadium. There is a good chance the cities listed were just possible locations of the starting teams. Frankly I would really ignore Edmonton - right now they have one struggling franchise which seems hell bent on staying the NASL. There is no reason to think that anyone would try stick a second franchise there when there is not enough local support for even one at the moment. The presentation was more about the pop up stadium and the goals for the local club. I think it give some clues as to what the league will look like but if I was a betting man I would say once announced the original 6 has a decent chance of being different then the cities announced.
  16. 4 points
    Nathanael Martin

    Canadian Premier League

    Still, Edmonton is such a beloved Canadian team, it sure would be nice to see it play in a Canadian league.
  17. 3 points
    dyslexic nam

    Canadian Premier League

    It could be me. I will have to talk to my people.
  18. 3 points
    Great combination play and then Hamilton finishes. 1-0
  19. 3 points
    great passing goal...wow unselfish Canigga
  20. 3 points
    dyslexic nam

    Canadian Premier League

    See you on page 387.
  21. 3 points
    Kent

    Canadian Premier League

    On some days, there is no bottom to this thread.
  22. 3 points
    dyslexic nam

    Canadian Premier League

    I have to start reading to the bottom of the thread before responding...
  23. 3 points
    Diamondium

    Canadian Premier League

    I feel like that's a really weird usage of the dash in the middle of the sentence. I wonder if that means you have insider knowledge that this thing is in a dash to the finish line and guaranteed to be announced within the next few days. WHAT ARE YOU NOT TELLING US?
  24. 3 points
    Nathanael Martin

    Canadian Premier League

    Man, I haven't really been paying that much attention to this board until recently-but I am collectively sad for all the CPL enthusiasts (including myself) that we are so starved for news that we are now analyzing quotation marks in a tweet.
  25. 3 points
    marauder01

    Canadian Premier League

    No, they weren't.
  26. 3 points
    Macksam

    Canadian Premier League

  27. 3 points
    BCM

    Canadian Premier League

    Let's not kid ourselves, the city is not really supporting/sustaining one team.
  28. 3 points
    ''Not one of the starters was in preseason''...Didic, Kaye and Schweitzer play in usl. Awuah, BG and Hamilton haven't played a minute in their teams.
  29. 3 points
    Alex D

    Canadian Premier League

    My big question is who are the Edmonton group and where do they plan on playing?
  30. 3 points
    Levi Oakey

    Canadian Premier League

    You've already got a CPL avatar! Priorities!
  31. 2 points
    BCM

    Jordan Dover

    Signed with the Rochester Rhinos in February 2017. From Ajax, Ont. Midfielder, played four years at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the past year for Durham United in L1O. I don't see that he has a profile on the CSA webpage. http://www.greenbayphoenix.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=205427452 http://www.uslsoccer.com/news_article/show/758108?referrer_id=2425684
  32. 2 points
    This win reminds me of the MNT going down to Central America in the 80's and early 90's and gouging out an ugly win on the back of defending and timely scoring on a naive opponent.
  33. 2 points
    Its not Gavin Day. Its Max Bell.
  34. 2 points
    I look away for one or two minutes and I miss some sort of beautiful goal? Lesson learned. Don't let work get in the way of soccer.
  35. 2 points
    Yeah it's getting ugly now. Boy I sure hope Elva doesn't play D4 come next season...
  36. 2 points
    Diamondium

    Canadian Premier League

    Thought: I love that conclusion.
  37. 2 points
    Gopherbashi

    Canadian Premier League

    For what it's worth:
  38. 2 points
    Awuah with some great footwork out on the wing in the buildup. Passes to Misik who one touches to an open Elva, who breaks into the box and when challenged by the goalie he squares it to Hamilton for the blast into the open net.
  39. 2 points
    Rheo

    Canadian Premier League

    I like it personally. Big marketing push through the World Cup, most eyes watching. Give everyone a taste and come back with a full season with another couple of teams in 2019 hopefully. My opinion, just a theory.
  40. 2 points
    Nathanael Martin

    Canadian Premier League

    Oh I was watching; don't you worry! Lol. (Notice the semicolon instead of the dash... )
  41. 2 points
    dyslexic nam

    Canadian Premier League

    Thanks for explaining that.
  42. 2 points
    rob.notenboom

    Rational CPL discussion

    Good luck you guys. Pulling for you. It's all about the infrastructure
  43. 2 points
    Yep, @Unnamed Trialist you rip apart others for such "loose" and incorrect statements but the fact is that several the starters are coming out of pre-season! US leagues have a different schedule to La Liga (or even the best second division in the universe, The Championship)... Otherwise agreeing with a lot of what you are saying here...
  44. 2 points
    Kent

    Canadian Premier League

    I know right! Not only that, I was expecting a team in Kugluktuk, Nunavut so that we could have a coast to coast to coast league. I think it's a fatal misstep to not include the north coast at launch.
  45. 2 points
    Im going to wait on Edmonton until we have more information. There's clearly more to this story and there's lots of permutations that could happen.
  46. 2 points
    GuillermoDelQuarto

    Canadian Premier League

    also, I don't think eddies supporters should discount the potential for the within city rivalry to generate interest for both clubs. I'm not saying it won't hurt them, I'm just saying I don't think it's quite as simple as A-B=C either
  47. 2 points
    dyslexic nam

    Canadian Premier League

    Ha. Not if this thread stays true to form.
  48. 2 points
    Gian-Luca

    TFC2 2017 Discussion

    Hang on, you are comparing the end of the season last year with the just barely begun season this year, which presents a number of problems. TFC's senior team had 9 Canadians on the roster at the end of the year: Ricketts, Johnson, Osorio, Babouli, Hamilton, Chapman, Morgan, Roberts, Manella At the start of the season (ie. the equivalent time to this year), this was only 8 as they didn't sign Ricketts until mid-way through the year. The trouble with comparing this to this year is that we also don't know who they will sign mid-year, although they have already hinted about signing one other Canuck to the first team from their TFC II squad. Roberts & Manella never played a minute last year for the senior team, but let's leave that aside for the moment as that could also happen to some of the players on the fringe of the roster this year for all we know. TFC's senior team right now has 8 Canadians (not 7 as you claim) on it: Ricketts, Osorio, Babouli, Hamilton, Chapman, Morgan, Edwards, Camargo If they sign Liam Fraser to the 1st team sometime during the year, as Vanney has suggested will happen, then we're back on par with 9 Canucks. Its also conceivable that some could get traded or released, but I'm not seeing an "alarming" decrease in the number of Canadians on the first team, year over year. As for minutes played, way too early for the jury on that one - the spate of injuries & international call-ups that allowed Chapman, Babouli, Hamilton etc. to get a lot of minutes may not happen this year, which may still not be a sign that TFC is supporting Canadian players, it may be a sign of different circumstances. Note as well that last year Hamilton & Babouli's minutes got cut drastically once they signed another Canadian in Ricketts (as well as Altidore returning from injury). As for the TFC II minutes, there does seem to be a shift to signing older players (some of whom may be career minor-leaguers like Pais), but the intention there seems to be to help with a more competitive environment so that it's not a team of just Canadian teenagers going up against teams that have Joe Cole, Omar Bravo and Shaun Wright-Phillips on them (which wasn't the case in the USL a couple of years ago), thus helping out the Canadian prospects with their development. When I say "older" I'm not referring to 36/37 year olds that we see on Phoenix Rising but players in their early-mid 20's - and there are bound to be fewer of those vs. Americans (although they did sign a Canadian 23 year old in Telfer). Also until we see what happens when the TFC II players who were in Italy come back, its way too early to use the first game for any sort of conclusion as to how the season will play out. I'd be surprised if the likes of Hundaal, Uccello and Fraser are now nailed to the bench going forward (particularly since the likes of Delgado, Chapman and Endoh won't usually be taking their spots in midfield).
  49. 2 points
    dyslexic nam

    Cyle Larin

    Well I am going to go on pretending that the transfer is pretty much a done deal and that Larin will light up the EPL. Because its Monday morning and you can't stop me.
  50. 2 points
    Alex D

    Canadian Premier League

    Please just drop it
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