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  1. 7 points
  2. 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
  3. 4 points
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 3 points
    great passing goal...wow unselfish Canigga
  7. 3 points
    dyslexic nam

    Canadian Premier League

    See you on page 387.
  8. 3 points
    Kent

    Canadian Premier League

    On some days, there is no bottom to this thread.
  9. 3 points
    dyslexic nam

    Canadian Premier League

    I have to start reading to the bottom of the thread before responding...
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 2 points
    Great ball over the top by Awuah on a quickly taken FK from midfield and Petrasso finishes with a beautiful chip 2-0
  14. 2 points
    Gopherbashi

    Canadian Premier League

    Four pages in 15 hours - that puts us on pace for 45 pages in a week. Gotta pick up the pace.
  15. 2 points
    Nathanael Martin

    Canadian Premier League

    Oh I was watching; don't you worry! Lol. (Notice the semicolon instead of the dash... )
  16. 2 points
    Levi Oakey

    Rational CPL discussion

    It is all happening now.
  17. 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.
  18. 2 points
    Alex D

    Canadian Premier League

    Please just drop it
  19. 1 point
    Greatest Cockney Rip Off

    David Wotherspoon

    Not sure how accurate but his Wikipedia say him Mom was born in Azerbaijan and he qualifies to play for their national team.
  20. 1 point
    Fastfeet2

    David Wotherspoon

    Nice find! Ill have to do some research tonight
  21. 1 point
    Kent

    Octavio Zambrano

    Hopefully the Aspire tournament was also foreshadowing the attendance numbers we will see in Qatar too. There was at least 7 people there today, maybe even more, and we couldn't even see the stands on the camera side (I watched without sound, so I bet I'm looking like an idiot now and there were actually 10,000 screaming fans on the camera side of the field).
  22. 1 point
    I saw the first goal live, but nice to be able to see it again (and again, and again). I had missed the Petrasso goal, very well taken! Very satisfying result and a couple of great goals. Probably the last time we had 2 goals with a similar level of quality (on the men's side of things) would be the friendly in Toronto against Jamaica. De Jong's free kick goal and Edgar's volley off a corner kick (or was it a half volley?). Those were a couple of nice goals.
  23. 1 point
    Levi Oakey

    Octavio Zambrano

    2 games. 2 wins. Tournament Trophy. Not bad.
  24. 1 point
    BringBackTheBlizzard

    Canadian Premier League

    Think it would be more realistic (and probably still somewhat optimistic) to use NASL or USL numbers for broadcasting and sponsorship revenues rather than using MLS as the comparison. Only Halifax seem to have an SSS in the works so naming rights won't be a factor elsewhere and game day revenues will tend to go mainly to whoever owns the stadium used.
  25. 1 point
    77' you can see it on the scoreboard when the camera pans that way.
  26. 1 point
    Aleman in for Elva
  27. 1 point
    That was nice wow
  28. 1 point
    1-0 at the half Mediocre team play and no player impressed but we still scored from our very few chances which is very positive. Plenty of positional and tactical in game changes over the two games, OZ testing the adjustment of the players. Cordova needs to be better defensively. CB's winning everything in the air. Sadiki being so solid over both games as a u19 in a u23 tournament has to be one of the biggest positives.
  29. 1 point
    Great work from Awuah on that goal
  30. 1 point
    dyslexic nam

    Canadian Premier League

    In terms of the veracity of the info in the Halifax proposal, I suspect that it is at least fairly sold, and represents quite a bit more than a best guess. As much as people like to bash governments, they generally don't make major decisions/investments on the basis of half-baked presentations that offer an idea of what things maybe, sort of could look like, potentially, if things go as hoped... possibly. People bringing that kind of info to the table are told to go away and come back when they have something more concrete - especially when it involves major infrastructure being put in the most valuable piece of real estate in the city. These guys are talking about renovating the landscape of Citadel Hill - that is not something the city will do on a whim. That is why I think this has to be at least a fairly informed proposal. Those may not absolutely be the actual original 6 when the dust settles, but when you start talking about the mechanics of a shortened season to leverage WC inertia, the full season length, proposed ticket prices (which would inform a team budget), etc - I think these are all indicators that the info has to be more than blue-sky ideas about what a league might look like. Maybe I am wrong - maybe the presentation was just meant to get some degree of notional support from the city just in case the stars align. But the level of specificity suggests otherwise - at least to me.
  31. 1 point
    Saviola7

    Academies or Regional or The OPDL

    All ORNCAs (including SAAC teams) may now apply to OPDL. The barriers for them are typically twofold: 1) The need for audited financial statements over the past three years, 2) The lack of a bone-fide grassroots program. The first point is a big hurdle since as not-for-profits, clubs already have to prepare such statements and private organizations have to shell out extra money to do so. See: http://www.powersoccer.ca/content/opdl-debriefs-confirm-saac-excellence-technical-organizational-standards/ There are many academies that have grassroots (i.e., house league programs down to U6), but not all. Note that there are some consortiums that are currently OPDL license holders that do not have their own grassroots program, but are linked to clubs which do (Athlete Institute, Hamilton United, United FA).
  32. 1 point
    matty

    Canadian Premier League

    A mini season could work. Use the World Cup to push it and launch right after. Give the CFL a month~ to promote it to their fans as well. It gives players in a August to May leagues a chance to finish their seasons and have a bit of a break prior to starting a quick CPL season. Also allows for people to test out how the league will do on TV and streaming and advertisers. If there's a CCL spot it gets the league in ASAP and will offer jobs to Canadian players (many contracts expire after May 2018)
  33. 1 point
    One thing is for certain, this game will forever determine whether these players will make the senior team.
  34. 1 point
    matty

    Canada to compete in Aspire U-23 Tournament

    They played on the 23rd and Uzbekistan won 3-1
  35. 1 point
    Gopherbashi

    Canadian Premier League

    It's possible, but if I'm a government official and a corporation asks me for permission to tear up public land in the heart of downtown for a "this is what it might look like" league, I'm not exactly going to be too receptive.
  36. 1 point
    Rheo

    Canadian Premier League

    You forgot that the stadium is for a league that most likely won't exist
  37. 1 point
    BringBackTheBlizzard

    Canadian Premier League

    Main word to note is "potential".
  38. 1 point
    Evidence for this beyond it's what you hope will happen? A few weeks back Duane Rollins and FC Edmonton supporters (jedinathan?) were discussing this on a podcast and seemed to think that the Katz Group had looked at this CPL thing and were not interested but might be interested in MLS.
  39. 1 point
    Big_M

    Canadian Premier League

    Great, now someone has a new document to bring up a million times to hammer us with his pessimism filled arguments.
  40. 1 point
    Rheo

    Canadian Premier League

    My question is how long has the power point been online? We missed the article announcing OZ as coach for a week and now this lol
  41. 1 point
    BradMack

    Canadian Premier League

    I believe we've heard rumblings that there will be expansion teams announced prior to the first game being played by the original six. Hopefully one of those expansion teams is a team in BC. I could see some groups deciding to just wait until 2019 for a ful season to debut. Also, I'd say it's a safe bet to assume that if a major TV deal isnt in place, Eastlink would be broadcasting Halifax games, and then its just a matter of live streaming their broadcast through whatever service the CPL would choose. In my opinion that is worst case scenario and it wouldn't be that bad as Eastlink have a lot of experience in soccer broadcasting unlike some of the USL streams which are terrible to watch. But I still think there is hope to get in on TSN or CBC or Sportsnet as Canada Soccer can make some sort of bundle deal with the VCup, national team games and CPL games, there's for sure potential value in having these properties, and being the home of Canadian soccer as the game grows in this country.
  42. 1 point
    mikey_s_

    June 13 vs Curacao in Montreal

    Got 4 tickets in section 110. My season ticket rep said sales were going better then expected.
  43. 1 point
    baulderdash77

    Canadian Premier League

    True North and Calgary Sports and Entertainment have been linked in previous media reports so you'd think it's probably them.
  44. 1 point
    shermanator

    Kyle Bekker

    Bekker was named NASL player of the week in his debut. http://www.nasl.com/news/2017/03/27/player-of-the-week--san-francisco-deltas-midfielder-kyle-bekker
  45. 1 point
    FC_Hali

    Canadian Premier League

    So pumped for Halifax. A 2018 launch would capitalize on the world cup momentum and the Wanderers Ground is literally the perfect location. Steve Hart to coach?
  46. 1 point
    baulderdash77

    TFC2 2017 Discussion

    TFC2 averaged 606.7 minutes last year with 16 Canadians in the roster (plus they cycled another 14 Canadians through). This year (small sample size, only 1 game) they played 267 minutes with 10 Canadians on the roster (I think we can expect a lot of Canadians cycling through the academy, although the only call up so far is Swiss). Your right there's no drop off.
  47. 1 point
    Dub Narcotic

    TFC2 2017 Discussion

    You've changed your argument from 'TFC is going to play the least Canadians in its history' to 'they are going to play the least Canadians in the last three years', so, yes, you were wrong in your original post. TFC2's role is not to give minutes to Canadians just to get their feet wet at a lower level (that is role of TFC3 in L10) but to get top pro prospects for the club ready to contribute at a MLS level. That means fighting for their place, playing in a competitive environment and being on a team that can actually hold its own at the level they are playing at.
  48. 1 point
    Complete Homer

    Canadian Premier League

    Not sure if this was posted already, SEA had an (artistic) stadium rendering at their presentation. Looks nice, but hope they have a third side personally. They keep referring to Phoenix Rising's stadium as a template, so hopefully they take inspiration from that
  49. 1 point
    dyslexic nam

    Canadian Premier League

    It is that sort of thing that has made me ignore the various mouthpieces dropping hints and predicting announcements. I will get excited when something truly concrete is announced by the CSA. Until then, I am way past trying to interpret whether or not it is meaningful that he left the ? out of his tweet.
  50. 1 point
    Bison44

    Octavio Zambrano

    CSA has given him control of the youth right on up to the CMNT, to try and get things in order etc. How can he do any of that on a 1 year contract, He needs years to try and change the system, style etc. No sense putting your faith in a guy then changing course in a year before he can get anything done. Maybe its another 1 year plus 1 year options etc like Floros deal. But look at Floro, he comes in after a failed WCQ, then he has the next 2 years/WCQ cycle to get the job done. I Imagine OZ will have a similar timeline, 2017-2020, and if the team doesnt please everyone (HEX AND BEYOND) he'll be gone. I dont see anything wrong with that.
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