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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from narduch in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Wow so one year later and no Ottawa Fury.  Remember all those fans 
    who swore there'd never be soccer in the city if there was no continued 
    sanctioning for the USL?    
    USL Championship starts up this weekend with a home and away schedule to play well 
    on ESPN.  The compromise reached is that conferences have been divided
    up into smaller groups.  Fury would have been in the conference 
    containing teams from Pennsylvania and New York state (at least avoiding
    the Florida and other teams from the Covid/southern states). 
    Note there are some crossover games as NYRB II visits Atlanta U 2 in
    September.  
    I expect the Fury would have not have been allowed to play because of
    cross border restrictions.  This is what's happening at USL League One
    level where Toronto FC II and the league have agreed that the team will
    sit out the season because of quarantine rules.  (Can't isolate two weeks
    with any type of compressed schedule).  
    At least you'll be able to watch Atletico on OneSoccer until there
    are possible home games after their tourney in Victoria or Charlottetown. 
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Trois Reds in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Wow so one year later and no Ottawa Fury.  Remember all those fans 
    who swore there'd never be soccer in the city if there was no continued 
    sanctioning for the USL?    
    USL Championship starts up this weekend with a home and away schedule to play well 
    on ESPN.  The compromise reached is that conferences have been divided
    up into smaller groups.  Fury would have been in the conference 
    containing teams from Pennsylvania and New York state (at least avoiding
    the Florida and other teams from the Covid/southern states). 
    Note there are some crossover games as NYRB II visits Atlanta U 2 in
    September.  
    I expect the Fury would have not have been allowed to play because of
    cross border restrictions.  This is what's happening at USL League One
    level where Toronto FC II and the league have agreed that the team will
    sit out the season because of quarantine rules.  (Can't isolate two weeks
    with any type of compressed schedule).  
    At least you'll be able to watch Atletico on OneSoccer until there
    are possible home games after their tourney in Victoria or Charlottetown. 
  3. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Kadenge in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Wow so one year later and no Ottawa Fury.  Remember all those fans 
    who swore there'd never be soccer in the city if there was no continued 
    sanctioning for the USL?    
    USL Championship starts up this weekend with a home and away schedule to play well 
    on ESPN.  The compromise reached is that conferences have been divided
    up into smaller groups.  Fury would have been in the conference 
    containing teams from Pennsylvania and New York state (at least avoiding
    the Florida and other teams from the Covid/southern states). 
    Note there are some crossover games as NYRB II visits Atlanta U 2 in
    September.  
    I expect the Fury would have not have been allowed to play because of
    cross border restrictions.  This is what's happening at USL League One
    level where Toronto FC II and the league have agreed that the team will
    sit out the season because of quarantine rules.  (Can't isolate two weeks
    with any type of compressed schedule).  
    At least you'll be able to watch Atletico on OneSoccer until there
    are possible home games after their tourney in Victoria or Charlottetown. 
  4. Like
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bison44 in Atlético Ottawa 2020 Season   
    Wow so one year later and no Ottawa Fury.  Remember all those fans 
    who swore there'd never be soccer in the city if there was no continued 
    sanctioning for the USL?    
    USL Championship starts up this weekend with a home and away schedule to play well 
    on ESPN.  The compromise reached is that conferences have been divided
    up into smaller groups.  Fury would have been in the conference 
    containing teams from Pennsylvania and New York state (at least avoiding
    the Florida and other teams from the Covid/southern states). 
    Note there are some crossover games as NYRB II visits Atlanta U 2 in
    September.  
    I expect the Fury would have not have been allowed to play because of
    cross border restrictions.  This is what's happening at USL League One
    level where Toronto FC II and the league have agreed that the team will
    sit out the season because of quarantine rules.  (Can't isolate two weeks
    with any type of compressed schedule).  
    At least you'll be able to watch Atletico on OneSoccer until there
    are possible home games after their tourney in Victoria or Charlottetown. 
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bison44 in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    I can think of five players from last year's TFC II team who have now signed TFC MLS pro contracts.  Now I wouldn't expect them to break into the MLS team but since the pros are in a tourney now, then there'll be a compressed regular season followed by playoffs.  I'd expect there'll be a lot of two games per week especially with TFC not being given a bye to the semi-finals this year to the Canadian Championship like previous years.  That would mean six games instead of four.   I expect the five subs allowed per game rule will be extended until the end of the season.   I won't count MLS contracted players to drop down like Jacob Shaffelburg last year.  
    So those players are defenders Julian Dunn age 19, and Rocco Romeo age 20  
    midfielders Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty age 16 (youngest ever TFC pro), Noble Okello age 19 (named to full CMT last year)
    forward Jayden Nelson age 17  
    So that leaves a few good players, forward Jordan Perruzza age 19 who finished second in the scoring race in the USL League One with 15 goals.  
    Selfishly I'd like to see midfielder Luca Petrasso age 20 join his brother Michael on York 9.  
    Midfielder Luke Singh age 19 is listed on the TFC II sub-website as being 'loaned out' but I've read elsewhere that his deal to Brondby Denmark ended in December 2019.  
    I also don't expect CPL would be interested in their six or so non Canadians.  
    Also remember that defender Robert Boskovic is loaned out to Cavalry FC for the 2020 season (last year he was on a season long loan to Ottawa Fury in the USL but ranked one level higher than the USL level that TFC II played in).  
    https://www.torontofc.ca/players/squad/tfcii   Here's the squad listing!  
     
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bison44 in Toronto FC II 2020 Season   
    Well here's our answer.  TFC II won't be playing in USL Division One this season.  
    https://www.torontofc.ca/post/2020/07/08/toronto-fc-ii-withdraws-2020-usl-league-one-season
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bison44 in Toronto FC II 2020 Season   
    https://www.uslleagueone.com/news_article/show/1111806  July 2nd, 2020  

    USL League One announced their schedule.  12 teams.  Play one team ("regional rival") four times, one team 0 times, seven teams twice, two teams once each.  20 game season.     Regular season between July 18th to October 24th     One game final October 31st between first and second place team.  

    To 'cut travel expenses'  TFC II's regional rival is new boys New England Revolution II and their omitted team is South Georgia (by geography it should be Tucson Arizona) and Orlando and Fort Lauderdale are further south than Georgia but...

    Sounds like the teams will play 'home' games in their own cities. Hmm Florida and Texas teams are in this league.  I wonder if there will be trouble at the airport with any team (all the teams except TFC II are in the US).  

    I also wonder if the TFC training ground in Downsview will be used. With their usual crowds from last year of about 150, the fans could certainly social distance easily enough but we'll probably be banned.    

    The dates the teams will play will be announced shortly.  
  8. Haha
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from ted in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
  9. Haha
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Stouffvillain in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
  11. Haha
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bison44 in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Sébastien in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
  13. Haha
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Raven in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
  14. Haha
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from SthMelbRed in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Cheeta in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from gwsmith63 in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
  17. Haha
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Trois Reds in CPL new teams speculation   
    And just two years ago this group was complaining about '(City Name) (animal name)'.   
    "Oh don't be like every other North American league."
    "Hey a big game coming up...FC United vs United FC.   Really important as United is four points ahead of United. I hope the craft beer is cold."  
        
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Stouffvillain in CPL new teams speculation   
    Here's the audio of the last 25 minutes of the Zoom conference in today's 1812 FC Barrie announcement.  
    http://www.rocketrobinsoccerintoronto.com/reports20/20l1o021.htm
  19. Confused
    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bison44 in CPL new teams speculation   
    Name drop at today's Zoom press conference of possible player for @1812FC (Barrie) in their first season in @League1Ontario is Jeremy Hall.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Hall_(soccer)
    He does tick the box of 50 @TorontoFC appearances!
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from BarrieCityFC in Barrie's Grassroots Soccer Movement   
    Name drop at today's Zoom press conference of possible player for @1812FC (Barrie) in their first season in @League1Ontario is Jeremy Hall.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Hall_(soccer)
    He does tick the box of 50 @TorontoFC appearances!
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from hamiltonfan in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    There is a virtual press conference next Thursday to announce a new League 1 Ontario team for the 2021 season.  It will be in Barrie.   And the name (only posted here to annoy the 'numbers-in-team-names' haters  will be...….
    1812 FC Barrie   
    Ha.  Now I can hear all them googling what part Barrie played in the War of 1812.   
    (actually an important supply-line city for the British army)  
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Bison44 in Barrie's Grassroots Soccer Movement   
    https://www.simcoe.com/news-story/10022670-the-beautiful-game-set-to-grow-in-barrie-group-heading-toward-professional-soccer-franchise-goal/  
    Article says the club will play at J Massie Field at Georgian College.  I looked it over from Google Earth.  It does have a lot of seats for L1O.  Artificial turf with gridiron lines is also not unusual for L1O.  
     
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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Stouffvillain in York9 - Season Thread 2020   
    There is a virtual press conference next Thursday to announce a new League 1 Ontario team for the 2021 season.  It will be in Barrie.   And the name (only posted here to annoy the 'numbers-in-team-names' haters  will be...….
    1812 FC Barrie   
    Ha.  Now I can hear all them googling what part Barrie played in the War of 1812.   
    (actually an important supply-line city for the British army)  
  24. Like
    Rocket Robin reacted to BarrieCityFC in Proposed L1O team Barrie   
    Hello guys and sorry if this has been covered in another post but I would like to get the support of Canada's soccer community. After a lot of hard work it looks like ours dreams are becoming a reality and we are doing a virtual launch of 1812FC named after the roll Barrie played in the war of 1812. We will be having an online press conference where you are all invited. Our launch date June 18th is the day the war started.
    This has been a labor of love and hopefully it will give people something to look forward to after the crazy 2020 we all have had to deal with. I would also like to thank all the support and well wishes we have received from members of this forums, I am humbled by the amount of people that helped us along the way.

    I am sorry that I cant answer too many questions until the big reveal on Thursday.
    Regards
    Ronan

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    Rocket Robin got a reaction from Stouffvillain in Toronto CPL   
    BMO Field has TFC and the CFL Argos as a tenant also owned by MLSE.  
    Varsity is artificial turf and has a track around the edges.  Even wider than York's.  
    Lamport is also artificial turf.  
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