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  1. I recall MLS did have an a package where you could see a majority of the games, live via steaming video on their website. It was $20.00 US. I got it with about two months left in the 2006 season for $9.95 US. I am planning to get it again this year, so I can see the Toronto FC. The quality was pretty good. I definately enjoyed. Especially nice to watch on those lazy Saturday nights.
  2. Strangely enough, even though I am a futbol purist, I am willing to give professional indoor soccer a chance in this city, event if it is just one game a season for the next two years. It seems interesting enough for me to go see this game. My only concern would be the cost of a ticket. I think if the goal is to get 5000-7000, you cant just charge more then $15 for a ticket for a product that is unknown and wants to get the name out I also wonder if 5000-7000 attendance expectation is a little ambitious. I would love to see it and it could happen, but realistically I would be a
  3. I have to agree. It sucks here being stuck in soccer purgatory. It really does. While Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are reaping soccer heaven, we sit in purgatory.
  4. I read today's Winnipeg Free Press section B1 with regards to the proposed Winnipeg Soccer Complex. I quote the following... "After the Winnipeg Soccer Federation could not find private financing for an indoor soccer complex at the University of Manitoba, council voted to look for new partners to build the $11 million project, which is backed by $6 million in city funds and $1 million in an expected federal-provincial contribution". I thought that the original private backer backed out, not that it could not find private funding. Anyways, I am just beggining to wonder, as a socc
  5. I thought that was what the rumour was that their was some kind of negotiating between the CBC and CSA. I was wondering is someone could confirm this. If so this would be good news. I would hope the CSA would get better coverage on CBC if it does become a reality.
  6. Has any heard about the latest with regards to the Canadian Soccer Association and their Television contract. I know that the CSA's deal with Sportsnet was done on December 31st and that the CSA was supposedly negotiating with the CBC. I am guessing that since the holiday season was going on nothing much was heard, as well I am assuming something should be coming soon, I am guessing. I dont know anything as to what is going on, but that is my guess and prediction.
  7. This prospect looks very interesting. I must say definately would be bright for the Toronto FC should this kid make it.
  8. Hey guys, here is the games that I have went to 1999 Pan American Games Semi final- Canada V. Honduras- Winnipeg Aug 1999 1999 Pan American Games Bronze Medal game- Canada V. USA (I remember that game for the pouring rain) I also volunteered at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex during the Pan American Games, which was the two best weeks I ever had in my life. Nothing could ever come close to it, so far!! Friendly, May 31 2000- Honduras Vs. Canada, Winnipeg Manitoba 2002 WCQ- Oct 2000- Canada V. Panama, Winnipeg Manitoba 2005 CONCACAF Gold Cup- Canada V. Cuba- Foxbourou
  9. Actually, I look fwd. to The Score showing the EPL. I wonder if they will have the triple header every Saturday? Or will FSWC take any Saturday games. Brian Sherman is good. Also I noticed on the www.soccertv.com website, it sounds like that Soccer Central might be done as of December 31st as the CSA's contract with Sportsnet is done on December 31, 2006. My gut tells me a massive announcement will happen with regards to The National Team (Women's men's U-20, etc) within the next two weeks. I can't see an announcement with regards to tv happening after the new year. Logical thinking
  10. What in the sweet Texas toast? are these new FIFA rankings for November for real? does Winnipeg actually get to +30C in December?? Wow!! What a joke. How can St. Vincent and the Grenadines be ahead of Haiti and Trinidad and Tobago?? How Can Cuba be ahead Jamaica, Canada, Honduras and Costa Rica? Someone at FIFA needs to get the marbles shaken out of their heads. I elect the ELO rankings to replace the joke of a FIFA Rankings. When the average Canadian who doesnt understand the "Beautiful Game" looks at these, they will wonder, just how bad we actually are? I wonder if FIFA w
  11. Is it just me, or do I think that Dave O'Brien should just stick to calling baseball games and not call soccer games for ESPN and ABC? He mixes waaaaay too much baseball anthology into soccer games (calls a shot taken by a Houston Dynamo player in the MLS Cup "Swings and he misses"). What about J.P. Dellacamera? He is at least decent at calling MLS games and called them last year. This past season he was doing games for the New York Red Bulls. I would wish for the return of Derek Rae to MLS games for ESPN and ABC, but that will not happen, because he had a spat with the Metro
  12. I cant believe Mo traded the "jackhammer" of a thrower Serioux. What was he thinking. He takes him in the expansion draft and then trades him. I am baffled. I love watching Serioux, everytime he get a chance to throw the ball. He his amazing. Too bad Toronto wont get a chance to see him at BMO field now.
  13. Guys, got some bad news from my side for this Wednesday. It turns out that I am SOL either in the afternoon (work, unless I get out by 1pm) and in the evening (it turns out that my church has a finance committee meeting that evening). Darn shame. Perhaps, maybe an alternative day could be possible to disscuss footie later on. Anyways, go Canada go !!!
  14. Dick's Sporting Goods Park?? is this a joke? Has the world gone insane? what a goofy name for an estadio or arena. Much worse then MTS centre and BMO field to say the least!!
  15. If they are playing the game in the evening again, well then that is good. Just have to find a place that has Gol TV. When will Shaw get off their duffs and get Gol TV anyway. I have called numerous times from October 2005 until April 2006. I have given up hope .
  16. Hey guys. I would prefer the Kings Head for the gathering. As for the game on Wednesday. I would unfortunately cannot make it because I have to work that afternoon, but a evening gathering some time would definately work. Cheers mrpopulistfutebol
  17. Yea. It sucks that Shaw moved TLN to the digi. They replaced it instead with a bunch of old movie channels. I am also cheesed that I have nagged Shaw plenty of times to get Gol TV, but refused to bring it. I am dying without my Brasilian, Columbian and Spanish futbol. Please Shaw, Get Gol TV Canada.
  18. Here is what I just got from www.soccertv.com. Care to read if you must _______________________________________________________________________ CBC/SRC secures Canadian rights to FIFA events through 2014 Updated September 17, 2006 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)/Societe Radio-Canada (SRC) has secured Canadian multimedia rights (TV, radio, Internet, mobile devices), in ALL languages , to several FIFA events including the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup, 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the 2007 FIFA Youth World Cup for men under the age of 20. CBC/SRC wil
  19. Here is my prediction on the Cdn National team rights: I dont think that Sportsnet will retain them and that CBC/Radio Canada will take them. However, I think their will be a cable partner this time around because during WCQ, Gold Cup, etc. their could be some games that CBC might not be able to air live that a cable outlet could. Dont be surprised if The Score or a TSN gets into the mix with the CSA's new deal. I know the USSF (US) has agreements with both ESPN and FSC to show the U.S. national teams.
  20. I think CBC is preparing for life after HNIC. The people's sport on the people's network. What a great combo! As for CBC possibly going after the nat team rights, I think get ready for LAGDOS (Life after Gerry Dobson on Sportsnet). I think the world cup deal with CBC (although not related with the nat team deal) is the slow nail in the coffin for Sportsnet and the national team. Who knows what is next. I wonder if CBC will go after MLS rights too in the near future?
  21. Amazing! CBC pulled off the coup of the year! This is great. Although I loved the TSN/Rogers sportsnet coverage of the past WC being from Canada, I am sure CBC will do a great job showing the next world cup. This is great for CBC considering they lost the 2010 and 2012 olympics to CTV, Rogers sportsnet and TSN. However, I am not all convinced this is 100% signed sealed and deliverd. I will bet another English language Candian cable company will come on side via a sub contract. Although TLN is a partner in this new deal, I think TLN's main focus will be to show the spanish version of
  22. I dont think Canada should have to qualify for the GC, because they already won it once. However, I would like to see a purge in the future of the Copa Ameica and the Gold Cup. I think it could be very marketable.
  23. Wow. That is surprising, the spanish league is fourth in total sales. I thought it would be number two.
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