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    Cblake got a reaction from johnyb in Saskatoon CanPL   
    I will take this one further, where soccer is sport people in the his actually know about, Rugby League is one that had very little if any presence in this country. The Toronto Wolfpack showed that if you make it a fun afternoon/evening out, people will come regardless of how much or little they actually know about the team and/or sport. They hit the mark and over time the crowds grew to where Lamport at around 10K was bursting at the seems. The beer garden with a great craft section did not hurt either. So the right operator with a good strategy can do well by getting out even the most casual of a spectator. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from Bison44 in CPL General   
    Shaan Hundal has signed with Fort Laurderdale of USL-1. Wonder if the uncertainty of the 2021 CPL season played a part in making this choice?
    https://www.intermiamicf.com/en/post/2021/04/09/fort-lauderdale-cf-announces-2021-roster
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    Cblake got a reaction from RS in Atletico Ottawa Season Thread 2021   
    Guys at this point will choose what they think is the best situation for themselves, its not a pissing contest. If someone thinks signing with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds or if its Valour FC, wherever they see the best fit is. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from Free kick in WCQ: Cayman Islands vs Canada - Monday, March 29th 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific - IMG Academy Florida   
    Yes most of the Cayman Island's player play in the domestic top flight on the island, which likely resembles any Thursday night men's league in Toronto, Vancouver where ever that may be. The one 16 year old kid club is listed as a private school in England. The difference between the Caymans and say the US Virgin Islands, is that the USVI seemed to have a real mishmash of a roster due to their ties to the US, lower division pros and college players. Every once and a while we see a minnow try to recruit legit pros through heritage and for the most part they are not very successful at it. If you are born in England and say playing in The Championship and can play for a minnow , is that really going to interest you, I think for a lot of guys it won't or they will try it, play a game or two and then pack it in. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from SoccMan in Atletico Ottawa Season Thread 2021   
    Guys at this point will choose what they think is the best situation for themselves, its not a pissing contest. If someone thinks signing with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds or if its Valour FC, wherever they see the best fit is. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from Unnamed Trialist in WCQ: Cayman Islands vs Canada - Monday, March 29th 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific - IMG Academy Florida   
    So Canada has overtaken Suriname on goal differential, currently + 10, compared to their 9+. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from cronaldo7 in WCQ: Cayman Islands vs Canada - Monday, March 29th 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific - IMG Academy Florida   
    So Canada has overtaken Suriname on goal differential, currently + 10, compared to their 9+. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from Dominic94 in WCQ: Cayman Islands vs Canada - Monday, March 29th 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific - IMG Academy Florida   
    So Canada has overtaken Suriname on goal differential, currently + 10, compared to their 9+. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from longlugan in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    Some sort of fly by night hastily put together D2 league could only do harm to the sport in this country. I do not think its anything that would have a long term affect on the CPL but it still would not be a good look. It would likely resemble some the low tier attempts we have seen in the US. I just do not see a need for a level between the CPL and provincial D3 leagues. I could see some successful D3 teams with the right ownership, bringing 2-3K fans a night. Remember the Brantford Galaxy of the CSL, they were getting some pretty good crowds at one point, especially at that level. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from CDNFootballer in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    Some sort of fly by night hastily put together D2 league could only do harm to the sport in this country. I do not think its anything that would have a long term affect on the CPL but it still would not be a good look. It would likely resemble some the low tier attempts we have seen in the US. I just do not see a need for a level between the CPL and provincial D3 leagues. I could see some successful D3 teams with the right ownership, bringing 2-3K fans a night. Remember the Brantford Galaxy of the CSL, they were getting some pretty good crowds at one point, especially at that level. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from yothat2 in CPL Division II - Pro/Rel discussion   
    Does the CSA at this point even have a D2 standard in place? Similar to where the USSF has one for D1 (MLS), D2 (USL-C) and D3 (USL1 and NISA). Leagues under that lose fall under the USASA banner for the most part.
    I wonder if as discussed D2 is an independent thing separate from CSA, in addition the the prairies as being discussed right now could we also see one pop up in Southern Ontario, lots of potential to doing something along the 401. Say Windsor, London, KW, Mississauga, Barrie, Durham, Kingston, etc. Some of those have been mentioned as CPL targets at one point or another but I believe they are 6-8 places you could go under the right circumstances with D2. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from nfitz in 2020 Voyageurs Cup Format   
    According to Toronto Public Health, TFC's Covid 19 outbreak is now at 9 cases. 
    https://www.toronto.ca/home/covid-19/covid-19-latest-city-of-toronto-news/covid-19-status-of-cases-in-toronto/
    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/mls/toronto-fc-covid-19-camp-1.5948358
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    Cblake got a reaction from Shway in Possible CPL Salary Cap Discussion   
    In TFC's firs year the development contract minimum was $12,500 USD and the senior minimum was $31,000USD. in 15 seasons it has obviously gone up quite a bit. This is good to hear and as the league grows salaries will go up. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from Obinna in Forge FC Season Thread 2021   
    At this point what can be done? We know when Championship League starts and they have known this for ages? The CSA should have set a date ages ago. I am sure they would talked to the two teams to figure out. 
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    Cblake got a reaction from Moldy9 in Never thought I would see this, Belgian rapper Vinci releases track titled "Alphonso Davies"   
    Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least. 
     
     
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    Cblake got a reaction from johnyb in Never thought I would see this, Belgian rapper Vinci releases track titled "Alphonso Davies"   
    Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least. 
     
     
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    Cblake got a reaction from Nate3322 in Never thought I would see this, Belgian rapper Vinci releases track titled "Alphonso Davies"   
    Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least. 
     
     
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    Cblake got a reaction from badname22 in Never thought I would see this, Belgian rapper Vinci releases track titled "Alphonso Davies"   
    Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least. 
     
     
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    Cblake got a reaction from sebdeserio in Never thought I would see this, Belgian rapper Vinci releases track titled "Alphonso Davies"   
    Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least. 
     
     
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    Cblake got a reaction from dyslexic nam in Never thought I would see this, Belgian rapper Vinci releases track titled "Alphonso Davies"   
    Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least. 
     
     
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    Cblake got a reaction from Obinna in Never thought I would see this, Belgian rapper Vinci releases track titled "Alphonso Davies"   
    Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least. 
     
     
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    Cblake got a reaction from ddoouugg in Never thought I would see this, Belgian rapper Vinci releases track titled "Alphonso Davies"   
    Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least. 
     
     
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    Cblake got a reaction from toontownman in Never thought I would see this, Belgian rapper Vinci releases track titled "Alphonso Davies"   
    Random post, I know, but I never thought I'd hear Flemish rap about the Canadian and Bayern Munich Super Star. Interesting to say the least. 
     
     
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