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    Futballer reacted to Ansem in Canadian Premier League   
    Just to add to a potential "explosive" rivalry between Moncton and Halifax. This is what Via Rail is planning as of January 31st 2017:
    1 daily return train between Moncton and Halifax. Current driving time is around 2h45. A train could perhaps cut it down to 2 hours. That's a fun trip to go see those teams and add alternatives for those who don't have a car.

    A smart way to have a good schedule would be to always make sure that 1 of those 2 teams play at home at any given weekend so that people from both cities can fill the stadium when their home town team is away
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    Futballer reacted to dyslexic nam in Canadian Premier League   
    Part of this depends on whether or not a few ambitious investors may seek to get in on the ground floor to corner the CPL presence in those potentially lucrative markets.  It is difficult to predict league success in the absence of the kind of info/analysis that potential investors would have at their disposal, but the growth of MLS may be a bit of a siren's call for investors with a degree of risk tolerance.  
    TFC spent $10M on the expansion fee in 2007. Vancouver spent $35M in 2011. Montreal spent $40M in 2012. Current expansion fees are rumoured at $150M. While the context is quite different, there is obviously some incentive to get in early - and it doesn't get any earlier than league launch.  Throw in the fact that potential investors may be wary of others becoming interested if/when the league demonstrates success, and there may be sufficient incentive to be there from the outset.
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    All just based on my armchair expertise, and no real insight to boots-on-the-ground knowledge of investors, but it does seem like a risk worth taking since any delays may lead to increased costs and competition.
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    Futballer reacted to matty in Canadian Premier League   
    The GTA seems 50/50 right now. Makes to much sense not to be there business wise but also so many questions about going into it. Of the three it's easily the most likely to have a CPL team within the first few years.
    Money making will be a question but, beyond league ticket sales, kit deals will likely bring each team between 500k-1.5m a year, media deals will likely give each team a few hundred thousand extra, general sponsorships another couple hundred thousand and of course the god tier money maker which is friendlies against the Euro clubs. Lots of money potential
    CCL success will be great too but I see the CPL entering in the fall tourney to start which could be good if the CPL wins that shit asap
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    Futballer reacted to Pat Carrasco in Canadian Premier League   
    In the recent interview, Anthony Totera has mentioned that 12 to 14 teams have expressed interest in joining the CPL. Here are those teams and this is what my gut is now telling me: Toronto - Montreal - Ottawa - Hamilton - Quebec City - Halifax - Moncton - London - Kitchener-Waterloo - Vancouver - Victoria - Edmonton - Calgary - Regina - Saskatoon - Winnipeg.  I don't think all 12-14 teams are ready to start by 2018. They will probably start with 8 or probably 10 teams, but with the potentials of growing to 14 teams. 
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    Futballer got a reaction from Gopherbashi in Voyageurs' Cup 2017   
    Canadian Soccer has made that turn for the better 
    http://www.league1ontario.com/news_article/show/767555?referrer_id=2309049 
    Its time !!!!! that a real championship is now in place!!!!
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    Futballer got a reaction from Gopherbashi in Canadian Premier League   
    Good news for the CPL 
    http://www.league1ontario.com/news_article/show/767555?referrer_id=2309049 
    Time to Kick some FC A$$$ in the Championship 
     
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    Futballer got a reaction from Alex D in Canadian Premier League   
    Good news for the CPL 
    http://www.league1ontario.com/news_article/show/767555?referrer_id=2309049 
    Time to Kick some FC A$$$ in the Championship 
     
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    Futballer got a reaction from hamiltonfan in Voyageurs' Cup 2017   
    Canadian Soccer has made that turn for the better 
    http://www.league1ontario.com/news_article/show/767555?referrer_id=2309049 
    Its time !!!!! that a real championship is now in place!!!!
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    Futballer got a reaction from matty in Voyageurs' Cup 2017   
    Canadian Soccer has made that turn for the better 
    http://www.league1ontario.com/news_article/show/767555?referrer_id=2309049 
    Its time !!!!! that a real championship is now in place!!!!
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    Futballer got a reaction from GuillermoDelQuarto in Latest News from Halifax   
    https://www.localxpress.ca/local-sports/pro-soccer-league-wants-to-include-halifax-483627 
    The top official with a new Canadian pro soccer league, planned for a 2018 start in several major Canadian cities, was in Halifax Wednesday for talks with those behind a proposed local franchise.
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    Futballer got a reaction from hamiltonfan in 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship   
    Kris twardek Canada`s U 20 Poster boy 
    http://www.concacaf.com/article/twardek-values-canada-opportunity-at-cu20 
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    Futballer got a reaction from Northvansteve in 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship   
    Kris twardek Canada`s U 20 Poster boy 
    http://www.concacaf.com/article/twardek-values-canada-opportunity-at-cu20 
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    Futballer got a reaction from Northvansteve in 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship   
    Finally a player  who can deliver for Canada  
    http://canadasoccer.com/canada-ends-concacaf-men-s-under-20-championship-with-positive-2-0-win-p160475 
    Most of our elite 1997 talent are presently attending University and College in United states and Canada.
    KT Great to see you representing Canada, this is motivation for a lot of the players that know and respect your ability. re enforcement is on the way, from  the elite 1997 boys, they will all try Canada again after graduation.  
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    Futballer reacted to Kent in Canada vs. Mexico U20 WCQ Feb 20 2017(R)   
    I hadn't seen the game, thanks for the highlights @Futballer. I think the real story here is the celebration for the fifth goal. That was pretty awesome.
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    Futballer got a reaction from Northvansteve in Canada vs. Mexico U20 WCQ Feb 20 2017(R)   
    You all were trying to rip my Head off when i suggested that Canada should take only 1997 age group players as they are better than the best of the 1998 and 1999 group players. 
    well the shit has hit the fan boys and its all over our face. I also suggested several players whom i know are the best at what they do. i suggested a right Back, a center Back to join players like KT, ucello,. as they know how these players style of play are. 
    Suggested to use OYSL players as they are already primed for these type of tournament as the 1997 boys OYSL competition was fast and furiuos and these boys not only learned from it, they were the best at stopping there opponents and counter attack.
    Also gents remember that our MLS Pro academy ( TFC, wcfc, imp fc) forced the Coach`s hand and stated that there players were better. As you can see they were wrong.  
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    Futballer got a reaction from NVsoccer in Canadian Premier League   
    Sanctioning is most important at the moment, as it start the ball rolling on the promotional front in each franchised city. 
    Let me take out my Futsal Ball (Crystal ball) and say that the announcement will most likely be after the our U 20 men`s team  complete their World cup quest. Many of these Canadian Players and others from other Countries will be scouted  for contracts with  CPL  teams to start their rosters. 
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    Futballer got a reaction from CDNFootballer in Canadian Premier League   
    Sanctioning is most important at the moment, as it start the ball rolling on the promotional front in each franchised city. 
    Let me take out my Futsal Ball (Crystal ball) and say that the announcement will most likely be after the our U 20 men`s team  complete their World cup quest. Many of these Canadian Players and others from other Countries will be scouted  for contracts with  CPL  teams to start their rosters. 
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    Futballer got a reaction from BringBackTheBlizzard in Canadian Premier League   
    With a great deal of respect to all, the only details that can be confirmed is that there are many parties working on stadium specifics at the moment. some stadiums will have to meet standards close to that of a Lamport stadium. 
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    Futballer got a reaction from Levi Oakey in Canadian Premier League   
    The business plan is developed by my group and sent to all whom you considered are the project organizers. So i am able to provide answers to all pertaining to the CPL Blue Print. 
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    Futballer got a reaction from Northvansteve in 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship   
    thanks olympic, he was at Manchester City academy and Birmingham FC Academy couple years ago for 2 weeks and they had a very high rating for Rachaun, Andrew i knew was one of the best center back never called to trial . there is quite a few more that should get a look at, Ottawa dante Cobisa, jeremy arnold they were team mates of Kristopher thardwik, that team was solid with that group running the midfield. 
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    Futballer got a reaction from Complete Homer in Canadian Premier League   
    No, As mentioned in other post, My Group Business plan was the first to reach the CSA desk. 
     
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    Futballer got a reaction from BringBackTheBlizzard in Canadian Premier League   
    No, As mentioned in other post, My Group Business plan was the first to reach the CSA desk. 
     
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    Futballer reacted to Complete Homer in Canadian Premier League   
    If it is true that you guys are the ones who planted the seed, then we will all owe you a debt. I readily admit that, I would truly be grateful to you guys. I am just relieved that your group isn't the ones actually running it 
    As an aside, nothing I said in that post had anything to do with your posts, so your reply confuses me. 
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    Futballer reacted to Ansem in Canadian Premier League   
    I have no doubt that over time, foreign investors would invest lots of money into the league with either sponsorship, buying a franchise or starting a team. The Qatari and now Chinese investors are buying clubs left and right in many leagues. Another reason why starting a CPL team at today's cost is that it could lead up to massive returns down the road for a Canadian investors as the value of their franchise rises. From a business point of view, yes it's a risk but the returns down the road could definitely pay off. Look at the jump in value at the MLS clubs over the last decade. Today's value of some of those franchises makes up losing money for the early years in the league.
    Another point that's not negligible, let's say that hypothetically, the CSA puts out a 2026 bid promising stellar infrastructure and a CPL league fitting FIFA's mandate to grow the sport and wins the bid. I'm sure that's another point the CSA was/is selling potential investors. The World cup vote for 2026 is in 2020, the bidding process starts around 2018. Winning that bid means there's a bunch of CPL owners would be getting a soccer specific stadiums built by all level of governments. From a business point of view, that's the best case scenario. Your franchise value would rises significantly while minimising the investments in infrastructure. 
    For Canada to be considered for 2026, CPL needs to start around 2018 when the bidding process starts...CPL projected launch date isn't a coincidence. It's a major key to get 2026 WC to Canada and potential owners could be rewarded by their investment by getting their new stadiums financed by the governments.
    A 2026 World Cup in Canada would solidify CPL and establish it for good
    Around 8 years of developing Canadian players to make our national team stronger World Class soccer specific stadiums, putting us on par with MLS, paid by governments The world's eyes on Canada, by default on CPL Facilitating the overhaul of our D3 and turning it into a CHL system, possibly D2 CSA could be in a position at that time to revisit MLS operating in Canada increase of our player pools due to increase interest generated by the league and World Cup I just think that the whole CPL project is conveniently a major component for a successful 2026 World Cup. What we know so far is that
    Without a doubt, it's CONCACAF turns to hold it Mexico held it twice already USA held it once and they are trying to host it twice in a row within the same confederation Outside of US-Mexico, Canada is the most viable country capable of holding a world cup in CONCACAF After Russia and Qatar, FIFA will need a drama, scandal free world cup for 2026. To use Japan's pitch to the IOC. "we're the safe choice". FIFA's mandate is to grow the game. Canada is the most logical choice, especially with the CPL starting its operation FIFA Vice President, CONCACAF President and member of the executive of FIFA is...well...Canadian and most likely already have made his homework through his contacts within that inner circle on what to do to win the bid. He's most likely already lobbying on our behalf. Canada held every World Cup except the main one and they we're all successful while beating attendance records. So yeah, I think that there's credibility to a 2018 CPL launch. Without CPL, the CSA bid is dead at the starting line. Sepp Blatter said it himself when asked about a World Cup in Canada that "Canada needs it's OWN league, and that Canadian clubs in MLS wasn't good enough". So why bother bidding for the World Cup without a domestic league?
    2018-2019 1st CPL season is most than likely to happen. It makes sense to start clubs in cities with existing infrastructure that wont make the league looks like a garage league. (Moncton, Quebec City, Hamilton, Toronto (Varsity I hope), Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Regina), those cities have stadiums ready to go and they look good. Depending if we win the bid or not, this will dictate the expansion phase. We lose means a slower expansion as some of the current and future investors would have to fund new stadiums. A winning bid means that expansion teams and the first teams would be getting new stadiums or major subsidies to upgrade existing stadiums from the governments. A successful bid could be the key for the CPL to successfully establish franchises in the major 3 cities and coexisting with MLS (Montreal and Vancouver). MLS could be in danger in Canada past that point. CPL could become a top 3 league in CONCACAF (most likely #3) In conclusion, the CSA bid will dictate how the CPL will grow and look like down the road. Both are tightly linked and this is why I would say CPL is more "done deal" than "rumors" at this point. It's a must have for a successful world cup bid.
    Then a successful bid is a must have for a fast growing league. The anticipation of the world cup and the high of the tournament itself will draw unparalleled attention to CPL within Canada from both fans and investors.
    I truly get the skepticism and that's why they are having a "go big or go home" attitude this time around. They obviously want a fast growth for CPL, not a long walk in the desert and 2026 World Cup is the key to make that happen.
    I think that was Victor's plan when he became CSA President and let's hope it comes to fruition
     
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    Futballer reacted to Unnamed Trialist in Canadian Premier League   
    This post is very thorough, but little ground if any. You cannot tie a league to a WC bid, in fact doing that will always favour the bid and end up screwing the league. Nor you can you write about a WC bid and obsinately avoid the letters "MLS" from start to finish. 
    Wipe out the WC bid idea. Any idea of stadiums for a World Cup is what we don't want for this league. Any SS stadium for this league should be for 8-16 thousand, approx, way too small for a WC. You want to play in a stadium that will be half full at worse, so I am saying 4-8 thousand attendance and we're successful. 
    Bidding for a WC actually works against the size dynamics of this league and forces teams into stadiums that are entirely inapproriate. It conditions the specific economics of the league. It gets politicians on the wrong track, focussing on short-term political benefits. It obviates the need to move slowly and be paced, and to grow patiently. It flies in the face of the principle off not over-hyping but building solid fan bases. And the concept of wanting fans to watch a potential D2 league while being excited about a WC is risky, creating unneeded comparisons with WC quality soccer (which the league can never fulfil).
    We've organized WCs before. And Olympic Games. Apparently this is within our capability, this has been proven over the last half century. What has not is organizing a league. So I would argue a league is much harder, or a bigger challenge given our experience and history. 
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