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  1. Expansion Draft. Every team can have 3 players stolen, except for Forge, because reasons.
  2. Remember the good old days when OFFC was leading the charge into CPL and the Faths were the holdouts?
  3. Definitely sleeker, but I don't think your big teams would be overjoyed at being only one round away from the D3 minnows (or even facing them right away, as in Cavalry's case)
  4. I agree the semi bye was ridiculous, but that didn't stop them from doing it - and with fewer teams this year, there's even less of a reason to get rid of a late-round bye. Maybe they got the feedback but there was probably pressure from MLS/TFC for fewer games. They also seemed to like marketing building the cup through successive rounds, so I'd be surprised if they got rid of that aspect. Ugly but it works.
  5. The CSA seemed to build this year's bracket for future expansion, and I'd be surprised if they abandoned the format so quickly (crazier things have happened though). What I think we'll see: QR1 2 x CPL L1O PLSQ QR2 2 x QR1 4 x CPL QR3 3 x QR2 1 x CPL 2 x MLS SF 3 x QR3 1 x MLS F 2 x SF Essentially, one less matchup in QR1, and one more bye into QR2. How they'll assign those is anyone's guess (league table vs cup results). Probably easiest to assign everything by league results (with the exception of the Impact into that SF bye). I'm sure these forums would love if Forge (lost QR2 to Cavalry) was seeded ahead of Cavalry (2019 semifinalist).
  6. There's no way the CSA will place a CPL team ahead of an MLS team. Yes, I agree, it makes sense - but I'll eat my hat if it happens.
  7. Yeah, it depends if they want to reward V Cup play or league play. History would suggest V Cup play (TFC got the semi-final bye for winning the V Cup, not for MLS results), but you raise a legit argument for why it should go to Forge.
  8. Speaking of the V Cup, this really simplifies things for next year. 3 MLS + Cavalry (Forge, because reasons) get byes. 8 other teams face head-to-head, with the 4 winners facing the 4 teams with byes. I look forward to see how Canada Soccer will make a complete mess of this.
  9. I love how each article lists three expansion cities and can't agree on a single one.
  10. I worry about what that summer inter-season break would do for the state of the league. There's contracts to be evaluated and signed, schedules to be made, tickets to be sold, etc etc. You wouldn't be able to jump into the next season the week after your previous one, and we really can't afford to drop summer weeks in this country. Coordinating contracts with various summer seasons would also be hell on earth.
  11. Yeah, I definitely like seeing the SG from the main stands.
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