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  1. 17 minutes ago, SoccMan said:

    The only thing all say about this is that being that the CPL has only just completed it’s very first season I think both  of the sports networks are taking a wait and see attitude towards it. However , yes this doesn’t explain why then TSN was showing the XFL and that’s even stranger showing the XFL when they have a big contract with the CFL. Also keep in mind Canada has two domestic pro basketball leagues and both these leagues are not televised on any of the two sports networks, moreover, just like the CPL I’ve hardly ever seen any type of highlights of both basketball leagues on either of the two networks. One can argue that basketball is just or more popular than soccer in Canada after witnessing how the whole country got behind the Raptors during their championship run, with TV numbers that I’ve never seen for any type of soccer including, woman’s World Cup, men’s World Cup or any other type of soccer competition.

    TSN is partially owned by ESPN and they carry a lot of ESPN programming.

  2. On 5/11/2020 at 8:37 AM, Ozzie_the_parrot said:

    Found a webpage about the 1983 CPSL that's worth a look:


    "Owner: Dr Antun Pavelic" no doubt raised a few eyebrows at the time for people who know a bit about WWII in the Balkans. Had no idea that London and Kitchener teams had been in the works for that.

    He was a dentist. Pretty sure he is still alive.

  3. 2 hours ago, ironcub14 said:

    I was wondering about this. I grew up in BC, so I wasn't sure what the youth soccer schedule looks like here in the GTA. I was assuming the majority of the games would be on weekend afternoons. It's not eh? 

    All those under the age of 12 that are playing"competive"(developmental) soccer play in what OSA calls festivals.These festivals are played on Saturday mornings and afternoons. That is the main reason a friend who lives in the area only made it to 1 or 2 games last year. Pretty sure that OPDL plays most of the games on weekends.



    Section 203. Player eligibility (a) Teams entering the Open Cup shall use their official league roster as their Open Cup roster. Except as specified in this Policy or except as the result of discipline matters imposed by U.S. Soccer, all players on an official league roster will be eligible for Open Cup competition, regardless of any status (e.g. injured reserve) each player may have with regard to league competition. Players on loan from another team or league may not be included on an Open Cup roster, with the exception of the following: 1) Loaned players originating from teams competing in leagues that are not active participants in the Open Cup Tournament or qualifying process (professional indoor leagues, foreign clubs, etc.); 2) players on loan from other US clubs for a period of greater than 90 days; or 3) players from teams who have been deemed ineligible for the current Open Cup competition due to the provisions of Section 202(d) and are loaned to the team exercising roster control pursuant to Section 202(d). A team may list up to 18 players on its game day roster. Professional teams may have no more than 5 foreign players listed . Amateur teams are not restricted as to the number of foreign players they may list. Foreign players shall be those players who are not protected individuals as defined in 8 U.S.C. § 1324b (e.g. U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees and refugees). Any conflicting Outdoor Professional League roster rules shall not apply to the number of foreign players allowed to compete in the Open Cup.


    This is what I found in the US open Cup handbook from 2019.


  5. 11 hours ago, SoccMan said:

    Came through Vaughan soccer club ok, but spending a year or two like a few of these guys did  in their last year or two of youth soccer doesn’t really  in my book mean they were developed by this club. If your trying to insinuate that this club developed these players that’s a bit inaccurate, if that’s not what your trying to say then my bad from reading too much into this. For me a youth club can take some responsibility for developing a player  if a player has spent a decent amount of time as a youth player with that club. One thing I will say about Vaughan is that they are pretty good at recruiting good players from other clubs into their older age groups and then claiming them as their own after after some of these players spent a lot of their developing years with other clubs .

    All i meant was this interesting that they all came from that one Club. Pretty sure that Harris played there most of his youth(He reffed for me in another organization). It seems that the go to Clubs or academies seem to change every couple of years. I know that in my years of coaching many of my players were "recruited" by others. At one time there regs about how many players you were allowed outside of your area, but pretty sure that's long gone. And then there are coaches who move from club to club taking most of their players with them.

  6. 50 minutes ago, Big_M said:

    Boy really looks like Arena and Revs are building a contender and going all out..new training center, already 3 dps, bring in 2 strong fullbacks in rowe and sinovic and squad is almost already set ready to go..wow what a turnaround

    Only thing missing is a decent stadium to play their games.

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