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    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.


  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 11 hours ago, CDNFootballer said:

    I think the boat has sailed on OSEG being involved with a CPL club in Ottawa in an ownership role and imo that's good. Looking at the CPL statement re the Fury basically folding, the league is really looking at going forward without OSEG from the wording.

    A CPL club in Ottawa really needs a fresh start, with a fresh ownership group and identity. Name wise would like to see something like Capital City FC.


    Just wondering if the owner of this team when it was in CSL a few years back would have the money or interest in runnibd a CPL team. I remember that they were well run a had pretty good team including Clint Irwin in goal.

  5. This was a first game for CMNT that I can remember attending that was 99% pro Canadian. It was a great seeing this.

    The chemistry between the midfield trio of Piette,Arfield and Osorio is so good to see. They know where each one will be and rotation of positions between them is very fluid.

    The other point is having Vitoria as defensive anchor was huge last night. He was in control back there.

  6. 6 hours ago, hamiltonfan said:

    Looks like the lower bowl will be sold out, a few sections of the upper bowl.

    Ticket aren’t cheap for basically anywhere, topping out at $135. All circumstances given, I’m pleasantly surprised here.

    They do have a deal where you get 4 tickets for the price of 3. I got my 4 tickets in the lower bowl for less than $100.00 a while ago(that's including the service charges).

  7. 1 hour ago, Impactsupporter said:

    What if you could merge all the various Toronto ethnic teams (Toronto Croatia, Serbian White Eagles, Ukraine United, etc) and form one Toronto team - Inter-Toronto - which could play at Varsity or York Lions Stadium??    At the same time you could abolish the unsanctioned CSL (plagued by a match fixing scandal)

    Just a thought.

    Toronto Croatia doesn't exist anymore and the other teams play in a league that only exists for the overseas betting. There is no community involment or fans.

  8. 7 hours ago, The Real Marc said:

    Your post neither responds to nor mitigates the fact that having a Canadian passport means you 

    a) are competing for fewer available spots on a US team
    b) face extra administrative hurdles to play on a US team, and
    c) face competition from Americans without similar hurdles to play on a Canadian team. (Not to mention the question of how many of our Canadians would qualify for an EB1-A based on exceptional ability as a squad player.)

    Those rules don't deter a Frank Yallop or Dwayne De Rosario but that's not who anyone is talking about when they bring up this situation; they are talking about the Marco Rizis or Felix Brilliants and even the Chris Pozniaks. In a cross-border league, it is discriminatory. In a league that uses star acquisitions to draw fans and drive interest, it is a killer blow. It is one - of course not the only one - but is a big reason for a lack of Canadians in the league.

    I'm not sure where you're the info about Canadians taking International slots on US based MLS teams. The only one that I see in this category is Raheem Edwards, the rest all have domestic status. 

  9. Bigger issue for York 9 attendance would be Saturday afternoon games. In Ontario the kids under 12 participate in what they call festivals. These events take place Saturday mornings and early afternoon. A friend od mine's son's team was asked to participate in the game opening ceremonies at a York 9 game and only 4 kids(parents) opted to participate. Also, he is given comp tickets on a regular basis.

    Now that the 'summer' is over we'll see if it makes a difference.

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