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Rintaran

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  1. I agree with this assessment. Cavalry are looking for some decent U21 players to meet their 1000-minute requirement, without causing issues for the team. With Foothills having been raided last year, it'll take a year or two for their more direct supply-line to restock (although they performed pretty well again with past season).
  2. Latest rumours are placing L1BC at a 2021 launch. Also noting an unsubstantiated rumour that Victoria Highlanders have dropped their USL2 team this year, with the intention of launching in L1BC in 2021... Not sure how much there is to that rumour though, especially as it's via reddit: No word on TSS FC Rovers, who are not part of PCSL. If source is correct, TSS & Foothills will remain with USL2 for the year:
  3. Hey @Lofty, could you stop posting these trophy images? You've made your point and are starting to move toward the realm of trolling (which I'm hoping isn't your intention). The images don't really add anything to the conversation and just prevent one from continuing further, like the proposed open letter to the league/governor general. Thanks!
  4. See the post by the guys behind elsewhere in this forum: It's just a supporters group at the moment. Much like the dozens of other groups across the country. No owner, no stadium, etc. They're aiming for L1O first and, like so many others, dream of CPL one day setting up shop in their city. Not an expansion rumour. Just a bunch of fans saying "Please?"
  5. Pretty sure he's just a member of the supporters group. So, probably -$100k not including the mortgage, like most "middle-class" Ontarians. Seriously though, this is a great push. I especially like that they're not stating a particular league, just pushing for a team (any team). Barrie should definitely have (at least) an L1O team, and it's truly a shame that there's been more expansion for L1O in the GTHA this year, at the expense of expanding into communities currently lacking pro/semi-pro/pro-am soccer.
  6. Here's my short: Top-8 from the previous year's CCL = Pot #1 of CCL, No seeding Top-8 from recent CONCACAF League = Pot #2 of CCL, No seeding If you don't make the top-8, down to CONCACAF League. There should be no guaranteed spots for MEX, CAN, USA, CCC sides. You want Champions League, you earn it. For the CONCACAF league: 24 teams total. Preliminary round - 16 Teams with least number of CONCACAF League "points" over the previous 5-seasons. That's right. If a Champions League regular performs poorly and drop out of the top CCL pot, shove'm right into the preliminary round! Make them earn their way back. The Top 8 in one pot, the bottom 8 in a second. Round of 16 - Winners of Preliminary Round in one pot & top-8 teams based on CONCACAF League points over the previous 5-seasons in a second pot. I would love to add a CAN3 team, so both the winners of our Spring and Fall CPL seasons could enter CONCACAF League, but there's no room in this setup and I'm not sure we've earned a third spot (yet).
  7. According to OneSoccer's facebook: That's a neat little addition to their line up.
  8. Someone should put up a 5-day countdown timer. lol
  9. There's a third possibility which I choose to believe: they're both.
  10. Except they wouldn't get the CAN1 ranking, they would get the SCL11 ranking (as "wildcard" spots traditionally are added to the bottom). So, a good chance of being eliminated by a Mexican-side in the 1st round!
  11. This is what I see happening, especially as they already have a pecking order to draw from: The 2019 CONCACAF League results. They're currently taking the top-6, with 5 spots potentially opening up due to MLS' situation, they just grab the next 5 down the list. Sucks for the US & Canada, but that's the most likely course, followed by 5-byes. If CONCACAF surprises us with an option, I'd put Cavalry in the 2020 CCL (due to V-Cup competition position) & leave Forge in the 2020 CL (CPL Champion). For the US-side of things, would it be the top-4 non-MLS in the Open Cup? Or would they give one (or more) directly to the USL-C? It'd be interesting to see how that redistribution would happen...
  12. Which 2 of 5 of the following USL2 teams folded? Victoria Highlanders TSS FC Rovers Calgary Foothills WSA Winnipeg Thunder Bay Chill I can see excluding WSA Winnipeg, which hasn't won a game in several years, but the other 4 are good teams. Also, PLSQ is now down to 8. FC Gatineau & Dynamo de Quebec folded, while Celtix de Haut-Richelieu will be joining the league for 2020.
  13. Ottawa Fury announced last week that they have decided to suspend operations following issues regarding their CONCACAF sanctioning for USL in 2020. There is much to debate about decisions by those involved, however I want to take this opportunity to look back at the 16 years that Ottawa Fury were operating in the capital region, and all the Canadian players, coaches and managers that this club gave opportunities to, and helped guide along the way. Ottawa Fury began in 2003 through John Pugh (current Canada Soccer Association board member), bringing women’s soccer to the capital region in the form of a USL W-League. Between 2003 and 2014, the Ottawa Fury W-League team managed to win nine division titles, made the national finals on three occasions and were league champions once. Over the course of its eleven seasons the W-League team featured such players as Kadeisha Buchanan (now with Lyon and the Canada women’s side) as well as Ashley Lawrence (currently with Paris Saint Germain and also the Canada women’s side). -- Read more on the NSXI Network.
  14. Ottawa Fury announced last week that they have decided to suspend operations following issues regarding their CONCACAF sanctioning for USL in 2020. There is much to debate about decisions by those involved, however I want to take this opportunity to look back at the 16 years that Ottawa Fury were operating in the capital region, and all the Canadian players, coaches and managers that this club gave opportunities to, and helped guide along the way. Ottawa Fury began in 2003 through John Pugh (current Canada Soccer Association board member), bringing women’s soccer to the capital region in the form of a USL W-League. Between 2003 and 2014, the Ottawa Fury W-League team managed to win nine division titles, made the national finals on three occasions and were league champions once. Over the course of its eleven seasons the W-League team featured such players as Kadeisha Buchanan (now with Lyon and the Canada women’s side) as well as Ashley Lawrence (currently with Paris Saint Germain and also the Canada women’s side). -- Read more on the NSXI Network. View full record
  15. I agree with @SthMelbRed. That's a pretty good route, IMO. We should focus more on how they're going to "balls it up", since CSA doesn't exactly have a good track record for simple or sensible. Think about this madness: Group Stage: Round Robin with 3 Groups of 4 SF: 3 winners + best 2nd place, random draw, single-match knock-out Voyaguer's Cup Final: single-match Or how about this, which would please both TFC (top MLS) & Montreal (prev V-Cup): Rd 1: L1O, PLSQ, Bottom 2 CPL, 2-legs Rd 2: 2 winners from Rd 1, next 2 CPL, 2-legs Rd 3: 2 winners from Rd 2, next 2 CPL, 2-legs Rd 4: 2 winners Rd 3, top CPL, Whitecaps, 2-legs Rd 5 (SF): 2 winners Rd 4, TFC & Impact, 2-legs Rd 6 (Final): 2 winners Rd 5, 2-legs Or, to preserve the previous V-Cup champ only, there's this monstrosity: Rd 1: L1O, PLSQ, Bottom 6 CPL (in future, swap 1 CPL for L1BC), 2-legs Rd 2: 4 Rd 1 Winners, wildcard (in future, 2nd CPL), Top CPL, Vancouver & TFC, 2-legs Rd 3 (SF): 3 Rd 2 winners, Impact, 2 legs Rd 4 (Final): 2 Rd 3 winners, 2 legs
  16. Last year they played at Quinn's Pointe in Barrhaven. Unfortunately, it's a fair distance away from downtown.
  17. I agree, it's strange for them to let TFC II continue in USL-1. Although, there is no "comparable league" at this time (a CSA division-2 that is a step down from CPL & up from L1O). That said, we haven't exactly heard anything about their status for 2020, so for all we know, they might end up with similar issues.
  18. Thunder Bay Chill was granted a special exception. The travel between Thunder Bay and the existing L1O teams is killer. As a result, L1O didn't want them (because of the sharp increase in costs for their teams), and TB didn't want L1O for the same issues (especially as they currently operate in a smaller region designed specifically to decrease those costs). Ontario Soccer, which governs sanctioning of provincial leagues, understood the exceptional circumstances and acted appropriately.
  19. That may be longer than expected. FC Gatineau just folded up their PLSQ operations, so don't expect any sort of step up from them. If Ottawa Fury fold, as we all fear, that leaves OSU Force in League1 Ontario as the highest-level of soccer in the capital region.
  20. I want to like this post for all the fun references, but it's also super sad... I think we need a conflicted option. I seem to remember there being a Starbucks a couple blocks away too... Haven't been in the area since the Champions launched though, so it may have been shuttered since.
  21. Good news rarely comes on a Friday. All signs are pointing to Fury folding up shop, or possibly a 1-year hiatus before a 2021 CPL relaunch, if the known troll actually struck true...
  22. Being an Eastlink television subscriber, I guess I'm streaming OneSoccer. Any word on what channels on Bell/Rogers/Telus is it supposed to air?
  23. Very true, but it can be easy enough for CONCACAF to rectify: 1.5 CCL to Canada, 3.5 spots to USA. The 0.5 spot is determined by who wins the MLS Cup. Of course, I also think the bottom-ranked US spot and the bottom-ranked MEX spot should be shunted into CONCACAF League, with the top-8 qualifying to the CCL, so take my thought here with a massive grain of salt. TFC is not getting the spot. It's unlikely that CONCACAF will do anything to anger the US or MEX in regards to CCL. All will continue, more or less, as it has previously.
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