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  1. Whelp, Altanta really threw that out the window. If PAN1 wins, they would now be tied with USA1 (58). Yeah, they really should have just gone with the bottom-half of the table, porting all 8 of them over, including any Mexican and American teams. I really don't see why they should have 4 automatic top-level entries. Especially with how this year is playing out. Fine, keep the CCC champion since they already have to win over a pretty large field, but sacrificing these automatic berths seems pretty low, as much as I want to see us have a 2nd.
  2. Yup. I need more coffee apparently. Fixed it. Still important for all reasons stated.
  3. Just wanted to make note, although the table is not updated here at the moment, the results of the Sporting Kansas City vs Independiente 2nd leg, happening May March 14th, are hugely important. PAN1 is already above MEX4. Assuming Atlanta (USA1) loses their match tonight: A draw puts PAN1 at 56 points, above both USA1 & USA2. Additionally USA1 would have the same CCL points as USA2 (55). A victory pulls PAN1 to 58 points, just 2 points shy of USA4 (60).
  4. The season schedule is now available. Several changes to the format: Season runs May - August, 15-games each Two-legged Quarterfinals & Semifinals 1 Final Championship Match L1O Cup Competition eliminated Article on changes: https://www.league1ontario.com/news_article/show/1003860 Schedule: https://www.league1ontario.com/page/show/2309116-schedule-results
  5. And with a 1-1 draw last night, TFC are out of the 2019 Champions League. I'm so glad they get to rest all the way to the Canadian Championship semi-finals because of their long and exhausting battle in the Champions League. It would be completely unfair to have them compete in the Canadian Championship while they're fighting it out in Champions League... /s I guess we can lock this thread now eh? Nothing to see here.
  6. I agree with that assessment, although I hope Wirth gives Village a fight for the #1 spot over the course of the season.
  7. In your bottom example, SCL3 would receive credit for the CCL rankings (to determine that spots seeding in CCL), but CRC1 would also receive credit as part of their CL Rankings taking the points earned in both 2018 CL and 2019 CCL as a single-year's points. That would give CRC1 the appropriate seeding for CL, and help create the necessary hierarchy for this table. I actually agree that a solid points system should be used for determining spots. That's one of the reasons why I think they should actually have cut all of Pot B from CCL and put them into CL and letting the full 8-spot float t
  8. I don't really have much clarity to offer here, but from what I've seen elsewhere (incl. Wikipedia), I don't think you can really combine the tables like this. From what I've seen, the CCL only takes the ranking points from CCL play, whereas CL adds the points from both competitions together to determine the ranking (prior to this year's shakeup). The points do break down a little bit in regards to which teams were pushed into the CL preliminary round, but I think they have another req that they built into it (this year at least). SLV2 was dropped down to the preliminary round, despite ha
  9. Something that seemed to go under the radar yesterday. This means each of these clubs will meet each other twice within prior to July 2019.
  10. I think we should go with what the V's CanPL fantasy league used: Montagliani Trophy. We could have a corporate sponsor, if necessary, ie the Canadian Tire Montagliani Trophy. Shape it like a cup. The smallest cup you can find. Like 250 ml, because as Canadians, we love poking fun at ourselves. Then mount it on a giant block of maple wood to prepare for 100+ years of champions. Okay, maybe that last part isn't entirely serious. But Montagliani Trophy or Montagliani Cup would be pretty good IMO.
  11. I'm a little disappointed they didn't choose to knock USA4 and MEX4 into the CL, and then give the top-8 a CCL spot. This would have basically setup pot 2 as all the teams qualifying out of CL. Although those 2 clubs would likely be at/near the top and still qualify every year, it would provide some stronger competition in the big mix. It would also have made it possible for some major upsets if USA4 were kept below the top-8 by a Costa Rica or Honduras. Would be a little more variety for CCL in the end. Still, I generally like how they remapped this competition, although I do have s
  12. Being originally from Thunder Bay, I agree with this assessment. Thunder Bay is best suited for USL-2, a regional D3 with the prairies, or, at a stretch, an eventual CPL-2.
  13. I'm just catching up on this, so some of these replies may seem old... Thunder Bay would only be "in trouble" because of the focus on "provincial" leagues. Thunder Bay is in Ontario, ergo, they have an alternative in L1O. It doesn't matter that it's really League1 Southern Ontario, as there are no teams in Northern Ontario, and likely won't be in the foreseeable future (no matter how much I would love to see Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, North Bay, and even Timmins put in a Northern contingent). That being said, all of L1O & Thunder Bay Chill have objected (vehemently?) to th
  14. I definitely echo your concern about kick-off times. I have a toddler and baby #2 should be arriving by Feb 1st the latest, so it's a consideration. I brought my first son out to a few of the Highlanders matches, but found that he wouldn't/couldn't stay still long enough to really enjoy the match. As a result, I ended up sacrificing my afternoons with the family in order to catch those daytime matches and cheer with the Lake Side Buoys. The evening matches similarly saw me shuttle bedtime duties to my wife for the night. This actually worked a lot better, as you aren't missing time w
  15. I can see that being followed by a Coastal match, leaving Winnipeg out in the cold. Seems like a good line-up, possibly even for a triple-header.
  16. I'm not too worried about this. It's a home opener in Hamilton with a local derby. Going to fill up with folks from York & Hamilton proper, whereas it's just a match for TFC against Portland. Being a league opener and a derby, they have every right to feel confident. Especially with how the TFC team is, uh, trimming down for a long rebuild year.
  17. The article was just updated with the following: Editors note: In a subsequent email to Sportsnet, the CPL confirmed that in addition to the roster requirements mentioned above by David Clanachan that another rule mandates that a minimum of three domestic players on each team must be under the age of 21 AND those players must play a minimum of 1,000 minutes per season. That's a bit of a change. Definitely working on development of young players. I think this works as extra push
  18. How about a giant box that covers you from head to toe and is made of a one-way mirror so you can see out, and everyone else can see their good looking (or not so good looking) selves? Added bonus, it would confuse people on the field. It could totally work... In all seriousness, I can hardly wait for these kits to be unveiled. Still trying to decide which club I'll follow. I originally wanted one I could actually see in person, but it's a pretty lengthy drive to anyone. The kits may just help tip the scale.
  19. Trafford would be a good get. I was always disappointed when Fury let him go. Maybe a move to Pacific FC given their very strong BC-contingent?
  20. They do: https://fr.canpl.ca/ . It's hidden under the "More" submenu. Sadly, few articles are translated to French and there is no original content (yet). That's the whole issue currently being discussed, although it should probably be in its own thread.
  21. I don't think they've officially announced it yet. Considering how VAR has been consistently rolling out, I would be more surprised if they didn't opt to have VAR. As we would be the first (only?) league to have VAR in place during the league's first season, it would be much easier to implement and I think calls would be more consistent than we may see elsewhere. I'm mixed on VAR, but definitely not surprised at its adoption.
  22. The top-three round robin was my thought as well. I've also seen suggested the addition of a separate league cup, which we already see with L1O & PLSQ. I think this would make the schedule a little congested, but it could work. Beyond that, it's a bit of a head scratch.
  23. That wouldn't be different in North America. Mexico is part of North America, and in recent memory, the NASL also used Apertura and Clausura.
  24. 7-10 Days folks! I wonder what the "something different" is.
  25. The return of Durham is great. Should fill in for the departed TFC III quite well. I wonder if we'll see any other groups added this year.
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