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Rintaran

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  1. Out of curiosity, are PLSQ/L1O updated to reflect OSU Force switching leagues?
  2. Spring season. According to Atleti's release, they'll start play April 11th.
  3. This would definitely cause some buzz. I can just see an advertisement for Atletico Ottawa. Think "full heel". They come out, present themselves as "the bad guys" and truly work the angle to be the most hated team by fans of other teams, but a twisted bastion of hope for former Fury fans & people in Ottawa. It could be a pretty good marketing campaign if they go at it 100%, and JDG would be the right face for that campaign, given remarks previously attributed to him.
  4. Mahith Gamage was at the event and has provided some more in-depth coverage: https://northernstartingeleven.com/everything-need-fc-manitoba-winnipeg-developmental-pathway/ Basically, much like how Highlanders sold their USL2 rights to TFA Wilamette, WSA Winnipeg has sold their USL2 rights to FC Manitoba. WSA Winnipeg will continue to exist/compete, but only with the WSA North Stars (WPSL) and their MMSL teams. They're stepping down and wanted to see something at that level still exist, so FC Manitoba (who run Ital Inter SC in MMSL) is stepping up to the plate. It sounds lik
  5. They're already taking season ticket deposits, and it looks like they managed the obligatory header video: https://canpl.ca/ottawa/
  6. Not in Halifax, but this should provide some light: https://globalnews.ca/news/6473919/dispute-halifax-common-parkade-tender/
  7. Silence everywhere. It's a quiet day so far.
  8. Latest interview with Kempenfelt Crew now available here: https://northernstartingeleven.com/kempenfelt-crew/ Not really a tonne of new information, but some fun stuff (potential team names, mascot, colours, etc) in addition to the more specific questions (facility, players, etc).
  9. I think it's more like offsetting costs than allowing new spending, at least, in regards to player wages. As for the other elements in Mahith's list, well, those are all free game, and building an academy provides direct access to players that could potentially fill in when there's an injury on that short roster CPL has... That said, I'd be surprised if Forge didn't have something worked out with Hamilton United Elite, the L1O club that's adding a men's team this year.
  10. @stuart.mac has provided a quick run-down on Pacific's two imports from the Fury: https://northernstartingeleven.com/right-profile-pacific-fc-add-dixon-and-meilleur-giguere/ He speaks very highly of both players, and I look forward to seeing how they integrate in the squad.
  11. Massive signings for the team. Unless something unfortunate happens during pre-season, this team should be competing at the top of the table this year.
  12. @rob.notenboom has released his latest article on BCL1: https://northernstartingeleven.com/b-c-league-1-approaching-critical-moment/ He's interviewed Peter Schaad concerning the league. Although there's a fair bit of info throughout, he provides a handy summary:
  13. The Canadian soccer landscape is going through a serious metamorphosis. The last decade has seen the launch of regional Division 3 leagues Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec and League 1 Ontario in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In 2019 the Canadian Premier League played its first season. For male soccer players wishing to play professionally, these are encouraging developments. Prior to the existence of these leagues, the odds were significantly stacked against players trying to make the leap from youth to professional as the gap in playing level was simply too large. It is a gap that long
  14. The Canadian soccer landscape is going through a serious metamorphosis. The last decade has seen the launch of regional Division 3 leagues Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec and League 1 Ontario in 2012 and 2013 respectively. In 2019 the Canadian Premier League played its first season. For male soccer players wishing to play professionally, these are encouraging developments. Prior to the existence of these leagues, the odds were significantly stacked against players trying to make the leap from youth to professional as the gap in playing level was simply too large. It is a gap that long
  15. The Spanish Press is chattering about this now: https://www.palco23.com/clubes/el-atletico-de-madrid-ultima-la-compra-de-una-franquicia-en-la-canadian-premier-league.html https://as.com/futbol/2020/01/17/primera/1579270668_904063.html?id_externo_rsoc=comp_tw
  16. I don't think they will. @ted has put forth some pretty good reasoning on this one, but I can add 2 more reasons: 1) The current format is "neat". It looks tidy, has a decent rationale, and comes to the conclusion the CSA wants. 2) The CSA is not exactly known for going the extra mile. It's made, they aren't going to do the work all over again.
  17. I might, just might, be able to swing an Ottawa vs Pacific road trip. My wife's been wanting to do a trip to Ottawa since we got back at this end of the country, and this just might be enough for us to forget about the costs (and headaches with toddlers) and just do it.
  18. This is my understanding of the situation. It'd be higher than D3, but lower than D1, but really just a sort of tournament for testing the waters.
  19. Langley-born Joel Waterman officially made history on Tuesday afternoon, as he became the first player to make the jump from the Canadian Premier League to Major League Soccer, joining the Montreal Impact for a fee reported to be in the $100k region. Waterman also became the first player sold by a CPL team for a transfer fee, giving us an example of how beneficial the new Canadian first division can be for young footballers in this country. Despite being the only player to make the jump to MLS so far, Joel Waterman wasn’t necessarily considered one of the best players in the CanPL. In fac
  20. Langley-born Joel Waterman officially made history on Tuesday afternoon, as he became the first player to make the jump from the Canadian Premier League to Major League Soccer, joining the Montreal Impact for a fee reported to be in the $100k region. Waterman also became the first player sold by a CPL team for a transfer fee, giving us an example of how beneficial the new Canadian first division can be for young footballers in this country. Despite being the only player to make the jump to MLS so far, Joel Waterman wasn’t necessarily considered one of the best players in the CanPL. In fac
  21. Probably not for this year. Ottawa may be deemed ineligible this year as it was not an existing club at the end of 2019 (or some other excuse). Rollins seems to be of that opinion, and has given us a firm end-date:
  22. Not sure if there's much of a connection, but this just came up on my IG:
  23. That's pretty good money. Wasn't really expecting transfer fees that high coming out of the 1st year.
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