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    top cheese got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    I think this guy is making up his back ground
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    top cheese got a reaction from Obinna in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    I think this guy is making up his back ground
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    top cheese got a reaction from ChuckMe92 in Canadian Nationalization Countdown   
    https://www.90min.com/posts/6275858-leicester-city-give-former-west-ham-goalkeeper-chituru-odunze-two-week-trial/partners/41965
     
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    top cheese got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    I’d imagine there are a lot of SA and CONCACAf players who are willing to take a pay cut to play in Canada and potentially have a means to have a better standard of living for their family 
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    top cheese got a reaction from m-g-williams in CPL new teams speculation   
    I think one of the things to consider is over extending the player pool such that it diminishes the product. I also feel that you have to be careful of the communities you place teams in from a business standpoint. I'm pretty sure that the size of some of these clubs will grow  pretty quick in attendance figures.
     
    A league of ......
    West - Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina,
    East -  Halifax, Hamilton, York, Laval, Ottawa , Quebec City
    Would suffice
     
     
     
     
     
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    top cheese got a reaction from Winnipeg Fury in CPL new teams speculation   
    I think one of the things to consider is over extending the player pool such that it diminishes the product. I also feel that you have to be careful of the communities you place teams in from a business standpoint. I'm pretty sure that the size of some of these clubs will grow  pretty quick in attendance figures.
     
    A league of ......
    West - Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina,
    East -  Halifax, Hamilton, York, Laval, Ottawa , Quebec City
    Would suffice
     
     
     
     
     
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    top cheese got a reaction from Keegan in CPL new teams speculation   
    I think one of the things to consider is over extending the player pool such that it diminishes the product. I also feel that you have to be careful of the communities you place teams in from a business standpoint. I'm pretty sure that the size of some of these clubs will grow  pretty quick in attendance figures.
     
    A league of ......
    West - Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina,
    East -  Halifax, Hamilton, York, Laval, Ottawa , Quebec City
    Would suffice
     
     
     
     
     
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    top cheese got a reaction from JamboAl in CPL new teams speculation   
    I think one of the things to consider is over extending the player pool such that it diminishes the product. I also feel that you have to be careful of the communities you place teams in from a business standpoint. I'm pretty sure that the size of some of these clubs will grow  pretty quick in attendance figures.
     
    A league of ......
    West - Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Regina,
    East -  Halifax, Hamilton, York, Laval, Ottawa , Quebec City
    Would suffice
     
     
     
     
     
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    top cheese got a reaction from Blackjack15 in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    I look at past FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury Rosters will give some indication of the type of players that will be making up the rosters in this league. Guys with MLS and low league Europe experience without a contract at that level.
    Id also look at Canadian NCAA graduates without an MLS contract. And Very high level CIS players
    Canadian USL and NASL players
    L1 players and PDL players
    MLS academy graduates without MLS contract
    Youth Canadian Internationals without a meaningful
    Foreign born players with Canadian parents or grandparents
    Older pros like Nick Ledger wood, David Edgar who are on the tail end of there career
    I think it has the possibly for a competitive league from the start
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    top cheese got a reaction from Obinna in CPL General   
    MLS teams go through this exercise it rarely accomplishes anything of substance
    But for CPL it might work there's likely a few experienced players around that would take the opportunity to get some exposure. Plus the Challenge Trophy leagues in some provinces have a number of ex pros or high level players who have been out of the pro game for awhile and might seize the opportunity to get an invite to camp. I think of a team like Edmonton Scottish
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    top cheese got a reaction from ted in CPL General   
    A big mistake for this league and MLS for that matter is believing that it can emulate the same type of structure of Europe where there soccer culture is engraved. North America will never have its burnleys or huddlesfield towns at the top flight level. Chareletown or St. John's is not going to rise up and have 20000 seat soccer specific stadiums and sell outs every night. Second division soccer is not going to fly competitively or financially in this country or the usa. If a major Canadian market where to be relegated the club would crumble and likely never return. Its just the way NA sports culture is compared to Europe. CFL has found a niche in the Canadian market its not going to oversell itself.  
    Establish a sustainable league of 10-12 markets and the CPL should be proud of itself. Creating a relegation system and putting franchises in towns and cities that  cant support the league would be a big mistake 
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    top cheese got a reaction from mtlsab in Players you expect to see in the CPL   
    https://www.thespec.com/sports-story/8749807-cpl-players-will-come-from-five-pools-/
    id also believe that MLS teams would want there top academy players playing in this during the summer months even if it was on loan.
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    top cheese got a reaction from DrummingInMySleep in CPL General   
    I would imagine that an Ottawa announcement would happen at the conclusion of the USL/NASL season.
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    top cheese got a reaction from Poutinewithtapatio in St. John's CPL   
    Gossip that CPL representatives where in ST. John's yesterday to talk about a potential franchise
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    top cheese got a reaction from deschamp86 in St. John's CPL   
    Gossip that CPL representatives where in ST. John's yesterday to talk about a potential franchise
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    top cheese got a reaction from ted in CPL new teams speculation   
    Id say Ottawa gets named after the conclusion of the NASL season
    8 teams seems like what they wanted to start with:
    West - Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg
    East -  Hamilton, York, Halifax, Ottawa
    my guess is that two more teams in Regina and one in Quebeac ( Sherbrooke, or QC) would go next
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    top cheese got a reaction from BCM in Fikayo Tomori   
    I think in the long run this might turn into another Hoillett situation.
    Tomori obviously wants to play at the highest level of professional soccer and the youth international exposure with England will only help with his club experience with Chelsea. There will come a point in time with England where if he wants to get senior international team experience or a world cup his best bet will be with Canada. I think England for the next 10 years is pretty set with CB between Dier, Stones, Smalling, Keane, Jones, Gibson and Cahill is still only 28. Plus I am sure that there is a u21 or 2 that they would current rate higher then him. Someone like Tanuazbe. So I don't believe all is lost.
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    top cheese got a reaction from BrennanFan in Fikayo Tomori   
    I think in the long run this might turn into another Hoillett situation.
    Tomori obviously wants to play at the highest level of professional soccer and the youth international exposure with England will only help with his club experience with Chelsea. There will come a point in time with England where if he wants to get senior international team experience or a world cup his best bet will be with Canada. I think England for the next 10 years is pretty set with CB between Dier, Stones, Smalling, Keane, Jones, Gibson and Cahill is still only 28. Plus I am sure that there is a u21 or 2 that they would current rate higher then him. Someone like Tanuazbe. So I don't believe all is lost.
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    top cheese got a reaction from The Ref in The Floro Replacement   
    There is a process that has to take place to build a competitive team. that means progressing youth players through a system playing a particular way and then integrating the best into the senior team. it isn't going to happen trying to fit square pegs in round holes all the time.
    The gold cup win occurred on the basis of winning a coin toss to progress remember!
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    top cheese got a reaction from The Ref in The Floro Replacement   
    I also think that we are over analyzing this. I don't believe even if the CSA was able to sign Alex Ferguson to this post will it pay any dividends for the MNT program. With the current player pool we are going to continue to be mediocre in CONCACAF and it will not matter who we hire as MNT manager because he will not fix it or create a miracle and make this program a winner in the Gold Cup or the subsequent world cup qualifying.
    I think that the CSA has started to create a positive framework for their youth programs which have started to see varying degrees of success. I think the manager of the MNT should be someone who continues with that framework at the senior level and has worked with our youth players in a positive manner. And would encourage proper team development to continue at the senior level. I personally really liked the selection of Gareth Southgate for the England team because of these same reasons. Rather then bring in a high ticket manager with their own ideas and big ego. I think that the National team programs that are very successful are the ones that treat there teams the same ways club develop.
    My personal choices would be Robbie Gale and Paul Peschisolido.
    Canada needs to have its top youth players at the u20-u23 level playing regularly at a decent academy and pro level before we can talk about success with the national team!
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    top cheese got a reaction from Zem in Dylan Carreiro   
    This is my first time posting on this forum despite the fact I read it often. There's some really excellent discussion on this and realistically the only spot to find some consistent information about Canada Soccer!
    I wanted to make a couple comments on this thread.
    1 - On the quote I highlighted......I coach in Newfoundland as well. Tyler Foresy's name should never cross a National forum let alone a local paper's sport section. His attitude is terrible. In a 6 team league hes played with 4 teams in 4 years then over the next year switched back to two of those teams again. Yes hes won some awards in Newfoundland but if you look at his stat line he scores all of his goals against the two weakest teams who realistically should be mid-range recreational teams. Those goals always come when the score is well out of reach. He's not fit, does not want to defend, lacks basic skill but can shoot a ball reasonably well and hit the target 1 out of every 12 times. What's worse is that he has a reputation of being a team cancer yet walks around the fields here like hes a star for an EPL team. In regards to the "try-out" he had take note of the link I provided to the news article on his trip to Dresden. He's not an average player he wouldn't be able to play on a reasonable team on the mainland. That was clear in Challenge Cup nationals that were hosted here in October:
    http://www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/Columnists/2013-10-02/article-3414315/The-knock-against-Forsey/1
    2 - I seen Dylan Carrerio at a u16 club nationals years ago. He was unstoppable. He was on a Manitoba team that I believe featured Marco Bustos as well. The team was obviously centered around those two players but they surprised everyone and lost in a final against Ontario who had Lucas Gasperato (pardon my spelling) playing center back. I kept an eye on his name through the years just out of curiosity were things might lead for him since that tournament and I am very surprised that he has not caught on somewhere professionally. But I think people have to remember that there are a lot of variables that have to come into play for players to get themselves consistently into a pro team. Some of those variables we might never no. He, like Forsey could have gathered a reputation for himself at Hearts and pro sports are a small world something like that could carry with a player for ever. I also think of another newfoundland player Thomas Kargbo ( who was in Man U academy up until u18) he never played pro and played here last summer ( and by no means was impressive) and has been floating around western Canada playing college level soccer. you'd have to think if Man U is on his resume hed get at least a look somewhere? Anyways my point is signing and staying professional takes luck, a right situation, and someone putting faith or a good word in for you. Maybe Carrario never got that. Hopefully things work out for him he really is a special player.
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