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  1. No number so far for the Forge vs Valour cup game: https://canpl.ca/matchcentre/bw9rxjyoo4w2hl8ejjnio9s0k/highlights
  2. The Edmonton crowd actually looked a bit better than usual on the big blue side so have to wonder if fans have been shifted over from the main grandstand side to improve the optics. Having playoffs should help a bit on crowds by making more games meaningful compared to what happened in the 2019 fall season. Even Edmonton aren't completely out of it yet so losing the late goal mattered a lot more to the home team than it would have two years ago.
  3. 670 announced for Edmonton vs Pacific: https://canpl.ca/matchcentre/bmo3jgl9gwkwttai08z8lzh1w/highlights 1021 announced for York vs Ottawa: https://canpl.ca/matchcentre/bjxgz67bw4sebavg3x3p0obv8/highlights
  4. Pathetic the way a few posters continually project their own MLS vs CanPL obsessions like this. As stated ad nauseam I would like to see both leagues succeed and to work together closely to secure that outcome for the greater good of Canadian soccer. The appropriate subforum for discussing MLS attendance is here: https://www.canadiansoccernews.com/forums/forum/22-major-league-soccer/ and nothing is preventing anyone from starting such a thread.
  5. Think being a major regional media centre probably helps as well. Lots of local news outlets looking for a big local sports story to cover with no CFL or baseball worth mentioning to get in the way. CFL expansion might be bad news for a variety of different reasons in other words.
  6. Two of the three Canadian MLS franchises can trace their origins back to the 1987-92 CSL, so the end of CanPL as currently configured wouldn't necessarily have to be the end of the clubs that are doing relatively well. The league is where they could reasonably expect to be at this point on attendance but the concern would be that some of the ownership groups thought Paul Beirne was a marketing genuis who would replicate what happened with TFC for them. He was basically just in the right place at the right time to pick up where the NASL era Blizzard had left off in a North American league that was signing Beckham this time around rather than the likes of Pele, Cruyff, Best or Bettega. It should have been no huge shock that a York branded team like York 9 would struggle to attract a crowd only marginally less badly than the North York Rockets did in a relatively low budget domestic Canadian league but they seemed to be serious about building the 12,000 seat SSS out in the boonies.
  7. Will be interesting to see how crowds hold up this season as the weather worsens over the next few weeks. For whatever reason it has not always been easy to get crowds out for soccer in Canada in April and October and several of the stadiums in a CanPL context have no cover when it rains.
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