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  1. Bought my Season Tickets last Friday, so they're available. Made use of the OneSoccer subscription that came with the package to catch the Canada-Haiti game as well.
  2. I'm hoping that things will be more normalized by the time late summer rolls around so we can go see these games at Lansdowne. I really want to be able to purchase season tickets when they become available.
  3. After listening to both podcasts, it sounds like the Canadian Pyramid will be siloed for the foreseeable future. CanPL will be the National Level of play, with the 2nd Div playing out of the prairies, and the regional 3rd divisions comprising of BCRT3, L1O, and PLSQ. I don't see pro-rel happening any time soon, but I could see lower division teams that are ambitious playing whatever fees to join the league above whenever they feel ready, and hopefully they'll be welcomed.
  4. So just spit-balling here, but I'm wondering if this is a possible breakdown of a squad based on what we know: Assuming an average club player salary total of $750,000 for 23 roster spots. A team might have 4 young players on U-sports contracts ($10-12k) for a total of about $44,000. The team might also have another 4 players on the league minimum ($22-26k) for another $96,000. That would leave $610,000 to distribute among 15 player contracts, which would average out to about $40,000 per player. That sounds respectable, but I'd expect the salary range of Gameday List players to be be brok
  5. I'm happy to see some salary numbers that look promising. That said, $40k average on 23 roster spots is $920,000, which is higher than the cap allows for player salaries per club. At $750k per team, the average should be closer to $32k/player, which is still better than the $25k I was expecting.
  6. I've been away for a while, but still giving thought about how a CPL2 would run. Maybe we're looking at it the wrong way - what is the purpose of Pro-Rel? In my mind, it's to give a chance for ambitious lower-tier clubs a vehicle to realize their ambitions while providing a safe landing space for struggling top-tier clubs to regroup and stabilize themselves before making another run to the top. Financially, some of the biggest expenses in Canada compared to other leagues is the travel costs and accommodations required due to the long distances between clubs. In my mind, there are three le
  7. Is there any chance at all of MLS and CPL reaching an agreement where, for 2021 only, the MTL/TOR/VAN MLS clubs play in CPL for the season until the border COVID issues are settled?
  8. I was thinking more in terms of advertising revenue from data analytics. OneSoccer won't be able to ask for as high fees if they aren't getting eyeballs from the 5million+ people in the GTA. One of the reasons why the league needs teams in big 3 markets so they can raise their fees based on market penetration.
  9. Rather than cluttering up the Pro-Rel thread, I thought I'd create a new thread as I was thinking up this thought experiment: Let's say that prior to WC2026, CPL has improved to the point where the salary cap is now around $2million CAD. CONCACAF then rules that the Canadian MLS teams must join the CPL starting in 2027. However, the 3 MLS clubs are either exempt from the Salary Cap or the CPL salary cap is abolished. What would be the short-term (1-5 years) and long-term (10-20 years) effects of that decision? Things to consider: Effect on parity Effect on quality P
  10. This result is a bit of a disaster for York 9 and the media contract, since there is no team continuing to attract eyeballs in the GTA. Unfortunately Brennan probably isn't going anywhere since he's also a part owner. Hopefully they'll be able to convince their fan-base that they made concrete improvement in the off-season or they will be hemorrhaging money next season with sparsely attended games. Other than Paulus, I don't see the rest of the organizations sacking their coach since it was fairly even, with positions 2 through 7 separated only by 4 points.
  11. Welp, I don't see Paulus being coach next season. Probably for the best as they need a re-think of what it takes to compete in this league.
  12. 2-0 HFX as the keeper gets chipped on an AO mistake. I guess that's going to be it.
  13. This is my hope, too. Except that I hope they force the D3 clubs to travel to the different home cities of the clubs than have them in one place. Those clubs will need to show they have the financial backing to cope with the additional operational cost strain of being promoted to D2. We agree up to here. Maybe in Toronto they could get the Wolfpack Owners to start a team up out of Lamport Stadium to provide an additional revenue stream. And we always seem to disagree on this point. 😜 Teams can be forced into another league, but there has to be a comparable league to go int
  14. Yeah, I could see that. He could stay as General Manager or some sort of VP while they get a coach that can work with what FCE can give them.
  15. I'd love to see AO get through. I'm listening over the radio right now. Sounds like the game is fairly even right now. Radio streaming link here
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