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    • I'm suggesting that what Victor Montagliani has been hinting at in recent interviews is a Canadian branded division of the USL that would include the three MLS reserve teams. That's speculation on my part, but the NASL commissioner seems to be outside the loop based on recent quotes, so the USL seems to the more probable candidate at the moment for anything that is "cross-border" in scope. The CSA don't have the money to make the CPL happen, so ultimately it is the people with the money that will determine the directions things head in based on their willingness to invest. MLS only survived its first decade because Phil Anschutz and Lamar Hunt pumped in about $250 million to cover the losses. If somebody like Frank Stronach would do the same for the CPL concept then there would be a much better chance that it could get somewhere. That's a bit of a far-fetched scenario, however, so I suspect Victor Montagliani's recent quotes have been preparing the ground for something "cross-border" that is not so different from what is already in place now, because that's what the people with the money want to do.
    • It makes sense as he hasn't played a lot playing for a low-level 3rd division club. And yes if he has a good season he'll probably go up again. But also I think we shouldn't be hoping on REW to carry the MNT, that's for sure. Which is ok, at least there are other options ATM. 
    • Too bad shoot on frame wasn't working for him against El Salvador.
    • Yes, we established this a couple of years ago. Anyone saying it has anything to do with US immigration or labour laws is lying.
    • Exactly what knowledge of his ego or personality do you have to throw around insults like that? Do you know if he had any offers from North America, Sweden or Norway and if so what division they were at, what was the salary and what were the prospects for moving up to a higher level? It is annoying how many people seem to think the process works like a player thinking, "I would like to play in Sweden and I think I am good enough"  and then an offer just materializes. He is in one of the world's best soccer pyramids so why shouldn't he take his chances there even if he has to step down a division to do it?