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    2026 WC Bid?

    Uruguay, Chile and Argentina were rumoured to want to cohost the 2030 World Cup. So I’m expecting CONCACAF to all vote for the bid down South. Uruguay wanted the bid alone initially, but Argentina joined since they also wanted to co-host. Same with Chile. Funny how all those 3 countried hosted a World cup independantly, but now the economic situation is different that they can’t go at it alone.
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    2026 WC Bid?

    There’s a 2 minute video of Davies talking about to the FIFA congress about the bid. Thought it was emotional and great. Kid was confident. Just check sportsnet. They have it somewhere.
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    2026 WC Bid?

    Just read on my twitter feed news fhe United bid won. Seems everybody thought Morroco was a shoe in, but FIFA loves money. Now to see how they divvy up the games and spots. Isn’t the 2026 WC supposed to have 46?? Teams now?? Take away the United bid that leaves 43?? Spots open.
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    Alphonso Davies

    Davies is said to have been invited by the CSA to speak about the US, Canada, Mexico bid tomorrow when they make there case against Morocco. The United bid must be desperate that MLS and rhe CSA need Davies as the poster child for the United bid. Thought it was in the bag?
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    CPL General

    Just heard from one of the Southsiders that to remove and relocate the pole for Langford stadium in Victoria, BC Hydro quoted $3million. Can anybody confirm?? Must be more than just a power pole that needs to be reconnectedz. Sounds like its a transformer or something.
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    Victoria CPL

    When the Cascadia Cup was formed all teams pitched in money for maintenance. I believe that part of the membership fees from supporters nowadays goes to upkeeping the Cup. Also, I forgot to say, but in order for Victoria to even get a shot at the Cascadia, they have to play against Portland and Seattle in an unofficial capacity for points. There is an unofficial table on who gets the Cascadia Cup. Unless Victoria finds a way to MLS, can’t see them being involved.
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    Victoria CPL

    Cascadia was started by fan groups of Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. If Victoria wants in, gotta get approval from all 3 supporter groups and contribute financially to it too.
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    Metro Vancouver CPL Club

    Regarding the FV CPL group. According to AFTN and a few others on twitter. The group was real and focused only on the FV, not Victoria, but the supporters, investors and employees were under NDA to not disclose, hint or even mention the bid publicly to media by Rob Friend and the majority owner. Some think by not being public and vocal likw the other CPL groups were doing, they did more harm than good for there chances. I think one of FV CPL supporters mentioned that Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack weren’t interested in there proposal (eg getting the municipalities to pony up public money for stadium upgrades). Thats pretty much the entire Fraser Valley that shot them down. I honestly think that group burned too many bridges for a future CPL group. Might as well go to Kelowna/Kamloops now.
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    Victoria CPL

    I'll rub it in too, but at the same time, I was hoping the FV group would've looked at Langley, Abbotsford or Chilliwack. I have a friend who works at Surrey City Hall and he told me that the FV group didn't really impress City Hall with there plan, but they went along with it. Also, with the rumoured City Halls of Surrey and Langley, not willing to pony up anything to the bid (eg. site prep, land donation, etc) doesn't surprise me that they wanted a handout. I think this is best for BC for now, but obviously, any future CPL group wanting to play in the Valley, will have to buy there own land and built it, if they realistically want a stadium out there. Edit: for the record, I will attend at least a game in Victoria, to see some young Canadians play. I use to watch ontario cpl games in rhe past live, so I’m expecting a Swangard USL type experience.
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    Victoria CPL

    I’ll add more to this as I use to live near Swangard. The City of Burnaby gives priorities to public institutions than private investors to use the park. Thats another reason why WFC2 moves to Langley as the City couldn’t guarantee dates. Moreover there has been public outcry of expanding the stadium as it is within a very popular park, thats touristy for some. So City Hall is weary of ever expanding the stadium moreso than what it is now. Swangard is also in need of an upgrade, so wouldn’t surprise me if the City either demolished it completely someday or try to give it a facelift. Locals around that area aren’t going to lose sleep if Swangard disappears. With land in Burnaby just as expensive as Vancouver, City Hall could probablh get more money out of a condo development, if it wanted.
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    CPL General

    Good luck with FC Edmonton using Clarke Fielde. http://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/paula-simons-clarke-stadium-soccer-dreams-could-leave-edmonton-to-foot-the-bill
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    CPL new teams speculation

    Slamo one of the Southsiders mentioned that Victoria is a stronger candidate now than Langley to join. He’s not sure if its a new group in Victoria or the same CPL Valley group, but seems that the Valley Group is having problems getting a stadium in surrey and seems they may have also ran into more red tape in Langley. Its more and more likely Port City FC refers to Victoria
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    CPL new teams speculation

    I think most Southsiders agreed that public transit to Langley is very poor and if the team is relying on patrons from transit, than don’t expect much. Most people Langley and out east, drive to their destination. This team will most likely rely on people from Abbotsford and the fringe borders of Surrey. There’s also some people from Maple Ridge that could cross the Golden Ears Bridge and be there too. Just don’t expect any metro van and surrey people to come out there, en masse anyway. I believe from King George to the Langley Events Centre by transit would take about 1 hour one way, so your looking at 2 hour round trip from transit to skytrain
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    CPL new teams speculation

    Yes, the Stetson Bowl is out of the question. Anywhere in Surrey is out of the question.
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    CPL new teams speculation

    One of the Southsiders who’s been in talks with the CPL Fraser Valley group is saying Surrey is out of the question now and the group is looking at Langley for a possible stadium location. Seems City of Surrey didn’t accomodate to some demands from the group for a temporary stadium in Surrey Central or Cloverdale. I think that group should focus on Victoria TBH or Abbotsford. Langley isn’t a hotbed for sports teams with transportation being an issue, also Abbotsford is a growing suburb that the municipality might be more accomodating. Worst case, the Island too
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