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  1. baulderdash77

    CPL General

    I’m surprised more of the USL guys aren’t moving over. There have been some but not as many as I thought there would be.
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    Zachary Brault-Guillard

    First Cornelius and now ZBG headed to MLS. It’s a pretty big day for Canadians domestically suddenly. I do think this is a good level for him for this season.
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    Forge FC (Hamilton) launch/2019 offseason thread

    For now I’m not too worried. This year is a bit of a bridge year anyways as lots of players are signed in other leagues. Year 1 CanPL is not going to be year 10 CanPL.
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    CPL General

    It doesn’t have to be a vs MLS situation. In fact it’s not. Why does CPL always have to be compared to MLS? Right now if you take a look at the majority of our player pool raised in Canada you will see that they mostly came through MLS or Sigma. That’s where most of our depth developed. The problem was always that there were so many players coming up and only about 7 of 8 viable spots on the 3 MLS teams for Canadian talent. So the talent moved on. It’s fine. Now there’s other places for that talent to go so we have viable depth. It’s all a good thing guys. Stop fighting about it.
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    Forge FC (Hamilton) launch/2019 offseason thread

    It’s a good start for sure. At least we’re seeing frequent player signings now. Tickets are sold up front and games are won from the back. I wonder who they will get for CB and GK.
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    Manjrekar James

    That’s very good for James. He’s a key piece for us and to be back to 1st tier again is important. Also important is his multi year deal.
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    Marcus Haber

    He’s going to be a big signing for Victoria. Haber honestly has a chance to win the Golden Boot this year in the CPL.
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    NEW Mother of all Canucks Abroad (and domestic)

    These last 2 years haven’t worked out well for Haber. His contract is up in May and I imagine a move back to Canada to be a star in the new league may be appealing to him.
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    CPL new teams speculation

    I wonder when the Alex Bunburry and Laval announcement is going to happen. I’m kinda hoping it’s prior to the start of the season.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    This is more like the market filling the demand to me. There’s suddenly ~160 legitimate professional contracts this year in the soccer world that weren’t there last year. Next year there may be another 46. People are going to be clamouring to get these spots and use any advantage they can to get them. These are actually positive developments no matter what. The churn of players in the next 2-4 years is going to yield all kinds of good things for the Canadian Soccer depth pool.
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    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    I’d like to see Endoh come here after reading that article in the Atlantic. Endoh and Babouli.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    In court cases, sufficient notice can get you a lot of leeway. Especially if your in a position of power and your unilaterally changing the conditions or terms of a contract. I think extending sanctioning by 1 year and giving notice will go a long way to minimizing damages and strengthening the case for the CSA. It will also give some time to address the Fury’s assertion of risk from a new startup venture. If the CanPL season goes well, and sufficient notice has been given it will be nearly impossible for the Fury to fight this further. It’s a good compromise by CONCACAF and shows leeway was given but the Fury are undoubtedly on formal notice now without any substantive case.
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    CPL new teams speculation

    I see it differently. I think there’s a very broad talent pool that just latent below the surface. The issue up to this point has been that there was no way for the talent to reach the surface. We’re about to see 112 guaranteed additional professional spots this year and perhaps another 32 next year. The talent pool is about to bubble and churn and from that churn I expect that some real cream is about to rise to the top in the next few years. By 2026 I think a very large plurality of our players will likely have played with one of the 3 MLS teams or the CPL.
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    CPL new teams speculation

    I truly think that the next best opportunities for the CPL are Ottawa, 2 in Quebec and 1 in Saskatchewan the 1 more in Southern Ontario. If we can get that as a 12 team league then the CPL will be a true national league across the board and that would be a truly exciting thing for sport in general and soccer in particular in Canada.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    I think a deal was reached. The Fury certainly can’t say in 2020 that they have no idea there’s no sanctioning then.