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    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    Et voilà.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    I still can't believe they wouldn't make the jump to CPL. Rotted.
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    Winnipeg Valour FC

    To start off, I think it's a smart decision. This is essentially the same configuration the Ottawa Fury uses. Having the fans concentrated in one area makes for a much better atmosphere in my opinion, and only having to open concessions for one part of the stadium makes sense from a business perspective. As demand increases and more people start coming out, then definitely open up the whole lower bowl. Now I just need to find an excuse to get back to Winnipeg and get the full experience!
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    Winnipeg Valour FC

    True. I'm still not sold on NBLC being a long-term thing though (especially with the CEBL taking off), so I'd personally rather see the Wanderers build bridges with a more stable/recognized outfit. But hey, the more endorsements, the better!
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    Winnipeg Valour FC

    Halifax could get a player from the Mooseheads to do the same. NS may not have the NHL, but we still love hockey!
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    CPL Jersey Outfitter

    Out of curiosity, does anyone here actually own any Macron apparel? I'm curious to see what the quality is like.
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    CPL Jersey Outfitter

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    Players you expect to see in the CPL

    And Antarctica. Bloody penguins.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    My understanding is that RendezVous Lebreton (the group that will be developing the area) has already pretty well locked down what will be included in the development. New Sens stadium, plenty of condos/commercial space, possible central library, etc., but nowhere you could just plunk down a SSS, even a modular one. I could be wrong, but I went to the open houses at the War Museum and don't recall seeing much space left over.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    I've been going to Fury FC matches since their days at Carleton University back in 2014, but even I have to admit it's been going downhill. The coaching has never been the same since Dos Santos left, the quality on the pitch has been steadily slipping, and nobody in this city gives a damn about facing second-tier American teams like Bethlehem Steel or Louisville FC. I cannot begin to express how disappointed and disgusted I am by this. Until they smarten up and make the switch, I dare say that this Friday's game against the Impact will be the last Fury FC match I attend for a long time.
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Umm . . . you know that Pepe has become a symbol of the alt-right movement in the US, right? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepe_the_Frog
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    CPL General

    Overview of the league meetings held this week: http://canpl.ca/article/canadian-premier-league-clubs-executives-wrap-three-day-toronto-coaches-summit "Agenda items for the three-day coaches summit included club licensing requirements, CPL officiating and an introduction to scheduling and preseason arrangements. The final day of League Meetings included presentations that touched upon league rules and the on-boarding of players. Coaches also were introduced to future mechanisms by which they’ll have the option of adding to their rosters."
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    York 9 2019 launch/offseason thread

    Just my two cents, but I really don't think that this is the kind of fan that the CPL should be courting. They've been banned by TFC, so why should we accept them? https://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/tfc-bans-inebriatti-fan-group-over-fiery-display-in-ottawa-1.4796028
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    HFX Wanderers launch/2019 offseason thread

    I wouldn't doubt that this is a conscious decision to coincide with frosh week and get the university crowd more interested in the field/team/league. A lot of students tend to stay and work in Halifax over the summer, so getting them excited right from the get-go about going to a match down at Wanderers Grounds sounds like a good approach.
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    Possible US based team (Spokane, Washington) in the CPL?

    Eh. Establishing a new league with a new structure, better financing, long-term investment/ownership, a wealth of experience/talent in the North American pro-soccer world and genuine engagement with grassroots supporters movements in communities across the country is one thing. But attempting to expand a Canadian league to areas of the US that are/could very easily be serviced by an American one just strikes me as old hat. Times have changed, soccer culture has changed, and the sport entertainment industry in North America had definitely expanded - I absolutely admit that. But all these things considered, I just don't see a Canadian league being a success in the US.* It might be a novelty for American cities for a few years, a foot in the door or a launchpad for bigger and better things in USSF, but I can't envision American cities striving for inclusion in the Canadian D1 - "by Canadians, for Canadians." *Before someone inevitably jumps on me, yes, the "National" in the "National Hockey League" refers to Canada, and yes, this represents the highest level of professional hockey in Canada and the US. But considering that this league has its headquarters in the US, the vast majority of its teams in the US, and its chairman for the last however many decades has been a Yank, I would hope that we can all recognize the difference between this "Canadian" league and leagues like the CFL, CPL, etc.
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