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    Pacific FC Launch / 2019 off season thread

    Pacific FC is shaping up quite nicely. Looking forward to making the trip to see a match or two.
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    CPL TV Contract

    As a taxpayer, I'd really like CBC to pick up a match of the week. They cover all kinds of Canadian content that doesn't necessarily appeal to the masses for the sole purpose of giving Canadians exposure. Promoting a new all-Canadian league should be right in their wheelhouse. Of course I'd also support it being on TSN. They have 5 channels, for goodness sake. I don't need to watch a CFL match on all 5 of them.
  3. This is getting quite close now. All I want to see is a non-Mexican team win. Preferably TFC, but I don't think that is going to happen.
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    Will the CPL have a Chivas?

    I think that we are doing a disservice to the managers when we say, essentially, we don't want MLS rejects. We want the best talent that money can buy, wherever they come from and it is up to the managers to pick the best. If the number of foreign players allowed is seven, then who cares where they come from. Foreign talent will add a dimension to the league, and Canadian players need to be exposed to all manner of play if they hope to succeed internationally. Euro leagues may have started out with national players only, but those days are long gone. It isn't that the CPL is new and should only have Canadian players. It is that the CPL is born in 2019 and should follow the lead of all world leagues.
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    CPL new teams speculation

    A team in Quebec will be great for the league.
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    CPL General

    On a totally different subject, why haven't we seen a schedule yet for season 1??? And why haven't we seen jerseys available for sale yet??? The best way I can support this league is by giving them my money but they've given me nothing to spend my money on yet (note: I don't need another t-shirt, and I can't get season tix cause I don't live in a CPL city...yet).
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    Will the CPL have a Chivas?

    I definitely support the belief that at least 50% of players on the field should be Canadian. I could care less where they are born. A Canadian is a Canadian. I also know that if you want football to grow in Canada you must have foreign players. Name a good league in any sport that has no foreign players. If we want the CPL to be forever mediocre, and ensure Canadian talent never develops, then an all Canadian league is great.
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    2019 Voyageurs Cup

    After the initial shock of such a messed up table, I am back to being excited that we have 13 teams in the league. More really, as Vaughan and Blainville earned the right to be in the league, so technically all the teams in their respective leagues also participate. So good for Canadian soccer and a proud year for the Voyageurs Cup.
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    Ottawa CPL Club

    So Ottawa is in the Championship, as expected and as it should be. Ottawa is also seeded higher than CPL and along with MLS teams, which I am sure we will all agree is weird (that's me being polite for all the young Voyageurs out there). And the whole idea that Canadians playing for Ottawa being punished is just mean (also, me being polite). Also, the idea that Herdman will be less likely to notice a Canadian playing in the USL is pretty insulting to Herdman's abilities as a coach/manager. And I can't speak to who is pretty here on the forums, having never met any of you. But Matty does look strangely familiar.
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    2019 Voyageurs Cup

    Very disappointing. It seems totally random. The worst part is Ottawa and Toronto getting ridiculous byes. And splitting the CPL teams and MLS teams into different rounds is just nuts. I totally agree that having one round with 10 teams that join the MLS teams in round 2 would have been more fair for all teams. I hope next year will be more straight-forward.
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    Membership brainstorming

    I also agree with the discount on swag idea. It will be easier for you and encourages further spending. Also, do include the "donate" option when people sign up. $25 is a reasonable fee and some will want to pay more. Looking to the future, once membership is up, you can look to get members further deals from soccer supporting businesses. You know, "membership has it's privileges". CSA could even help you with that, if they are supportive. Of the actual give-away options that I've heard, the patch my preference. You can wear a patch with pride, but can't do much with a coin. Keep up the good work!!!
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    2019 Voyageurs Cup

    CSA has to create a format where every MLS team plays a CPL team. Publicity is what the CPL is after and three marquee matches fits the bill. In a year or two, it should go to a random draw that could have MLS teams matched in the quarter finals.
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    Why is the CSA not being tougher on the 3 MLS teams?

    And, not that it would ever happen, but if the CSA forced the change in any way, that would be the end of my support for the CPL. Soccer is for the fans and support should be decided by the fans and not dictated to by any organisation. Least of all one that is controlled by FIFA.
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    Why is the CSA not being tougher on the 3 MLS teams?

    Let us all agree that in 10 years we'd love it if the three Canadian MLS teams sold their teams back to MLS and formed teams in CPL. I hope this will happen, and it is realistic. Sell the MLS team for $200 million or whatever the going rate is, and buy a CPL team for $40 million. But for now there is no way that any Canadian MLS fan would want to see their team go from 20 - 35 thousand fans down to 5 or 6,000. Been there, done that, hated it. I've said it before. During the years that the 86ers/Caps played in Swangard, the fans main concern wasn't who we were going to sign, or where we were in the tables, but will we have a team next year. Will the league fold? That is what CPL fans will feel for the next 5 to 10 years, like it or not. As fans, we'll all do our best to support CPL. I'll pay to stream games. I'll travel to Victoria, Calgary and Edmonton to see some matches live. But for the three MLS teams to give up a good, successful, growing league at this point is just plain stupid and isn't going to happen.
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    Vancouver Whitecaps offseason 2018-2019

    Waston and Kamara gone. When you include the Davies trade, I'd say that in the last three months Caps have lost the three best players that have ever donned the jersey. (I'm not going to include that little Brazilian in the list out of spite). Dos Santos really has his work cut out for him now. Hopefully he has a grand vision in mind.