Ok, so some of this is on me. Whenever I prepare an article on the newest CanPL press release, I open up a template on my computer and start writing. The fact that this template is titled, “Why I Hate This” is probably emblematic of some degree of bias on my part. So today, instead … Continue reading CPL Adds Restrictions on Old Guys from Abroad, And Increases Cap
Tag: Canada Soccer
How to Fix This Mess: A Canadian Soccer Love Story
Look we are new and young and don’t have a proper soccer infrastructure. Well actually we are not young (Canada has had a Soccer Federation since 1912). But we don’t have a proper Soccer infrastructure, that part is true. So how do we fix it? We fix it with LOVE. Just kidding. We fix it … Continue reading How to Fix This Mess: A Canadian Soccer Love Story
Dissecting the OneSoccer Playoff “Debate”
This is awkward, because I am a fan first and foremost, but I also wear another hat as a hack of a writer with no real respected credentials working for a “rival” soccer site. (The site is respected, I'm their friendly hack) But I’ve decided to write this piece to the growers of the game … Continue reading Dissecting the OneSoccer Playoff “Debate”
Sympathy for the Devil(s): A Battle for the Soul of Canadian Footy in the Most Melodramatic Way Possible
Look, I’m a fan of the game in Canada first and foremost. I know have a small pulpit to shout from, but I’m going to try to look at all parties sympathetically, because the bile is killing my footy buzz. And I can’t have that a month away from CanPL kickoff and in a World … Continue reading Sympathy for the Devil(s): A Battle for the Soul of Canadian Footy in the Most Melodramatic Way Possible
Five Potential MLS Expansion Sites
This year the MLS will have twenty-nine teams, thanks to the edition of St. Louis City SC. The MLS has never been stronger or better, and further expansion feels inevitable. With that in mind, here are five potential cities that the MLS could expand in to in the future. Note; In suggesting potential team names, … Continue reading Five Potential MLS Expansion Sites
Fixing the MLS Promotion/Relegation Problem
Major League Soccer continues to grow and grow, it seems like a when and not if for MLS to overtake both NHL and MLB when it comes to popularity - and it feels like the league can expand just about anywhere successfully. This is great for the league, Las Vegas, San Diego, Detroit, Tampa Bay … Continue reading Fixing the MLS Promotion/Relegation Problem
MLS: ‘Murica Loves Itself
Pro Soccer for Canadians is a ton of hard work, endless dedication, a touch of good luck…and the right documents. Everyone knows I am a Forge fan. My ability to dampen my bias is sometimes suspect. (All right, it’s impossible). But while this piece was influenced by discussions with Forge players, I see this around … Continue reading MLS: ‘Murica Loves Itself
Are We Really a Premier League? : How Much Does Soccer Matter in Canada?
OneSoccer’s draw was an exciting affair. It feels big time to have a (mostly) proper draw, where almost anything can happen, to help sell the Romance of the Cup. Having some big names in Canada Soccer circles, Terry Dunfield and Tossaint Ricketts drawing the balls that set up the matches was a nice touch. And … Continue reading Are We Really a Premier League? : How Much Does Soccer Matter in Canada?
The CPL Schedule Drop: What Does it Mean For Forge FC’s Season?
The schedule is out, the schedule is out! What does it mean for Forge's chances? Honestly, no idea. I don't know who the new guys are on Forge yet. I haven't heard from a couple key players about their return. But I can guess where the season it will be fun. Check out the list … Continue reading The CPL Schedule Drop: What Does it Mean For Forge FC’s Season?
Six Possible Locations For The Canadian Professional Women’s League
In December 2022, the creation of a new woman’s professional soccer was announced by Christine Sinclair and Diana Matheson - with Matheson herself having close ties with Project 8 Sports who will be heavily invested in the project. It is looking likely that 2025 will be the target starting year for the league. That’s a … Continue reading Six Possible Locations For The Canadian Professional Women’s League