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  1. mr.negative15

    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    I can see Montreal jumping if any of the three do. I can’t see Toronto ever doing it. MLSE (ownership) has dumped a lot of money into multiple upgrades/changes/whatever you call it to BMO and has lost money on TFC to bring in names and win. They’ve made it clear they are ok with that. But all that said; I can’t see that ownership group looking for anything other than being in the best/top league. They’ve made it clear that if they have any involvement in the CPL they want TFC2 in. That won’t happen. The CPL isn’t a development league. (Nor should it be....I feel strongly about that) I honestly have no read on Vancouver. They have done well (in different incarnations) in lower level leagues but they also (depending how how you view their history.....that’s a different conversation for a different day that we’ve already had on these boards) won at the top level.....again depending on how you look at the history. I guess, in summary, I don’t think that all 3 will jump. If anything I think 1 but that’s me guessing. Who knows what’s next for North American soccer though? Rumblings of “bigger things” seem to keep popping up. Maybe by 2030 everything we’re talking about today will seem silly compared to what actually happens. This is much, in my opinion, is true; we are in exciting times for the growth of the game in this part of the world.
  2. @hawkfan89 I'm sure I don't speak for everyone but I'd guess the majority when I say: take your time and don't apologize for that. When you post, it's quality (and I'm sure it will continue to be).
  3. mr.negative15

    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    This will make me 6 of the last 11 posts. So I'll shut up for a bit after this but I read this just now too.....note the really small text at the end of the article
  4. mr.negative15

    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    Right, I don't think they have anything to gain. EDIT: One thought I just had: and there is no proof to it, it's just a random thought. The president of CONCACAF is Victor Montagliani...a Canadian.....unless he thinks it's somehow beneficial for some reason. I can't think of one.......
  5. mr.negative15

    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    100% agreed. A clarification point too....this is apparently what CONCACAF wants, not Canadian Soccer/ the CPL....not that the CPL would be against having those clubs come on board, i'm sure.
  6. mr.negative15

    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    Yup....seems like Ottawa will play 2019 in the USL and be pushed to get to the CPL in 2020 I really went down the rabbit hole this morning and frankly, I don't like what I've found. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the CPL and I really want it to succeed (I bought Forge FC season tickets) but the idea is floating out there that Whitecaps, TFC and Impact should all sell their MLS clubs and move to the CPL. I don't want to see that and I can't see MLSE wanting to do that with TFC.
  7. mr.negative15

    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    Speaking of Canadian soccer and Montreal.... There some rumblings out there that Joey Saputo is looking to sell the Impact to someone who will relocate them and "move" or "re-establish" the Impact in the CPL. Part of the reason for this is trying to be "the big fish in the small pond", part of this is based on the belief that the Impact supporter's really only care about getting to the CCL and seeing as the assumption is that Canada will get another .5 CCL spot once CanPL starts (So the CanPL champion will play in the qualifying tournament) the Impact could get there regularly. Personally, I think there's a huge flaw in all of this. Leaving MLS hinders their ability to sign the big names. That'd also kill Alex Bunbury's chance at getting a CPL team in Montreal (as I alluded to in my previous post)
  8. mr.negative15

    North American Pro Soccer 2019

    Keeping in mind this has been brewing for some time I'm not surprised to hear it. I donno, I suspect that Ottawa will play in the USL this season and then move to the CPL next year with the new Montreal club. It happened with TFC2 not all that long ago that Canada Soccer tried to force them to play in League1 Ontario and it all was worked out.
  9. mr.negative15

    NASL Soccer Video Archeology

    It's a good one. @Mac the Knife turned me on to it via the Podcast thread and I've gone back and gone through the archives.
  10. mr.negative15

    This Sunday: Bills and Dolphins Battle in 1960s Uniforms

    No, I watched the whole game, it was during play. There was a point, I believe it was in the 3rd quarter, when the Bills were back at their own goalline (within 10 years) and he came through and tacked the RB (I think it was shady but I don't remember exactly) for a loss, pinning them back at the 1 or 2. In his celebration he flexed and it looked like he was wearing a child size t shirt. I can't find a picture of that celebration but below is a picture from him chasing down Allen after Allen started a running play where you can see what I'm getting at. It's not just that you can see his belly button (which I find weirdly off-putting) but the around the arm holes seems really weird to me too. Anyways, I just found it really distracting during the game.
  11. mr.negative15

    This Sunday: Bills and Dolphins Battle in 1960s Uniforms

    Slightly off topic but does it bug anyone else that Kiko Alonso basically wears a belly top? Drives me nuts!
  12. mr.negative15

    NLL Expansion 2018

    I suspect that they'll just kind of leave things as-is for now as they are working on expansion all over the place and I'm sure they are hoping that will help the balance out. I know that 16 to 18 was the original number but Nick Sakiewicz (commish) has talked about 30 more recently. For the record, I think that 30 is a little optimistic. They've done a good job getting people with actual money involved (Canucks taking over in Vancouver, COMCAST with the new Philly team, ect) and they should set the standard high. The league suffered for years from teams popping up and disappearing a couple years later. I believe, at last I heard, that a return to Minnesota involving Wild ownership is very likely. To date, there's been chatter about Halifax, Long Island and, Dallas out there. We've seen 2 of those come to fruition, I assume we'll see the 3rd as well though I'm not sure who the owners are in Dallas. There's been a lot of NBA links too after Joe Tsai/San Diego joined the league. I also heard that the commish met with the Montreal Canadians ownership as well as the Nashville Preditors ownership. Not sure if anything came from those meetings but that's what I've heard.
  13. mr.negative15

    NLL Expansion 2018

    Another team coming to the NLL in 2019: 3rd time's a charm for NYC?
  14. mr.negative15

    Josh Allen Wallpaper

    Big Allen fan. Good work!
  15. mr.negative15

    2018 CFL Uniforms

    I actually don't mind the all-blue look for the Argos. Is it my all time-fave? No, but I don't hate it. Contrasting pants would look better, no doubt. I also think that Hamilton unitard thing would be solved with some type of striping down the side of the pants. They used to have just 2 yellow stripes down the side of their pants a could years ago and I thought that was a great look. Minor fixes compared to the rest of the league though.