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Should look at what the A-League did in Australia after the mess the NSL was.

Maybe 8 teams in the West and 8 teams in the East would cut down travel?

You’ve gotta find 8 cities in the West capable of hosting teams, though. You have Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Victoria, I guess, but you’ve gotta squeeze out four more in such a scenario.

Realistically, both FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury should make the switch; it’ll serve to be lesser travel costs for each, while they shouldn’t much be bothered at the gate.

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I find it great that the CFL, which was itself "on its ass" within my adulthood, is now at a financial point where they can even consider this.

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Should look at what the A-League did in Australia after the mess the NSL was.

Maybe 8 teams in the West and 8 teams in the East would cut down travel?

Youve gotta find 8 cities in the West capable of hosting teams, though. You have Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Victoria, I guess, but youve gotta squeeze out four more in such a scenario.

Realistically, both FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury should make the switch; itll serve to be lesser travel costs for each, while they shouldnt much be bothered at the gate.

Regina and Saskatoon? Or if not maybe just do one in Saskatchewan.

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Should look at what the A-League did in Australia after the mess the NSL was.

Maybe 8 teams in the West and 8 teams in the East would cut down travel?

Youve gotta find 8 cities in the West capable of hosting teams, though. You have Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Victoria, I guess, but youve gotta squeeze out four more in such a scenario.

Realistically, both FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury should make the switch; itll serve to be lesser travel costs for each, while they shouldnt much be bothered at the gate.

Regina and Saskatoon? Or if not maybe just do one in Saskatchewan.

I mean I guess. Saskatoon has, like, a metro population of 300k. That’s like putting a team in Utica, New York, and expecting it to work.

Maybe it could, but I’d be skeptical of them drawing four digits.

(Then again, Victoria ain’t that much bigger, but at least they have some level of soccer history.)

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Should look at what the A-League did in Australia after the mess the NSL was.

Maybe 8 teams in the West and 8 teams in the East would cut down travel?

Youve gotta find 8 cities in the West capable of hosting teams, though. You have Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary and Victoria, I guess, but youve gotta squeeze out four more in such a scenario.

Realistically, both FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury should make the switch; itll serve to be lesser travel costs for each, while they shouldnt much be bothered at the gate.

Regina and Saskatoon? Or if not maybe just do one in Saskatchewan.

I mean I guess. Saskatoon has, like, a metro population of 300k. That’s like putting a team in Utica, New York, and expecting it to work.

Maybe it could, but I’d be skeptical of them drawing four digits.

(Then again, Victoria ain’t that much bigger, but at least they have some level of soccer history.)

Could you not try to tap into Tacoma or Spokane in the US?

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Tacoma would seem to be within the sphere of influence from the Sounders and possibly Timbers. Spokane is a good idea though. If Spokane had an active team ready to go, maybe . . .?

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Could you not try to tap into Tacoma or Spokane in the US?

It would kind of defeat the purpose of having a Canadian league....

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Could you not try to tap into Tacoma or Spokane in the US?

It would kind of defeat the purpose of having a Canadian league....

Yep. I don't see why you need eight teams in the east and eight in the west anyway. Sure, that would make travel easier. It's not worth it if it means sticking teams in markets that won't work long-term.

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Could you not try to tap into Tacoma or Spokane in the US?

It would kind of defeat the purpose of having a Canadian league....

Yep. I don't see why you need eight teams in the east and eight in the west anyway. Sure, that would make travel easier. It's not worth it if it means sticking teams in markets that won't work long-term.

6 and 6 wouldn't be out of the question, especially in the east.

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Western division

  • Anchorage
  • Calgary
  • Edmonton
  • Regina
  • Saskatoon
  • Vancouver
  • Victoria
  • Winnipeg

Eastern division

  • Halifax
  • Hamilton
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • Montreal
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec
  • Toronto

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Why does it have to be split? Put all the teams in one table.

Because people need things to be in tidy little packets. Especially in an 8-10 team league.

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Why does it have to be split? Put all the teams in one table.

Because people Americans & Canadians need things to be in tidy little packets. Especially in an 8-10 team league.

Most places outside of the US & Canada would put teams in a 8-10 team league in one table.

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Why does it have to be split? Put all the teams in one table.

Because people Americans & Canadians need things to be in tidy little packets. Especially in an 8-10 team league.

Most places outside of the US & Canada would put teams in a 8-10 team league in one table.

Most places outside of the US and Canada are the size of/smaller than individual states or provinces. That might also have something to do with it.

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I don't see how size matters. With a handful of teams, balancing geographic alignment is always going to be messy. Why even try, when you're still going to end up with a tight knit East and a spread out West?

One table, two games (split home and away) against every team, four team playoff. Simple.

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It also depends on how they want to do scheduling. Home and away in an 8 team league means 14 games, I'd be surprised to see a season that short.

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Anchorage? Do you realize the travel they'd have to do?

The closest of the other cities is Edmonton--which is about 1939.3 miles (I checked)

Tacoma-which was also suggested is about 822 miles from Edmonton.

From Anchorage to Halifax is about 4925 miles.

So while distance shouldn't be the be all & end all, Anchorage is fine for fantasy leagues, but not realistic for this one if it takes off.

If you need an even split then have a team in Thunder Bay & in the west.

Or something like that--or a northern US state team from a state below western Canada

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