FC Edmonton Likely to Join CPL in 2018

EDMONTON, Alberta. December 9 (T90) – With the recent news of the New York Cosmo’s ceasing club operations, the NASL’s days are numbered.

With now only a handful of clubs remaining in the NASL and the rumours of the league folding for the 2017 season have now Edmonton questioning their future.

The CPL’s search for founding member markets in Canada is still very active and the inclusion of FC Edmonton would be welcomed by many.

With most clubs now seeking to leave the expensive NASL for the more economic option of the USL, or in North Carolina FC’s case (formerly Rail Hawks FC) to join the MLS. The choice is simple, either leave for a different league or go dark.

In the New York Cosmo’s situation the club had lost over $30 million since joining the NASL and could no longer continue club operations, no matter if they had joined the USL.

Edmonton, meanwhile, have the option of going the route that most of their league has chosen and go to the USL or stay in Canada and become a founding member of the CPL.

While the option to join the CPL looks to be more favourable, Eddies owner Dave Fath has no official plans for a move anytime soon – as long as the NASL continues to stay active.

The NASL has yet to officially provide a statement on its future and the upcoming 2017 season.

If the league does indeed go down under it should be of no surprise for anyone to see Edmonton adopt the CPL.

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