The Canadian Premier League Board of Governors confirmed today the appointment of David Clanachan as the first Chairman and Commissioner of the Canadian Premier League (CPL). Canada’s highly anticipated professional men’s soccer league is set to debut in spring 2019.
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In a statement today, Canada Soccer has confirmed membership of the Canadian Premier League, as well as founding cities Hamilton and Winnipeg.
Toronto FC president Bill Manning believes it would be downright foolish for the Canadian Premier League (CPL) to compete with TFC. According to Manning, the CPL would stand no chance if it were to put a team in Toronto because the league is not 'major league'.
According to the Toronto Sun, there are currently about 12 ownership groups within the country who have shown enthusiasm in acquiring a CPL franchise.
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.
Halifax are currently in open talks about opening a Canadian Premier League (CPL) franchise. The city met with Paul Bierne, who is currently handling early duties to setup the league, on Wednesday about Halifax joining the league.
A European club may soon be investing in the newly proposed Canadian top flight soccer league. According to insider Anthony Totera, European investors are interesting in forming a CPL club in Ontario.