According to the Toronto Sun, there are currently about 12 ownership groups within the country who have shown enthusiasm in acquiring a CPL franchise.
The Canadian Soccer League (CSL), once Canada's official professional league has faced many difficulties and challenges in the past few years. With that said, it survived the introduction of League1 Ontario into the Canadian soccer eco-system, but can it do the same with the introduction of the Canadian Premier League (CPL)?
A big question that every soccer fan in Canada now ask themselves: can the newly proposed CPL succeed where League1 Ontario and the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) have failed?
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.