In case anybody was wondering why there are several threads here following the construction of several new and refurbished Canadian stadiums, you may now have your answer. Whether the below story comes to fruition or not, sooner or later it is the logical progression, which was the idea of posting information that some may have thought not to be soccer related.
CSA, CFL and NASL to launch Canadian league
Duane Rollins 24th Minute Jul 10 2014
CSN has confirmed that the CSA is involved in negotiations with the CFL and NASL to launch an all-Canadian league.
There could be as many as seven teams involved, all affiliated with local CFL teams and playing in CFL stadiums.
Hamilton's Bob Young is said to be the leading voice on the CFL side. The Ti-Cats owner was previously involved in professional soccer in Carolina. Although he had a falling out with Traffic Sports, sources say that relationship has been healed.
The league would likely begin play in 2016, which the possibility of up to two teams coming in for 2015 (Hamilton and Calgary have been suggested).
The three MLS markets will likely opt out. There is no word on whether teams independent of CFL teams (with the exception of the pre-existing FC Edmonton) will be considered. It's likely that such arrangements would be considered after the league was established.
The league would be affiliated with the American NASL. The format would likely resemble Major League Baseball with two distinct leagues operating in close cooperation. There would be some inter-league play and the Soccer Bowl would likely be played between the two champions.
CSN reached out to the CSA. We will update their response when we receive it. Attempts were also made to reach the CFL.