Not to be mixed-up with the CSL that is based solely in Ontario and is being investigated by RCMP for match-fixing. The CPSL was essentially announced as confirmed today in a Hamilton newspaper. Bob Young was interviewed and confirmed his team is entering, and the league headquarters are likely to be based in Hamilton. 6-8 teams. There will be foreigners but Canadian quotas that require Canadians be on the pitch not just on the squad (*cough cough* MLS *cough cough*). I don't know if Edmonton/Ottawa will join the new league or stay NASL but I suspect they'd stay as it will be a higher level of play for quite a while until the CPSL can get it's feet well and truly off the ground. With only 6-8 teams do they put a team in BC? If so, does one get in Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, or the Okanagan? Sounds like the league would get a Concacaf Champs League spot as well as it will be Canada's "D1". The big question, do they go closed or open market allowing for promotion relegation? I suggest they do have pro-rel. A premier 8-10 team league with maybe two regional 8 team leagues below...? That's a ways down the road as they'd simply want to get the league off the ground. For me though the biggest question is - YOUTH DEVELOPMENT. What is that model going to look like. With a Canadian quota plenty of Canadian kids will get a chance. Also, if BC gets a team will BCSA somehow require any player to get a shot at joining the CPSL team have to also be in the BCSPL like they do now with Whitecaps/PTP? I think a CPSL team would be very dumb to agree to such a deal - but that's just my way of thinking. CPSL teams will not be rich, by any stretch, but what if they sign youth will they pay compensation fees to the clubs? Or if they sell a player on to NASL/MLS/Europe etc will the youth club get a portion of that fee? Regardless, sounds like by 2018 we will in fact have a league. The newspaper articles says, it will be a mix of CFL and NHL owners, so it won't be mickey mouse. I suspect somewhere just around or just below USL Pro level with a Canadian twist.