I must admit that I am excited about the new Concacaf Nations League format that has started this week. It's something that I believe will help strengthen the region and in particularly our CMNT. After the initial seeding round is done, national teams will get to compete with each other in meaningful games, on a regular schedule against teams in a tiered format. Results from the initial competition will decide who qualifies for the next Gold Cup tournament (teams will join the participants of the most recent Hex who automatically qualify), and seed the A, B, C tiers of the Concacaf Nations League. The promotion /relegation element of the three tiers is a practical and particularly useful feature which will allow for teams of similar quality to compete with each other. It's my belief that the our CMNT will qualify for the top level in Concacaf. This will in turn add weight to their international ranking and open opportunities for the CMNT to schedule better quality friendlies against teams around the world. All info can be found at: Concacaf Nations League Canada's first opponent on Sunday Sept 9th is the US Virgin Islands. Go Canada Go! Allez Les Rouge!