Should Major League Soccer Adopt A Promotion-Relegation System?

On April 18, 2019, Major League Soccer announced a strategic plan to expand to 30 teams by 2021. MLS currently comprises 24 teams - 3 in Canada, and the rest in the United States. Expanding to 30 teams would make it the biggest professional league in world football in terms of number of clubs and players. With 4 teams arriving to the league in the past 3 years and 4 more on their way by 2021, things are really becoming a bit crazy in the North American soccer scene. Ultimately, the decision from an economic standpoint is a wise one for the league. More clubs = more money, greater outreach and greater attention. But it would throw certain things into chaos, such as scheduling, fairness of scheduling, and the disparities in between the caliber of teams and players.     

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#CANPL Team Guide: York 9

The Canadian Premier League is just a few weeks away from kicking off. The Mastermind Site kicked off its 2019 #CANPL Team Guides with Halifax Wanderers FC and then Forge FC and now it is time to check out Jim Brennan's latest project, York 9. Like HFX and Forge, York 9 are an entirely new club formed for the specific purpose of competing in the Canadian Premier League. Here is The Mastermind’s official team guide for Jim Brennan's York 9. 

#CANPL Team Guide: Forge FC

The Canadian Premier League is just a few weeks away from kicking off. The Mastermind Site kicked off its 2019 #CANPL Team Guides with Halifax Wanderers FC, to view that article check out our HFX Team Guide. Our second team to go under the magnifying glass will be Hamilton's Forge FC, another newly formed club with a lot of optimism heading into the inaugural Canadian Premier League season. Here is The Mastermind’s official team guide for Hamilton's new club, Forge FC. 

Issues Facing Women In Sport

A 2017 survey of 25,000 girls and boys in England and Northern Ireland found that both boys and girls understood the importance of an active lifestyle but that girls still struggled to meet daily requirements. Painful periods, issues with confidence, lack of encouragement and the pressures of academic work all contribute to a lack of … Continue reading Issues Facing Women In Sport

Toronto FC Make History and Advance To MLS Cup Final

In one of the best games in MLS history, Toronto FC made history when they became the first ever Canadian team to advance to the MLS Cup Final, beating Montreal Impact by a score of 5-2 on the night, 7-5 on aggregate. Toronto FC had a hard-fought season just to get to the playoffs and … Continue reading Toronto FC Make History and Advance To MLS Cup Final

Sebastian Giovinco is the Best Player the MLS have ever had

After a 4-3 loss to Vancouver on Saturday, Sebastian Giovinco became the fastest player in MLS history to reach 50 goals + assists. Despite the loss, Giovinco was far and away man of the match, contributing heavily to all three of Toronto FC's goals, as he scored two of them and assisted the other. Giovinco has … Continue reading Sebastian Giovinco is the Best Player the MLS have ever had