The New CSA

October 14, 2007 at 11:02 pm | Posted in General Football, Vancouver Whitecaps | Leave a comment

The Vancouver Whitecaps, the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC have announced an alliance to work together off of the pitch.  This is a very positive development, because the clubs need to take over from the dysfunctional Canadian Soccer Association.  The CSA has been in such a terrible state that it needs replacing.   The CSA should turn player development over to the clubs, because the CSA clearly has not done a good job of this.  The Whitecaps have put enormous amounts of money into facilities for player development and recently started a residency program for young players.   I am not sure what program Toronto FC has, but I know the Impact have done a very successful job of developing community ties, and have shown their long term ambition by building a new stadium.  Only the red-tape obsessed Vancouver has not yet put the shovel in the ground for their new stadium.  The clubs are in the best position to develop players because they are not looking at players in the abstract from the stands, but work with them on the training pitch day to day.  Time for the CSA to back off and redefine its role.  Let the clubs do the player development.   Lets redefine the CSA.  Our politicians need to fire the lot and re-create the institution!

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