We know the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been open about wanting to make a soccer team part of their portfolio and the Ti-Cats do have soccer specific people now on their payroll. It was always unclear though if the Ti-Cats affiliated soccer team were going to be part of the USL or NASL or in a new all Canadian league as Bob Young had often described as his wish.
Grover on the Ti-Cats board just posted a link from the Canadian soccer news stating that according to their sources there will be a new all-Canadian soccer league in 2017 with some 'direct CFL involvement'.
CSN has confirmed that Canada will have a league of its own in 2017. A source close to the negotiations said that a formal announcement will be made late in 2015 or early in 2016.[url=http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/index.php?/page/articles.html/_/24th-minute/league-is-coming-r5279]http://www.canadiansoccernews.com/index ... ming-r5279[/url]
The league will have between eight and 10 teams located across the country. There is some direct CFL involvement, as well as ownership from other sports. The source was unable to confirm what specific cities were in negotiations, citing confidentiality concerns.
The league will not be affiliated with the NASL. Although there were some early conversations about partnering with the NASL (that were reported on by CSN) the source said those talks were “greatly exaggerated.?