CMISL in talks to bring indoor-soccer team to Vancouver By Steven Sandor Posted on October 14, 2011 3 0 766 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Indoor soccer in Vancouver may soon mean more than Whitecaps’ games at BC Place with the roof closed. Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League president Mel Kowalchuk has confirmed that talks are ongoing to bring an expansion team to Vancouver. But the picture isn’t clear. Kowalchuk wrote in an e-mail to The 11 that “it would be premature” to confirm that Vancouver will or will not have a team competing in the CMISL in 2012. He said that, just a couple of days ago, the CMISL had taken it as a given that the Vancouver franchise would be ready to go for January of 2012, but he said some “glitches” have cropped up over the last couple of days — glitches which have put the deal in doubt. The CMISL competes within the Professional Arena Soccer League, which has teams throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Some of those teams will play interconference games with the Canadian teams. Last season, the CMISL had just three teams, the champion Calgary United FC, the Edmonton Drillers and the Winnipeg Alliance. It’s the best calibre of indoor soccer that can be seen in Canada — but the league needs more than three teams to gain legitimacy. Calgary was eliminated in the first round of the PASL playoffs.